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Video: The Difference Between Encryption and DRM

BuyDRM founder Christopher Levy and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the history of BuyDRM, the evolution of DRM technology, and misconceptions about encryption and DRM.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2017

Video: Blue Frame's Turnkey Cloud Serve Targets Sports, Worship, Enterprise

Blue Frame Technology's Chris Knowlton and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Blue Frame's subscription-based cloud service and Production Truck app and how the company is approaching the worship and college sports markets.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 May 2017

Video: Apps Are the New Middleware, and OTT is the New Broadcast

Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss DRM, apps, user experience, emerging codecs, licensing, HDR, and more in this in-depth interview from Streaming Media East 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 May 2017

CDN Market Pricing Down, but Overall Growth Continues

At last week's Content Delivery Summit, Dan Rayburn presented his annual survey of pricing and trends in the industry. Per-GB prices are down, but CDNs are making up for the drop with increased efficiencies and value-added services
Featured Articles, Posted 22 May 2017

SME '17: Scorecard—Broadcast vs. Digital Video

Digital is still behind on always-on availability, scale, and latency, but it's catching up, and it offers advantages in user experience, quality, and—soon—monetization.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2017

SME '17: Live Local Video Brings New Engagement Opportunities

Data and social media have made it possible to target video to exactly the right audience. And while social media gets plenty of attention, native platforms may win out in the end.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 May 2017

SME '17: 4 Challenges of Virtual Reality

Capturing the video is the easy part. The stitching problem is where things get tricky, and Yahoo's Satender Saroha offered ways to deal with four common challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 May 2017

SME '17: Live Linear Channels—The Next Frontier

Technological and monetization challenges stood out at this panel at the Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East
Featured Articles, Posted 17 May 2017

SME '17: OTT Needs to Offer Higher Quality Than TVE, Says BAMTech

Churn rate is the most important indicator of a streaming service's health, and over-the-top video providers can't take risks with the user experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 May 2017

SME '17: Engagement Paves the Way to Social Video Success

On social media, live is catching up with on-demand video, but different types of content demand different strategies. This Streaming Media East panel featuring the Broadway Video, the NFL, Ring Digital, and Zefr dug into the nuts and bolts of how to increase audience engagement.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2017

SME '17: Why You Need a Progressive Web App

Progressive web apps combine the engagement of native apps with the discoverability, shareability, and flexibility of browser-based content, including fast video playback
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2017

SME '17: Hulu Explains Challenges of Merging Live TV and SVOD

Blending live television and video-on-demand for millions of viewers is anything but simple, especially when each content provider has its own way of storing information. Here's how Hulu's team solved multiple crises.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2017

Google Cloud Goes After Media & Entertainment Customers

Google Cloud is now responsible for 20-25% of all internet traffic and powers Snapchat, engineering director Leonidas Kontothanassis tells Content Delivery Summit attendees,
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2017

Microsoft Debuts AI Cloud Service for Video at Build Conference

AI provides a simple and fast way to harvest a variety of metadata from video libraries. With this addition to Microsoft's Cognitive Services, developers can try it out for free.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 May 2017

NAB 17 Codec Roundup

Netflix shared its encoding secrets, while Beamr, Capella, Haivision, Harmonic, Hybrid, and V-Nova showed off advances in HEVC, HDR, cloud encoding, and more
Featured Articles, Posted 05 May 2017

Amazon, Netflix, and More Go Global With the Cloud

At NAB, execs from Amazon, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. shared their insights into how virtualized workflows in the cloud are helping them meet international demand
Featured Articles, Posted 03 May 2017

VP9 Pricing: When Does Adding VP9 Lead to Bandwidth Cost Savings?

A conference question asks when it makes economic sense for a video provider to add a VP9 transcode? We scoped out the variables and did the math.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2017

The Many Generation Z Video Services Are Due for a Shakeup

There's a lot of original online video being created for young viewers. It's hard for the players to stand apart when they all look the same.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2017

IPTV Is Dead and OTT Killed It. Will it Do the Same to Broadcast?

Broadcast television may well go away, with consumers and providers embracing over-the-top delivery. But several issues need to be solved first.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 May 2017

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