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BBC Store Debuts, Encourages Viewers to Create Digital Libraries

Fans of BBC programming are now able to create online libraries of their favorite shows and specials. Mobile apps are coming soon.
Featured News, Posted 05 Nov 2015

Think Streaming 4K Is Years Away? Think Again, Says XI Media

The future of UHD is happening right now. Here's how one production company streamed low-bandwidth 4K live from a South by Southwest music stage.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2015

As YouTube Celebrity Enters the Mainstream, VidCon Grows Up

In 2015, the media finally took notice of VidCon, the wildly successful conference for YouTube creators, fans, and the rest of the online video industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Nov 2015

Netflix Is Driving the Direct-to-Consumer Movement, Says IHS

More channels are creating over-the-top direct-to-consumer subscription services, changing the meaning of what a channel is and what it provides.
Featured News, Posted 27 Oct 2015

Disney Launching Movie, Music, and Book SVOD Service in UK

DisneyLife will cost £9.99 per month, and will include time-limiting parental controls and the ability to download content for offline viewing.
Featured News, Posted 22 Oct 2015

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

Netflix Announces Pricing, Dates for Spain, Portugal, and Italy

The SVOD company will begin operation in all three countries in late October, with subscriptions starting at €8 per month.
Featured News, Posted 30 Sep 2015

ITV Announces ITV Hub, an Online Home for Multiple Channels

Refreshing its streaming video offerings, ITV announces a digital hub for all its properties. Look for it to debut this fall.
Featured News, Posted 25 Sep 2015

Vualto Brings DRM to JW Player: IBC

Chrome's discontinuation of Silverlight support was deciding factor in JW adding DRM support
Featured News, Posted 14 Sep 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

Will BBC Open Up iPlayer to Compete on Global Stage?

BBC Director General Tony Hall proposed a Netflix-style business model for iPlayer as part of sweeping changes that include children's version of iPlayer and online BBC Newstream to replace 24-hour news channel
Featured News, Posted 08 Sep 2015

Alcatel-Lucent and Oregan Networks Offer First Perseus IP video solution

Alcatel-Lucent plans to use Perseus in both new deployments and existing infrastructures; Oregan will facilitate adoption across set-top boxes and other OTT devices
Featured News, Posted 07 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

Netflix Raising Prices Across Europe by €1, Calls Hike Necessary

New subscribers will get the increased rate, while current customers will get their same rate for another 12 months.
Featured News, Posted 19 Aug 2015

S3 Survey Shows Pay TV Operators Growing as Software Companies

Operators are pushing more software releases to subscribers than ever before, and service availability and speed are their top priorities.
Featured News, Posted 18 Aug 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
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