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December 21, 2015

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Testing the Vitec MGW Ace and MGW D265 for HEVC Encode/Decode
While Vitec's latest encoder and decoder are strong products by themselves, they're even more impressive when used together in a complete end-to-end solution.
The Forecast for 2016 Is Mostly Cloudy With a Chance of Streaming
Presenting a weather report on the industry's accelerated move toward cloud-based video acquisition and delivery.
HEVC's Journey in 2015: Going Downhill and Gaining Speed
This year, HEVC has gone from the heir apparent to an unmanageable mess. Meanwhile, open source codec efforts are focused and progressing. What happened?
Online Video News
TV Everywhere Awareness Hasn't Improved in 3 Years: GfK
Adding more weight to the argument that TVE has stalled, a report finds that few homes access TVE content monthly, and that authentication is a huge deterrent.
YuMe Enhances YuMe for Publishers, Programmatic Ad Platform
The product now includes real-time bidding and private marketplaces, and the user interface has gotten a serious overhaul.
Game Consoles Most Popular Way for Viewers to Access Online Video
Despite the attention given to set-top devices and connected TVs, most living room viewers stream through a gaming console, finds Limelight report.
South Korea Has Fastest Net Speeds, But Sweden Is Gaining: Akamai
According to Akamai's Q3 2015 State of the Internet report, Washington D.C, Delaware, and Utah lead for streaming speed in the United States.
Netflix Re-Encoding Entire Catalog to Reduce File Sizes By 20%
By recognizing that some titles are more visually demanding than others, Netflix has revolutionized the way it encodes video and will dramatically cut down bandwidth requirements.
Industry News
Expertly Curated Streaming Video Experience for Movie Lovers Now Available on the Roku Platform, Amazon Fire TV and iPhone; Meets Consumer Demand for Offline Viewing on Mobile Devices
New services launched this week include NBC, NBC Sports, Watch HGTV, Watch Food Network, Watch Travel Channel, Fox Now, and more
 
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