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Video Encoding/Transcoding
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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

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

IMF: One Format to Rule Them All or Just One More Format?

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) offers the appeal of a universal distribution format for all video, but it's not quite there yet. Here's where development stands today.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open

Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Oct 2017

Can Better Monitoring Prevent a Replay of Class Action Against Showtime?

Showtime faces a class action after problems with the Mayweather-McGregor fight stream. Continual and complete testing might mitigate future brand damage if the issue was not with the content provider.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2017

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2017

Ericsson Unveils MediaFirst Content Processing

Firm's media unit continues to innovate while looking for a buyer; MediaFirst Content Processing promises low latency via distributed cloud infrastructure
Featured News, Posted 07 Sep 2017

V-Nova Integrating Perseus 2 Compression Into Theoplayer

The lightweight codec designed for streaming high-quality video over any network meets the player meant for any platform or device.
Featured News, Posted 05 Sep 2017

Review: Softvelum Nimble Streamer Is Flexible and Well-Featured

Publishers looking to stream live video in multiple formats should take a long look at the Live Transcoder function of Softvelum's Nimble Streamer.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Aug 2017

The 2017 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in and counted, and here are the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each category. Check back for the winners in the AUTUMN EU magazine - published 23rd August!
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Aug 2017

Voting Open in the 2017 Streaming Media European 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 06 Jul 2017

Hyperreality and the Urgent Need to Scale Content

The demand for realistic CG content to fuel immersive media applications requires new production methods and a new codec
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2017

Sky Takes Stake in V-Nova

The compression specialist hopes Sky's profile will lift not only the attributes of its Perseus technology but an outcome similar to Amazon's swoop for Elemental
Featured News, Posted 27 Jun 2017

2017 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

We'll be accepting nominations until 1 July for the only awards program in the industry where end users get to pick the winners in 17 categories from analytics to webcast platform.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2017

Streaming Media's Best of NAB Awards

Top six groundbreaking products, services, and technologies announced at NAB 2017 recognized by editors of Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2017

Bitmovin Pushes AV1 Forward, Joins Alliance for Open Media

Bitmovin announced that it's adding AV1 to its VOD and live encoding service, and will demonstrate live AV1 encoding at NAB. It's still too early to assess whether AV1's performance claims are true, though.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2017

Buyers' Guide to Quality Analytics 2017

For both video encoding and quality of service, content providers need to make sure their viewers get the best experience possible. Here's how to select a quality control service.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2017

Latency Sucks! So Which Companies Are Creating a Solution?

It's one of the biggest challenges facing live video streaming today, and it's remained frustratingly stubborn. Explore the technical solutions that could finally bring latency down to the 1-second mark.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Feb 2017

Virtualization for Media Publishers, CDNs, and Operators: Streaming Forum Preview

Telcos, CDNs, and broadcasters like Sky continue to move away from dedicated hardware and VM-based software architectures to fully virtualized micro-services, and this Streaming Forum session will explore current trends and strategies for the future
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Jan 2017
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