In order to provide a Video-on-Demand service of high quality, a company needs a one-stop solution for monitoring and control. You have got to check the quality of the original content - for this purpose, you can use tools like BATON from Interra Systems. This tool will help you eliminate processing errors, compression artifacts, file assembly issues, etc.

Quality control checks can be divided into the following types:
1. Checking the quality of the main broadcasting channel. The content should be checked before broadcasting; all artifacts should be revealed and eliminated.
2. Check for compression artifacts. Pixelation, Moire pattern, etc. need to be detected.
3. Check for file integrity and compliance with standards. This check confirms that the encoding was done correctly and the file was not damaged.

After the main check, the content can be sent for ABR transcoding. This is a complex process that involves duplicating transmissions at different bitrates. Transcoding ensures correct segmentation and synchronization of different options.

OTT technology is still evolving, and requirements for monitoring are changing too. In order to accommodate this environment and allow broadcasters to figure out which issues to focus on, monitoring tools need to be architecturally versatile. Moreover, the quality of the streaming platform itself is also important - after all, a client won’t use a service that doesn’t meet all modern performance and UX requirements, regardless of the quality of the content streaming.