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A Buyer’s Guide to Backhaul

Whether you call it backhaul or contribution feed, getting a signal to a studio or CDN is a key step in the streaming delivery chain. Here's a look at the options.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2014

How to Encode Video for HLS Delivery

If you need to deliver to mobile devices and via OTT platforms, you need to deliver HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Apple provides plenty of advice for compressionists, but here are some tips and tricks for encoding and testing your HLS files
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2014

Netflix and Comcast: Exploring the Numbers Behind the Agreement

It's time to clear away the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the controversial distribution deal between Netflix and Comcast.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2014

Transit: What it Is, How it Works

Thanks to the Netflix/Comcast agreement, there's been a lot of discussion about transit in the press. Unfortunately, most of it is uninformed.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2014

Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Is a Win for Consumers

There's more misinformation being written about this agreement than actual information. Lazy tech sites need to understand: It's not about net neutrality!
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Feb 2014

Ericsson Brings Global CDN Partners to Media Delivery Network

Limelight, CDNetworks, and ChinaCache work with Ericsson to bring global network efficiency to operator networks.
Online Video News, Posted 20 Feb 2014

Ustream Launches Charitable Program: Ustream for Change

While the company is pivoting to enterprise clients and de-emphasizing free services, it wants to make sure citizen journalists still have a place.
Online Video News, Posted 19 Feb 2014

First Look: Wowza Streaming Engine 4

Expect big changes from the renamed Wowza Media Server, which now offers a GUI. Both first-timers and power users will be happy about it.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Feb 2014

Why the Netflix Vs. Verizon Debate Is Completely Off-Base

Listen up, conspiracy theorists: It's not about net neutrality! The complicated reality is that Netflix video quality is due to a variety of business decisions.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2014

Goodbye Wowza Media Server, Hello Wowza Streaming Engine

The latest version of Wowza Media Server includes a name change and a graphical user interface to make the product easier.
Online Video News, Posted 11 Feb 2014

Kaltura Announces $47 Million Additional Funding

The OVP plans to speed media, education, and enterprise product development and drive growth in Asia and Latin America.
Online Video News, Posted 11 Feb 2014

Apple Starting to Build Out Its Own CDN

Apple's CDN buildout will deliver content to consumers, though it's not clear if Apple will use it for popular or longtail content, or what the effect will be on the company's relationships with Akamai and Level 3.
Online Video News, Posted 03 Feb 2014

Qwilt Debuts Transparent Caching for Live Video

Live online video is popular, but the experience is often sub-par. Qwilt aims to change that with a shared stream solution.
Online Video News, Posted 30 Jan 2014

How to Use AWS to Create an End-to-End HLS Streaming Stack

Guiding attendees from the backend setup to the viewer experience, two experts offered HLS specifics at Streaming Media West.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jan 2014

Verizon Buying OnCue TV Unit from Intel

For a price estimated to be between $300 and $500 million, Verizon will gain intellectual property and 350 workers. But will it have better luck than Intel?
Online Video News, Posted 21 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Q Factor Aims to Solve Video Buffering With an SDK

Packet loss and retransmission can greatly slow video streaming. Q Factor finds a clever way to replace those lost packets.
Online Video News, Posted 09 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Thomson Video and MStar Also Demo 4K HEVC Streaming

Consumers are getting 4K HEVC TVs whether they want them or not. Luckily, the costs will come down quickly.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Akamai and Qualcomm Demo 4K HEVC Streaming

While mass 4K home streaming is years away, one demo is showing how HEVC can simplify file creation and delivery.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Jan 2014

CES 2014: Verizon Debuts its End-to-End Solution

One size doesn't fit all, says Verizon Digital Media Services. With new acquisitions and a new management team, the company is ready for business.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jan 2014

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