Consumption of mobile streaming video is on an upward trend. Supporting video streaming on mobile platforms presents a lot of challenges, primarily due to the diversity of devices. The decisions include encodings , file formats, streaming protocol etc. Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) and video delivery platforms exist today to alleviate the process so you don't have to worry about the video delivery aspect and can focus on the mobile app that consumes the video.
However, in order to make an informed choice about the CDNs and their offerings and the video delivery platforms, a background on mobile streaming technologies is imperative.
I recently gave a presentation at the local Mobile Monday meeting that provides an overview of mobile streaming technologies, mobile platform specific requirements and the challenges. Click Here to download the presentation.