The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment

MPEG-DASH is slowly but surely becoming the main competitor to HLS, driven by adoption by major players and intrinsic strengths. Here’s who’s using it now, who’s going to be soon, and what challenges still need to be addressed.

HbbTV projects are also getting off the ground in many countries in Europe, according to Dirk Griffioen, CEO of Unified Streaming. “We see a lot of broadcasters wanting to experiment with DASH, like the Norwegian broadcaster NRK doing a HbbTV POC with us, or the broadcasters from the TVRing European project with their HbbTV testbed,” he says. “As regards deployment, we have a project in southeastern Europe where broadcasters from several countries are grouped to achieve OTT delivery to set top boxes through DASH.”

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