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Today's viewers expect to be able to watch movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including set-top boxes, game consoles, phones, and tablets. Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of OTT, social video, and other media and entertainment video, as well as the business models (AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, HVOD) behind them.

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

8K: History Repeats Itself

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Live Streaming Platforms

Looking for live streaming services? Whether you're streaming church services, school events, enterprise meetings, entertainment content, or just about anything else, this buyers' guide has you covered.

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.

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

How to Encode with LCEVC

Unlike other cutting-edge codecs coming to market, LCEVC will have an immediate impact on the streaming landscape. Here's how to use it.

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

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?