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Encoding Vendors Jockey For Licensing Post-HEVC

HEVC is barely out of the gate, but the race to achieve better quality and lower bandwidth might soon leave H.265 in the dust, according to speakers at a panel at this year's IBC
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Oct 2015

Sports Viewers Stream Their Teams, Changing the Game for Pay TV

Young sports fans are going to sites like Whistle Sports and Copa90 to catch the action, supporting a new style of sports coverage that invites fans into the conversation.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2015

Streaming Forum 2016: Call For Speakers Now Open

The Streaming Forum is back in 2016, with a new location and a new focus on live streaming. It will be part of BVE's London Entertainment Week in February.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2015

Live Sport Continues to Drive 4K: IBC 2015

While the production pieces are all in place for 4K sport and other content, delivery networks are going to have to embrace UDP, multicast, and client-assisted delivery before viewing becomes commonplace
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2015

BBC Turning Into a "Datacaster," Says CTO

In a move to compete with OTT services such as Netflix and make the organisation more nimble, BBC is embracing digital-first, including an "object-based" approach to its video workflows
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2015

2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

The votes are in, and here are the winners. Read on to find out who our readers voted the best products and services in the world of online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Sep 2015

V-Nova Gains Traction; Will Publish Performance Tests at IBC

Perseus technology is in use for contribution feeds for Sky Italia; company says it accommodates greater color depth and higher dynamic range in addition to offering efficiency gains
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2015

The 2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in and counted. Here are the top three vote-getters in each category. Check back for the winners at the end of August.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Aug 2015

Infographic Shows OTT Trends, Including a Strong Shift to Fiber

An infographic created from Level 3 and Unisphere Research data shows a change in OTT business practices, as well as the top 10 OTT challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2015

Is Lean Back 2.0 the Future of Multiscreen Viewing?

Software developer 3 Screen Solutions thinks so as it attempts to broaden its market outside of German-speaking Europe
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jul 2015

Hulu’s Move to DASH

The U.S. OTT service's Baptiste Coudurier talks about the hard work—and black magic—behind the smooth migration to MPEG-DASH, which now accounts for 75% of its traffic
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2015

Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat: On-Demand Social Video and the Real-Time Feed

Facebook and Twitter are making substantial investments to bring more video to their users. Learn how these new video platforms differ from established online video providers.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

How To: Producing and Distributing HEVC

This session from Streaming Media East in New York explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

Commentary: Don't Believe the Video Quality Hype

OTT and other streaming services are losing the plot in their race towards ever-higher resolutions and ever-lower latency, when viewers actually don't care that much, especially when it comes to advertising.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jun 2015

Connected TV World Summit Highlights Industry in Flux

Behind the hype about Ultra HD and the connected home were solid discussions about the challenges of audience measurement, branding, and overcoming viewer confusion
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jun 2015

Where Have All the Streaming Risk-Takers and Innovators Gone?

An industry that was once thrilling, groundbreaking, and revolutionary has now become commoditized and ordinary. Is this the cost of progress?
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2015

Review: Bitcodin, a Cloud Video Encoding Service From Bitmovin

While Bitcodin is still in development and has a few rough edges, it displayed impressive performance and quality in our testing.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jun 2015

SDN and NFV: The Future of Virtualization and Cloud Computing

With software-defined networking and network function virtualization, the SaaS providers of today may soon find themselves adapting to more robust virtualization solutions. Here's a primer explaining how and why.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2015

Red Bull Media Readies Its Esports Studio for Prime Time

It's not a niche market anymore: Esports is massively popular. Go behind the scenes at Red Bull's gaming headquarters to learn how it streams to millions of fans.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2015
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