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The Future of Streaming Monetization: Beyond the SVOD/AVOD Divide

All too often, the monetization discussion revolves around a simplistic binary that expands only slightly on the old ad-supported broadcast model for home-based media and entertainment: subscription vs. advertising. Savvy publishers, rightsholders, and streaming services see a more nuanced landscape. Gamification, interactivity, merchandising, and direct-to-consumer apps let both publishers and advertisers super-serve fans with content that goes beyond live linear or VOD.

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Which Streaming Codecs Do Netflix and Facebook Use?

Which streaming codecs do Netflix and Facebook most commonly use? Jan Ozer of Streaming Learning Center asks Andrey Norkin of Netflix and David Ronca of Facebook to discuss in-depth the specific codecs they employ for their organizations.

Can Niche Channels Survive on Roku and fuboTV?

As streaming services proliferate and add FAST tiers, how will niche channels survive in the streaming ecosystem without being overwhelmed by more prominent content or removed due to lack of adequate market performance, especially on major media players such as Roku? Marisa Elizondo of fuboTV discusses this issue with other leading industry figures from Best Ever Channels, Trusted Media Brands, and Eyevinn Technology.

How to Do Interactive Streaming at Scale

What are some of the biggest issues encountered when handling interactive streaming at scale? The widespread increase of highly interactive streaming such as auctions, sports betting, and gaming has put pressure on networks while increasing the need to integrate interactivity into more traditional methods of OTT content delivery.

How to Improve UX for FAST and OTT

What are the best ways to improve the OTT user experience, especially for FAST platforms? Four industry experts weigh in on specific areas that could use improvement and streamlining in order to improve the overall UX for OTT subscribers with both targeted advertising and programming.

Streaming Media Columns

Preserving Our Inter-generational Legacy (or Streaming Media’s Feet of Clay)

So considering streaming, file transfer, or even leaving the long tail simply unused and archived as the storage media changes around it over years, there's much to think about for anyone wanting to leave a video as an intergenerational legacy.

What's the Point of Streaming?

You might think it's crazy of me, as the executive director of the world's largest streaming technical association, to ask the question in this column's title. But I think it's actually important that we do a gut check every once in a while.

Does Streaming's Future Success Depend On Discoverability?

The future of streaming is about unification built on top of a single open standard of content metadata. Right now, it's a matter of seeing the forest for the trees.

View From the Edge: IBC 2022

There is stress in big public streaming companies that is stifling their innovation completely at the moment. Billion-dollar contracts are cool, but disruption is cooler, and the Unicorns have done their disruption now, and it's time for other actors to take the stage. So what was disruptive at IBC 2022?

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