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Half of U.S. Homes Have Access to SVOD Services, Says Nielsen

In a significant milestone. half of all homes have access to subscription video, the same amount that have access to a DVR.

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 Adds Facebook Live Video Support

With one-click Facebook Live support, Wowza lets brands build a presence on the hot video platform of the moment.

OTT Subscription Services Surging in Popularity, Finds Limelight

The biggest growth area is in viewers who subscribe to two OTT services, which could show an emerging trend in interest for niche offerings.

Tumblr Offers Live Video Blogging; Twitter and Vine Go Long

Platforms that got big by offering short messages are now supporting longer content: Twitter videos can last 140 seconds, and Vine is breaking the 6-second mark.
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YouTube Announces Comment Changes, Tools for Creators: VidCon

by | The YouTube mobile app gains live video streaming, the company announced during its VidCon 2016 keynote, but it's currently limited to select creators.

Brands Struggle to Build Relationships, Not Be Creepy: VidCon

by | Data is crucial to building relationships with viewers online, but use it badly and customers will feel like they're being stalked.

Live Video Production Hits the Biggest Tech Show on Earth: CES

by | This year, the CTA decided to live stream panel discussions from CES, but it made the decision at the last minute with no time left for testing.

Review: V-Nova Perseus: Does its Compression Live Up to the Hype?

by | London-based V-Nova has made some impressive claims about Perseus, its compression technology. Streaming Media's preliminary testing shows that it lives up to some of them.

VR Video: Boom or Bust?

by | A new study by Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video by media and entertainment industry professionals, but a strong interest in live OTT video streaming.

Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?

by | Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?

OTT's Me-Too Experimentation: So Many Choices, So Little Variety

by | While new over-the-top services appear weekly, they all follow the same model. Shouldn't there be more diversity in the streaming space? Or maybe there already is.

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by | By moving to server-side ad insertion, publishers can counteract ad blockers and provide a better experience for their viewers
by | Even when your video is perfect, nothing sours a streaming experience more quickly than poor audio. Whether you are running the whole show yourself or receiving an audio feed from the "sound guy," there are several areas you need to pay attention to when combining audio into your live video stream.
by | 60% of all user interactions suffer from video playback issues, yet not much is done to help solve this. Rebuffering and downgrading to subpar video bitrates continues unabated as high-speed broadband and faster cellular networks have reached near ubiquity in the United States and some international markets. So why does video still fail and rebuffer? What is the impact of video stream issues on revenue, brand, and churn? We explore these questions and more.
by | At Streaming Media East, the camera leader showed models that can adapt to network conditions when streaming over cellular, or encode 4K video and send it to Wowza.