A New Era of Streaming Wars Is Here—and This Battle Is Getting Personal
Amid fierce competition, streaming services are looking to new personalization strategies to increase content engagement, tackle churn, increase advertising revenue, and encourage users to return to their apps. What new and emerging data-driven approaches should streaming services use to boost their content discovery user experience?
Understanding the Connected TV Opportunity: A Guide for Advertisers
As CTV matures, so does the potential it offers brands. Jana Jakovljevic shares insights on seizing that opportunity
Sustainability, Streaming, and the Data Attribution Challenge
"Sustainability" is perhaps the most important buzzword in the streaming industry, but most current efforts to define "green" or "net zero" streaming miss the target.
How to Optimize Your Live Streaming Productions
SLV Live's Shawn Lam, LiveX's Corey Behnke, LiveSports' Jef Kethley, and videoRx's Robert Reinhardt discuss best practices for meeting client expectations and bringing more fluidity to your live streaming productions in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect 2021.
The Streaming Industry's Stellar 2021 Opens the Door to an Even Better 2022
We'll see even more of the innovation—both technical and cultural—that we've seen over the past year, but temper your excitement with a healthy dose of skepticism about Web3.
Where Are the Women in the Streaming Media Industry?
A look at any conference program—including our own—makes it clear: It's long past time for the streaming media industry to take the gender imbalance seriously, and to identify and address the root issues—not just the optics.
How to Improve the OTT Customer Experience Through Automation
Automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are vital components of any successful OTT service. Here's how to leverage them to improve processes, generate more revenue, and bring a better experience to consumers.
Proposed UK OTT Regulations Could Harm, Not Help, Consumers
The UK government must clearly define the problem they are really trying to solve before imposing complex new regulations that are more likely to hinder the market, rather than improve the consumer offering and experience.
The Greening of Streaming, One Year On
From an article in Streaming Media a year ago has grown a brand-new organization devoted to meeting the sustainability challenge in the streaming industry.
12 Top Features Your OTT Platform Needs to Be Successful
If you're looking to launch an OTT service, these are the questions you need to ask potential solutions providers.
The Age of the Niche Channel: What Cord-Cutting Means for the Future of Live TV
Niche channels, curated live streams from VOD, flexible ad breaks—television is changing, and proper video file preparation and management is key to making it all work
OTT Sports Opportunities and Challenges
Sports OTT services look to enhanced user experiences, more customization, and streamlined workflows to stand out from the competition
Streaming IS Television
This year's technical Ammy awards prove to the world what we in the industry have known for years: streaming has become synonymous with TV.
Is the SVOD Market Already too Crowded?
The BBC recently said that if it wanted to launch a subscription service, it would have to cost twice as much as Netflix. So how can new entrants compete in a market that's already full of top-tier SVOD services?
The New Exploration of Broadcast: Live & Transactional video
Interactivity and personalisation let OTT services cut through the noise and keep viewers coming back.
Simplifying Live Streaming at Scale with DASH-IF
As competition for viewer attention increases, features that rely on timed metadata and low latency will become more important. Underpinning these features will be a need for better reliability and the new DASH-IF ingest specification should go a long way to addressing that.
Server-Side Selection is a Game Changer for Video Streaming
As adaptive bitrate streaming soars, operators are losing control over quality and resources. Server-side selection gives them back that control.
Unpacking Digital Rights Management
Multiple DRM technologies make protection content a challenge, but with the right support, a flexible approach, and use of the cloud, publishers can keep their precious video out of the wrong hands
Heralding a New Era of Broadcast Innovation with 5G and C-Band
The impact of 5G and C-band will bring a sea change in the production, distribution, and delivery of video
Don't Believe the 5G Streaming Video Hype
5G holds promise for smart cities, smart vehicles, and industrial automation. For video streaming? Not so much.