Streaming Media Magazine:
March 2016 Sourcebook
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen | We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.
by Joel Unickow | Publishers are spending more on technology and content than ever before, while charging less per subscriber. Something's got to give!
by Troy Dreier | All eyes are on Netflix, but it's facing more competition than ever. The OTT space is booming as new niche offerings appear on a weekly basis.
by Tim Siglin | Balancing the need for security with employees' desire to use their own devices at work, enterprise video delivery platforms are more than just a pale imitation of consumer platforms.
by Troy Dreier | As consumer devices and connectivity continue to improve, live streaming is more appealing than ever. In 2016, the industry moves past the experimentation phase.
by Tim Siglin, Paul Schmutzler | Like it or not, that phone in your pocket isn't going to get any smaller. Streaming video is driving the trend for bigger screens and better connection speeds in the coming year.
by Paul Riismandel | Both inside and outside the classroom, video is as essential to students as email and Wi-Fi. Look for live streaming to increase in higher-ed, especially for popular events.
by Nicolas Weil | The industry is turning away from plug-ins and embracing HTML5 everywhere. Here's how the vendor-independent streaming standard is gaining momentum.
by Jan Ozer | After a year of uncertainty, HEVC seems poised to finally make inroads, if not for 4K then for bandwidth reduction.
by Tim Siglin | From A(OL) to V(erizon) we look at the mergers and acquisitions that mattered in the last year. Here's a look back, with an eye toward what they portend for the future.
by Jan Ozer | Customization, mobile compatibility, and marketing features are just a few of the checkboxes to tick off.
by Jan Ozer | An enterprise YouTube system lets businesses organize and share videos with employees and partners. Read this to learn the features that separate the best from the rest.
by Tim Siglin | From pure-play to piecemeal, CDN services offer significant benefits. Here are the major features to look for at a time when the lines around CDN services are getting blurred.
by Jan Ozer | A simple guide through the complex landscape of multiple DRM technologies. Learn what DRM is, and how to choose and deploy the best solution for each platform.
by Paul Riismandel | If you don't currently use a video platform to manage your college or university's video content, it's time to start. Here are the critical factor to think about when making a choice.
by Tim Siglin | Security, mobility, formats, and location lead the list of considerations when choosing an EVP. Here's how to shop for and test a solution.
by Tim Siglin | Here's how to choose a collaborative system for both creating media content and then managing and securely distributing that content.
by Jan Ozer | Objective quality benchmarks provide exceptionally useful data for any producer wanting to substitute fact for untested opinions.
by Jan Ozer | Whether you want a provider to handle everything or want to add cloud transcoding and packaging to an existing workflow, these are the questions you need to ask.
by Nadine Krefetz | From ad insertion to analytics, successful video app developers focus on more than just the content. Here's a roadmap to creating a successful app.
by Jan Ozer | Use a single adaptive group, packaged differently for different targets, to keep encoding and storage costs down.
by Jan Ozer | As a rule, higher data rates equal better quality. But there comes a tipping point where the extra quality might not be worth the extra cost.