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Ted Chamberlin
Research VP
18 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Ted Chamberlin is a research Vice President at Gartner, where he is part of the Cloud and Communications group in TSP. His research focuses on the emerging cloud and hosting communications services like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, colocation, application hosting, streaming and video content platforms, streaming and IoT and software-defined networking. Mr. Chamberlin has experience working with all size organizations from larger multinationals to early stage startups. Read Full Bio

Live streaming’s biggest threat: Drake

by Ted Chamberlin  |  March 23, 2018

C’mon- how often do you get to enmesh one of your most favorite recording artists with your work passion? Literally  never, until recently. Many of you probably saw that a few nights ago Drake, Tyler “ninja”  Blevins, JuJu Smith-Schuster( Pittsburgh Steeler) and Travis Scott (rap artist) played  Battle Royal on Twitch. No big deal right?  […]

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What are the top challenges for OTT deployments? Here is what I am seeing.

by Ted Chamberlin  |  March 9, 2018

Here is a continuation of  the what I am seeing series. Top three challenges I see: Making money-It’s as real paradox; most traditional broadcasters and content providers see OTT platform like Hulu, FuboTV and Netflix taking the growth of new subscribers, but when they try to build deploy and solicit users, they find that they […]

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What’s happening in OTT? Here is what I am seeing.

by Ted Chamberlin  |  February 27, 2018

As the season for media and entertainment conferences starts to rev up (NAB, Streaming Media East, PayTV show) , I wanted to share  a few thoughts on the developments that are getting the most visibility from Gartner content and media clients:   Short Term-I see the most interest and consequently, most development effort  focused on making […]

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Market guide for CDN Services

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 18, 2018

Hot and steaming on Gartner. com !   Market Guide for CDN Services Published: 18 January 2018 ID: G00343230 Analyst(s): Ted Chamberlin | Mike Dorosh | Kevin Ji Please enjoy and feel free to provide feedback.

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Watch For China’s Silicon Valley To Dominate In 2018 And Beyond

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 16, 2018

Source: Watch For China’s Silicon Valley To Dominate In 2018 And Beyond   Mike Dorosh, Kevin Ji and I will publish our updated Global CDN Market guide in the next 7-9 days and will feature many of these Chinese cloud and cdn providers who have are agile, disruptive and not content with only dominating the […]

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The SVOD graveyard: 5 services that have already bitten the dust amid the streaming revolution | FierceCable

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 16, 2018

Source: Special Report—The SVOD graveyard: 5 services that have already bitten the dust amid the streaming revolution | FierceCable   Good article from FierceCable reminding us that for every FuboTV, Hulu and Crackle, there are a few bodies left on the OTT battlefield……….

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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities: CDN Provider updates

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 9, 2018

No doubt most of us in IT were not overly psyched to hear about this newest, wide ranging exploits on most modern CPUs.  I look at this in two ways; since it literally effects literallly every device we all own, their will inevitably be some fall out and “speculative execution” of sensitive memory sniffed unbeknownst […]

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Transcoding in the cloud | Industry Trends | IBC

by Ted Chamberlin  |  December 15, 2017

When think about the workflow that are required to stream both live and on-demand video, I see so many opportunities for utilizing a multi-tenant cloud platform.  What I hear from many broadcasters, content owners and pay tv operators is pure server hugging- especially for the encoders.  I get the need for cost effective, low latency, […]

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Amazon vs. Google: The ugly side of Streaming

by Ted Chamberlin  |  December 7, 2017

I think we all anticipated that it was coming. The stakes are too high, the players are too stubborn and the revenue opportunities are too lucrative. Google is threatening to block access to Youtube on Amazon’s Firestick and Echo show device.  When you dig into the reasoning around actions its around retail reciprocity; Amazon no […]

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Should media companies fear Amazon?

by Ted Chamberlin  |  November 13, 2017

I am not sure, but their is a potential that I could win the award for the most obvious blog post title……………….. Seriously, when I start to delve in the prospects of Amazon’s potential impact in the media and entertainment space, I have two divergent ideas: Hell yes, they are a threat– Many of us […]

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