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Samsung: Video Apps Dominate for Smart TV Usage

At the Streaming Media Europe opening day keynote, Samsung offered hard numbers on smart TV usage, and why video is the killer app.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Oct 2012

Keynotes Offer Windows on OTT Distribution, Piracy Challenges

The first Video Infrastructure Summit begins with an overview of the parties streaming long-form video online, and the need to combat piracy.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2012

Balancing the Viewer Experience and the Need to Monetize

For Viacom, having a good encoding strategy and delivering multiplatform is crucial to keeping advertisers happy.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Oct 2012

For Debates, Online Video Is Second Screen but Not Second Fiddle

Streaming the presidential and vice presidential debates sets up the future for streaming media, one where online video is the first screen and TV is the second.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Oct 2012

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2012

Old vets join new kids on the block in our list of the 100 most important companies in online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2012

The List of the 100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2012

Discover our 2012 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. Did your favorites make the list?
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Oct 2012

MPEG DASH and HEVC: Do Standards Drive Innovation or Stifle It?

The talk at IBC was about MPEG DASH and HEVC, and that talk grew louder and angrier as the conference went on. Will standards lead to the end of the world as we know it?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2012

Video Encoding: Go for the Specialist or the Jack-of-All-Trades?

When it comes to video encoding, the choice between hardware and software comes down to flexibility, latency, and cost.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2012

Reliable UDP (RUDP): The Next Big Streaming Protocol?

New so-called reliable UDP solutions offer an alternative to TCP. But are they worth the time or money to implement?
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2012

Smosh: YouTube Gods and Unlikely Online Video Superstars

Smosh is really, really big and the two young men behind it are giants on YouTube, but only for viewers of a certain age.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2012

How to Create a Video Strategy for Colleges and Universities

Captions, interactivity, and lifespan management should all be part of a comprehensive video strategy.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2012

NBC Has Two Years to Create a Better Olympic Viewing Experience

A lesson for NBC from down on the farm: If you can't escape your problems, you might have to buckle down and fix them.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2012

Did NBCUniversal Medal at the London Olympics?

While NBCUniversal live streamed 3,500 hours of events from the London Olympics, public sentiment was often negative. We asked NBCU what it might do differently next time.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2012

Total Webcasting: An Up-and-Comer Whose Time Has Come

After a slow start, business is booming at Total Webcasting, which delivers multi-camera live streams of major events.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Oct 2012

Livestream Broadcaster Review: Deliver Rich Live Events for Less

This $495 device helps Livestream transition from a channel-based service to an event-based service.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jul 2012

DSA? FEO? Transparent Caching? CDN Value-Add Services Demystified

CDNs typically offer helpful services beyond content delivery, but trying to understand those services can be confusing. Here's a cheat sheet to the most common value-add services.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2012

News Flash for Compressionists: Garbage in Means Garbage Out

Rigorous testing comparing encodes from lower-quality and higher-quality source material gives unsurprising, but much needed, results.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Oct 2012

Vote for President by Streaming Video: Could this Be the Future?

Imagine a future where Americans elect presidents by video, having their votes and faces recorded in a national database.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2012

How to Live Stream to Any Device from a Single Encoder Stream

A Streaming Media East presentation explains the workflow for live streaming, with an emphasis on the Wowza Media Server.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2012

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