AI at IBC 2023: The GenAI Is Out of the Bottle
AI dominates IBC discussion but application remains thin on the ground
Update from IBC 2023 – Warner Bros. Discovery Eyes “Massive Opportunity” for Ad-Lite VOD
Adrian Pennington reports from IBC about Warner Bros. Discovery's new "ad-lite" VOD approach, with its launch of an ad-lite version of Discovery+ in Germany and its new TNT Sports venture. He also reports on the recent YouTube Primetime European launch.
Marco Tempest to give IBC keynote on virtual production and the metaverse
Keynote will examine future combinations of generative AI, mixed reality, storytelling, gestural sensing and swarm robotics
Enter CNN Max: News, Then Sports the Differentiators for WBD’s Max Überplan
WBD hopes CNN Max, its latest attempt to solve news streaming, will finally crack the code. But it has its work cut out since the platform, launching September 27, is behind the curve of its competitors.
The final frontier: telcos race to launch next-gen Super Bundling hubs
New report reveals 88% of telco leaders in the US and UK want to offer Super Bundling content hubs
Voting is open for the 2023 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards
Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 27 July.
Media Cartographer Evan Shapiro to Host and MC Streaming Media Connect Virtual Event, 22-24 August
Streaming Media announced today that Evan Shapiro, self-described "media cartographer" whose incisive data presentation, analysis, and commentary is mapping out the future of the streaming media industry and overall entertainment sector, has signed on as host and MC of the next Streaming Media Connect virtual event, which runs 22-24 August.
Nominate Now for the 2023 Innovation Awards
We're accepting nominations now in 14 categories for the only awards in the industry chosen by the people who actually use the products and services. Nominations close 26 June.
FOX Ups Resolution, Drops Latency with AWS-powered Streaming
Advanced video delivery workflow rolls out across the network's digital sports coverage after reaching 7M peak viewers during 2023 NFL championship game
Via LA's Heath Hoglund Talks MPEG LA/Via Licensing Patent Pool Merger
Following on the news that Via Licensing has acquired codec patent pool administrators MPEG LA to form Via LA as a "unified entity," Via LA President Heath Hoglund discusses how the pool will operate, as well as resulting synergies including streamlined IP distribution and economies of scale in this interview with Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer.
Subscription economy set to hit $599 billion by 2026
New data from Juniper Research projects global subscriptions market will grow by 81% in the next three years
MPAI Reaches the 2nd milestone of the Roadmap for Metaverse Interoperability
The international, non-profit, and unaffiliated Moving Picture, Audio and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence (MPAI) organisation developing AI-based data coding standards has concluded its 31st General Assembly (MPAI-31) approving Version 1 of the MPAI Metaverse Model - Functionality Profiles.
NAB 2023: Datavideo Talks iCast 10 All-in-One Streaming Switcher
Datavideo's John Devries and Streaming Media's Shawn Lam discuss the iCAST 10 NDI, an NDI-based switcher in this interview from the Datavideo booth at NAB 2023.
NAB 2023: vMix's Tim Vandenberg Talks NVIDIA GPU Unlocking, SRT, and vMix 26
vMix Operations Manager Tim Vandenberg and Streaming Media's Shawn Lam discuss multistream encoding via GPU unlocking, SRT output, new mix effects and more in vMix 26 and more in the vMix booth at NAB 2023.
Philo Head of Advertising Reed Barker to Keynote Streaming Media East 2023 on the Evolving TV Landscape
Reed Barker, Philo's innovative Head of Advertising, will deliver the second-day Streaming Media East 2023 keynote, "TV: What's Next is Now," where he will help to clarify the ever-evolving TV industry, sharing how an intense focus on the customer has allowed Philo to adapt and thrive, and how it offers a model for success in an increasingly competitive CTV landscape.
Talking the Future of FAST at NAB 2023
A session on The Business of FAST: The Challenges in Monetization, Market Saturation and Viewer Engagement in the Streaming Summit at NAB 2023 brought together panelists from Brightcove, Gusto TV, Plex, Samsung TV Plus, SlingTV, and Vevo to discuss the surging FAST segment of the streaming market and strategic approaches to maximizing revenues and enhancing discoverability and personalization as more viewers tune in and new channels increasingly glut the market.
UK proposes ‘Video-on-demand Code’
The UK government has published proposals which it says will enable public service broadcasters (PSBs) to compete better with foreign streamers.
Tubi Makes Debut on Nielsen's The Gauge as it Reaches 1% Total Viewing Minutes
According to The Gauge, which tracks monthly TV and streaming usage in the U.S., Tubi has reached 1% of total TV viewing minutes in February 2023, making it the most watched FAST (free ad supported television) service in the U.S.
Netflix Ad Verification Is Good Science but Underwhelming Maths
The fact that Netflix is embracing ad verification and thus doing what is expected of every major media company that serves ads is good to know, but not particularly newsworthy on its own. What makes the announcement significant is that it shows that Netflix is relying on a measurement requirement (not of their own creation) which is simply hard to take seriously.
Take Streaming Media's Spring 2023 State of Streaming Survey
The teams at StreamingMedia.com and Help Me Stream Research Foundation are getting a jump on spring by releasing the Spring 2023 edition of the State of Streaming survey. This survey is our twice-annual look at the overall streaming industry. Take the survey today and help us understand just how the streaming landscape has shifted in the past six months.