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June 13, 2016

Featured Articles
The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance
Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.
Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards
Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!
Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Online Video News
WWDC Preview: Apple TV Has an App Developer Crisis to Deal With
People return to Apple TV apps far less than they return to iPhone or iPad apps, giving developers less chance to earn a living. Will they abandon the platform?
Haivision Enhances Calypso With Secure Multicast Option
Organizations looking for solutions beyond Windows Media Server and Silverlight have a new option with the Haivision Enterprise Video Platform.
Telestream Announces Wirecast 7 With GPU-Accelerated Encoding
Available at the end of this month, Wirecast 7 reduces CPU demands for live event encoding and distribution, and includes a redesigned user interface.
Netflix Introduces New Quality Metric
Netflix announced the open-source availability of the Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion, which it's now using instead of PSNR to analyze the quality of transcodes in its vast catalog
Industry News
June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques
New framework provides innovative ways to increase reach, engagement and revenue for advertisers and publishers
The Creator-First Global Media Company Brings Live-streaming Monetisation Programme Direct To Its Vloggers Through YouNow Platform Partnership
Piksel announces the launch of a new international content OTT service with JungoTV.
The World’s Largest Online Video Conference to be Held in Anaheim, California, June 23-25; New this year, YouTube sponsors a three-day livestream, available at and, throughout the event to all the fans and creators aroun
Two of Canada’s Top Media Companies Partner to Launch Automated TV Audience Buying
vMix 17 now offers direct streaming integration for Facebook Live. Users can now stream their professional video productions to Facebook pages, groups, events and timelines through vMix.
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