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Smartphones outshine set tops for video playback errors

Pay TV players will often drum up the consistent reliability of cable and satellite video services as the one field where IP-delivered video will forever be in traditional pay TV’s shadow. New data argues otherwise, however, showing that smartphones produce fewer video playback errors than set tops – devices which are purpose-built for the task. Handset makers and mobile streaming vendors shouldn’t celebrate just yet though, as a couple of factors played into the hands of flattering smartphone results published by Spanish video analytics outfit Nice People at Work this week. Taking a leaf from the Conviva rival book of analytics, NPAW has published a report detailing a bunch of juicy findings collected by its Youbora platform during the first…

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