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Streaming in 2016: Can't Complain

There's plenty of room for improvement in the consumer streaming video experience, but from the Rio Olympics to the Tragically Hip, it's bringing us live events in ways that were unimaginable 25 years ago.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Sep 2016

Long in the Making, BitTorrent Live Is Finally a Reality

BitTorrent Live launched on Apple TV in May with a roster of small publishers, but the company promises bigger names by the end of the year
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2016

Video Quality Control Startup Mux Takes $2.8M in Seed Funding

Mux makes it simple for media companies to learn exactly what problems their viewers are experiencing, and then find solutions.
Online Video News, Posted 31 Aug 2016

Electrifying OTT Services With the Cloud: Going Beyond the Box

Though fraught with challenges, the move to the cloud for DVR, UI-UX, and ad insertion is helping service providers and operators maximize revenue and deliver a better experience to their subscribers.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2016

OTT At a Tipping Point, Poised for Rapid Growth

Obstacles remain—from licensing windows to network capacities for large-scale live events—but it's hard not to imagine a day in the not-too-distant future where OTT viewers are measured in the billions.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Aug 2016

NBC Awards Self Gold Medal for Rio Olympic Games Coverage

2016 marks the year that viewers chose streaming over broadcast: Linear ratings were down, but live and on-demand streaming showed a big jump.
Online Video News, Posted 23 Aug 2016

Operators Look for Acquisitions to Drive OTT Growth: ABI Research

The current wave of acquisitions and consolidation is all about going to market faster with new over-the-top services. That leaves smaller players scrambling.
Online Video News, Posted 19 Aug 2016

Globosat, NET, and Elemental Team to Stream Olympics in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV provider/broadcaster Globosat and pay TV/broadband provider NET are both using Elemental Technologies solutions to make the 2016 Rio Olympics the "most connected games in history."
Online Video News, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Video: How Can Content Providers Deliver a Consistent Experience Across Devices?

Plex's Greg Edmiston, HBO's John Narus, and Machinima's James Glasscock discuss the challenges of controlling and standardizing the user/viewer experience across the diverse device landscape.
Short Cuts, Posted 17 Aug 2016

Ooyala Announces AppStudio for Multi-Platform OTT Video

In September, Ooyala will release AppStudio, which combines app templates with backend tools designed to help distribute and monetize video.
Online Video News, Posted 16 Aug 2016

Twitter May Create Apple TV App for NFL Games, Other Live Video

It's one month until the kickoff of Twitter's Thursday night NFL streaming, and having a set-top box app would make its live video easier to find and enjoy.
Online Video News, Posted 15 Aug 2016

Video: Why Are Content Owners and Broadcasters Migrating to OTT?

Ooyala analyst Jim O'Neill and Machinima SVP James Glasscock discuss why content owners and broadcasters are recognizing the need to get on board with OTT in the face of cord-cutting.
Short Cuts, Posted 15 Aug 2016

Netflix Adding TLS to Protect User Privacy

The Netflix Open Connect team announced earlier this week that it would be using Transport Level Security. Here's a look at its innovative approach to protecting viewing data at scale.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2016

Disney Invests $1B in BAMTech, Plans ESPN Subscription Service

The Walt Disney Company is making a pricey bet on the future of OTT services, purchasing a 33% stake in the MLBAM spin-off.
Online Video News, Posted 10 Aug 2016

Survey: Do You AVOD, SVOD, or TVOD?

Fill out the Streaming Media/Unisphere survey on VOD monetization and have a chance to win an iPad Pro.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Aug 2016

Hulu Drops Free TV and Movie Streaming, Yahoo Picks it Up

Hulu is no longer interested in free streaming, but Yahoo's video operations could use some focus. The two companies strike a deal for the future.
Online Video News, Posted 09 Aug 2016

Apple Reportedly Working on Online TV Programming Guide

According to unnamed industry sources, Apple is working with publishers and broadcasters to create a universal online TV directory.
Online Video News, Posted 05 Aug 2016

Infographic: Next-Gen Video Formats

OTT decision-makers are bullish on HDR, HFR, VR, and 4K, according to results of a survey by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Aug 2016

Time Warner Buys 10% of Hulu, Will Be Part of Skinny Bundle

Investing in the future of streaming media and pay TV, Time Warner spends $583 million for an equity stake in Hulu in an all-cash transaction.
Online Video News, Posted 03 Aug 2016

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