Streaming Media Magazine:
March 2017 (Sourcebook)
by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen | Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.
by Joel Unickow | This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, the annual guide that's become a bible for all parts of the online video economy.
by Dan Rayburn | With premium content licensing costs through the roof, streaming video and audio services are struggling to become profitable. Run the numbers, Wall Street, because they don't add up.
by Troy Dreier | Now that the skinny bundle is finally here, what's next? Look for more bundles, more niche OTT offerings, and lots more VR in the year ahead (but—sadly—no a la carte plans).
by Troy Dreier | All eyes were on Facebook Live last year, but the entire live streaming sector is undergoing explosive growth. Sports, TV streams, and personal video apps are all getting an upgrade.
by Tim Siglin | In an exciting period of revival, new features and new formats stemming from last year's entertainment solutions bring significant changes to the enterprise. Here are seven areas to watch.
by Liam Moran | Smaller companies are moving out, and big companies are muscling into their old space. Look for monolithic learning management systems to give way to more agile solutions.
by Paul Schmutzler | Device innovation slows down ("phablets" are plenty big already), while network improvements forge ahead (5G is on the horizon, right? But where?).
by Jan Ozer | Licensing fees may stall HEVC adoption, while AV1 is nowhere to be seen and VP9 is on the rise. Will 2017 be at eventful as the previous two years?
by Adrian Pennington | 4K is making inroads, but it's the profound visual richness of high dynamic range video that will really revolutionize how people watch television. Streaming networks are leading the way.
by Tim Siglin | Despite some much-hyped problems, 2016 was a watershed year for online video quality of service (QoS), and 2017 promises further advances.
by Tim Siglin | Niagara, IBM, ComScore, and More: 2016 yielded lower innovation, greater consolidation, and a whole lot of big-ticket M&A activity.
by Tim Siglin | From pico to infinite, encoders come in all shapes and sizes. Here's all the information businesses need to choose the best encoder for their situation.
by Tim Siglin | Cloud transcoding is growing in popularity, but sometimes only a dedicated appliance will do. For automated video workflows at scale, here's what businesses need to know.
by Jan Ozer | How it works, the leading technologies, licensing options, business models, and pricing: This guide includes everything content owners need to know to secure their valuable assets.
by Tim Siglin | From 4K to PPV, media and entertainment platforms can help publishers realize and monetize their OTT visions. Here are the extras that set the best apart.
by Tim Siglin | The questions companies need to answer: Build vs. buy? Cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Here's what to decide before staring a search.
by Tim Siglin | From 4K to MP4, media server software keeps innovating our industry toward its OTT future. Best of all, there are options right for every budget.
by Tim Siglin | Simply being able to connect enterprise devices isn't the real goal. In the march to HEVC, could UCC interoperability issues become a thing of the past?
by Jan Ozer | Streaming live video to Facebook is easy, but if you want professional results you'll need to build a professional system first. Here are the best products to consider.
by Jan Ozer | Need to reach the widest possible audience with the fewest encoding steps? Here's how nonprogrammers can use Wowza Streaming Engine to serve both live and on-demand video.
by Heather Hurford, Matt Szatmary | We're still a few years away from live video captioning standards, and the available solutions are anything but plug-and-play. But that doesn't mean it can't be done. It just takes a little effort.
by Tim Siglin | From spatial to temporal to perceptual, optimizing video depends on how it's measured. This how-to guide explores recent advances taking place in video quality.
by Stjepan Alaupovic | Give followers a whole different view. These tips will help increase audience engagement by streaming live drone footage to social media accounts.