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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

Dailymotion Introduces Improved Video Player, Adds 4K, Chromecast

Over a year in the making, the new player offers Flash and HTML5 feature parity, and scores with accessibility offerings.
Featured News, Posted 11 Aug 2015

Hulu’s Move to DASH

The U.S. OTT service's Baptiste Coudurier talks about the hard work—and black magic—behind the smooth migration to MPEG-DASH, which now accounts for 75% of its traffic
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2015

How To: Producing and Distributing HEVC

This session from Streaming Media East in New York explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2015

Commentary: Don't Believe the Video Quality Hype

OTT and other streaming services are losing the plot in their race towards ever-higher resolutions and ever-lower latency, when viewers actually don't care that much, especially when it comes to advertising.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jun 2015

SDN and NFV: The Future of Virtualization and Cloud Computing

With software-defined networking and network function virtualization, the SaaS providers of today may soon find themselves adapting to more robust virtualization solutions. Here's a primer explaining how and why.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jun 2015

BT Announces First 4K Live Channel

Telco giant BT will launch BT Sport Ultra HD in August, along with Netflix in 4K, but the bigger picture is the UK's burgeoning ultrafast broadband landscape
Featured News, Posted 09 Jun 2015

Survey: The Future of Encoding

What will the video encoding landscape look like in 2020? We're conducting a survey to find out, and in exchange for your input, you'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2015

Is it Time Yet for 4K, H.265, and VP9 Adoption? Not So Fast

While it's fun to be on the cutting-edge of new video codecs and formats, H.264 should be every publishers' primary focus for the time being.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2015

How to Package Video for Multiscreen Delivery

The video landscape is vast and fractured, so making sure that video plays on every screen requires careful planning. Here's what publishers need to know.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2015

Voting Now Open in 2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

The nominations are in, and it's time to cast your vote for the best of 325 products and services in 15 different categories.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2015

The Great UHD Codec Debate: Google's VP9 vs. HEVC/H.265

Which delivers better quality, encoding time, and CPU performance—HEVC or VP9? We put them to the test to decide once and for all.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 May 2015

2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

We'll be accepting nominations until 13 May for the only awards program in the industry where end users get to pick the winners.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2015

The State of MPEG-DASH 2015

Presenting the past, present, and future of MPEG-DASH, the standard that's transforming the entire video landscape in a quiet revolution.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Apr 2015

How to Encode to HEVC: A Simple Guide for H.265 First-Timers

It's time to get started. Here's a look at best practices for encoding to H.265/HEVC with the MainConcept and x265 codecs
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2015

Ericsson Helps India's Tata Sky Launch 4K Video Service

Using HEVC and 1080p50 encoding technologies from Ericsson, the 4K service launches in time for World Cup cricket.
Featured News, Posted 02 Mar 2015

Will MSE/EME/DASH Lead to Simpler Workflows? Don't Bet on It

What the online video industry needs is simple standards for reaching all viewers. But when have standards ever simplified online video?
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014

HEVC: Are We There Yet?

If you've spent any time at NAB or IBC, you'd think that HEVC is ready for prime time. The reality is that, for almost every use case, it's nowhere close.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2014
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