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Smartphones produce fewer video errors than set-tops, says report

Pay-TV players will often cite the consistent reliability of cable and satellite video services as the one area 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-top boxes – 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 (NPAW) this week. NPAW has published a report detailing findings collected by its Youbora platform during the first half of 2019. The H1 2019 Global Streaming & Broadcasting Report shows that set-tops created the…

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