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Announcing the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards
We've renamed our annual readers' choice awards, but it's still the only awards programme in the industry that gives a voice to the people who matter most—the ones who actually use these products and services every day. We're now accepting nominations in 16 categories, until 24 June.
Get Back: Peter Jackson's 8-Hour Movie Suggests OTT Attention Spans Might Be Longer Than We Thought
Today, binge-watching is many people's favored mode of viewing. That's entirely our industry's doing (some might say fault), and it stands as a compelling counterpoint to the notion that we've devolved to the point where we're incapable of paying sustained attention to stories and storytellers.
When it comes to industry events, perhaps the old 'normal' will become the new 'exclusive'
The 2021 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners
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?
Dutch Team Launches CDN Alliance
The new industry alliance sets out to bring industry competitors together to work on common challenges, as well as be the "voice" of the content delivery industry for the world. The alliance launched this week, and is open for new memberships for both individuals and organizations.
Join Us for Streaming Forum Connect on 5 October
We'll talk latency, OTT workflows, and live streaming next week with speakers from ITV, PUSH.live, Nordic Entertainment Group, and more.
Interview with Ian McDonough, CEO, Blackbird
Blackbird's CEO talks about the appeal of cloud-native production, the importance of sustainability, and 'storycentric' production.
Ditch the Niche: It's Time to Come Up With a New Term
Calling some OTT services "niche" is an insult to not only the content they deliver but the audiences they serve. Isn't ESPN a "niche" service, too?
Nominate Now for the 2021 European Readers' Choice Awards
We're accepting nominations now in 16 categories for the only awards in the industry chosen by the people who actually use the products and services. Nominations close 19 July.
Take the Encoding and Transcoding 2021 Survey
Take a 5-minute survey about codecs, encoding workflows, and premium video features, and enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.
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.
Q&A: Zoom CTO Brendan Ittelson
Zoom has become the go-to communications tool for everything from business meetings and conferences to online learning and virtual happy hours. We talk to CTO Brendan Ittelson about the company's remarkable growth and its plans for the future.
The Streaming Media Europe 101
Our annual list of the most innovative, influential, and interesting companies in the European online video market.
The 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners
The votes are counted and the winners are in! Read on to find out who took the top prizes in the only awards program in the industry where the winners are chosen by the people who actually use the products and services.
Join Us for Streaming Forum Connect
Tune in for a series of online panels and presentations to discuss sports streaming, live streaming, and the state of the OTT market on Wednesday, 16 September. Read on to find out how you can sign up to join us.
Haivision's Teltoo Acquisition Adds WebRTC and P2P to Its SRT Offerings
Spain-based Teltoo's real-time analytics and WebRTC-enabled P2P gives Haivision an end-to-end low latency ecosystem
Where Will Video Streaming Services Cost You the Most?
Data from VPNpro points to Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden as the priciest for leading video services, which are considerably cheaper in South America, Africa, and India
Disney+ Is the #3 SVOD Service in the UK, According to Omdia Survey
Disney+'s catalog including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars propelled the service to a 16.8% market share in its first month, just behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Global OTT Revenues to Hit $167 Billion in 2025
Disney+ has helped SVOD revenues continue to rise on a steady pace, while COVID-19 has temporarily stunted AVOD's growth
IBC Cancels Due to COVID-19
IBC CEO Michael Crimp cites "many unknowns" and concerns over exhibitor and attendee safety in decision to pull the plug on the event, scheduled for September 11-14 in Amsterdam
AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link
The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.
How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Secure
Zoom meetings have become ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so have concerns about the tool's security. Should you be worried? Not if you use the tools Zoom offers to make meetings more secure, say our experts.
Tulix, Zoom, and Others Offer Free Services for K-12 Schools
Tulix is giving K-12 schools 30Gbps of bandwidth for free, while Zoom is making its videoconferencing service available to K-12 teachers as well. Other companies are working to make the transition to work-from-home easier.
The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics
Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.
The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101
Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space
The 2019 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners
Who took home the prizes in the only awards program where the winners are chosen by the people who use the products and services every day? Read on!
The Shortlist: 2019 European Readers' Choice Finalists
The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in November. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 17 categories.
Jet-Stream Introduces Free Player for Customers
With many player vendors charging per play and including trackers, Jet-Stream decided to introduce a player that's not only free but trackerless.
Amazon Rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, Plans European Rollout
The ad-supported service will still be free, and new deals with Warner, Sony, and MGM are helping bolster its catalog with more recent blockbusters and catalog titles
Local SVOD Services Beating Netflix in the Nordics
Netflix only accounts for 49.1% of streaming subscriptions in the Nordics, compared to 71% in the rest of Western Europe. The news comes ahead of the Northern Waves conference in Oslo this week.
It's Official: OTT Now Bigger Than Cable
OTT subscriptions were up 131.2 million in 2018, while cable subscriptions fell by 2%. But cable, satellite, and IPTV all still beat OTT on revenue.
SeaChange Acquires Xstream
The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million
SeaChange Acquires Xstream
The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.
Sky: Personalisation is a Powerful Proposition
In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, Sky portfolio & program manager Deepa Kutty shares the broadcaster's current and future plans for targeted programming and advertising
DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV
In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."
DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum
The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.
The 2018 Streaming Media Europe 101
Presenting our seventh-annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in online video. These are the trail-blazers to know about and follow.
The 2018 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
When only the best will do, this is the guide to use. The readers have spoken and now we're ready to announce the top streaming media players in our 17 categories.
Pay TV Subs Up in Western Europe, but Revenues Continue to Drop
It's a good news/bad news scenario for pay TV operators in Western Europe, according to Digital TV Research. Subscriptions are set to rise slightly, but revenues will be down $2.11 billion by 2023
The 2017 Streaming Media Europe 101
Presenting our sixth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. These are the companies lighting up the online video industry.
Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning
The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.
Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open
Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.
2017 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards Winners
The readers have spoken, and now we're ready to announce the top players in our 17 categories. Which companies provided the best streaming services this year? The winners are...
Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?
There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.
Unfiltered Live Online Video Shows the Need for Journalists
Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.
BT Preps OTT Service: Streaming Forum Preview
BT is using an evidence-based approach to build a standalone OTT service that also integrates with existing offerings. BT Head of IPTV solutions and Streaming Forum keynote speaker Mike Rizzo talks about what the company has learned from BT Sport and how it will compete with other OTT services.
2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Winners
The votes have been counted and tabulated for 18 categories. Which products and services stood apart from the crowd in 2016? And the winners are…
The 2016 Streaming Media Europe 101
Presenting our fifth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. This is one to bookmark.
An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!
Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Survey: Consumers Willing to Pay More for 4K
At least that's what both TV and OTT video service providers believe, according to a study from SNL Kagan and Irdeto
2016 Brings New Video Opportunities, But Old Video Challenges
As summer begins, StreamingMedia.com looks at the content, monetization, and workplace challenges that face the industry. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes
We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.
Streaming Forum 2016 Preview
With Streaming Forum 2016 only two weeks away, we asked speakers from ITV, Sky News, the NFL, and more to answer the question "What's the biggest challenge facing the streaming industry today?"
Bambuser Launches Live-Streaming App Birdplane
The new live streaming app from the Sweden-based Bambuser emphasizes conversation over broadcasting
Apple Loses Innovation Edge in Video; Now Amazon Takes the Lead
What happened to Apple as an innovator? For truly innovative streaming video hardware and software, look at what Amazon is doing.
The 2015 Streaming Media Europe 101
This year's list features 21 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.
As YouTube Celebrity Enters the Mainstream, VidCon Grows Up
In 2015, the media finally took notice of VidCon, the wildly successful conference for YouTube creators, fans, and the rest of the online video industry.
Streaming Forum 2016: Call For Speakers Now Open
The Streaming Forum is back in 2016, with a new location and a new focus on live streaming. It will be part of BVE's London Entertainment Week in February.
Live Sport Continues to Drive 4K: IBC 2015
While the production pieces are all in place for 4K sport and other content, delivery networks are going to have to embrace UDP, multicast, and client-assisted delivery before viewing becomes commonplace
Vualto Brings DRM to JW Player: IBC
Chrome's discontinuation of Silverlight support was deciding factor in JW adding DRM support
2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners
The votes are in, and here are the winners. Read on to find out who our readers voted the best products and services in the world of online video.
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Video Piracy Problems
Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.
Voting Now Open in 2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards
The nominations are in, and it's time to cast your vote for the best of 325 products and services in 15 different categories.
2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
We'll be accepting nominations until 13 May for the only awards program in the industry where end users get to pick the winners.
Xstream to Expand North American Operations
Current CEO Frank Thorup to become Director of Xstream North America; Lightbox's Simon Høgsbro to take over as CEO at company's Copenhagen headquarters
MTM Study: Premium OTT Market Will Continue Steady Growth
In a study sponsored by Ooyala and Vindicia, research firm MTM sees the European OTT market overcoming technological and rights-based challenges
The 2014 Streaming Media Europe 101
This year's list features 26 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.
IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing
Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?
How to Win the Piracy War: Offer Premium Content at a Fair Price
The video industry has learned from the music industry's mistakes: Fight online piracy by offering easy access and affordable pricing.
2014 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners
This was the biggest Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards yet, in terms of numbers of both nominees and voters. Here's who took home the big awards at Streaming Forum.
Streaming Forum 2014: Vans Embraces Interactive, Multi-Feed Live Streaming
With the help of 3xScreen Media and The Factory, Vans puts fan engagement at the center of the online experience.
Streaming Forum Preview: Talking MPEG-DASH for Broadcast Content and Ultra HD
Two sessions at this year's Streaming Forum will focus exclusively and extensively on how MPEG-DASH will affect the future of video delivery
Survey: The State of HEVC Adoption
Are you already using HEVC? Are you thinking about it, but waiting until encoding times get shorter? Or are you still on the fence? We want to hear from you in our Streaming Media HEVC Survey.
2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
The votes are in, and we'll be announcing the winners at the 2014 Streaming Forum later this month. Here are the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each of our 16 categories
Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Multiscreen BT Sport Delivery—One Year On
BT's Jérôme Tassel will share a look behind the scenes at the launch of BT Sport as well as the launch of YouView and the evolution of BT's TV services in the 2014 Streaming Forum opening keynote
Streaming Forum Preview: Building a Scalable Live Event Workflow
Haven't yet made the leap to cloud encoding for live events? This session at Streaming Forum will explore costs, technical challenges and solutions, and realistic SLAs to help you make the switch.
Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Norway's Multiscreen Olympics
In a country obsessed with skiing, failure was not an option when TV 2 Sumo delivered its first multiscreen Olympics. Kristian Bruarøy will offer a behind-the-screen look at how Norwegian broadcaster TV 2's OTT service overcame technical challenges and public doubts for the Sochi games.
Streaming Forum Preview: Is HD the Real End of the Line for Quality?
As device manufacturers push 4K and content producers move into 8K, this panel discussion will take a step back and evaluate when quality is "good enough," and what the implications are for both the online video industry and consumers.
Comment: Is Fire TV Really Just Home Shopping Network in a Box?
As a connected device for viewing content, the Fire TV is nothing special—at least not yet. But as a way to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, it could be the ultimate Trojan horse.
Streaming Forum Preview: The Building Blocks for OTT Success
Which countries are leading the way in OTT, which are lagging behind, and what can we learn from the successes and failures? Streaming Forum session will present case studies and point the way forward.
Streaming Forum Preview: Privacy vs. Profit—Who Cares About Big Data?
Consumers say they want personalised recommendations to help them make sense of their entertainment choices. But how far can operators and content publishers go in harvesting customer data without crossing the line?
Content Is King With Online Video, But it's Not the Only King
In 2014, content's monarchy is over. It now shares the crown with technology and the audience, each essential elements for building an online video platform.
2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
Make your nominations today for the only online video awards voted on by end users. We'll open up voting in April and announce winners at the Streaming Forum in June.
Over-the-Top Solutions Abound, But the Term Is Losing Its Meaning
When even shortwave companies tout OTT solutions, the term has clearly taken off. OTT is expanding, and Streaming Media is going with it.
The 2013 Streaming Media Europe 101
Our second annual list shows European companies playing a more prominent role in the online video market.
Why Curation Devalues the Product, Creator, and Viewer
One of the hot buzzwords of the last few years, "curation" is showing itself to be an empty vessel that does more harm than good.
Streaming Forum Preview: Successful Video Distribution and ROI
What defines a successful YouTube marketing campaign? Whether it's 100,000 views or 5,500, brands can achieve tremendous ROI from YouTube if they employ the right strategy for their goals, and Streaming Forum users will learn from both a global market leader (AGCO) and a small startup (Droplet) that success means different things for different campaigns.
Streaming Forum Preview: Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Video
Second-screen apps are everywhere, but precious few actually offer video. Wowza's Chris Knowlton will discuss how that's changing, and how you can integrate your streaming and OTT workflows to create awesome multi-screen experiences for your content.
Streaming Forum Preview: Video and the Future of Education
No longer lagging behind the enterprise, the education market is seeing some of the most innovative applications of video, from MOOCs to advances in lecture capture. These sessions at Streaming Forum will bring you up to speed on the latest innovations you can apply to your video education and training efforts.
Streaming Forum Preview: MPEG-DASH and HEVC Take Center Stage
The Streaming Forum programme is loaded with sessions exploring MPEG-DASH and HEVC from every possible angle. Here's a look at who'll be speaking and what they'll be talking about.
2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
Here are the top three vote-getters in all 16 categories of this year's European Readers' Choice Awards. We'll be announcing the winners on 18 June at Streaming Forum in London.
Streaming Forum Preview: Does (Screen) Size Matter for Advertisers?
YuMe will present the results of a survey it undertook with UK research firm Decipher into consumer behaviour on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and how advertisers and content owners alike can maximise their distribution and campaigns
Streaming Forum Preview: HBO Europe Case Study
HBO Europe's new media director will offer a glimpse behind the scenes of how a major broadcaster takes on online and mobile delivery for its content across 15 countries in Europe. Hint: It's complicated.
Streaming Forum Preview: The Power of Storyshowing
Jason Thibeault of Limelight Networks will keynote Day 2 of the Streaming Forum in London, presenting a talk called "The Power of Storyshowing" that will both present practical advice for successful digital storytelling and offer inspiration for attendees to get out there and tell their own stories with video
The DRM Debate Is Dead and Both Sides Won
The video industry has learned from the music industry's disastrous example, and created fair rights management systems.
Streaming Forum Preview: Netflix Aims to "Delight" Customers
Netflix will kick off Streaming Forum 2013 with a panel discussion highlighting the unique challenges—and opportunities—for SVOD providers to build a content and service supply chain in Europe
Voting Open for 2013 European Readers' Choice Awards
The nominations are in; now it's time for our readers to have their say
Streaming Forum Programme Now Online
Kicking off with a keynote by Netflix and its content and digital supply chain partners, the new Streaming Forum offers 30 panel discussions, how-to sessions, and case studies from the likes of Google, HBO Europe, Lancaster University, Topshop, BBC, Channel 4, the UK National Health Service, and more
An Instragram for Video? No Thanks, Says the Industry
Take a step back and see that the online video industry has grown up. It's more concerned with what works than what's sexy.
2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
Awards will be presented at the 2013 Streaming Forum in June, so make your nominations now!
Streaming Media Europe 2013 Speaking Submissions Due 28 February
This year's event, called Streaming Forum 2013, will be held in London in June, so get your speaking proposals in soon. We're especially interested in case studies from the corporate, education, sport, and entertainment verticals.
Help Us Shape the Future of Streaming Media Europe
Streaming Media Europe 2012 was our best yet; we'd like your input to help us make 2013 even better
The 2012 Streaming Media Europe 101
A healthy mix of European and U.S.-based companies make up our first list of the 101 most important companies in the European online video space.
MPEG DASH and HEVC: Do Standards Drive Innovation or Stifle It?
The talk at IBC was about MPEG DASH and HEVC, and that talk grew louder and angrier as the conference went on. Will standards lead to the end of the world as we know it?
The 2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners
Announced tonight at Streaming Media Europe in London, here are the winners in the only online video awards program voted on by the people in the trenches
Announcing the 2012 European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
The votes are in, and here are the top three finalists in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media Europe in London on 16 October.
YouTube's Stars, Fans, and Passions Meet at VidCon
VidCon, the annual gathering of YouTube video-makers and video-watchers, is growing every year. But perhaps it includes a little too much passive devotion.
All Eyes on London: A Look Ahead to Streaming Media Europe
The biggest online video show of the year will soon take over the Olympia Conference Centre. Get a preview of the names and topics that will make up Streaming Media Europe 2012, then learn about the new Video Infrastructure Summit.
2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Cast Your Vote Now!
It's up to you, our readers, to determine the winners in our European Readers' Choice Awards competition. Choose from 303 nominees in 15 categories and cast your vote today!
2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
Make your nominations for this year's awards in 15 categories, from encoding to webcasting.
The 2012 Streaming Media Dream Team
It's time once again to celebrate the people who made our industry great in the past year and continue to drive innovation. Presenting the 12 new inductees to the Streaming Media Dream Team!
Listen Up Hollywood: Copy Protection Needs to Go
It's time to give the people what they want and let them enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Editor's Note: Big Time
Streaming Media is expanding, with a bigger Sourcebook, the new Streaming Media Producer site, and soon a Streaming Media app for iOS and Android.
Introducing Streaming Media Producer
Our new website shines a spotlight on the issues and challenges facing professional online video producers, featuring tutorials, reviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at successful productions
Streaming Tank Webcasts McLaren, Britain's Got Talent
London-based Streaming Tank has grown exponentially the last six years, and now has a client roster including Coca-Cola, Starbucks, McLaren, and Britain's Got Talent
2012 Streaming Media Sourcebook Editor's Note
We're growing the Streaming Media brand with Streaming Media Producer and an expanded Buyer's Guide section in this year's Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook.
HLS Was the Topic du Jour at IBC
Streaming protocols are getting people talking and the buzz is loudest about Apple HTTP Live Streaming.
Sky Teams with Zeebox
Sky will integrate Zeebox platform into its own mobile apps; also takes a 10% equity stake in Anthony Rose's company
Netflix Launches in U.K. and Ireland
Netflix set to compete with LoveFilm and others in offering streaming content via PCs, mobiles, and connected devices
2011 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners
Here are your picks for the top technologies, products, and companies, announced last week at Streaming Media Europe in London
Streaming Media Europe Preview
With the addition of Connected Home and keynotes from YouTube and Virgin Media, this year's Streaming Media Europe promises to be bigger and better than ever
Online Video Strategies Preview: A Video Conference Like no Other
With a focus on how-to for people who are using video but aren't online video experts, Online Video Strategies is one-of-a-kind
Social TV: The Television Will Not be Revolutionised
Zeebox, the new venture from former YouView CTO Anthony Rose, promises to let viewers interact with television and other viewers via their tablets. Problem is, TV viewing is still fundamentally an asocial experience.
Announcing the 2011 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
More than 4,000 readers cast more than 14,000 votes. Click to see who the top three in each category are, and join us at Streaming Media Europe to find out the winners.
Nomination Deadline Extended for Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
Haven't submitted a nomination yet for the 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards? You've still got time!
My Kingdom for a Curator!
Curation is no longer the realm of academia, museums, and galleries. We're all curators now.
The 2011 Streaming Media Dream Team
As the Streaming Media Dream Team enters its third year, we find ourselves honouring more and more new faces while still finding that there are plenty of names from online video's "old guard" that deserve recognition.
RealNetworks Reboots with Upgraded Helix Server
Fighting misconceptions, RealNetworks comes out with a new version of Helix Universal Media Server—and a new attitude
2011 Editors' Picks for the Best in Streaming Video
What do the Apple iPad, Telestream Wireless, and WebM have in common? They're all winners in our book.
Editor's Note: Embrace the Chaos
Whether you're talking video formats, connected devices, or HTML5 vs. Flash, the world of online video is a mess. And that's a good thing.
Make Your Nominations Now for the 2011 Streaming Media Dream Team
Submit your picks now for our annual list of the "Who's Who of Online Video in Europe"
Editor's Note: Got to Be Real
The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Editor's Note: Got to Be Real
As the success of Funny or Die demonstrates, a successful social media strategy is all about an authentic relationship with your audience
Nordic Media Summit Brings Togethers Scandinavian Online Video Leaders
The event, organized by Xstream, will feature speakers from Aftonbladet, Ekstra Bladet, TV2 Norway, and Microsoft.
The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners
3,400 voters. 12,700 votes. 13 winners.
VBrick Brings Streaming to Unified Communications
OCS Streaming Gateway and Enterprise Media System integrates streaming video into Microsoft Office Communicator and SharePoint
Announcing the 2010 European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
The votes are in, and here are the top three vote-getters in each of this year's 12 categories.
Editor's Note: It Is What It Is
Unicorn Introduces Media-as-a-Service 4.0
Among other changes, the new version of Unicorn Media's platform offers multiple users within a single account, each with their own access rules
2010 Readers' Choice Awards
We're now accepting nominations for the 2010 European Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, to be given at this year's Streaming Media Europe in London
iPad and HTML5 Support: Hype or Reality?
A new survey-based report by StreamingMedia.com's Jan Ozer reveals just how widespread iPad and HTML5 Video support is today, and how prevalent it will be in the next 18 months.
TeliaSonera Chosen to Webcast Eurovision Finals by Russian Broadcaster
Russia's in the Eurovision finals, and supporters will be able to watch online around the globe
Introducing Our Latest Site, OnlineVideo.net
OnlineVideo.net is "StreamingMedia.com" for the rest of the world
Editors' Picks 2010: The Best of the Best
Our annual list of the most innovative, important, and just plain coolest stuff in online video
Editor's Note: International Affairs
This is the sixth issue we've published since we brought Streaming Media magazine to Europe, but I have to admit it feels like it's the one where we've finally hit our stride.
The 2010 Streaming Media Dream Team
Since last year's Streaming Media Dream Team marked our first attempt to honour the leading lights in the world of online video and audio, we cast our net both wide and deep. So it was no surprise, really, that many of the names on the list were, well, no surprise.
Editor's Note: Right On The Money
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2010 Streaming Media Europe Dream Team
It's time once again for you to nominate the top players in the online video world for possible inclusion on the annual Streaming Media Europe Dream Team.
Thurs., Jan. 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
ViVu Brings Video Collaboration to Skype
VuRoom lets Skype users initiate multi-participant videoconferences including slides, embedded video, and desktop sharing.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Smartnering
Live from San Jose: Streaming Media West and the Online Video Platform Summit
We'll be streaming Jeremy Allaire's keynote from the Online Video Platform Summit as well as the Readers' Choice Awards reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fri., Nov. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
VidCompare Puts Online Video Platform Comparison Shopping At Your Fingertips
Launched last month, the VidCompare site lets users search and compare from among 58 online video platform providers to find the solution that best fits their needs.
Mon., Nov. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Coming In February: The 2010 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook
It's our biggest and (we hope) best issue of the year. But don't take our word for it; click here to see what one of our Streaming Media magazine subscribers has to say about it.
Thurs., Oct. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Who Says Print is Dead?
Encoding.com Brings Cloud Transcoding to the Desktop
Users can now drag and drop files into an Adobe AIR application right on their desktops, with transcoding taking place in the cloud.
Thurs., Oct. 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
The Envelope Please: The 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners
The winners of the inaugural Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards were announced last night at Streaming Media Europe.
Conference Preview: Streaming Media Europe 2009
Keynotes from Disney, ITN On, informitv, and the IAB UK highlight this year's event, coming up in London in October. Click here for video interviews with two of the keynoters.
Announcing the 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
More than 5,500 votes were cast for more than 200 products—here are the top three vote-getters in each category.
Mon., Sept. 7, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
BitGravity and Episodic Partner with Showtime for International MMA Webcast
BitGravity and Episodic are helping Showtime deliver the first global Strikeforce: All Access event on Saturday, with multiple camera feeds and social media integration.
Fri., Aug. 14, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Blame It on the Blockbuster
Why do we focus on what online isn't built to do—the big blockbuster video event?
Adobe Strobe Goes Open Source
Now called Open Source Media Framework, Adobe's Strobe aims to help developers more easily build media players optimized for the Flash platform.
Tues., July 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
The Reinvention of ViewCast
Long known as a hardware company, ViewCast is redefining itself as a complete media management offering since its acquisition of Ancept Media Server earlier this year.
Mon., July 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Delve Introduces Self-Service Online Video Platform
Basic, but not bare-bones, Delve's new service offers a solid entry point for customers to get in the online video game.
Mon., July 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Voting Now Open For The First Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards
In the only awards program of its kind in our industry, winners will be chosen by end users themselves. Vote today!
Mon., July 6, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Accordent Introduces Completely New Version of Media Management System
Rebuilt from the ground up using Microsoft's .NET framework, Accordent Media Management System V 3 offers expanded reporting capabilities, increased scalability, and more flexibility.
Tues., June 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
RealNetworks Announces Linux Netbook Licensing Agreement
RealPlayer for Mobile Devices can now be pre-installed on Linux Instant-On OS Netbooks, including Ubuntu devices.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Tremor Media Introduces New Interactive Ad Format
Called vChoice, the format includes a menu of clickable options after a short teaser.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Announcing the Inaugural European Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
In the only awards program of its kind, end users and consumers will vote for the best of the online video industry in a dozen categories.
Fri., May 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Elemental Introduces GPU-Based Video Processing System
Already in use at Brightcove, the beta Elemental Server uses massively parallel GPUs for H.264 and VC-1 output.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
More News Now on StreamingMedia.com
We'll now be delivering more breaking news, in addition to the features, reviews, how-to articles, and analysis we've always offered.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Qumu Releases Open-Source Silverlight Mutlicast Plug-In
New plug-in developed by Qumu and Microsoft enables multicast for Silverlight in enterprise deployments.
Mon., May 11, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
NAB 2009 Highlights
Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
The 2009 Streaming Media Dream Team
Our picks for the most influential, innovative, and important people in the European online video space.
Editor's Note: Bullish on Online Video
Despite the struggling economy, the world of online video is still a good place to be.
Editor's Note: No Limits
Live webcasts of President Obama's inauguration revealed the promise and limitations of streaming media.
Nominations Now Open for the 2009 Streaming Media Dream Team
We’re looking for you to nominate the top players in the online video game for the inaugural Streaming Media Dream Team.
Tues., Feb. 3, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: User-Generated Politics
How the YouTube generation turned the 2008 Presidential election upside-down, and not just for the Obama campaign.
Mon., Jan. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
CDNetworks, Widevine Announce Partnership
CDNetworks customers now have access to Widevine's DRM solutions, which cover Windows Media, Silverlight, and Flash, in addition to QuickTime and Real.
Fri., Jan. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Standard Time
DRM and video formats and players are among the most hotly debated topics in streaming media. But the question those in the field should really be asking is, "Why have competing video formats at all?"
London Calling: Streaming Media Europe Preview
Four high-profile keynote speakers—from the BBC, Vodafone, MTV, and Dailymotion—lead the way as Streaming Media Europe moves forward.
Editor's & Publisher's Note: Growing Up
As Streaming Media magazine expands into Europe, its editor and publisher look back at its past an forward to its future.
The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: No Doubt
The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards and other announcements from the editor's desk
Readers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Today
Voting opens today for our second annual awards. Almost 200 products and services have been nominated in 20 categories. Each voter will be entered to win an 8GB iPhone.
Mon., July 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Nomination Period for Readers' Choice Awards Extended
Due to popular demand, the nominations process will now remain open until Friday, July 25, and reader voting will begin on Monday, July 28.
Tues., July 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Call for Nominations
Last year, more than 3,000 people voted in the inaugural Readers' Choice Awards. This year's awards feature a new, expanded list of categories. Nominations are due by July 21, so get yours in today.
Thurs., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Don't Call It a Comeback
Whether his venture succeeds or fails, the involvement of an A-list Hollywood star like David Caruso in a streaming video startup says volumes about the level of attention online video is receiving these days.
A Whole New Lexicon: David Caruso Launches Online Video Company
CSI: Miami actor David Caruso has joined forces with two streaming industry veterans, Nils Lahr—one of the original architects of Windows Media—and Frank Nein, to launch a new online video initiative, Lexicon Digital.
Tues., June 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: Beyond the Bottom Line
As StreamingMedia.com celebrates 10 years, Oprah and Operation MySpace make webcasting history.
Editor's Note: Continuing Education
Our goal in the streaming industry should be for video to be just another business and communication tool, like the fax machine. Streaming's not there yet, but the 4EVER Group's video clips remind us that the tools of our trade have become both ubiquitous and simple enough that people are able to use them while still focusing on the tools of their trades.
Coming Soon: The Streaming Media All-Stars
This year, Streaming Media magazine will honor the most influential people from the past 10 years, and we're looking for help from you.
Tues., Jan. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity
London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.
Editor's Note: Is There Anybody Alive Out There?
Like so many other albums, Bruce Springsteen's Magic "leaked" almost a month before its release date, to the chagrin of the record label and the delight of fans. But as people download more content in solitude, either legally or illegally, are we losing out on something more important?
Tues., Oct. 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Wowza Media Continues to Grow
Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Pando Introduces Streaming Service
The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
New Kids in Town: Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into new territory
Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into a new territory.
Editor's Note: Hot Enough for Ya?
Whether you were a content publisher or a technology geek, there was a palpable sense that Streaming Media East was the place to be this year.
Streaming Media East 2007: Emphasis on the Enterprise
Announcements from Accordent and Media Publisher highlight the news coming out of Streaming Media East this week, sending a clear message that enterprise streaming is as strong as ever.
Tues., May 15, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Microsoft Announces Silverlight Streaming and More at MIX07
In the opening keynote of its second annual developer and designer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed more details about Silverlight, including Silverlight Streaming and some very cool features in Expression Media Encoder.
Mon., April 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
NAB 2007: Major Announcements from Microsoft and Adobe Shake Up the World of Online Video
With Microsoft’s introduction of Silverlight and Adobe’s announcement of the Adobe Media Player, it’s the beginning of a whole new era in online video delivery and consumption.
Mon., April 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Commentary--Viacom vs. GooTube: Napster All Over Again?
Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: You Who?
Time and the technology behind user-generated content
Neal Page, Founder and CEO of Inlet Technologies
Streaming Media Then and Now
Microsoft Announces Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere and Expression Studio
New tools for video encoding and management, as well as cross-platform rich media integration, show renewed commitment to video in Redmond.
Mon., Dec. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor's Note: The More Things Change...
Excellence in the Enterprise
In the enterprise, however, the ROI is proven, as the following case studies—think of this article as a “virtual panel presentation,” if you will—attest. The experiences of each organization—Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and Wachovia—reveal different challenges and successes in the enterprise space.
Excellence in the Enterprise
Four streaming pros share their expertise and the lessons they've learned in implementing successful video communications initiatives in their organizations.
Internap Acquires VitalStream
The network services provider agreed to purchase the CDN in a stock-only deal valued at $217 million.
Thurs., Oct. 12, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Ben Waggoner, Program Manager, Microsoft Codec Team
What's New in Windows Media
Rod Bacon, President and Co-founder of Media Publisher, Inc.
Streaming in the Enterprise
Shelly Palmer, Author of Television Disrupted
Network TV vs. Networked TV
Limelight Networks and Panther Express Each Announce Major Funding Rounds
Goldman Sachs invests $130 million in Limelight Networks, while Greylock funds Panther Express with $6 million.
Wed., July 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Scot McLernon, SVP of Advertising, CBS Digital Media
The Online Video Advertising Landscape
Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple
More than a year after settling with Microsoft, it's déjà vu all over again as the two companies battle it out in court over Burst's video and audio delivery patents.
Wed. April 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen