Downloading and the Future of Video Consumption

Downloading and the Future of Video Consumption (September 25, 2018)
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September 25, 2018 (10am PST)

One thing is clear about consumer behavior when it comes to watching video-on-demand: people want to watch it whenever and wherever they want. Unfortunately, especially as more consumers gravitate towards mobile devices on inconsistent Wi-Fi and cellular networks, achieving a high-quality experience is fraught with difficulties. Enter download-to-go. This functionality, pioneered by Netflix and Amazon, allows consumers to download content to their phones for off-line viewing, ensuring the highest quality viewing experience without having to worry about spotty network coverage. But how do you implement this solution? Is there a way this solution can be applied to connected storage in the home? In this panel, you’ll learn about the intricacies involved in implementing download-to-go functionality, how the feature is evolving to potentially make use of in-home storage, and many of the challenges associated with providing this kind of service to subscribers.

This webinar was a fireside chat with Penthera CTO, Josh Pressnell and moderated by Jason Thibeault, the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance. You can follow Jason on Twitter at @_jasonthibeault.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global consortium of companies dedicated to helping shape the future of streaming video through the publication of best practices, guidelines, specifications, and requirements. The Alliance is the only streaming video industry forum representing a true cross-section of the value chain. Service providers, network operators, content owners, and technology providers are all collaborating together to build a future where streaming video is “broadcast quality.”

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