of streaming TV

and other related terms















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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)

ABR streaming is a technique for dynamically adjusting the compression level and video quality of a stream to match bandwidth availability.

Ad-Based Video on Demand (AVOD)

A streaming video service that offers consumers access to a free on-demand content that contains advertisements.

Apple TV

Apple TV is a physical box with a remote. You can use this box to convert your television to a smart TV. Apple TV enables you to stream OTT videos.

Application Programming Interface (API)

Software (set of definitions and protocols) that enables different programs to interact with each other.


Bandwidth in the context of video streaming defines the volume of information per unit of time that a transmission medium, like an Internet connection, can handle.


Bitrate in video streaming refers to the number of bits that are conveyed or processed in a given unit of time. Bitrate is measured in bits per second (bit/s). In video, a higher bitrate equals higher image quality in video output.

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Content Delivery Network (CDN)

CDN (Content Delivery Network) simply describes different types of content delivery services. For video streaming - CDN takes a source stream, moves that single source stream efficiently across the of its network, and delivers it to the edge server that is the most proximate to the viewers. They ensure that users don’t experience buffering delays or downtime, which contributes to a better viewing experience.


Chromecast is a streaming media adapter from Google that allows users to play online content (videos and music) on a digital TV.


A video decoder is a software or hardware device that converts an encoded digital stream into audio, video, subtitles and closed captions, that can be displayed on a TV or other viewing device (mobile, tablet, PC etc.).

Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)

Digital Video Broadcasting is a common standard for digital TV and video used all over the world. DVB standards arDVB-T for terrestrial television, DVB-C for cable television, and DVB-S for satellite television.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

OTT DRM stands for Over-The-Top Digital Rights Management. It's a technology that is used to protect content on streaming platforms. It's a set of rules and locks that control how, when, and where people can watch videos. When content is uploaded to an OTT platform, DRM begins to safeguard it. The digital content is encoded and encrypted using a cryptographic key immediately after uploading it. The encrypted content is stored safely and is ready to be delivered. To play the protected content safely and ensure OTT security, a user’s media player will need DRM-centric licensing information that is handled and given out by a DRM license server to request delivery and playback. A mutual certificate exchange occurs between the DRM client and the DRM license server to ensure that only authenticated viewers can access protected digital material. As a result, only trusted playback systems are given access to the content.

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Edge device

An edge device is a term for any device (in the case of streaming video and audio content) that processes data outside of a cloud computing platform, before sending it over an IP network to a cloud service or to another edge device located somewhere else.

Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV device enables you to access Video services, and other OTT video apps, through your television with an HDMI cable.

Frame rate

Frame Rate refers to the frequency at which consecutive images are displayed, and is typically expressed in frames per second (fps).

Free-to-Air TV (FTA)

Free-to-air (FTA) is TV or radio broadcast in unencrypted form, so any person can receive the signal.

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H.264 Video Compression

H.264 is a well-known video compression standard for high-definition digital video (AKA MPEG-4 Part 10 or MPEG-4 AVC). A codec based on the H.264 standard compresses a digital video file (or stream) so it only requires half of the storage space (or network bandwidth) compared to MPEG-2.

HEVC/H.265 Video Compression

HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding also known as H.265. HEVC is a recently developed video compression standard. HEVC compression has almost double the compression efficiency of the previous standard (H.264/AVC).

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

HLS is an ABR packaging format for media streaming invented by Apple Inc. (included in QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS). It's an HTTP-based protocol that functions by rearranging the overall audio video stream into smaller sequences of HTTP-based file downloads. IPTV can deliver live video cotent over a multicast stream. This allows multiple devices to simultaneously access a single live stream at any time.

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Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)

IPTV delivers video and audio content over a managed computer network based on the Internet protocol (IP). This can include a private local area network (LAN), a wide area network (WAN), or a managed service provider network.

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Video latency is a delay between the time when a video stream is requested and the actual time that transfer begins. Low latency is typically less than 100 milliseconds (ms) and is preferable for streaming live events.

Live stream

A real-time live video feed being shared over the internet.

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For TV broadcasting and video streaming, video manifest is used to provide information about specific video and audio streams or files, also known as metadata. Manifest can either be embedded directly into the video or included as a separate file within a container such as MP4 or MKV.


OTT or IPTV middleware is software that manages content for a video streaming service. With features such as authentication and authorization, content management, streaming and playback, analytics, security, payments processing, and more. Middleware is the most integral element of the IPTV headend, which links the IPTV services with the set-top boxes and provides the interface. IPTV middleware and OTT middleware are the same programs.


moTV.eu OTT/IPTV is a robust OTT/IPTV solution that integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure, offering scalable, high-quality content delivery across multiple devices. It includes advanced analytics to understand viewer behavior, personalized recommendations to enhance user engagement, and secure DRM protocols to protect content.

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Origin server

OTT origin server. The purpose of an origin server is the processing and responding to incoming Internet requests from Internet clients.

Over-the-Top Content (OTT)

OTT in broadcasting and technology industries is television or video transmitted as a standalone product via the Internet. OTT providers deliver video content over the internet, as opposed to a traditional cable or satellite TV service.

Push Notification

A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device. App publishers can send them at any time; users don’t have to be in the app or using their devices to receive them.

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Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)

RTMP is a protocol for real-time streaming of video and audio. RTMP supports adaptive bitrate streaming (ABS), so it's well suited for OTT services.

Reccomendation Engine

A recommendation engine is a data filtering tool using machine learning algorithms to recommend the most relevant content to a particular user.

Remote middleware

We offer the posibility to have channels from our other platforms directly incorporated into your own packages with remote middleware and remote channels.


Roku provides the simplest way to stream entertainment to your TV. Roku creates streaming devices and Smart TVs.

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Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)

SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack. SRT uses secure streams and easy firewall traversal to optimize streaming performance and deliver high-quality video over even unreliable networks. The SRT protocol uses end-to-end 128/256 bit AES encryption.

Set Top Box (STB)

A Set Top Box is a device that allows users to view video content from internet video providers via the internet. These STB boxes convert a digital television signal to analog to be viewed on a conventional TV set.

SMPTE 2110

SMPTE 2110 (ST 2110) is a suite of standards released by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers for transporting uncompressed or lossless compressed digital media over IP network.


OTT Subscriber Management System (SMS) is specifically designed for OTT/IPTV services. It's a powerful system that includes a simple analytics tool to display and analyze subscriber data.

Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD)

SVOD is is a type of VOD service that users need to subscribe to in order to access the content.

Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD)

Allows viewers to watch videos on a pay-per-video basis.


OTT or IPTV transcoding refers to the process of converting encoded digital data from one form to another (key changes: file format, resolution, and frame rate). This process is particularly useful when users want to serve media without much buffering to multiple target devices like mobile phones, web, or smart TV, assuring a positive and stutter-free user experience.


Apple's Operating System for their Apple TV product line.

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Video on Demand (VOD)

Pre-recorded digital video content that is available for streaming (as opposed to live streaming video).

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Widevine enables secure premium content protection utilizing free-to-use, standards-based solutions for OTT and CAS services.

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Possibility to play YouTube videos inside our UI.