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Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?

Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jun 2016

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2016

The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance

Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2016

Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards

Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2016

How Do You Spell Over-the-Top Streaming Success?
Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y

Where are all the cord-cutters? Without more attention to quality of experience from a user perspective, OTT will never truly compete with broadcast.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jun 2016

NeuLion Nabs Saffron Digital, Pointing to Entertainment Expansion

NeuLion adds multi-platform video service creation to its live sports streaming abilities, creating a fully-featured OTT offering.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Jun 2016

Cisco Sees 4x Growth in Online Video Traffic By 2020: Report

Video streamed to televisions, virtual reality streaming, and ultra-HD are all making huge gains, trends that will continue in the coming years.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Jun 2016

Netflix Introduces New Quality Metric

Netflix announced the open-source availability of the Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion, which it's now using instead of PSNR to analyze the quality of transcodes in its vast catalog
Online Video News, Posted 07 Jun 2016

VP9 Finally Comes of Age, But Is it Right for Everyone?

Publishers and encoding companies alike are beginning to embrace VP9, Google's open source codec. Here's how it stacks up on quality and data rates.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2016

Tubular Takes $10M in Funding, Will Expand Publisher Offerings

Tubular is also launching its Media Property Rankings, showing how many views leading online video publishers get across platforms.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Jun 2016

The Worldwide Video Revolution Is Happening on Small Screens

Inexpensive access to smartphones is letting people around the world add their voices to the chorus, creating a new wave of user-generated content.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jun 2016

What is AV1?

Scheduled to be the first codec released by the Alliance for Open Media, AV1 is positioned to replace VP9 and compete with HEVC. While we don't know many details yet, the backing of the Alliance should give AV1 a significant competitive advantage.
What Is ..., Posted 03 Jun 2016

Streaming Media East Teaches Enterprise Webcasting and VR: Video

For one PayPal executive, the recent Streaming Media East conference was a place to find answers about enterprise webcasting, and to learn about the present and future of virtual reality.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jun 2016

Video Will Make Up 70% of Mobile Traffic by 2021, Says Ericsson

Videos embedded on social platforms and web pages, as well as teens' preference for smartphone viewing are helping to drive the trend.
Online Video News, Posted 01 Jun 2016

DASH Industry Forum Chair Talks DASH Development Roadmap: Video

At Streaming Media East, Iraj Sodagar, president and chairman of the DASH Industry Forum, explained what's coming with version 3.0.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 May 2016

Growth of Streaming Services in the U.S. Is Slowing, Finds Report

Strategy Analytics reveals the first indication that U.S. consumers are nearing their saturation point on SVOD services.
Online Video News, Posted 26 May 2016

What Is VP9?

VP9 is the open-source codec from Google, and provides a royalty-free alternative to HEVC. It's more efficient than H.264, and while it's less efficient than HEVC, it compares well on quality.
What Is ..., Posted 26 May 2016

Video Publishers Expand With Social Platforms, Finds Ooyala

With 8 billion daily video views, social networks like Facebook and Snapchat are too big to ignore, but they threaten to reduce website value.
Online Video News, Posted 25 May 2016

VR Is a Marathon Not a Sprint, Road to Adoption Will Take Years: Video

In this Streaming Media East interview, Joel Espelien of The Diffusion Group explains why most people are getting virtual reality's future wrong.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 May 2016

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