Experience Antfarm delivered its first live video webcast for Harmony Gold back in 2,000. it was a video webcast delivered at 39kbps. Since then we’ve grown to serving live audio and video webcasts for a large number of corporates and government departments covering all sorts of events from corporate results announcements, to conferences, media briefings, to sports events and music concerts. It is from this background of knowledge and experience that todays talk is delivered. We’re not talking theory. We’re not talking US or UK ways of doing things. We’re talking about how to do it with all the complexities of the local South African market, using best of breed technologies available globally, to ensure the optimal result for end users.
Examples: Live: Treasury Budget Speech/MTBPS; SARB MPC Policy Briefing; KPMG debate on budget policy; SAA announcement of retrenchments Pseudo-live: pre-recorded series of content released on a regular basis Example of where it went wrong: SAASTA
Where the Rubber meets the Road Practical considerations for a corporate online video strategy
International fibre connectivity Image Source: “ The Case for ‘Open Access’ Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable– A Briefing”, Abiodun Jagun, ASSOCIATION FOR PROGRESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS (APC)
Corporate Network Bottlenecks H/O Branch Branch Branch Typical stream size: 150 (units) Example corporate WAN link size: 1024 (units) 6 streams x 150 = 900 (units) i.e. 6 people max can stream
Distribution options - Content Distribution Network (CDN ) Image Source: “ The Case for ‘Open Access’ Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable– A Briefing”, Abiodun Jagun, ASSOCIATION FOR PROGRESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS (APC)