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Content delivery networks are evolving, moving toward decentralized and edge computing models, and content owners need to be aware of the content delivery trends and strategies that will help them get their content from origin to the last mile. Here you’ll find up-to-the-minute reports on CDN news and trends, as well as analysis of where the CDN market is headed.

8K: History Repeats Itself

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Peak OTT Traffic Could Stop the Festive Cheer this Christmas

With Amazon Prime Video streaming all nine Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day in the UK, here's a look at the challenges facing OTT providers this holiday season as they battle to cope with the increasing demand for TV content

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners

Who took home the prizes in the only awards program where the winners are chosen by the people who use the products and services every day? Read on!

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

The Shortlist: 2019 European Readers' Choice Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in November. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 17 categories.

IBC '19: Deploy IP or Be Left Behind, Says Cisco

"Find your network wizard and keep them," BBC's Mark Patrick urges broadcasters

CDN G-Core Labs Plots U.S. and Global Expansion

Luxembourg company claims its CDN and media streaming product has unrivalled performance, protection and coverage

Readers' Choice Voting Deadline Extended Until August 23

It's time to cast your vote in the 10th-annual Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards program in the industry where the winners are picked by the people who actually use their products and services

Mainstreaming Targets New Lows in Encoding and Latency

Fresh funding expected to take MainStreaming's video delivery network into new territories

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

How Australia's Optus Missed the Goal at the World Cup

Optus claimed it experienced "unprecedented demand" for live video streaming during the 2018 World Cup, but what else would it expect?

Struggling With Capacity and Congestion in the Digital Video Age

Can the internet keep up with the ballooning demands video is placing on it? And how can planners manage growth while keeping costs down? The correct answers are not always the obvious ones in this hall of mirrors.

Arqiva Urges the Industry to Join a Blockchain TV Pilot Project

The pilot begins next month, and its success could lead to longer-term explorations of ultra-local peer-to-peer video distribution.