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Streaming Media West [13-14 November 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [13-14 November 2018]
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Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Content Delivery Summit [7 May 2018]
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]

Video Encoding/Transcoding
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Vote Now in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jul 2018

Ericsson Media Solutions Rebranded as MediaKind Starting Today

The video delivery solutions unit found a new majority owner in January, and today it takes on a new name and identity.
Featured News, Posted 10 Jul 2018

Per-Title Video Encoding: The Time to Get Started Is Now

Now widely available, per-title encoding makes whatever codec publishers are already using more efficient by creating a custom optimized encoding ladder.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jun 2018

BBC Streams FIFA World Cup in UHD HDR, But Not to All Viewers

Live UHD streams of World Cup football over iPlayer are a BBC first, but HDR is not under the corporation's full control
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2018

Hey, Streaming Industry: Fix This!

In which our resident crank opens his craw, unleashes the italics, and goes to town on problems with the cord-cutting experience, why industry pundits lie about latency, and what's wrong with advertising (hint: everything)
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2018

HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

Live video is getting interactive requiring bidirectional communication with low latency. Companies like Ex Machina, Haivision, nanocosmos, and Wowza—as well as the SRT Alliance—are working on solutions.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 May 2018

How to Measure Video Encoding QoE

An insightful new service called Mux Data makes quality of experience monitoring and analysis easy. This illustrated guide explains how to use it when diagnosing problems big and small.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2018

Buyers' Guide to Encoder Appliances

Sometimes software-only solutions just don't cut it. Here's how to understand the tradeoff between hardware and software encoding, and how to select the best appliance when low-latency and delivery matter.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2018

Buyers' Guide to Live Encoders 2018

While nearly any encoder can connect to any streaming service, some encoders make it easier than others. Here's how to choose the right tool for the job.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Buyers' Guide to Per-Title Encoding 2018

If you're not already using per-title encoding, it's time. Here's a guide to choosing the tool that's best for you.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Streaming Forum: Building an HTML5 Video Workflow

HTML5 video workflows are being more widely deployed, but missing components are slowing further adoption, says Streamroot's Erica Beavers
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2018

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2018

Buyers' Guide to Content- and Context-Aware Encoding 2018

A new generation of encoders looks at the context of content to deliver better video playback and higher efficiency. Here's what publishers need to know about CAE.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2018

DIY: Streaming to Multiple Destinations

Want to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, but don't need a commercial streaming service and don't mind doing a bit of coding? Read on!
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2018

AI and Machine Learning Push Video Quality to New Heights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with deep learning and neural networks, are solving OTT challenges from encoding quality to closed captioning.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Eurosport Grounds Ambitious Olympics in IP Connectivity and the Cloud

Discovery Communications' sports division spent €1.3 billion on pan-European digital and linear rights to Olympic Games until 2024, and aims to make every second of every event from PyeongChang available on multiple platforms.
Featured News, Posted 30 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

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

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
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