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Featured Articles

The 2018 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our seventh-annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in online video. These are the trail-blazers to know about and follow.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 3

We wrap up our survey of the encding and transcoding landscape with looks at Verizon Digital Media Services, Media Excel, Comprimato, Elecard, Capella Systems, Epic Labs, EuclidIQ, and NGCodec.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 2

We continue our survey of the encoding & transcoding market with looks at Encoding.com, Bitmovin, Brightcove, Beamr, Synamedia, and Ericsson/MediaKind
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 1

Encoding and transcoding are at the heart of every OTT and online video workflow. The first article in this three-part series gives an overview of the technologies and a look at three major players in the space: Harmonic, AWS Elemental, and Telestream.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Nov 2018

The State of Server-Side Ad Insertion 2018

For years, SSAI has promised targeted advertising in a seamless stream that defeats the ad blockers. Has the promise finally been realized?
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Nov 2018

How Australia's Optus Missed the Goal at the World Cup

Optus claimed it experienced "unprecedented demand" for live video streaming during the 2018 World Cup, but what else would it expect?
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Nov 2018

New Codecs Are Coming; Here's How to Evaluate Codec Evaluations

When comparing the video quality created by different codecs, consider the companies running the comparisons and the metrics they're offering.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2018

Can AI Make the Streaming Video Experience Even Better Than TV?

Look for artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve content delivery, video compression, and viewer personalization, strengthening the entire workflow.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2018

25 Years of Internet Radio, Part 2

Back when online video was the size of a postage stamp, audio companies were changing the way the world heard radio. Here are reminiscences from RealNetworks and other pioneers.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Oct 2018

Telestream Tells IBC of Plans to Track Live Stream Latency

With help from Unified Streaming, Telestream has diverted all of its R&D into Project Orchid, which is designed to offer one-click live channel origination that supports real-time self-optimisation
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Sep 2018

Amazon Alexa Voice Control Becomes a Concern for Broadcasters

As Amazon pushes into the living room with TV voice control, broadcasters push back. Channel 4 is worried that niche programming will be hidden from the viewer.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

Netflix Focusses its Growth on Broadcast Carriage, Not Sports

Let's get this out of the way: Netflix won't be carrying live sports. But, one Netflix exec said at IBC, "We never say never."
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

At IBC, an AI Startup Hacks the Brain for Audience Insights

Can technology scan viewers' brains to understand how they emotionally respond to stories? One startup searches deeper for the future of recommendations.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

At IBC, an Investment in IP Begins to Take Hold for Imagine

As its broadcaster customers make the difficult switch to online distribution, Imagine is struggling to go with them. The new CEO outlines the path ahead.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Arqiva Urges the Industry to Join a Blockchain TV Pilot Project

The pilot begins next month, and its success could lead to longer-term explorations of ultra-local peer-to-peer video distribution.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow

As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2018

Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming

There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2018

25 Years of Internet Radio: Part 1

Can you believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first internet radio broadcast? In this first installment of a two-part series, we talk to some of the trailblazers who started a revolution.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2018

Testing HEVC: Please Take a Moment to Help Measure Performance

Early testing of HEVC playback in HLS showed positive but inconsistent results. We need StreamingMedia.com readers to step up and help provide more data.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Sep 2018
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