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.
Posted 23 Aug 2016
Online viewers can currently access shows moments after they're broadcast without a license, but that will likely come to an end this summer.
Posted 03 Mar 2016
Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.
Posted 02 Jun 2015
The European Commission wants to introduce rules that will result in all European citizens being able to buy online content and services from any country. But do the proposals add up?
Posted 14 May 2015
While it's fashionable to announce oneself as being for Net Neutrality, our columnist argues that the idea is built on a fallacy.
Posted 10 Nov 2014
Swedish-based VOD platform's ViewShare lets users share content from other download services. But is it legal? Voddler says "everything is in development."
Posted 02 Oct 2013
For too long, the viability of ad revenue-supported content, distance learning, and piracy prevention has gone unquestioned. That's because, once you dig a little deeper, you find that none of them work the way they're supposed to.
Posted 23 Apr 2012
Irdeto's ActiveCloak for Media platform gains piracy search and protection features with acquisition.
Posted 24 Oct 2011
YouTube's European engineering director Oliver Heckmann will keynote Streaming Media Europe in London in October, and he offered us a preview of his behind-the-scenes talk
Posted 11 Oct 2011
New funding and a new name will help drive the company's international growth.
Posted 15 Sep 2011
Newzbin2 is being shuttered, like the first Newzbin before it, but for different reasons.
Posted 28 Jul 2011
"YouTube is like a TV" statement may bode ill for user-generated content sites that operate in Italy
Posted 12 Jan 2011
Content owners, content distribution networks, and real business opportunities are all part of the discussion at the Open Video Conference in New York
Fri., June 19, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Jun 2009
As online video grows, many publishers are finding the need to provide the same kind of captioning as broadcast TV. Here's a look at some of the issues and technological solutions in the closed captioning arena.
Posted 16 Mar 2009
Before you sign a service level agreement (SLA), be sure to read the fine print and understand the implications of the availability and support levels promised.
Tues., Nov.18, by Dom Robinson
Posted 17 Nov 2008
$10 million settlement gives Burst second major out-of-court patent defense win in as many years.
Tues., Nov. 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 22 Nov 2007
As we lead up to one of Streaming Media West 2007's most anticipated keynotes—by BitTorrent President Ashwin Navin—we take a look at the company that's been both an innovator and a lightning rod for controversy.
Fri., Nov. 2, by Tim Siglin
Posted 02 Nov 2007
Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 26 Mar 2007
From the unexpected—Steve Jobs coming out in favor of unprotected music—to the absurd—a man sued by the RIAA for downloading a paltry five songs—recent events highlight the fundamental problems with DRM.
Wed., Feb. 7, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 Feb 2007