Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]
Content Delivery Summit [7 May 2018]
Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]

Media/Entertainment Video

Sky Moves to All-Streaming Era

Pay TV operator, soon likely to be owned by Disney, details plans to ditch the dish and continues drive to go beyond its traditional long-term subscription with streaming services.
Featured News, Posted 25 Jan 2018

Streaming Forum Preview: Broadcaster Streaming Strategies

Hear speakers from Sky, BT, and CenturyLink discuss their organisations' approaches to OTT technologies, including virtualisation, containerisation, micro services, and encoding, as well as their overarching strategies for reaching multiple devices and audiences.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

The Challenges of Live Streaming 360° Video

Live 360° video offers an immersive experience like no other, and presents a way for publishers to stand out in the crowd. But it presents unique—thought not insurmountable—technical and creative challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

Subscription Entertainment Plans to Double by 2020, Says Deloitte

Advertisers, beware: Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for streaming video and music services in order to avoid ads.
Featured News, Posted 17 Jan 2018

Commentary: It's Not AV1 vs. HEVC

With Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media, there's been a lot of talk about AV1 vs. HEVC. But we no longer live in an either/or world, and can now give viewers what they want with minimal cost and effort compared to years gone by.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2018

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Why Should We Care About Video Quality?

Video quality is more important than ever, and OTT services should embrace a multi-stream strategy to ensure both picture and stream quality to every customer
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Sky Keynote Preview: Origin Servers and CDNs

When does delivery from an origin server make sense, and when does a CDN—or a multi-CDN strategy—make sense? Read on for insights from Sky's principal streaming architect
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2018

Encryption is Key to Live Streaming Success (No Pun Intended)

Sky has an inherent responsibility to protect the IP of both its own original content and the content that it licenses. Encryption by way of DRM is crucial, and HTTPS streaming is on the horizon
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Eutelsat: CDNs More Expensive than Satellite for Pay TV

Satellite provider tables plans to enable multiscreen at home and TV everywhere, says content delivery networks are too costly at high volume
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Dec 2017

Why Is Video Packaging Important?

In the second installment of a five-part series looking behind-the-scenes of Sky's live streaming services, Streaming Forum keynote speaker Jeff Webb looks at the crucial role packaging playes in preparing video for OTT delivery and consumption
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2017

Live Streaming at Sky: Streaming Forum Keynote Preview

Sky's prinicipal streaming architect Jeff Webb will keynote Streaming Forum 2018 in London. In the first article in a five-part series, he takes a look at the transcoding challenges involved in delivering live sports and entertainment OTT content to Sky's viewers.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Dec 2017

OTT Revenues to Nearly Double in 5 Years, Finds Juniper Research

The subscription services are fueling their rise with lavish original content budgets, outspending traditional broadcasters.
Featured News, Posted 13 Dec 2017

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Video and Young Adults Pushing Mobile Traffic: Ericsson Report

By 2020, half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen. Look for mobile video traffic to grow by 50 percent each year.
Featured News, Posted 28 Nov 2017

Report IDs 5 'Television Tribes,' Shows How to Appeal to Them

While there are multiple types of viewers, one group in particular represents the future. A report shows how pay TV can appeal to streaming connoisseurs.
Featured News, Posted 14 Nov 2017

Take Back Control of Content Rights with Forensic Watermarking

Forensic watermarking allows rights holders to ID pirates within 15 seconds of the content appearing on an illicit site or platform
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Nov 2017

Red Bee Media New Name for Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services

What's old is new again as Ericsson reclaims the Red Bee name in order to position its broadcast services as independent and agile.
Featured News, Posted 09 Nov 2017

Klipcorp Helps Sports Rights Holders Gain Legit Viewers with SportsBox

The broadcast media model where scarcity breeds value is surviving only on momentum, says Klipcorp's Peter Lewinton. As long as that's the case, piracy will continue. SportsBox helps rights holders redirect social media viewers from pirated streams to legal ones
Featured News, Posted 08 Nov 2017

BBC "Reinvents" Free-to-Air Sports Online

The BBC will produce and distribute an additional 1,000 hours a year of sports online, including rugby, tennis, swimming, and basketball
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2017
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