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DELIVERING CONTENT FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES Philip Stevens examines alternatives when it comes to CDNs

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hanges in the way that content is consumed by the public - traditional television, mobile, digital and so on – has meant solutions are needed that enable broadcasters to stream to multiple devices and in a diversity of formats in a cost-effective way. Key to the solution are CDNs - Content Delivery Networks – comprising of proxy

servers and data centres in strategic locations. But should those CDNs be operated by the broadcaster, a third party, or a mix of the two? What are the merits of a self-build CDN or a hybrid model? And what about the question of latency? How is low latency achieved? So, what are the pros and cons of the options?

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Profile for Future PLC

TVB Europe 63 April 2019  

Get ready, coz here is come - 5G

TVB Europe 63 April 2019  

Get ready, coz here is come - 5G