This interesting article on TVB Europe raises an interesting question about an often neglected subject, the business impact of cluttered connectivity on unicast networks which can mean poor quality and a frustrating viewing experience, particularly if you’ve paid for it.
When viewers leave, the money leaves. So staying vigilant on end-to-end distribution is essential.
At mediathand, we believe in a new complementary approach powered by LEAF™ Smart Home, a new innovative gateway (as a device or software in CPE), which enables unified IP-services end-to-end in a heterogenous network distribution infrastructure.
We can IP-enable terrestrial and satellite technologies and fuse these with telecom and cable technologies. Using multicasting smart we can use any IP network available with a minimal footprint. That means fewer bottlenecks in both dense urban and open rural areas to reach the LEAF™ Smart Home, which is connected to (or integrated in) the in-home router to play the incoming content on any screen, anytime, anywhere, on any network.
When you also add QUIC, DRM and FEC to the multicast technology, we can then provide very efficient, secure, reliable, and Low Latency Streaming end-to-end in any existing (managed) network infrastructure.