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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

5G Momentum is Building

4G will eventually be unable to cope with the growth in video data. Multiple 5G network launches are predicted by 2020, but experts warn rollout will take far longer, as business model questions remain.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2016

Net Insight's Sye Claims to Solve OTT Latency and Sync

Swedish software developer says its new technology offers frame-accurate sync with broadcast, making it ideal for second-screen sports viewing, and is currently in commercial tests with customers including Tata Communications
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Aug 2016

2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

We'll be accepting nominations until 29 August for the only awards program in the industry where end users get to pick the winners. This year, we've added new categories, including VR/360° video and enterprise.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Aug 2016

Live VR/360° Video Gets Social

NextVR, LiveLikeVR, Greenfish Labs, and others are pushing to make live sports VR/360°viewing more social with avatars, spatial audio, and more
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jul 2016

Brexit Could Be Devastating for UK Tech and Creative Industries

Tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook have embraced London, but following the stunning referendum results, Britain's film, TV, and OTT industries could see talent and funding dry up
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2016

The Return of Multicast: Why it Succeeds in a Live Linear World

Multicast isn't new, but CDNs, operators, and content publishers have finally caught up to the possibilities it offers for increased scale and decreased costs.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2016

Eventstream Review: Profit From Paid Live Online Video Events

The combination of Eventstream, Eventbrite, and YouTube Live lets anyone charge for a live webinar, generating leads they can use to grow their business. While a strong contender, the help system could be a lot more helpful.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2016
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