New Hub Research Findings: Old Shows Are New Again as Consumers Navigate Streamers and Strikes
This year's edition of Hub Research's annual "Conquering Content" report confirms that audiences remain happy with their wealth of viewing choices, despite the delays in new production due to the recent major Hollywood strikes. Almost two-thirds of viewers say their current favorite show is older and has existed for several seasons, a finding that is up from 54% in 2021. Some critical moves that should be made now include improving programming discoverability and focusing on licensing and syndication.
State of Streaming Autumn 2023 Survey Report Launches
Newest version of twice-annual report expands on "pain points" and growth patterns, available for download now.
State of Streaming Snapshot: Pinpointing Streaming’s Pricing Pain Points
Rising fundamental costs morph into rising platform costs for content owners and consumers
Robert J.L. Moore Talks Avanci Video Codec Patent Pool Launch
What is the new Avanci Video codec patent pool, who is involved with it, what codecs does it cover, and what does it mean for OTTs and other streaming content companies in terms of paying for codec usage going forward? Should the streaming industry be bracing for a sea change when it comes to codec royalties? In this interview with Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer, Volpe Koenig IP attorney discusses these implications and more based on what we know so far.
Spotify Remains Number 1 Music Streamer
Launches CTV ad business with Roku, expands audiobook inventory and doubles down on AI with huge room for growth identified by researchers Kantar
YouTube Tests Its Advertising Sway--Side-Stepping Standards, Winning Budgets
YouTube may be too big to ignore. The question for advertisers might be - is it so big that it doesn't have to play by the rules? Hunter Terry of Lotame discusses many of the unusual and unexpected advertising advantages that YouTube currently possesses and what that means for the overall CTV advertising industry.
AI at IBC 2023: The GenAI Is Out of the Bottle
AI dominates IBC discussion but application remains thin on the ground
Update from IBC 2023 – Warner Bros. Discovery Eyes “Massive Opportunity” for Ad-Lite VOD
Adrian Pennington reports from IBC about Warner Bros. Discovery's new "ad-lite" VOD approach, with its launch of an ad-lite version of Discovery+ in Germany and its new TNT Sports venture. He also reports on the recent YouTube Primetime European launch.
Marco Tempest to give IBC keynote on virtual production and the metaverse
Keynote will examine future combinations of generative AI, mixed reality, storytelling, gestural sensing and swarm robotics
Enter CNN Max: News, Then Sports the Differentiators for WBD’s Max Überplan
WBD hopes CNN Max, its latest attempt to solve news streaming, will finally crack the code. But it has its work cut out since the platform, launching September 27, is behind the curve of its competitors.
The final frontier: telcos race to launch next-gen Super Bundling hubs
New report reveals 88% of telco leaders in the US and UK want to offer Super Bundling content hubs
Voting is open for the 2023 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards
Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 27 July.
Media Cartographer Evan Shapiro to Host and MC Streaming Media Connect Virtual Event, 22-24 August
Streaming Media announced today that Evan Shapiro, self-described "media cartographer" whose incisive data presentation, analysis, and commentary is mapping out the future of the streaming media industry and overall entertainment sector, has signed on as host and MC of the next Streaming Media Connect virtual event, which runs 22-24 August.
Nominate Now for the 2023 Innovation Awards
We're accepting nominations now in 14 categories for the only awards in the industry chosen by the people who actually use the products and services. Nominations close 26 June.
FOX Ups Resolution, Drops Latency with AWS-powered Streaming
Advanced video delivery workflow rolls out across the network's digital sports coverage after reaching 7M peak viewers during 2023 NFL championship game
Via LA's Heath Hoglund Talks MPEG LA/Via Licensing Patent Pool Merger
Following on the news that Via Licensing has acquired codec patent pool administrators MPEG LA to form Via LA as a "unified entity," Via LA President Heath Hoglund discusses how the pool will operate, as well as resulting synergies including streamlined IP distribution and economies of scale in this interview with Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer.
Subscription economy set to hit $599 billion by 2026
New data from Juniper Research projects global subscriptions market will grow by 81% in the next three years
MPAI Reaches the 2nd milestone of the Roadmap for Metaverse Interoperability
The international, non-profit, and unaffiliated Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) organisation developing AI-based data coding standards has concluded its 31st General Assembly (MPAI-31) approving Version 1 of the MPAI Metaverse Model - Functionality Profiles.
NAB 2023: Datavideo Talks iCast 10 All-in-One Streaming Switcher
Datavideo's John Devries and Streaming Media's Shawn Lam discuss the iCAST 10 NDI, an NDI-based switcher in this interview from the Datavideo booth at NAB 2023.
NAB 2023: vMix's Tim Vandenberg Talks NVIDIA GPU Unlocking, SRT, and vMix 26
vMix Operations Manager Tim Vandenberg and Streaming Media's Shawn Lam discuss multistream encoding via GPU unlocking, SRT output, new mix effects and more in vMix 26 and more in the vMix booth at NAB 2023.