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DirecTV Now Gains CBS Programming, LG webOS Gains Sling TV

From the start, CBS was the giant hole in AT&T's DirecTV Now offering. That will soon change, although only in select major cities.
Online Video News, Posted 07 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

Comedy Streamer Laughly Goes Live, Bringing the Yuks in Real Time

Standup aficionados know Laughly as the Spotify of comedy, with a library of thousands of hours of recorded material. Now, Laughly is expanding with live streams and original content.
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

Discovery Buys Scripps for $11.9B, Looks for Online Muscle

With the pay TV/OTT ecosystems in flux, cable channel providers look for new ways to make sure their brands are relevant to younger viewers.
Online Video News, Posted 01 Aug 2017

Comcast Talks Xfinity Instant TV, Which May Appear Later in 2017

A revamped version of the company's Comcast Stream service could go for $15 per month, but top execs are skeptical about OTT.
Online Video News, Posted 28 Jul 2017

How Netflix and Amazon Are Changing the Indie Movie Business

The leading subscription services are flush with cash, and they're eager to buy hot titles on the festival circuits. For first-time directors, that often means trading a theatrical release for a guaranteed payday.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2017

Imagine Report Sees Momentum on Move to Unified Distribution

A report from Imagine Communications lists the top objections broadcasters have to a unified HTTP distribution system, but the company sees increased interest.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Jul 2017

Facebook's Premium Video Section Will Arrive in Mid-August

The social network has been planning an assault on the TV ad market for some time now, and viewers will soon see the results.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Jul 2017

Roku Most Popular Streaming Device, Takes Crown from Chromecast

This is a good time to plan an IPO: Roku has risen to become the most popular video streaming device, while the Apple TV falls farther and farther behind.
Online Video News, Posted 26 Jul 2017

ZoneTV Announces AI-Driven Customizable Pay TV Channel Service

With help from Microsoft and Ooyala, ZoneTV is creating a system that streams online videos to pay TV users and learns from their preferences.
Online Video News, Posted 25 Jul 2017

Barclays Analyst Sees Massive Cord-Cutting in the Coming Decade

While pay TV companies struggle to adapt to new consumer demands, lower-priced streaming services will lead to a huge decline in affiliate fees.
Online Video News, Posted 24 Jul 2017

Twitch To Stream Crunchyroll Anime Marathon

The top video game streaming site has been expanding its content offerings, this time with shows from the leading anime network
Online Video News, Posted 23 Jul 2017

Will OTT Mean the Death of the Movie Theater?

Not quite, but as consumers demand more flexibility in the ways they access content, the movie industry needs to be prepared to change with the times
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jul 2017

Netflix Posts Strong Subscriber Numbers, Now Bigger Overseas

The subscription video leader's global strategy is paying off, as Netflix now has more non-U.S. subscribers than U.S. subscribers. But is this strategy sustainable?
Online Video News, Posted 18 Jul 2017

Viewers Will Stream 47 Minutes of Video Per Day in 2017: Zenith

Streaming time will shoot up this year, and a dramatic increase in mobile viewing is the reason why. Viewing time for non-mobile devices is flat.
Online Video News, Posted 17 Jul 2017

DirecTV Now to Beta Test Cloud DVR Storage Later This Summer

Starting this fall, DirecTV Now and DirecTV app users will be the first to get live TV pausing and parental controls, as well as the cloud DVR.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Jul 2017

360° Video Is No Gateway to VR, Says BBC

BBC R&D is not convinced of the case for producing news in VR, and warns against the perils of relying too heavily on tech company sponsorship of branded 360° or VR news content
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jul 2017

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