Articles for Steve Nathans-Kelly
The 2023 Streaming Media Innovation Award Winners
The 15th annual Streaming Media Europe Innovation Awards competition—formerly known as the Readers' Choice Awards—returns with 13 categories. With nearly 10,000 votes, who are the finalists? And who are this year's winners?
Synthetic Scabs Are Awful: Netflix, AI, and the M&E Industry's Ongoing Labor Struggle
Somehow, greenlighting "Joan Is Awful" has made Netflix look oddly actor strike-sympatico, via its winking endorsement of a show that warns against a writer-less, actor-less "profits without people" media and entertainment future from whose realisation they stand to benefit.
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.
Streaming Media’s Trendsetting Products and Services of 2023
A detailed guide to Streaming Media's Trendsetting Products and Services of 2023.
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.
Scale Matters: How to Deliver Five-Nines Streams to Global Live Audiences
Any streaming workflow is only as strong as its weakest (or least-tested) link. The more massive the stream, unfortunately, the larger the opportunity and the smaller the margin for error. So, what do the experts say about the architectural demands and challenges of maintaining five-nines uptime and broadcast quality when the stakes are too high to let either suffer? And what solutions do they recommend?
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.
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.
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.
Streaming Sustainability and Imaginary Bridges in the Cloud
Only time will tell how successful new sustainability reporting standards ESRS E1 (European) and the SEC (US) mandate will be in the near-term in curbing greenwashing and improving sustainability requirements and adherence in the streaming industry, or how much of the long-term their failure might costs us.
The 2023 Streaming Media Europe 51
Our annual list of the most cutting-edge, influential, and dynamic technology companies in the European online video market.
Supply Chain Barriers to Streaming's Great Rebundling
Is a Great Rebundling upon us, with all-encompassing über bundles of once-disparate streaming services with cable-high price tags soon to engulf the OTT world? If so, the biggest barrier might not be cost or lack of choice. According to Ateliere CEO Dan Goman, the content companies involved lack the infrastructure or head count to pull it off.
Advertising, Bundling, and the Future of Premium Streaming
With the arrival of lower-priced ad tiers for premium streaming services, increasing aggregation and shape-shifting bundling options, ongoing changes to the streaming landscape are transforming consumer behaviour and adoption of pay TV and streaming services. But what do the numbers say about emerging market trends? How are platform providers interpreting evident shifts, and does that translate into user experience innovation? And is there really a "Great Rebundling" afoot, as so many pundits have claimed over the last 6 months?
Roundup: Streaming Industry Predictions for 2023
Predictions gathered here from industry experts and analysts for the streaming industry 2023 in five categories: Monetization, AVOD, Hybrid, and FAST; CTV and OTT; Rights, Piracy, Security, and Privacy; Expansion and Contraction; Gaming and Esports; Content Delivery; and '2023 Will Be The Year Of...'
The Future of Streaming Monetization: Beyond the SVOD/AVOD Divide
All too often, the monetization discussion revolves around a simplistic binary that expands only slightly on the old ad-supported broadcast model for home-based media and entertainment: subscription vs. advertising. Savvy publishers, rightsholders, and streaming services see a more nuanced landscape. Gamification, interactivity, merchandising, and direct-to-consumer apps let both publishers and advertisers super-serve fans with content that goes beyond live linear or VOD.
As Netflix Goes Hybrid, Zype CEO Ed Laczynski Talks OTT's Ad-Tiered Present and Future
As last week brought the long-awaited, and arguably overhyped debut of Netflix's new ad tier, I had the chance to sit down with Ed Laczynski, CEO of enterprise OTT app and platform builder Zype—a perennial Streaming Media 50 honoree—to talk about what Netflix's move means in the context of the ever-evolving OTT monetization landscape, and get some perspective on longtime, current, and emerging trends. We also talked a bit about how will impact the current and coming ad inventory ecosystem.
Q&A: Brightcove CEO Marc DeBevoise
The new Brightcove CEO talks about helping enterprises act like media companies.
The 2022 Streaming Media Innovation Award Winners
We've counted all the votes, and we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Streaming Media Europe Innovation Awards. This year's 14th annual awards saw more than 1,500 voters cast more than 10,000 votes for products nominated in 14 categories.
The Closed Circle
Long gone are the days of three-channels-only broadcast entertainment options in most countries, yet we remain nations of cord-cutters. Whether we swore off OTA because of monthly costs, fixed schedules, or intrusive advertising, OTT has largely won out because viewers clearly wanted something else.
The Shortlist: Streaming Media's 2022 Innovation Awards Finalists
The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in September. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 14 categories.
Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2022 Streaming Media 50 List
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 1.
Voting is Open for the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards
Cast your vote today in the Streaming Media European Innovation Awards. Voting closes 25 July.
Vimond's Megan Wagoner Talks Acceleration of Cloud Broadcasting
Megan Wagoner of Norway-based OTT Video CMS provider Vimond discusses the current state of cloud broadcasting and how the pandemic has accelerated migration to the cloud in this interview with Streaming Media's Tim Siglin at Streaming Media East 2022.
id3as' Dom Robinson and Help Me Stream's Tim Siglin Talk Greening of Streaming
id3as' Dom Robinson and Help Me Stream's Tim Siglin discuss the latest Greening of Streaming developments--including taking the conservation case to Parliament--in this interview from Streaming Media East 2022.
OTT Beyond Borders
Expanding into new territories is fraught, but experts from Disney, DistroTV, and BritBox have found a way. Here are their insights into what OTT platforms need to do to make it work.
Blackbird's Moment Arises as Video Industry Embraces Cloud-Based Collaborative Editing
Post houses, broadcasters, and video rights holders are embracing cloud video editing solutions like the popular Blackbird platform or moving once-peripheral distributed production workflows to the center of their operations.