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Cloud DVR: Management, Storage, Transcoding, and Delivery

Another technology moving to virtualization, Cloud DVR looks to enable the flexibility of a network-based solution for the traditionally local hardware based video recording market. While operators are not completely committed to a full cloud transition, more and more—especially smaller operators—are looking to Cloud DVR as a way to expand their video platform offerings. Support for both legacy STB devices, as well as current and upcoming multiscreen solutions, makes Cloud DVR an attractive possibility, but troubles with content licensing and policy management presents a major challenge for widespread adoption. While the benefits of Cloud DVR have the potential to outweigh the drawbacks, the true power of Cloud DVR comes in full video solutions, combining with CDNs, CMS, and ad insertion platforms.

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. TECHNOLOGIES, STRUCTURES, AND TRENDS
    • 2.1. Unique versus Shared Copy
    • 2.2. Content Management
    • 2.3. Storage
    • 2.4. Transcoding and Delivery
    • 2.5. Role of CDNs
    • 2.6. Pricing Structures
    • 2.7. Trends
  • 3. OBSTACLES: REGULATIONS, TRAFFIC, AND LATENCY
    • 3.1. Strict and Unclear Regulations
    • 3.2. Unique Traffic Difficulties and Latency
  • 4. WHO TO WATCH FOR
    • 4.1. Arris
    • 4.2. Broadpeak
    • 4.3. Cisco
    • 4.4. Alcatel Lucent
    • 4.5. Envivio
    • 4.6. Edgeware
    • 4.7. MobiTV
    • 4.8. thePlatform
    • 4.9. Ericsson
    • 4.10. Elemental
    • 4.11. RGB Networks (Imagine Communications)
    • 4.12. Harmonic
    • 4.13. Piksel
    • 4.14. Notable Cloud DVR Rollouts
    • 4.15. Comcast
    • 4.16. Telef??nica / Movistar
    • 4.17. Swisscom
    • 4.18. Belgacom
  • 5. VISUALIZING THE MARKET

Tables

  1. Benefits, Costs, and Challenges with Cloud DVR, Operators and Consumers
  2. Vendors in Cloud DVR by Component Focus

Charts

  1. Differences in CAPEX between Transcoding Options, Growth with Number of Active Users
  2. Number of Customers in Primary Geographies, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  3. Video Hardware Providers, Broadcast and Encoders Markets, 2014
  4. Video Delivery Revenues by Business Model, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2020
  5. VOD and CDN Revenues by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2015 to 2020
  6. Cost per User for DVR Solutions, Forecast: 2015 to 2020

Figures

  1. Unique versus Shared Copy Structure