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OTT Video Revenue to Swell to $65 Billion Worldwide by 2021

Subscription services currently make up the largest share of online video revenues, but advertising-based services will take the lead by 2020.

Olympics a Challenge for Cord-Cutters; Is Netflix the Answer?

Call it a pipe dream, but nearly one-third of Americans would like to watch Summer Olympics video live on Netflix. Does SVOD have a future with the IOC?

Ooyala Adds Server-Side Ad Insertion for Live Video Streams

Viewers will see targeted ads whether they view live or on-demand content, and frequency capping will keep viewers from feeling annoyed.

Microsoft Introduces Stream, New Enterprise Video Platform

Building from Office 365 Video, Stream is Microsoft's attempt at an end-to-end enterprise video platform. Anyone can try it for free now, but the company will start charging later this year.
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Review: EasyLive's Video-Mixer-in-the-Cloud Simplifies Operations

by | By creating a video mixer that's accessible from any location, EasyLive promises no-fuss live streaming to multiple platforms. Here's how it performed in our testing.

Beyond Standards: Moving Past MPEG to Create a Video-Friendly Web

by | As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.

When it Comes to HTML5 Playback, the Devil's in the Details

by | The promise of a unifying standard to simplify our lives is attractive, but putting it into practice is another thing. Here's how one HTML5 video project got messy in a hurry.

What Works Now: Videos Become Quirky, Funny, Bingeable, Snackable

by | Looking back at this year's newfront announcements, it's clear that long-form series are best left to the SVODs, while online publishers keep things short and breezy.

What Higher Education Can Learn From Podcasts: How to Go Long

by | Why do long-form video lectures get dull in a hurry, while long-form podcasts remain engaging? Because podcasts are built on conversations.

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Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia discusses issues with latency, bandwidth, user experience, encoding, reach, and quality facing content creators as they make the leap into live VR.
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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.