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A King’s Ransom: Why Do OTT Subscription Costs Keep Rising?

The subscription video market is getting crowded, so why aren't prices declining? To understand that, first understand which actors are driving the market.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jun 2017

Video: How to Engage Users and Merchandise Your Content

Hulu CTO Tian Lim discusses the challenges of monetizing and merchandising content while working within the restrictions of current content licensing parameters and not inserting too many ads.
Short Cuts, Posted 15 Jun 2017

Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?

There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2017

TDG Defines the Four Types of Subscription Video Streamers

All adult SVOD users can be broken into four mutually exclusive groups, research says, and surprisingly few of them are cord-cutters.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Jun 2017

77% of Viewers Want a la Carte Channel Selection, Finds TiVo

While consumers still want a la carte service, which no provider offers, they're willing to pay less for an ideal lineup than they used to be.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Jun 2017

BlueFrame Debuts Free OTT Platform for College Sports Streaming

College sports organizations can stream to fans on four connected TV platforms free for one year, and at a low monthly cost after that.
Online Video News, Posted 13 Jun 2017

Long-Form Rules: Long Video Now Leads on Every Size Screen

Previously, mobile viewers spent more time watching short-form videos. That's no longer the case as even phone viewers go long.
Online Video News, Posted 13 Jun 2017

Video: How to Improve the User Experience for OTT and TVE

FOX Sports Go SVP Clark Pierce discusses the importance of user experience in delivering a next-level TV experience with TVE and OTT services, and suggests some effective ways to get there.
Short Cuts, Posted 13 Jun 2017

40% Prefer to Stream Movies and TV Shows, 26% Prefer to Download

In our always-connected culture, people would rather stream videos when they want to watch them rather than downloading them ahead of time.
Online Video News, Posted 13 Jun 2017

Video: IBM Cloud Video Combines Ustream and Clearleap for an Uber OVP/OTT Platform

IBM Cloud Video's Scott Grizzle and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss new developments at IBM Cloud Video in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jun 2017

Video: How Can Online Video Achieve Parity With Broadcast TV?

Akamai's John Bishop discusses the current state of online video vis a vis broadcast TV, and the key points of comparison: scale, fidelity, operation, and monetization.
Short Cuts, Posted 08 Jun 2017

HDR: The More Bits, the Better

Apple's new Macs feature 10-bit HEVC decoding for HDR video viewing. To understand why that's important, it's worth a look at an old technology—film cameras
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2017

Video: How Hulu Blurred the Lines Between Live, DVR, and VOD

Hulu CTO Tian Lim and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss how Lim's team brought live streaming to Hulu and the technical and business challenges they faced in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2017

Video: Is Live Linear About to Explode?

Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Major League Baseball Advanced Media's Joe Inzerillo discuss the rapid rise of live linear and the changing dynamics of the OTT market.
Short Cuts, Posted 05 Jun 2017

Apple TV Subscribers Can Soon Enjoy Amazon Video Streaming

Forget the HomePod speaker: For Apple TV owners, the big WWDC news is that the Apple TV will soon gain an Amazon Prime Video app.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Jun 2017

Netflix Will Grow to 128M Global Subscribers by 2022, Up 44%

Despite being locked out of China—the world's largest market—Netflix shows impressive foreign growth. But a new Russian law could spell trouble.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Jun 2017

Video: Peer-Accelerated Delivery for Large-Scale OTT Optimization

Streamroot's Erica Beavers and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Streamroot's peer-to-peer-based OTT optimization services for large-scale broadcasters in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jun 2017

Plex Announces Live Local TV Service for Plex Pass Subscribers

Expanding beyond its media server beginnings, Plex wants to be a fully-featured cord cutting solution. The company also improved its DVR feature.
Online Video News, Posted 01 Jun 2017

Video: Are OTT Skinny Bundles Missing the Big Picture?

Vimond CEO Helge Hoibraaten argues that, as an industry, we're missing the point with OTT skinny bundles, aiming for incremental improvements over linear TV rather than anticipating what OTT viewers really want.
Short Cuts, Posted 29 May 2017

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