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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.

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.

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 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.

6 Things to Watch Out For at IBC

IBC 2019 kicks off on 13 September in Amsterdam, and here are some of the key things to see and do when it comes to the world of streaming media.

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

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 3

We wrap up our survey of the encding and transcoding landscape with looks at Verizon Digital Media Services, Media Excel, Comprimato, Elecard, Capella Systems, Epic Labs, EuclidIQ, and NGCodec.

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.

The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing

Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.

Vote Now in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.

HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

Live video is getting interactive requiring bidirectional communication with low latency. Companies like Ex Machina, Haivision, nanocosmos, and Wowza—as well as the SRT Alliance—are working on solutions.

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks

Streaming Forum: Building an HTML5 Video Workflow

HTML5 video workflows are being more widely deployed, but missing components are slowing further adoption, says Streamroot's Erica Beavers

Encryption is Key to Live Streaming Success (No Pun Intended)

Sky has an inherent responsibility to protect the IP of both its own original content and the content that it licenses. Encryption by way of DRM is crucial, and HTTPS streaming is on the horizon

Status Update: Encrypted Media Extensions and the Future of DRM

While publishers wait for a single content encryption system that works across all browsers, standards bodies debate the future of EME. Here's what rights management will look like in a post-plugin world.

Sales of 4K Playback Devices Belie the Lack of Content

4K was always a format pushed onto the market by consumer electronics vendors, and the relative lack of consumer interest in the higher resolution along with distribution bottlenecks are restricting adoption

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.

The 2017 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in and counted, and here are the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each category. Check back for the winners in the AUTUMN EU magazine - published 23rd August!

Voting Open in the 2017 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.