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AI and Machine Learning Push Video Quality to New Heights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with deep learning and neural networks, are solving OTT challenges from encoding quality to closed captioning.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2018

YouTube TV Adds Turner Channels, Raises Price to $40/Month

At what point does a skinny bundle stop being skinny? YouTube TV now offers over 50 channels, and the price will rise next month.
Online Video News, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Vimeo Goes Social, Announces Distribution Tools for Members

Thanks to new features that let members share live streams or save videos to other platforms, Vimeo feels a little more social and a little less isolated.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Feb 2018

Hulu Offers Cloud DVR Improvements, 60fps Video Streaming

Just in time for Olympic viewing, Hulu begins offering 60fps viewing on some channels and platforms. But it will take more than that to stop dramatic financial losses.
Online Video News, Posted 09 Feb 2018

NBC to Stream Live Winter Olympics Video Over Snapchat

Just days after its surprisingly good quarterly earnings report, Snap says it's getting in the Olympic spirit and making NBC its first live TV partner.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Feb 2018

Cisco, Harmonic, Ericsson, AT&T Tout NBC Olympic Partnerships

The Winter Olympics have begun, and the biggest companies in video streaming are celebrating their specific contributions.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Feb 2018

ESPN Streaming Service an Upsell for Existing Pay TV Customers

The long-awaited ESPN streaming service is almost here, but it's meant to be an addition, not an alternative, for cable service.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Feb 2018

IBM Introduces AI-Driven Captioning for Live and On-Demand Video

Watson Captioning will learn over time, becoming more accurate as users make edits and add their own custom glossaries.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Feb 2018

Video: The Challenges of Content Delivery Across an Internet Not Built for QoE

Ciena's Glenn Calafati discusses the strategic and technical adaptations that have helped an internet designed marginally for quality of service but not at all for video or quality of experience have addressed the challenges of content delivery.
Short Cuts, Posted 05 Feb 2018

Fox Pays $3B for Thursday Night Football; Streaming Not Announced

Fox wins the right to stream games to mobile phone viewers, but a broader Thursday Night streaming deal is weeks from being decided.
Online Video News, Posted 01 Feb 2018

Caffeine Soft Launches, a Live Social Network for Gamers, Artists

Two Apple veterans launch a new live video network, one built on meaningful social interactions and $46 million in funding.
Online Video News, Posted 01 Feb 2018

Eurosport Grounds Ambitious Olympics in IP Connectivity and the Cloud

Discovery Communications' sports division spent €1.3 billion on pan-European digital and linear rights to Olympic Games until 2024, and aims to make every second of every event from PyeonChang available on multiple platforms
Online Video News, Posted 30 Jan 2018

AV1 Beats VP9 and HEVC on Quality, if You've Got Time, says Moscow State

Latest codec quality comparison study finds AV1 tops on quality, but far behind on speed, and that VP9 beats out HEVC. Moscow State also launched Subjectify.us, a new service for subjectively comparing video quality.
Online Video News, Posted 30 Jan 2018

42% Won't Spend Over $20 Per Month on Streaming Subscriptions

A survey from Phenix finds that many households keep their streaming budgets low, and suggests poor-quality live streaming is the reason why.
Online Video News, Posted 30 Jan 2018

Demystifying Live Video: 4 Steps to a Compelling Experience

Creating a live event is a smart way to attract attention, engage an audience, and even make some money. Here's a simple roadmap for live video success.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jan 2018

Video: What is the Best Way to Move Streams Across Unmanaged Networks?

Haivision CTO Mahmoud Al-Daccak discusses the challenges of delivering low-latency streams across unmanaged networks in varying use cases at Streaming Media West 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 29 Jan 2018

NASCAR Puts Racing Fans in the Driver's Seat—at 190 MPH

Thanks to a collaboration between NASCAR and Twitter, fans were able to stream live video from behind the wheel with their favorite drivers. That's only the latest example of how NASCAR is using social networks to boost engagement.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jan 2018

Wowza's Anthony Lazaro Talks ClearCaster and Pro 1080p Streaming to Facebook Live

Jan Ozer and Wowza's Anthony Lazaro discuss the development, strategy, current features, and product roadmap for the Wowza ClearCaster, including support for professional 1080p streaming to Facebook Live.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jan 2018

Twitter Prepares Snapchat-Like Feature for Easy Video Sharing

While Twitter wants to learn a video lesson from Snapchat, walled garden Snapchat is learning to play nice with Twitter and Facebook.
Online Video News, Posted 25 Jan 2018

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