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RealSprint's Daniel Alinder Talks Sub-Second Latency and AV1 Encoding

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews RealSprint AB CEO Daniel Alinder in the NETINT booth at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam.

Google and Paramount at IBC 2022: Use Data for Personalization, Storytelling, and Customer Retention

Data is worth it's weight in gold to digital service providers who can mine it effectively. Power that data extraction with AI and ML and it will drive personalised content recommendations, and improved search and discovery to help differentiate a service and stem churn. This was a major topic across the IBC showfloor in Amsterdam this week. 

ITV Preps ITVX Streamer for ‘Digital Acceleration’

Later this year British commercial broadcaster ITV plans to launch a new streaming service combining SVOD and AVOD in two tiers.  

Warner Bros. Discovery Talks Synergies, Scale, and Live in IBC Keynote

"We want to be whatever we wish to be in the content landscape," said Warner Bros. Discovery CIO Dave Duvall in a keynote at the IBC media and entertainment technology trade show in Amsterdam. "Our ambition is not limited by resource. Now it's about product market fit with our D2C business and scale is a big driver." 

Encoding.com Talks Telestream Acquisition and Powering M&E VOD and Broadcast Workflows

"Now the same tools that power Vantage on prem are being incorporated into Encoding.com cloud," says Telestream VP Cloud Revenue Jeff Malkin (formerly president of Encoding.com). "We will leverage the framework to add new tools and make an unrivaled cloud solution." 

The Shortlist: Streaming Media's 2022 Innovation Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in September. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 14 categories.

Half of Brits won’t pay extra to avoid ads on streaming service

Netflix's ad-supported tier and cost-of-living crisis place uncertainty on peoples' willingness to pay more for streaming service subscriptions

Survey: Enterprise Video

Annual survey of enterprise video asks readers to update us on use of video in the workplace

Comcast Urges Advertisers to Buy into FAST

In a report designed to focus advertiser attention on its own FAST service Xumo, Comcast finds that FAST penetration has more than doubled year-over-year. 

Voting is Open for the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards

Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 25 July.

SVODs Target Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

As more OTT services begin to look to the region as an expansion point, CEE's SVOD subscriber base is projected to grow over 60% from 2020 to 2022, primarily driven by Netflix. This strong growth is forecast to continue into the future, supported by the launch of new services including SkyShowtime and the steady improvement of broadband availability.

M&A in Media and Telecoms Hits Record $469 Billion in Teeth of Recession

Despite increasing interest rates, the stock market decline in the tech sector and a potential recession, M&A business among media and telcos is heating up.

Live Streaming Carbon Cuts Are Working, But There's More to Be Done: Blackbird Report

TV production's carbon output in the UK dropped by more than half in 2021, and though some of that is due to production shutdowns, there are clear signs that industry efforts to become more sustainable are working. Still, there's a long way to go, according to a new report from Blackbird.

Survey: The Business Value of Real-Time Streaming

Real-time streaming at global scale has long been the holy grail for live delivery, and a new Streaming Media survey looks to gain insight into both the current state of real-time streaming and where it's headed in the near future, particularly for sports and betting.

BT Sport Moves Further Towards 8K Broadcasts

BT Sport delivers first live 8K broadcast of a top-tier sporting event into the home, a broadcast of the Saracens v Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match on March 26.

Take the Spring 2022 State of Streaming Survey

Every 6 months, we gauge the state of the streaming industry with a survey looking at monetization, audience sizes, video quality choices, and more. Take the survey and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2.

Western Europe OTT Revenues to Hit $45 Billion in 2027

UK will lead the way with $4 billion, followed by Germany, France, and Italy, according to new projections from Digital TV Research

BT and EE Unveil New Sports and Arts Experiences Using 5G and XR

Project supported by The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport as part of 5G Create programme to develop new use cases and 5G technical capabilities

MPEG LA VVC Licensing Terms: What Do They Mean for the Streaming Industry?

Who's contributing to the two VVC patent pools, and will the combined royalties accelerate or discourage adoption? We sat down with two industry experts and the CEOs of both MPEG LA and Access Advance to get their insights.

MPEG LA Announces VVC Licensing Terms

The terms are out—20 cents per unit for hardware/paid software and 5 cents per unit for free software—but there's lots of fine print and plenty of questions remain, including those about the contributors that aren't in either the MPEG LA pool or the Access Advance pool.