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How to Reduce the Streaming Industry's Carbon Footprint

Reducing the carbon impact and energy intensity of streaming media requires an industry-wide focus on both educating consumers and managing their service expectations

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How 5G Network Slicing Can Increase Monetization

While the telco industry has recently lost profits to service providers, 5G network slicing offers multiple networks that can create highly monetized tiers of service

How OTT Aggregators Can Best Serve Diaspora Communities

Ellen Grogan of Brightcove talks about the ways OTT aggregators can serve diaspora communities via offering distinctive content discovery and advertising delivery

Will Live Linear Streaming Replace Traditional Broadcast TV?

Digital-first unicast streaming platforms give viewers more flexibility over traditional linear broadcasting while lessening the unpredictable complications of live scheduled programming like sporting events, says Jean Macher of Harmonic

How the Pandemic Changed Enterprise Streaming

Troy Fernald of Haivision talks about the ways that COVID necessitated a new focus on mission-critical applications to enhance real-time situational awareness between the nerve centers of corporate, government, and health organizations and their remote workers

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Get Back: Peter Jackson's 8-Hour Movie Suggests OTT Attention Spans Might Be Longer Than We Thought

Today, binge-watching is many people's favored mode of viewing. That's entirely our industry's doing (some might say fault), and it stands as a compelling counterpoint to the notion that we've devolved to the point where we're incapable of paying sustained attention to stories and storytellers.

How YouTube Encodes Videos

Looking for insights into exactly how YouTube encodes billions of videos? Jan Ozer went down the rabbit hole and shares what he discovered about AV1, VP9, and resolutions.

The Future Is Real Time, and It Starts Now

Where and how does "real time" fit into your workflows in this "COVID and beyond" era? Similar to global wars accelerating advan­ces in medicine such as plastic surgery, COVID has pushed all of us working in streaming media to rethink, innovate, optimise, and rebuild many components of our day-to-day responsibilities. 

Judging Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool

As a metric, Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) showed some bright spots, but it's hard to see it bumping VMAF or SSIMPLUS from real-world workflows without a lot more verification.

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