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Q&A: Zoom CTO Brendan Ittelson

Zoom has become the go-to communications tool for everything from business meetings and conferences to online learning and virtual happy hours. We talk to CTO Brendan Ittelson about the company's remarkable growth and its plans for the future.

Elevating Remote Production in the Cloud

What's the best way to handle a multiday conference with one remote panel event after another, with about 5 minutes between them, maybe less? What if you add video playback, remote slide presentations, and the inevitable last-minute changes?

The Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most innovative, influential, and interesting companies in the European online video market.

The Streaming Toolbox: FILMIC Pro, Bitcentral FUEL, Touchstream VirtualNOC

This installment of The Streaming Toolbox is all about remote control, for mobile devices, advertising, and network operations

The Streaming Industry Turns the Camera on Itself

In 2020, the streaming media has had to use our own tools to produce our own events. How'd we do?

The Algorithm Series: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The math behind the magic of protecting live and on-demand streaming video content

How Does VVC Measure Up Right Now?

VVC today can be both useful and usable; let's hope that VVC IP owners can formulate a royalty policy that delivers the same.

5G's Future Is Broken. Here's Why We Need 6G

InterDigital, one of the chief architects of generational telecoms developments, says true immersive video experiences are a bust at 5G

AV1 Has Arrived: Comparing Codecs from AOMedia, Visionular, and Intel/Netflix

Within 24 months, hardware support appeared, encoding became affordable, and AV1 became a much more realistic competitor to HEVC. Here's how the currently available AV1 codecs measure up.

Streaming Forum Connect - How to Compete in an Overcrowded OTT Field

As people stayed at home over the last few months, OTT video moved into the spotlight like never before. Global giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as local services, have reported skyrocketing usage, while new entrant Disney+ shook up the market with its launch in March.

Streaming Forum Connect - Live Streaming in the 'New Normal'

Theatres and concert halls have been dark for months, but the hunger for shared cultural experience is stronger than ever. Live streaming has stepped in to fill the void.

Streaming Forum Connect - Innovations in Sports Streaming

From Formula 1 to UEFA, nothing inspires more passion from viewers than sports. OTT delivery gives leagues, clubs, and athletes unprecedented opportunities to deliver the most immersive, interactive, and innovative experiences possible, beating broadcast at its own game.

8K: History Repeats Itself

With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.

The 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

The votes are counted and the winners are in! Read on to find out who took the top prizes in the only awards program in the industry where the winners are chosen by the people who actually use the products and services.

The Algorithm Series: Video Player Performance

Multiple algorithms for encoding, transfer, and playback intersect in the end user's player. So how can you make the numbers work in your favor?

What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Streaming?

The spike in streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a vision of the future, as well as an opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive and stay out in front of the curve we know is coming.

The Shortlist: 2020 European Readers' Choice 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 15 categories.

Vote Now in the 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

Cast your vote until 13 August in the only awards programme in our industry where the winners are chosen by the people who actually use their products and services.

Android TV: The Future of Television?

Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.

The Greening of Streaming

The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.