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Set-Top Box Maker Roku Files for IPO, Could Raise $100 Million

Roku boxes have taken the lead with consumers and the company seems well-poised for an IPO, but financial disclosures show the company has never turned a profit.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Sep 2017

Video: The Problem With Streaming 4K Today

Limelight Networks' Charles Kraus describes the obstacles to real-world 4K delivery while the industry pushes 4K screens everywhere, in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 04 Sep 2017

Twitch Embraces Ecommerce with Amazon Associates

The new Gear on Amazon extension lets viewers go directly from the stream to purchase their favorite gamers' gear and gives broadcasters a share of the revenue; Twitch also announced heatmaps and video overlays
Online Video News, Posted 31 Aug 2017

IBM Watson Media Takes Center Court at US Open

The tennis tournament is using an AI-based solution that IBM calls "cognitive highlights" to deliver the most important clips to fans
Online Video News, Posted 30 Aug 2017

AV1: A Status Update

Netflix and YouTube could start using AV1 as soon as early 2018, while hardware implementations will take much longer.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2017

AWS Elemental's Sam Blackman Dies at 41

Blackman led Elemental Technologies from a startup in 2006 to an acquisition by Amazon in 2015, inspiring the industry with his commitment to streaming technology and community service
Online Video News, Posted 28 Aug 2017

MP3: The End of the Beginning, or a New Dawn?

MP3 may be the VHS to other audio formats' better-quality Betamax, but it's here to stay, especially now that the format is royalty-free.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Aug 2017

Video: How to Acquire and Engage Users on the Mobile Web

Google Chrome Product Manager Husain Bengali discusses how progressive web apps leverage the discovery benefits and cost-of-acquisition advantages of the mobile web while reducing its engagement deficiencies when compared to mobile apps.
Short Cuts, Posted 28 Aug 2017

Video: Is Smartphone Streaming Good for Live Video?

Kathryn Jones from VisualArts.tv, Scott Grizzle from IBM Cloud Video, and Brent Hieggelke of Brandlive discuss the consequences of proliferating live cellphone video and the resurgent "good enough for the web" attitude at Live Streaming Summit
Short Cuts, Posted 24 Aug 2017

XLive Esports Summit Spotlights an Industry in Transition

Esports events regularly attract millions of streaming fans and franchises trade for tens of millions of dollars, yet the area is still in its infancy.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Aug 2017

Video: Best Practices for Content Syndication

Panelists from The Washington Post, Take One, and NBC Today discuss strategies for increasing discoverability through content syndication to Facebook Live and beyond at Live Streaming Summit 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 17 Aug 2017

Video: Technical Challenges of Monetizing and Selling Online Video

InPlayer CEO George Meek discusses the challenges of enabling and supporting online sales of video content, from transactions to localization to time-to-market and paywalls.
Short Cuts, Posted 10 Aug 2017

Infographic: The OTT Takeover

Why the move to HDR matters for more than just 4K—and why OTT services and devices are going to lead the way
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Aug 2017

Disney Takes a Majority Stake in BAMTech, Ends Netflix Deal

Marvel and Disney titles to leave Netflix as Disney revs up to launch two different streaming services: one for sports and one for entertainment.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Aug 2017

Virtual Reality Causing an Additional 21,000 PB of Traffic by '21

Will new immersive video streams break the internet? Juniper Research says a crisis is coming unless network operators join the standards discussion now.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Aug 2017

Apple HEVC Move Means Higher Encoding Costs

Hardware acceleration and field programmable gate arrays may be the answer to the rising costs of encoding for multiple codecs including H.264, H.265, VP9, and soon AV1
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2017

Overcoming OTT's Challenges with Metadata

Metadata can do far more than help publishers manage assets and customers find content. Employed the right way, it can help deliver a personalized viewing experience that improves ROI.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Aug 2017

Hulu Subscribers Prefer Hulu to Traditional Pay TV, Finds TDG

If consumers were forced to choose between their SVOD and pay TV subscriptions, more Hulu fans would opt to leave pay TV behind.
Online Video News, Posted 02 Aug 2017

Beyond TCP: Meet the Next Generation of Transport Protocols

Lower latency while increasing reliability: That's the promise of alternate transmission protocols that expand on TCP or simply replace it as the streaming transmission champ.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Aug 2017

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