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2021 and Beyond
Insights and Predictions for 2021
Jan 18, 2021 in Cloud Services QoE / QoS DTC

Now that 2020 has accelerated the timing of our industry’s digital transformation, we can expect 2021 to be a continuation of similar digital trends. Many thought leaders cite the pandemic as the agent that forced our industry to move full speed ahead with automation, cloud migration, remote production and operations and virtual events. What are some other insights and predictions that will propel us further ahead in 2021?

ATSC 3.0 aka NextGen TV
ATSC 3.0 Comes of Age
Dec 16, 2020 in Broadcasting OTA Standards

At a time when viewers are watching anytime, anywhere and turning to OTT streaming, broadcasters are looking for new ways to offer quality programming and improve revenues. The convergence of broadband with broadcast OTA signals or ATSC 3.0 appears to be the answer to stay competitive. ATSC 3.0 is the standard behind NextGen TV, which offers broadcasters and viewers added capabilities such as more subchannels, local content, personalization, customer engagement and emergency notification alerts as well as other benefits.

In The News
Testing Times

Lockdowns and working from home during the pandemic has significantly affected viewing patterns. With Test & Monitor essential to consumer QoE, have sector players faced additional challenges? Euromedia found out from a range of player show they have responded, as well as continuing to enable their broadcaster and service provider clients to maintain market share and protect revenue. Read the article on page 10 of Euromedia.

In The News
Sinclair's Qligent Vision Integration

Qligent Vision's standardized QoS/QoE monitoring systems ensure that Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) operators can seamlessly aggregate, analyze and troubleshoot all broadcast performance data groupwide. It also builds a solid foundation for future automation. Read the The Broadcast Bridge article.

In the news
Event-Based Monitoring in Pure Cloud Environment
Dec 10, 2020 in Cloud Services OTT QoE / QoS

As consumers transition to online entertainment platforms, the need to track consumer demand, expectations and satisfaction grows. Learn more with Qligent's CEO Brick Eksten on page 20 of RapidTV Everywhere's December supplement.

Data Tools and Technologies
It’s All About the Data
Nov 9, 2020 in Analytics QoE / QoS

It’s all about the data. How many times have you heard that statement? Whether you are a trucking company or Tesla doing autonomous driving or Netflix managing recommendations to your audience, it is all about the data. It’s not just big data, but how much you can gather and connect from many sources, different device types, networks and users to create a holistic picture of your business. If you’re a broadcaster or media content provider, you should be connecting multiple media metrics with other departmental data and intelligence to help you make better operational business decisions. What tools and technologies should you take advantage of to harness your data?

Ad Verification
How to Simplify Ad Verification in Complex OTT/DTC Delivery

Your client just spent thousands of dollars on ad production matching that cost with ad placements for specific markets and airtimes to reach their target audience. How do you assure your client that their ad ran correctly, next to appropriate content and without a glitch, when there are multiple platforms and so many variables in the content distribution chain?

Ensure the viewer's QoE
Monitoring QoS and QoE to Help Reduce Churn
Sep 8, 2020 in Content Delivery QoE / QoS

Have you ever watched a football game and heard “Touchdown!” seconds before you saw it happen? Or watched a singing competition with a lip-sync delay? Or maybe you were absorbed in a suspenseful movie when the screen went black. These are examples of poor quality of experience or QoE.

Next generation wireless technology
Is 5G The Next Big Thing For Broadcasters?
Aug 10, 2020 in Standards

Every day the next generation wireless technology 5G is in the news or being advertised. It’s expected to “change lives” with faster data rates and better connectivity than 4G. So, broadcasters might want to pay attention to the innovative features that 5G brings.

IABM In Conversation
IABM In Conversation With Qligent and Encompass Digital Media
Aug 6, 2020 in Cloud Services

Check out “IABM: In Conversation With” Qligent's Brick Eksten and Encompass Digital Media, Inc.'s Scott Rose as they discuss the modernization and future of media content delivery during this accelerated phase of technology innovation.

In The News
BFV Interview: Qligent continues to develop next-generation data and analytics technology
Jul 29, 2020 in Analytics

In this issue Broadcast Film & Video speaks exclusively to the CEO of Qligent, Brick Eksten, who has extensive knowledge of the industry and has led several companies throughout his career. He talks about how what he thinks OTT will look...

In The News
Monitoring a Maturing OTT Content Market
Jul 8, 2020 in Compliance Monitoring OTT DTC

Qligent CEO Brick Eksten discusses the move toward direct-to-consumer delivery models for content, and how this has led to Qligent's flexible Dymos QoS monitoring solution. Read the InBroadcast article.

SLAs and QoE
SLAs Important for Monitoring QoE in Media Content Delivery
Jul 6, 2020 in Content Delivery QoE / QoS

When the screen goes black, freezes or pixelates, who are you going to call? First, contact your internal technical support team familiar with the required standards written into SLAs.

In The News
After Volicon: Compliance And Monitoring Evolve
Jun 26, 2020 in Compliance Monitoring

In a post-Volicon landscape, broadcasters are scrambling to replace their compliance and monitoring services. They face vastly different regulatory requirements for OTT in doing so, but also an upside of new features including AI, on-prem, cloud or hybrid options and built-

Standards and QoE
Monitoring Internal Standards Critical to QoE for Broadcast Content Delivery
Jun 23, 2020 in QoE / QoS Standards Other

“Without standards, there can be no improvement.” Taiichi Ohno, Toyota industrial engineer. Every industry has its specific set of standards to measure operations, safety and quality. These agreed

IABM In Conversation
IABM In Conversation with Qligent CEO Brick Eksten
Jun 18, 2020 in Broadcasting

IABM caught up with Brick Eksten, the new CEO of Qligent to find out his plans for the company development going forward. They discuss how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help media companies optimize content delivery along with how

Compliance Regulation History
The Evolution of Broadcast Compliance Regulation

We talk a lot about broadcast compliance regulation, but how did it all begin?

Before US citizens watched television or used telephones, broadcast regulation started with the Radio Act of 1912 . This

In The News
APB+ Talks to Qligent Product Manager about QoE and QoS
Jun 2, 2020 in Cloud Services QoE / QoS Other

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting asks "Can hybrid transmission strategies ensure jitter-free content to multi-screens?" and interviews Qligent's Product Manager Lang Cooksey about QoE and QoS. Also mentioned is Sinclair Broadcast Group's deployment of Qligent's Vision platform for its QoS/QoE and compliance monitoring solution.

Remote Assistance
Qligent: With you throughout COVID-19 and beyond
Jun 2, 2020 in Other

The safety and health of our customers and employees is foremost during these challenging times. We have taken extra steps to ensure that our software and solutions can be provisioned 100 percent remotely eliminating the requirement for on-site personnel both lowering any potential risk and simplifying the commissioning process.

OTT Streaming Growth
2020: The Growth Spurt Year of Streaming
May 5, 2020 in OTT DTC

The year 2020 was designated as the year of sound by the International Commission for Acoustics, but it has turned into the year of streaming. When stay-at-home isolation orders were issued in early March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, consumers were compelled to experience more home

In The News
RBR-TVBR Spring 2020 Special Report Interview with Qligent
Apr 27, 2020 in News Other

COVID-19 and TV: Protect and Serve
Broadcast television has taken a lead role in delivering important information regarding the coronavirus pandemic to local communities across the U.S. But how are TV companies ensuring their employees' safety? Then there is the repack process, and equipment manufacturers working

In The News
Shifting Cloud Tech to a Consumption-Based Cost Structure with Dymos
Apr 17, 2020 in Cloud Services

Product Manager Lang Cooksey offers a look at Vision’s Dymos, which provides live event originators the ability to leverage cloud technology on a consumption-based cost structure. See the short video interview from Sports Video

In The News
Interview: What's New and How Qligent is Addressing the Current Situation

A TM Broadcast Interview with John Shoemaker, Director of Sales, Qligent Corp., talks about what's new and how Qligent is addressing the current situation. Read the interview on page 65 of TM Broadcast.

IABM In Conversation
IABM TV Interviews Qligent Product Manager
Apr 8, 2020 in OTT QoE / QoS Other

IABM Ben Dales talks with Product Manager Lang Cooksey about how Qligent is addressing some of the current challenges in the broadcast and media content industry. Lang Cooksey cites the growth of OTT or streaming wars, for example, and how they fall short with regards to ensuring QoE, channel brand recognition and viewer retention. He

In The News
A Matter of Quality
Apr 7, 2020 in QoE / QoS Other

As if the launch of the likes of Apple TV+ and Disney+ wasn’t placing enough strain on home networks, the need for masses to work at home due to the coronavirus has made matters considerably more complex. Joseph O’Halloran talks to Qligent about how to ensure quality of service. Read the article

Remote Services
How COVID-19 Pandemic Pushed the Use of Remote and Cloud Services in TV

Viewers’ appetites have increased for live TV news and streaming entertainment due to COVID-19 isolation. So, it would seem almost impossible for broadcasters and content providers to keep up with demand by working from home. Yet, the advent of digital technology has gradually turned...

ATSC 3.0 aka NextGen TV
How ATSC 3.0 aka NextGen TV is a Win-Win for Broadcasters and Viewers
Mar 17, 2020 in Broadcasting Standards Other

Sometimes a new law or standard is enforced that seems like a nuisance at the time to those concerned but ends up being particularly valuable in the long run. That was the case in 2009, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated the Advanced Television Systems Committee

OTT Summit, Atlanta
7 Takeaways from the SportsPro OTT Conference
Feb 26, 2020 in Content Delivery OTT Other

Having digested two days of panel discussions and debate by influential speakers and decision makers at the inaugural OTT Summit USA at Atlanta’s Turner Studios, here are seven key insights about the evolution of OTT sports content delivery and viewing.

In The News
Effective Monitoring Strategies Today And The Path Forward

In this Broadcast Bridge article, Qligent’s Director of Sales, John Shoemaker, talks about the multiplying number of stream monitoring and data aggregation points and increasingly efficient ways to proactively manage your QoS, QoE and compliance requirements.

Latency in live events
Latency or ‘Wait and See’ in Video Streaming
Feb 11, 2020 in OTT Other

Latency is one of the biggest challenges to delivering a quality streaming experience to viewers. Latency can be defined as the period between when a frame is captured to when it is displayed on a screen. Hitting ‘play’ and waiting to see content is the initial latency problem of a program. It’s even more crucial for showing live streams such as sporting events.

Cloud Computing Adoption
How Cloud Computing Benefits Broadcasters and Content Providers
Jan 16, 2020 in Cloud Services Other

In today’s digital world, it’s hard to imagine taking days to receive a physical copy of a syndicated program or paid advertisement. Or that a quick change in programming wouldn’t happen unless it was live or transmitted by the national broadcasting network.