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IBC Wrap: IP Lifts Media Into a Phase of Experimentation

IP and IT are transforming the broadcast industry, causing seismic shifts in both technological and business strategies, say execs from EBU, ITV, IABM, and Ericsson in this look at the most important trends coming out of IBC 2016
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2016

IBC '16: Google Says Nobody Owes Publishers a Living

Google blames some publishers' ineffective digital strategies for "waterfalls of intrusive ads" but says technology offers opportunities to innovate out of the impasse
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Sep 2016

IBC '16: Netflix Re-Engineers as a Premium Play to Drive Growth

The SVOD service is overhauling its program library to move from a longtail warehouse to a premium platform
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2016

IBC '16: Imagine Communications Says IP-Based Production is Ready for Primetime

A well-architected IP-based production facility can provide the same robustness, reliability, and performance as SDI-based infrastructures, says Imagine Communications CEO Charlie Vogt
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2016

IBC '16: Google Tells Broadcasters to Wake Up to Mobile

Broadcasters are in the midst of an unprecedented revolution, and according to Google it's not IP
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2016

What Broadcasters Can Learn From Netflix

Netflix may still rule the over-the-top world, but broadcasters can succeed with their own VOD services by both learning from Netflix and playing to their own strengths.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2016

Voting Now Open in the 2016 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

The nominations are in, and it's time to cast your vote for the best of 375 products and services in 18 different categories.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2016

Electrifying OTT Services With the Cloud: Going Beyond the Box

Though fraught with challenges, the move to the cloud for DVR, UI-UX, and ad insertion is helping service providers and operators maximize revenue and deliver a better experience to their subscribers.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Aug 2016

Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Aug 2016

Streaming and Politics: Can Video Escape the Online Echo Chamber?

The promise of the internet was free and open discussions, but increasingly it feels like the powerful are the only ones doing the talking. Can viewers break down those narratives and create their own?
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Aug 2016

Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?

Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Aug 2016

VP9 Finally Comes of Age, But Is it Right for Everyone?

Publishers and encoding companies alike are beginning to embrace VP9, Google's open source codec. Here's how it stacks up on quality and data rates.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Aug 2016

Infographic: Next-Gen Video Formats

OTT decision-makers are bullish on HDR, HFR, VR, and 4K, according to results of a survey by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Aug 2016

The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance

Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Aug 2016

Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards

Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Aug 2016

VR Reality Check: Challenges to Widespread Consumer Adoption

VR remains a niche market at this writing, but it's a growing one with huge potential. Here are the latest developments and what it means to adoption in the live production and streaming world.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2016

What Higher Education Can Learn From Podcasts: How to Go Long

Why do long-form video lectures get dull in a hurry, while long-form podcasts remain engaging? Because podcasts are built on conversations.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2016

Build or Buy? When Choosing an OVP, Ask Lots of Questions

Should your company go with an online video platform or create a custom solution? OVPs make upload and distribution easy, but aren't right for all use cases.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2016

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2016
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