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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The State of SVOD in Europe
Already wilting under the Death Star orbit of Netflix and forewarned of further competition landing from US studios, Europe's broadcasters have drawn up plans to defend their position.
The State of Video Monetisation 2020
With dwindling linear viewing and rocketing online video ad spends, broadcasters have teamed up to form joint initiatives spanning OTT services, content pacts, and advertising.
Where Next for Video Codecs?
As broadcasters and operators move into a streaming-first delivery strategy, codecs like HEVC, AV1, VVC, and EVC show the way forward for reduced bitrates for immersive and ultra HD content
The State of OTT 2020
The SVOD market is already crowded. Do new entrants Disney+, Apple TV+, and BritBox have what it takes to give Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money?
Is Linear On Demand the Future? 3SS Is Betting on It
Super-aggregation requires a user experience capable of understanding individual taste and serving content from all of a viewer's video services. 3SS believes it has the solution.
InterDigital: Building the Mirror World
Wireless and HEVC patent holder InterDigital is engaged in long term research into next-generation codecs driven by artificial intelligence, lightfield video distribution, digital humans, and 6G connectivity.
Why Broadcasters Should be Utilising Second-Screen Culture
Almost half of your audience is using a second screen while watching your shows. If you're not using Facebook Live or another second-screen experience, you're missing out on crucial fan engagement
Leverage AI for Better Sports Content and Interactivity
Whether getting fans more involved in the action, super-serving viewers the content they crave, or better targeting advertising, artificial intelligence is the future of sports video
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
Walking with Daemons: BBC Imagines Interactive His Dark Materials
Latest BBC research into object-based media takes its cue from low-latency game streaming and puts data and compute as close as possible to the user device; uses BBC/HBO drama as example
Addressable TV: The Holy Grail of Personalisation
From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized advertising has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. Are we there yet?
Netflix Goes to the Other Side of the Mirror With Bandersnatch
Learn the streaming challenges Netflix faced presenting Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which gave viewers choices and advanced interactive storytelling.