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G&L wins Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award 2021

G&L wins Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award 2021

by Natalie Philippi, 5.October 2021

The European Readers' Choice Award is considered one of the most important awards in the OTT industry and is presented annually as an audience award by the trade magazine Streaming Media ...

G&L continues successful streaming collaboration with ARD and ZDF

G&L continues successful streaming collaboration with ARD and ZDF

by Natalie Philippi, 7.September 2021

  The Cologne-based streaming service provider wins the procurement procedure of the public broadcasters in Germany Press release 07 September 2021

IBC 2021 Amsterdam: We are on the spot

IBC 2021 Amsterdam: We are on the spot

by Natalie Philippi, 13.August 2021

Provided the pandemic allows it, we will attend IBC 2021 in Amsterdam in December.

Martin Schmalohr - Senior Portfolio Manager at G&L

Martin Schmalohr - Senior Portfolio Manager at G&L

by Natalie Philippi, 18.June 2021

Streaming expert Martin Schmalohr will take up the newly created position of Head of Portfolio Management at G&L GmbH on 15 June 2021. 

Testing, testing, testing...

Testing, testing, testing...

by Natalie Philippi, 9.April 2021

Remote working in a home office, video conferencing and online meetings have been part of our everyday working life for a year now. As a digitally positioned company, it was fortunately ...

Low latency streaming - LL-HLS using byte-range addressing

Low latency streaming - LL-HLS using byte-range addressing

by Will Law, 30.March 2021

Will Law, chief architect at G&L partner Akamai Technologies, talks about using LL-HLS with range-based addressing for greater interoperability in low-latency streaming.

One year of lockdown. One year of "United We Stream"

One year of lockdown. One year of "United We Stream"

by Natalie Philippi, 18.March 2021

Digital club project develops into global cultural platform; streaming realised by G&L GmbH and AWS

Here comes the mouse!

Here comes the mouse!

by Natalie Philippi, 11.March 2021

"Here comes the mouse!" has been the motto on German television for 50 years now. Our congratulations go to the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and the Erste (ARD) for this wonderful format ...

Delivering a broadcast-quality live stream in just 45 minutes

Delivering a broadcast-quality live stream in just 45 minutes

by Natalie Philippi, 23.February 2021

Webinar from our partners AWS and Touchstream from 2 to 4 March 2021 Learn how you can easily build a live streaming solution “from camera to viewer” with AWS Elemental Link, AWS Elemental ...

Video Tech Trends 2021: Bitmovin Live Webinar on 18 February 2021

Video Tech Trends 2021: Bitmovin Live Webinar on 18 February 2021

by Natalie Philippi, 16.February 2021

  G&L CEO Alexander Leschinsky discusses the top 5 video tech trends 2021 with five other industry experts. Five video tech trends, six experts – the Bitmovin webinar on 18 February ...

Streaming Alaaf!

Streaming Alaaf!

by Patrick Schröder, 3.February 2021

Is Carnival cancelled because of Covid 19? Cologne's "Fastelovend" turns out to be flexible and can't be brought down. With our support, the "Röschen Sitzung" and "Funksitzung" start ...

No consideration for the sandman. Or how does 24x7 first-level support work?

No consideration for the sandman. Or how does 24x7 first-level support work?

by Patrick Schröder, 24.November 2020

The G&L service team ensures streaming quality around the clock Streams on the internet must be reliably accessible – otherwise viewers quickly turn away. That's why we offer ...

United We Stream: live streaming as a model for success

United We Stream: live streaming as a model for success

by Jochen Herkenrath, 21.October 2020

"United We Stream" is the answer to Covid-19 and the worldwide shutdown of club culture. The successful fundraising campaign for Berlin clubs grew into a global cultural platform and ...

Media delivery, edge computing and security: updates to the Akamai platform

Media delivery, edge computing and security: updates to the Akamai platform

by Jochen Herkenrath, 13.October 2020

Later this week, Akamai is introducing a whole host of interesting updates to solutions for edge computing, media delivery and security. The new features and services really help us respond ...

Election results from the town hall live in the video stream

Election results from the town hall live in the video stream

by Jochen Herkenrath, 17.September 2020

For the city of Monheim am Rhein, we have been handling the live streaming of "Rats-TV" since 2018 – the broadcast of meetings from the town hall has been a success since the beginning. ...

Attacks on the media sector: Credential stuffing

Attacks on the media sector: Credential stuffing

by Jochen Herkenrath, 22.July 2020

Attacks on the high-tech sector are targeting the infrastructure of broadcasters and OTT providers with a growing tendency. The same is also becoming increasingly common among providers ...

From live stream to video on demand in record time

From live stream to video on demand in record time

by Jochen Herkenrath, 5.May 2020

The G&L recording system: Providing live streams as video-on-demand – fast, error-free and cost-effective. From broadcasters to online editorial offices to event streamers, more and ...

Success model livestreaming: stayed in instead of gone out

Success model livestreaming: stayed in instead of gone out

by Jochen Herkenrath, 29.April 2020

"Every day we give you selected tips – independent, subjective and always different. Be open to new things, discover your city and meet people who love going out as much as you do!" – this ...

Cologne is networking: what’s going on in times of Corona and #stayathome?

Cologne is networking: what’s going on in times of Corona and #stayathome?

by Jochen Herkenrath, 24.March 2020

"#inKöllezeHus": We’d like to present a few Cologne-based online projects and initiatives that foster both local and networked support. Or which are simply entertaining. From a living room ...

Insider tip: New Social TV Platform for Munich and Hamburg – Entertainment via Livestream

Insider tip: New Social TV Platform for Munich and Hamburg – Entertainment via Livestream

by Jochen Herkenrath, 18.March 2020

“When the crowd can no longer come to culture, culture comes to the crowd at home. Digitally, freely accessible and without any risk”. This is the motto of the newly created “Geheimtipp” ...

Remote access to corporate applications

Remote access to corporate applications

by Jochen Herkenrath, 11.March 2020

Currently, many companies are thinking about how they can allow their employees efficient access to the company network and the associated infrastructure while working from home. We have ...

Video development: a journey through time with G&L and partners

Video development: a journey through time with G&L and partners

by Jochen Herkenrath, 15.January 2020

At the opening of our Video Developer Learning Lab last November, which we hosted together with partner Bitmovin, Alexander Leschinsky gave an opening speech dedicated to the development of ...

Web Performance: User-defined load test report in detail

Web Performance: User-defined load test report in detail

by Jochen Herkenrath, 18.December 2019

The CloudTest solution from Akamai provides extensive options for testing websites and cloud applications under real conditions for their behaviour when under peak traffic. One of the most ...

New video player for ZDF: powerful on all devices

New video player for ZDF: powerful on all devices

by Jochen Herkenrath, 4.December 2019

Livestreaming and the subsequent provision as on-demand content on the net as quickly as possible poses a whole series of technical challenges for the broadcasting stations: Rising audience ...

Video Developer Learning Lab: An interactive workshop by Bitmovin + G&L

Video Developer Learning Lab: An interactive workshop by Bitmovin + G&L

by Jochen Herkenrath, 8.October 2019

Video Development with the experts from Bitmovin and G&L: An interactive workshop on 20.11 at NexTV Europe & CEE, Berlin. 2 tracks are available: fundamentals for beginners or in ...

Livestream planning, the basics: preparation is everything

Livestream planning, the basics: preparation is everything

by Jochen Herkenrath, 7.October 2019

A livestream has been planned. Maybe it’s not even your first and you’ve already been able to gather some experience. And yet: you are unsure how many visitors to expect, whether your ...

The media industry as a goal of cyberattacks: Media Under Assault

The media industry as a goal of cyberattacks: Media Under Assault

by Jochen Herkenrath, 20.September 2019

From January 2018 through June 2019, Akamai recorded more than 61 billion credential stuffing attempts and more than 4 billion web application attacks. In this special edition of the State ...

CloudTest Summary Report: Web Performance and Load Testing

CloudTest Summary Report: Web Performance and Load Testing

by Jochen Herkenrath, 27.June 2019

System test under peak load

NAB 2019: Short Review + Interview "Fully integrated OTT-System"

NAB 2019: Short Review + Interview "Fully integrated OTT-System"

by Philipp Spiel, 3.May 2019

Cooperation with G&L: Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier expands its range of CDN services

Cooperation with G&L: Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier expands its range of CDN services

by Jochen Herkenrath, 8.April 2019

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom. It offers its customers a comprehensive portfolio of services to meet all the needs of a rapidly ...

Expansion of our AWS partnership: Certification as Authorized Public Sector Partner

Expansion of our AWS partnership: Certification as Authorized Public Sector Partner

by Jochen Herkenrath, 20.March 2019

After several years of experience as a technology partner in the AWS partner network, we have now successfully added certification in the Public Sector Partner Programme to our range of ...

Per-Title Encoding: Encoding optimised for specific video content

Per-Title Encoding: Encoding optimised for specific video content

by Jochen Herkenrath, 8.March 2019

The initial concepts for Per-Title Encoding were developed previously around 2012, and the technology was then used productively from 2015, driven forward significantly by Netflix. At that ...

Fast and secure deployment of enterprise applications

Fast and secure deployment of enterprise applications

by Jochen Herkenrath, 7.January 2019

Companies need to provide their employees with secure access to corporate applications deployed behind the firewall. In parallel, access is often provided to contractors, suppliers, ...

Web performance, user experience and RUM

Web performance, user experience and RUM

by Jochen Herkenrath, 13.December 2018

RUM stands for “Real User Monitoring” – a service that passively collects data directly from the website visitor’s browser session and generates comprehensive user experience reports from ...

"Challenges of public service broadcasting in distribution via the internet" – an interview

"Challenges of public service broadcasting in distribution via the internet" – an interview

by Alexander Leschinsky, 5.December 2018

At IBC 2018, the company Akamai asked me to discuss the particular challenges faced by ARD, ZDF and Deutsche Welle in distributing their radio and television channels over the internet as ...

OTT: Over-the-Top Streaming as the Standard of Television Broadcasting

OTT: Over-the-Top Streaming as the Standard of Television Broadcasting

by Jochen Herkenrath, 18.September 2018

Evolution and Future of Over-the-Top TV: 4-part e-book "Broadcast Over the Internet" available for free download, provided in cooperation with Akamai. Time-shifted TV, video-on-demand and ...

Dynamic image optimisation – a must for the perfect web experience.

Dynamic image optimisation – a must for the perfect web experience.

by Jochen Herkenrath, 6.September 2018

Below are some excerpts from an interview with Melissa Webster, IDC Analyst. She leads IDC’s research in digital experience management software and cloud services. This includes content ...

Subtitling video content for broadcast and online: an overview

Subtitling video content for broadcast and online: an overview

by Martin Grohme, 9.August 2018

An overview of the currently used subtitle formats The subtitling of video content in broadcast is partly mandatory for public broadcasters in Europe – in the USA, it is basically mandatory ...

Who cheers first? On latency in live sports streaming

Who cheers first? On latency in live sports streaming

by Jochen Herkenrath, 29.June 2018

How the ball gets to the viewer faster – sports livestreaming (almost) without delay Every year, a very technical term crops up in the coverage of major sporting events that has few friends ...

Zero Trust and digital transformation

Zero Trust and digital transformation

by Manfred Romans-Petit, 24.April 2018

Zero trust as a new security concept? Everyone is talking about digitalisation, the digital transformation, a change in working environments and working methods, working from home, "Work ...

The GDPR from the point of view of software developers

The GDPR from the point of view of software developers

by Christian Schneider, 1.March 2018

Personal Data, Social Media and Privacy by Design Some time ago, we published a detailed article on the significance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in our blog. In this ...

The GDPR and web application protection – minimising risk for your data protection requirements

The GDPR and web application protection – minimising risk for your data protection requirements

by Jochen Herkenrath, 30.January 2018

"The GDPR revolutionises the requirements for the protection of personal data. It requires the use of state-of-the-art solutions. Minimise the risks of processing personal data in web ...

Internet streaming with SRT: the alternative to cost-intensive satellite transmission

Internet streaming with SRT: the alternative to cost-intensive satellite transmission

by Jochen Herkenrath, 6.December 2017

Point-to-point connection with low latencies via the internet with Haivision Makito X Encoder and SRT decoding

Bit rate and business model – Moving image quality and brand image.

Bit rate and business model – Moving image quality and brand image.

by Jochen Herkenrath, 24.November 2017

White paper for free download: How our bodies react to video quality "The science behind how our bodies react to video quality"

How content providers delight users: live streams in TV quality

How content providers delight users: live streams in TV quality

by Alexander Leschinsky, 28.September 2017

Formula 1, Champions League, the company's corporate event – when the future of television goes online, the users' demands move with it. Picture drop-outs, delays or even interruptions – no ...

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