Streamticker: The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers & Acquisitions of 2022
27 Mar 2023
A look at the streaming industry's most notable mergers and acquisitions of 2022, from WarnerBros-Discovery to Microsoft/Activision to Limelight/Edgecast to Dolby/Millicast to Telestream/Encoding.com and more
The 2023 Streaming Media Europe 51
15 Mar 2023
Our annual list of the most cutting-edge, influential, and dynamic technology companies in the European online video market.
Pros and Cons of On-Prem, Cloud, and Hybrid Workflows
22 Aug 2022
Where you host your workflows can make all of the difference. Experts from Signiant, Warner Bros., TV 2, and CNN break down the pros and cons of on-prem, cloud, and hybrid.
Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2022 Streaming Media 50 List
25 Jul 2022
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 1.
Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Streaming Workflows
28 Jun 2022
Everything streaming is moving to the cloud, right? Not so fast. Where you keep your content and do your work depends on your own particular circumstances. And on-prem is by no means dead.
How to Implement Low-Latency HLS (LL HLS)
08 Mar 2022
Rather than focusing on random tasks, this tutorial will walk you through the fundamentals of encoding for low latency HLS with FFmpeg, OBS, Mux Video, and THEOplayer
How to Encode with FFmpeg 5.0
29 Mar 2022
Rather than focusing on random tasks, this tutorial will walk you through the fundamentals of encoding with the latest version of FFmpeg, including I-frame intervals, bitrate control, two-pass encoding, and audio parameters.
Testing EVC, VVC, and LCEVC: How Do the Latest MPEG Codecs Stack Up?
29 Mar 2022
Jan Ozer put EVC, VVC, and LCEVC through the paces, checking each for not only encoding quality, encoding complexity, and playback efficiency but also power consumption. Each one has its pros and cons; read on to find out how they all performed.
The State of Video Codecs 2022
05 Apr 2022
With H.264 usage finally beginning to decline and several newer codecs ascendant, this 2022 codec update reports on the most significant announcements from the last year relating to H.264, VP9, HEVC, AV1, VVC, LCEVC, and EVC.
Buyers' Guide: Per-Title Encoding
05 Apr 2022
In per-title encoding, an encoding service creates a unique encoding ladder for each video file. While available for live streaming, per-title encoding is most often utilized with video on demand.
The Building Blocks of the Metaverse
01 Mar 2022
The most important aspects of the entire metaverse project are the interchange standards and the tools, protocols, formats, and services that enable persistent and ubiquitous virtual simulations. Without them, there will be no metaverse.
Is FTP Really Dead? Tell Us In a New Streaming Media Survey
01 Feb 2022
We're doing research into the state of file transfer, and we need your input. Just for taking the Media and Broadcast File-Transfer Workflow survey, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a DJI Mini SE drone.
Beyond Software: Hardware Processing for Streaming at Scale
01 Dec 2021
Whether you use the cloud or a hybrid solution to encode your live or on-demand streaming content, high-efficiency hardware-based encoding has come of age. This article explores the math and science behind these at-scale solutions that are not only good for business, but also good for the environment.
The 2021 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners
04 Oct 2021
It's our biggest Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards competition in years. 16 categories. Almost 200 nominations. Nearly 10,000 votes. So who came out on top?
OTT Beyond Borders
11 Oct 2021
Expanding into new territories is fraught, but experts from Disney, DistroTV, and BritBox have found a way. Here are their insights into what OTT platforms need to do to make it work.
The Streaming Toolbox: Vistex GTMS, Agora, Transmit
14 Oct 2021
Vistex's GTMS manages content licensing, Agora provides transport protocols and SDKs for interactive media app developers, and Transmit offers a new spin on advertising
The Shortlist: 2021 European Readers' Choice Finalists
09 Sep 2021
The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in October. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 16 categories.
Vote Now in the 2021 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards
28 Jul 2021
Make your voice heard in the only online video industry awards selected by you—the people who use these products and services every day.
The Past, Present, and Future of Per-Title Encoding
09 Jul 2021
Video encoding began as a one-dimensional data rate adjustment that reflected the simple reality that all videos encode differently is now a complex analysis that incorporates frame rate, resolution, color gamut, and dynamic ranges, as well as delivery network and device-related data, along with video quality metrics.
The Streaming Toolbox: Hovercast, Prophet, and Pulsar
10 Jul 2021
In this installment, we look at products for interactive live streams, ad inventory pricing, and CDN balancing