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SMNYC 2024: Synamedia's Robin Oakley Talks Stream Security and the Consumer Experience

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Synamedia's Robin Oakley at Streaming Media NYC 2024. He emphasises the importance of a proactive approach to security and highlights the company's work with the common access token format, a CTA Wave initiative that aims to create a common CDN token syntax that can be used across multiple CDNs. He also touches on the challenges of protecting content while maintaining a quality experience for the consumer and the increasing sophistication of piracy.

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SMNYC 2024: Tastemade's Evan Bregman Talks Independent Streaming Alliance and Standardising Measurement

At Streaming Media NYC, Tim Siglin interviews Evan Bregman of Tastemade and the Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) about the fast growth of Tastemade's streaming service and the ISA's aims to overcome hurdles in the streaming industry through collaboration and standardising measurement in a fragmented ecosystem.

Grabyo's Clare Butler Talks Cloud Streaming Services and Pricing Models

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Grabyo's Clare Butler at Streaming Media NYC 2024. She highlights that Grabyo is not geographically bound and caters to anyone working in the live space, including news broadcasters, sports clubs, and entertainment producers. She also emphasises the cost-effectiveness of cloud solutions, noting that cloud technology is now at parity with on-prem solutions, offering features like instant replay and SCTE-35 ad insertions.

SMNYC 2024: Paramount's Steve Ellis Talks Premium Content, Ads, and Measurement

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Paramount Advertising COO Steve Ellis at Streaming Media NYC 2024. Ellis discusses the growth of ad-supported streaming and Paramount's role as a pioneer in this space, and he highlights the importance of full-episode programming in reaching and engaging audiences effectively. He and Siglin also talk about the new Nielsen gauge measurement that shows the total reach of audiences across all premium publishers and YouTube, and he emphasises the need for effective ads that align with the objectives of awareness, consideration, and last-click attribution.

SMNYC 2024: Bedrock CEO Jonas Engwall Talks Pan-European Streaming Platform Growth

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Bedrock Streaming CEO Jonas Engwall at Streaming Media NYC 2024. Bedrock is a leading streaming tech company in Europe, and Engwall discusses their new M6+ platform, which features short-form content in a vertical form, podcasts, and advanced AI search. Engwall also talks about how Bedrock aims to help stakeholders pivot into the streaming world, offering a platform that can be tailored to different countries and partners' needs.

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Post-Peak Performance in the M&E Universe

The recent Subscription Wars report commissioned by U.K.-based digital payments tech company Bango points to consumer dissatisfaction with the fractured state of subscription services in general and the increasing appeal of indirect subscription options and super-bundles of aggregated services sold through telcos like Optus in Australia. Perhaps it's another sign of less-than-inspiring times that the best thing consumers say streaming services can do for them is to stop standing out from the crowd and start disappearing into it.

Is 2024 the Year of WebRTC?

With large sports-streaming operators, WebRTC provides a real opportunity for ultra-low-latency streaming. But those same operators, which spend billions on licensing rights, can't afford to just swap the ability to stream content in real time for basic OTT functionality like SSAI and DRM.

Everything in Streaming Has Its Price

This column isn't meant to be a downer, especially because the overall economy seems to be plugging along. But it is meant to ask those of you in the industry to share anecdotes and stories about the pain points you're facing. We know that everything in streaming has its price, but you are in a better position to help us fully understand what that price entails.

Evidence That Survives Time

From war crimes to war crime tribunals and war commemorations, how do we guarantee that content is available to play?

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