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NBA and NextVR Offer Basketball Fans One Game Per Week in VR

Anyone with a Samsung Gear VR and a compatible phone can test it during the free trial on October 27. After that, it requires a League Pass subscription.

YouTube Reportedly in Talks with CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox for OTT

A low-priced skinny bundle called YouTube Unplugged may launch early in 2017, with 2 or 3 major broadcasters providing channels.

Vudu Announces Free Movie Tier, Competes With Crackle, Yahoo

Frugal viewers now have another option as Vudu adds thousands of ad-supported movies and shows to its rental offerings.

Netflix Subscribers, Earnings Way Up; Wall Street Gets it Wrong

While U.S. subscriber growth is slowing, it's not slowing as much as analysts predicted. International expansion helps boost returns.
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2016 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

by | We've counted all the votes—nearly 34,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.

Measuring Success: The Multiplatform Analytics Challenge

by | Counting viewers has always been a difficulty for streaming publishers, and today's multiplatform world makes the issue more demanding than ever. The answer is to radically rethink video analytics.

Is Targeted Digital Video Advertising Worth the Cost?

by | Digital advertising spending is set to surpass TV this year, but questions remain about whether or not the quality of the targeting justifies the extra cost

What Online Broadcasters Can Learn From Video Game Streamers

by | Gamers attract viewers by the millions to their live streams. Enterprise could learn a lot about entertaining fans and creating regular, monetizable content.

The 2016 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

by | It's that time of the year again: Here's Streaming Media's annual list of the biggest players in the online video industry. These are the 100 companies dominating the present and charting the future.

Video Short Cuts

Google's Serge Kassardjian and Recurly's Dan Burkhart discuss strategies for leveraging targeted viewer data to get better engagement with OTT services.
Verizon's Joe Einstein and Right Brain Media's Deke Cooper discuss redundancy best practices they've used for webcasts that are too big to fail, such as the Grammys, the Academy Awards, and the Masters.

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by | 2016 View From The Top, an introduction to industry leaders who's companies were selected for the 2016 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016