HEVC vs. H.264: Bandwidth and Cost Savings
The case for moving from ubiquitous older video codecs like H.264 to newer codecs like AV1 or HEVC (H.265) is typically expressed in terms of encoding efficiency that translates to bandwidth and cost savings. For major content companies like Warner Bros. Discovery that have adopted H.265, how much has their experience borne out that hypothesis?
The State of FAST: Around the Horn with Fubo, Estrella Media, and HARTBEAT
With all the talk of FAST 2.0 and the explosion of FAST channels to the point of approaching market saturation, is FAST's self-reinvention a foregone conclusion, or even advisable at this juncture? What are the new and emerging FAST growth strategies that are driving growth today, as opposed to a year or two ago? And how have the strikes in Hollywood that consumed at least 2 quarters of the year impacted channel and content development?
Where Will Content Delivery's Edge Be in 5 Years?
The edge in content delivery is by definition a moving target; CDN Alliance chair Mark de Jong suggests that the ultimate definition or destination of the edge might well be the end user themselves. Where do leading content companies see the edge today, and where do they expect it to be in 5 years? De Jong raises the issue with Warner Bros. Discovery's Subhrendu Sarkar and Starz' Rob Collins, who offer their best guesses as to where content delivery is going in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
Telcos and Streaming Service Super-Bundling
How significant will telco-centred superbundles-where the likes of T-Mobile or Verizon package streaming channel subscriptions with their services-prove in the expansion of the streaming ecosystem in the years to come, and what types of partnerships is it likely to include? Bango's Anil Malhotra, Starz' Rob Collins, Revry's LaShawn McGhee, and Reality Software's Nadine Krefetz discuss in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
Why Doesn't the M & E Industry Embrace New Ways of Thinking?
Are media and entertainment executives listening to the wrong people, and not bringing younger and more diverse voices into the conversation, and is it holding the industry back? While valuing the expertise of boardroom inner circles, are there ways to expand the table to encourage more forward-looking thinking? Peacock TV VP Quincy Olatunde and Media Industry Cartographer Evan Shapiro debate these issues in this clip from their keynote at Streaming Media Connect 2023.
Best Practices for Evaluating Streaming Tech Vendors
What are some of the best practices for evaluating streaming tech vendors? Nadine Krefetz of Reality Software discusses the various factors at play in making these decisions with LaShawn McGhee of Revry, Rob Collins of Starz, and Anil Malhotra of Bango in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
How to Deliver Great Interactive Streams at Scale
An inevitable question for any streaming strategy or workflow is "Will it scale?" When it comes to incorporating interactivity, promoting it, and delivering interactive experiences that are satisfying both for large-scale streaming audiences and the brands behind them, this question is more mission-critical than ever. In a recent panel at Streaming Media Connect 2023, B Live's Jay Kopelman, Bulldog DM's John Petrocellui, and LiveX's Corey Behnke break down the problem and the challenges facing streamers and brands when it comes to making streaming interactivity is popular and profitable for all its stakeholders.
Are Videoconferencing and Streaming Converging?
Is market consolidation between two previously discrete markets-streaming and videoconferencing-inevitable or imminent? Enterprise streaming experts Andy Howard, Simon Ball, EZDRM's Olga Kornienko, and KPMG's Joel Fajardo discuss this question and the contributing market factors and technological impediments and inherent security risks in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2023.
Evan Shapiro Talks Streaming Usage By the Numbers
As streaming media and CTV overtake broadcast as the most watched form of entertainment television, media cartographer Evan Shapiro breaks down how that usage is distributed via OTT and other channels in this clip from his closing keynote at Streaming Media East 2023.
Rob Collins of Starz Talks D2C Streaming App Development & Delivery
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin sits down with Rob Collins, Director of Software Development at Starz, to discuss streaming app development and delivery in this exclusive interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
System 73's Daniel Perea Strom Talks Improving Content Delivery
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin sits down with System 73's Daniel Perea Strom to discuss improving content delivery in this exclusive interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
Dom Robinson Talks Streaming Sustainability and the LESS Accord
Streaming Media's Tim Siglin sits down with Greening of Streaming Founder Dom Robinson to discuss streaming sustainability and the LESS Accord in this exclusive interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
id3as CEO Adrian Roe Intros Norsk Low Code Live Video SDK
Adrian Roe of id3as sits down with Tim Siglin to introduce Norsk low code live video SDK in this interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
CDN77's Juraj Kacaba Talks Low-Latency Streaming and the Edge
CDN77's Juraj Kacaba sits down with Tim Siglin to discuss low-latency streaming and the edge in this interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
Estrella Media's Christina Chung Talks Expanding AVOD Channels' Targeted Reach Via Media Partners
Estrella Media's Christina Chung talks with Tim Siglin of Help Me Stream Research Foundation about expanding AVOD channels' targeted reach via media partners in this Streaming Media East 2023 interview.
Vindral CEO Daniel Alinder Talks Latency, Sync, 8K, and Vindral
Tim Siglin of Help Me Stream Research Foundation sits down with Daniel Alinder of Vindral to discuss latency, sync, 8K, and Vindral in this Streaming Media East 2023 interview.
MagellanTV's James Lauzun Talks Licensing, Marketing, and Distributing Documentary Content
Tim Siglin talks to James Lauzun of MagellanTV about the ins and outs of running a niche streaming OTT service from an SVOD and FAST content and monetisation strategy standpoint, including subscription rates, content rights, and distribution, in this interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
TeleUP's Gustavo de Medeiros Talks Digital Rights and Rural Streaming Delivery
Tim Siglin of Help Me Stream Research Foundation and Contributing Editor of Streaming Media Magazine sits down for a talk with Gustavo Neiva de Medeiros, the President of TeleUP, to discuss digital rights and rural streaming delivery in this interview from Streaming Media East 2023.
Is Chrome's HEVC Support a Game Changer for Browser-Based Streaming?
Chrome's announcement of HEVC support October last was a long time coming. But how impactful will it prove to be, given persisting DRM issues and device support? Experts from Warner Bros., Amazon, Bitmovin, and NETINT weigh in from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
Are Hybrid Events the Future of Corporate Video?
Are hybrid meetings the new normal for corporate communications, presentations, and training? EY's Waseem Ahmad and LinkedIn's Dan Swiney discuss the future of hybrid events and the technical challenges involved in getting there in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.