Snipitz CDI (Content Delivery Interface)
The content delivery interface (CDI), describes a digital OTT video streaming platform or software serving the purpose of consumption or creation on a mass scale by relaying information from the cloud through proxy servers. The goal is to allow an end-user [person or person(s)] to watch, engage with, and/or capture content provided by an enterprise or individual [the content creator] for the purpose of being live-streamed or pre-recorded and shared for an audience, including entertainment, sports, conventions, conferences, speaking engagements, fundraisers, e-learning and more, through a platform that provides multiple feeds of a singular event which the user is then able to select their perspective of view from. This advancement in technology broke down the previously linear thought of content having to be monitored and pre-produced for consumption, where a single choreographed feed for broadcast was pieced together from a selection of multiple camera feeds. The term CDI surfaced in early 2020, coined by Denny Darmo, creator of Snipitz as a means for defining the MVPD platform. A trademark application was subsequently filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Denny Darmo for CDI - Content Delivery Interface on May 29, 2021.
The CDI is a means of providing multimedia content over the internet at the request and to suit the requirements of the individual consumer, relying on the geographical group of servers nearest to the viewer via CDN (content delivery network) to ensure rapid, real-time consumption of content. The content creator has the option to deploy content at their data center, whether on premise or in the cloud, allowing for content to remain within their infrastructure. The CDI then acts as a tool for mass distribution of the content utilizing the CDN. A CDI can often be presented in the form of a SaaS software tool.
A robust CDI software can be offered as an OTT media service with the option of licensing content for a paid viewership experience. Most CDI software are compatible on a variety of video playback devices, including personal computers, smartphones and tablets, digital media players, video game consoles and smart TVs.
The term CDI originated in the United States by Denny Darmo as he imagined the Snipitz platform. The CDI was a means to provide tailored viewing experiences to the individual, allowing users to personalize their experience by following specific content or profiles and synchronize those preferences across the user profile on any multimedia device.
The Content Delivery Interface [CDI] was created as a means to define the technology created by Snipitz, LLC. The term was coined by Snipitz founder Denny Darmo, who created the Snipitz application to disrupt the tradition of broadcast media, which to date had been a linear transaction of pre-produced media provided to audiences for consumption. Snipitz required a unique definition to differentiate the technology from other live streaming platforms and OTT applications that existed, as Snipitz proprietary technology offered viewers the ability to manipulate the content with which they were consuming without an intermediary phase of production. A trademark application was subsequently filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Denny Darmo for CDI - Content Delivery Interface on May 29, 2021.
A CDI delivers the content to an end user in a continuous manner, with little storage in network elements. Live Streaming of content on a CDI requires a source of media (video camera, audio interface, etc.) to be digitized through an encoder and sent to an end user via a CDN.
Minimum requirements to deploy content via a CDI include a transcode server, internet connectivity, and a server application. The specification of requirements will vary based on a multitude of factors, including [but not limited to] whether the content is being live streamed or shared on demand, the capture quality of the content, and number of feeds being shared simultaneously through the server(s).
The content creator has the option to deploy content at their data center, whether on premise or in the cloud, allowing for content to remain within their infrastructure. The CDI then acts as a tool for mass distribution of the content utilizing the CDN.
The Content is audio, video, and other multimedia content delivered over the internet where the IsP is not responsible for the viewing abilities or redistribution of the content. The content is delivered from a content creator to an end user where the CDI acts as a transporter through an ISP.
A CDI consists of the collaboration between the content creator, the CDI platform or software, and a viewer, relying on an ISP and server bandwidth to accept and distribute the content.
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Type: Live video streaming, on demand player
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