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Ericsson to Acquire Envivio for $125M in All-Cash Deal: IBC 2015

Ericsson adds Envivio's software-based video compression to its portfolio, and also announced a partnership with AT&T to evolve DirecTV and U-verse.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2015

Video Optimization and Your Business

If you've got enough content, video optimization can help your viewers and your bottom line. We take a look at the offerings from three players in the space—Beamr, Cinova, and EuclidIQ—to see what each one has to offer.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Sep 2015

Church and Slate: How Houses of Worship Can Become Content Companies

Houses of worship can benefit from adopting concepts, tools, and workflows from mainstream media companies to extend their reach and grow their ministries. We'll discuss several of those in this article, including developing a content strategy, content creation, asset management, live streaming, collecting and evaluating analytics, and more.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2015

Commentary: The Streaming Industry Gangs up on HEVC with the Alliance for Open Media

With Google, Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, and others joining forces in the Alliance for Open Video to create a new royalty-free codec, an alternative to HEVC (and its controversial royalties) is on the way. Does this spell the beginning of the end for HEVC?
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2015

MTV Brings Live 360 Virtual Reality to the Video Music Awards

Music lovers felt like they were standing on the red carpet with Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and more when MTV streamed 360-degree VR live from its awards show.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Aug 2015

Brightcove Survey Highlights Mobile Streaming Delivery Confusion

The rush to support mobile video delivery is fueling the growth of hosted video services, as companies struggle with monetization and wide platform support.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Aug 2015

With HEVC Royalty Payments Getting Steep, it's Thor to the Rescue

What can battle the two HEVC patent pools and the third one being formed? Cisco's open source video codec Thor is on the horizon.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Aug 2015

Cicso Plans an End Run Around Greedy Patent Pools With Thor

There are now two HEVC patent pools with a third one on the way. But with enough industry support Cisco could create a high-quality royalty-free alternative.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Aug 2015

Vote Now in the 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to make your voice heard in our 9th annual Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards where the end users choose the winners
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Aug 2015

Boycott HEVC Advance! Say No to the Patent Pool's Unjust Terms

Columnist Dan Rayburn calls on the online video industry to band together and refuse HEVC Advance's unfair, unreasonable, and greedy charges.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2015

HEVC Advance Royalties: Onerous or Not?

A cost analysis reveals that while HEVC Advance's royalty structure makes HEVC a no-go for TVOD services like M-GO, an SVOD service like Netflix would achieve enough bandwidth savings to offset the royalty payment
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Aug 2015

The Great UHD Debate: 4K Battles HDR for the Future of TV

Does a higher resolution guarantee the best image quality, or does better contrast and brightness? And can today's limited bandwidth handle all that data?
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Aug 2015

Infographic Shows OTT Trends, Including a Strong Shift to Fiber

An infographic created from Level 3 and Unisphere Research data shows a change in OTT business practices, as well as the top 10 OTT challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2015

HEVC Advance: What Do the Royalties Mean for Video Publishers?

While there have been some heated arguments against the royalties announced by the new patent group, the payments appear to be appropriate. We break it down with real-world numbers.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jul 2015

HEVC Advance Announces Royalty Rates, Wants 0.5% of Gross Revenue

Licensing costs for Netflix and Facebook would total over $100 million per year, and terms are retroactive. Group calls terms "fair and reasonable."
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2015

A Streaming Snapshot: Articles Show Video Industry in Transition

HTML5 and MPEG-DASH are enjoying the spotlight, but Flash may never go away. This month's Streaming Media magazine shows the state of the industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jul 2015

For Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, the Sky’s the Limit

Comic books were just the beginning. The company behind The Walking Dead comic is making big moves into cutting-edge pop culture-oriented videos.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2015

Choosing a Streaming Appliance

Need a streaming appliance for live event production? Read this to learn the history of the live streaming appliance market, then discover the features that matter when making a purchase.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2015

Live Streaming Summit Joins Streaming Media West Offerings

Call for speakers now open for the only U.S. event devoted completely to the technologies and strategies involved in streaming large-scale live events and live linear channels
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2015

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