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Aereo Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Plans for Next Stage

The streaming service looks to the courts to help it move past lawsuits and debts, and focus on a new strategy.
Online Video News, Posted 21 Nov 2014

The 2014 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

The readers have spoken, and today we presented the awards at Streaming Media West. Here's the online video industry's cream of the crop in 31 categories.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Nov 2014

CDN Survey Examines US/UK Business and Personal Viewing Habits

What benefits do our readers see in CDN services? A report sponsored by Akamai and Streaming Media uncovers fragmentation and opportunities.
Online Video News, Posted 17 Nov 2014

Online Video Leaders Join to Create Streaming Video Alliance

Leaders from all parts of the online video ecosystem come together to create an industry group that will work for the betterment of streaming interoperability and quality.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Nov 2014

Ad Breaks Rise in Long-Form Online Video, Says FreeWheel Report

After years of long commercial breaks on television, viewers are willing to accept the same experience on streamed content.
Online Video News, Posted 14 Nov 2014

Yahoo to Acquire BrightRoll for $640M in Cash

Like AOL before it, Yahoo has decided that owning a piece of the programmatic online video ad market is a smart business decision.
Online Video News, Posted 11 Nov 2014

Ugly Net Neutrality Debate Full of Illogical Ideas and Assumptions

Net neutrality is a an incredibly complex set of problems that politicians and pundits oversimplify
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Nov 2014

IAB Creates Center for Online Video Research and Promotion

The new IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence will evaluate standards, create research, and identify online video advertising best practices.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Nov 2014

Cogent Says it Slowed Down Netflix Traffic Earlier This Year

ISP admits that it created a "fast lane" for non-Netflix traffic in February and March, right around the time Netflix signed an interconnection deal with Comcast
Online Video News, Posted 05 Nov 2014

RealNetworks Discontinues Helix Media Delivery Suite of Products

The online audio and video pioneer has stopped Helix suite licensing with little fanfare and no official explanation.
Online Video News, Posted 31 Oct 2014

The 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes have been counted, and here are the top three vote-getters in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media West on November 19.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2014

Don't Blame the ISPs! Netflix's Choices Caused Massive Slowdown

Everyone's favorite SVOD is quick to point the finger and demand greater net neutrality, but new data shows Netflix's choices led to widespread harm.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Oct 2014

Proposed FCC Rule Changes Could Help Streaming Companies Compete

By modernizing the definition of multichannel video programming distributor, the FCC gives a boost to streaming-only TV services.
Online Video News, Posted 29 Oct 2014

Aereo, Again in Court, Dealt Another Setback by Federal Judge

The startup is now barred from streaming live broadcasts nationwide, but could still find a business with time-shifted content.
Online Video News, Posted 24 Oct 2014

Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming

Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API in the coming months, so Smooth Streaming providers need to come up with a strategy soon.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Oct 2014

Adobe: Smartphones Surpass Tablets for Online Video Viewing

In its latest benchmark of the online video industry, Adobe finds that mobile and console views—as well as ad loads—are on the rise.
Online Video News, Posted 21 Oct 2014

Ooyala Buying Videoplaza, Branching Into Online Video Advertising

Fresh off its acquisition by Telstra, Ooyala is buying a European ad manager in a bid to lead the way in personalized video.
Online Video News, Posted 20 Oct 2014

Will Univision Be Next With a Streaming-Only Subscription?

The Spanish-language broadcaster's viewer demographics make it ideally suited for an online subscription plan.
Online Video News, Posted 17 Oct 2014

Akamai: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan Show Most 4K Readiness

The latest State of the Internet report also looks at U.S. states and finds that Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the most 4K ready.
Online Video News, Posted 15 Oct 2014

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