Spring 2017 (Sourcebook)
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.
How the Sourcebook Shaped History in the Online Video Industry
This year marks the 9th anniversary of the Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook European Edition, the annual guide that's become a bible for the industry.
The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2017
Social streaming is on the rise, the BBC diversifies its output, and leading subscription services Amazon and Netflix grow in international markets.
The State of Corporate Video 2017
Do today's corporations prefer to build or buy their video solutions? Online video platforms work to differentiate their offerings, while Facebook shakes up the market.
The State of MPEG-DASH 2017
Standardization fosters innovation, and MPEG-DASH is making huge strides. Learn the rapid steps DASH took in the past 12 months, and why nothing can stop its future.
The State of 4K and HDR 2017
4K video is gaining traction and changing production workflows, but viewers aren't dazzled by higher resolutions, anymore: Look for HDR to have a bigger impact on consumers.
The State of Advertising 2017
Video advertising revenues are on the rise, along with AI, even as industry players argue over metrics. The current buzzwords are mobile, viewability, and programmatic.
The State of Live Video 2017
Sport leads the way as live video continues to grow. Will this be the year it overcomes problems delivering quality results at scale, conquering latency, and securing monetization?
Buyers' Guide to Content Delivery Networks 2017
Contrary to popular belief, CDNs aren't going away—for good reason—but their pricing models are changing. Here are the costs companies need to consider.
Buyers' Guide to Quality Analytics 2017
For both video encoding and quality of service, content providers need to make sure their viewers get the best experience possible. Here's how to select a quality control service.
Buyers' Guide to Blocking the Ad Blockers 2017
The best ad-blocking strategy doesn't rely on technology alone, but looks at the root causes that made viewers want to block ads in the first place.
How to Assemble the Perfect Production Platform for Facebook Live
Streaming live video to Facebook is easy, but if you want professional results you'll need to build a professional system first. Here are the best products to consider.
How to: Dynamic Packaging
Need to reach the widest possible audience with the fewest encoding steps? Here's how nonprogrammers can use Wowza Streaming Engine to serve both live and on-demand video.