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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.

All In On NDI

Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.

Online Gaming's Need for Speed

Online gaming and esports require both performance and speed, and a robust, resilient, low-latency multi-CDN strategy is essential for their future success.

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

Cutting Bitrates, Keeping Quality

In the COVID-19 era, the right approach can check both boxes, and decisions made in response to the current demand on bandwidth can have long-term business advantages for OTT services

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Preview: Content Delivery Summit 2020

Content Delivery Summit Chair Dom Robinson previews Content Delivery Summit 2020, the leading conference for CDN, edge delivery, and distributed computing, which Streaming Media is hosting as a free full-day webinar on June 1.

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert