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Sponsored By: Bitmovin

Key findings

  • In 2018 264/AVC dominates video codec usage globally, used by 92% of developers in the survey. However, H.265/ HEVC has expanded rapidly, up from less than a third (28%) in 2017.
  • AV1 is poised to accelerate, with double the planned usage rate since 2017, to 29% globally.
  • Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH remain the dominant streaming formats in 2018 with over half of developers surveyed embracing MPEG-DASH and over 3/4 embracing HLS.
  • Software is the most popular and fastest growing choice for video encoders, but hardware encoders continue to hold steady, declining just 3 points in the last year.
  • HTML5 is by far the most widely used format for video and audio delivery, with 87% of providers using it today.
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Sponsored By: Limelight Networks

The process of distributing video content to an array of devices, managing a growing video library and gathering analytics on viewer behavior can be extremely complex, time consuming and sometimes overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This free white paper will show you how to identify potential problems at key stages of the workflow: file preparation, upload, content management, delivery, playback, analytics, and monetization. You’ll also learn how the Limelight Video Platform, a powerfully simple end-to-end video management and publishing solution, can improve your video processes by addressing challenges at every stage.


Sponsored By: IBM Watson Media

Using the industry-leading AI capabilities of Watson, IBM can help unlock new capabilities:

  • Reduced time, cost, and mistakes
  • Automated caption generation
  • Rapid editing and quality control
  • Automatic natural cue segmentation
  • Self-learning for improved accuracy

Sponsored By: Datazoom

What do you want to do with your data? This whitepaper explores the issues with capturing data from an online video player through a multitude of vendor and proprietary technology components and the impact this can have on solving issues that result in video abandonment and subscriber churn. The paper introduces a new type of technology solution—Adaptive Video Logistics (AVL)— that solves those problems. AVL empowers video distributors with a single component for a standardized approach to video player data collection, faster retrieval, which ultimately ushers in a new age of video workflow automation.


Sponsored By: Haivision

Get a technical overview and deep dive into the open source SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol. Learn why the protocol is performing at higher levels than proprietary solutions, and why the broadcast and streaming industries have adopted SRT in record numbers to fuel low-latency video transport over the internet.