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June 20, 2016

Featured Articles
VR Video: Boom or Bust?
A new study by Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video by media and entertainment industry professionals, but a strong interest in live OTT video streaming.
Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?
Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
OTT's Me-Too Experimentation: So Many Choices, So Little Variety
While new over-the-top services appear weekly, they all follow the same model. Shouldn't there be more diversity in the streaming space? Or maybe there already is.
Online Video News
HLS Now Supports Fragmented MP4, Making it Compatible With DASH
iOS and macOS announcements aren't the only things coming out of WWDC 2016: Apple announced that HLS will support fragmented MP4. Here's why that means huge cost savings for video providers.
Ooyala Report Compares Subscription and Ad-Based Video Services
Viewing patterns vary greatly between SVOD and AVOD services, but the real differentiator is the length of the video being watched.
Encoding.com Partners With Harmonic for Live Video Transcoding
The cloud encoding specialist takes on the challenges of live streaming video with assistance from Harmonic and Zixi.
One-Quarter of Millennial-Led Households Are OTT-Only: Parks
Young adults show a greater-than-average preference for streaming video services, and are less likely to have pay subscriptions than older adults.
Telletopia Creates Foundation to Lobby FCC on MPVD Definition
A coalition of smaller online publishers wants to expand broadcast channel retransmission rules so that more services can compete with pay TV companies.
Industry News
First App to Deliver Both Live Broadcast TV & DVR Capabilities to 4th-Gen Apple TVs
Alliance Also Welcomes New Board Members: Ericsson's Yves Boudreau and Conviva's Keith Zubchevich
Enhancements eliminate complexity for users, mitigate risk and provide greater organizational control of IT environment
New SVOD platform offers comprehensive, easy-to-use storefront builder, dashboard and toolset to establish and expand recurring revenue streams from digital video content
Available later in 2016, initial channels will include Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Seeso, Nerdist Alpha, Geek & Sundry Alpha, and Cartoon Hangover
 
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