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July 25, 2016

Featured Articles
Beyond Standards: Moving Past MPEG to Create a Video-Friendly Web
As over-the-top video continues to grow in popularity—call it the "Netflix-ification" of the web—the streaming standards the industry relies on begin to feel the strain.
When it Comes to HTML5 Playback, the Devil's in the Details
The promise of a unifying standard to simplify our lives is attractive, but putting it into practice is another thing. Here's how one HTML5 video project got messy in a hurry.
Online Video News
OTT Video Revenue to Swell to $65 Billion Worldwide by 2021
Subscription services currently make up the largest share of online video revenues, but advertising-based services will take the lead by 2020.
Olympics a Challenge for Cord-Cutters; Is Netflix the Answer?
Call it a pipe dream, but nearly one-third of Americans would like to watch Summer Olympics video live on Netflix. Does SVOD have a future with the IOC?
Ooyala Adds Server-Side Ad Insertion for Live Video Streams
Viewers will see targeted ads whether they view live or on-demand content, and frequency capping will keep viewers from feeling annoyed.
Short Cuts
Video: Why Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?
Streamroot's Erica Beavers makes the case for adaptive bitrate streaming and explains how to deliver the best possible user experience via ABR encoding.
Video: What Are the Challenges of Live VR?
Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia discusses issues with latency, bandwidth, user experience, encoding, reach, and quality facing content creators as they make the leap into live VR.
Industry News
DTS:X Encoder and DTS:X MediaPlayer enable cutting edge immersive audio stream creation for Blu-ray Disc, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and file-based and streaming media
Creative companies can now present and market 360/VR video on any platform, including iOS.
With BIGVU, anyone with a smartphone can be a professional news anchor
 
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