1. Market Research

Stream Optimization Vendors Need to Prove Validity to the Market

  • March 2015
  • 8 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2832859

Summary

Table of Contents

A Wide Field

There are several product verticals within the streaming media industry, and one of the lesser known ones is stream optimization. While each vendor has very different solutions, the goal of all is the same: to reduce the size of video bitrates without reducing quality. Vendors in the market include A2Z Logix, Beamr, Cinova, EuclidIQ, eyeIO, Faroudja Enterprises, InterDigital, Sigala and QuickFire Networks (just acquired by Facebook). Some of these vendors would take issue with their being listed with others they feel don’t compete with them, but amongst content owners, they are all thought of as offering ways to optimize video, even if many of them do it very differently. They may not all belong in the same bucket, but many content owners do put them there.

Compression technologies are already being applied to images, where companies like Yahoo and Netflix use solutions to make images load faster and save money. In the course of researching this topic, we've been looking deeper at some of the vendors in this space as it pertains to video compression, and have had conversations with many OTT providers, asking them what they think of solutions currently on the market. Unfortunately, there appears to be a lot of confusion, mostly as a result of vendors not educating content owners and the industry on the technology, ROI, cost savings, and impact on workflow amongst a host of other subjects.

The Information Black Hole

Visiting the websites of many of the vendors provides little detail on use cases, case studies, target demographics, cost savings, technical white papers and customers. Instead, many companies simply highlight how many patents they have, make claims of compression savings, have nice generic workflow diagrams, use marketing buzzwords and all say how good their quality is. With some vendors’ websites, it is not clear whether they offer a service, a technology, a platform or a device. There appear to be no reports from third-party companies to back up claims that many of them make, which makes it hard for everyone to judge their solutions. We have yet to see any independent testing results from any vendor (except EuclidIQ) that compares their technology to others in the market, or even to traditional H. x /HEVC encoding.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:

Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.