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September 28, 2016

Featured Articles
CDNs Phasing Out RTMP Support as Flash Fades Away
Here's a look at all the major content delivery networks' plans for ending support for RTMP and Flash streaming
Moving Beyond Flash: The Yahoo HTML5 Video Player
A behind-the-scenes look at how Yahoo developed its HTML5 video player
How to Optimize Your Video App
Even if you build a great video app, users might not find it unless you follow some of these tips from UFC and NeuLion.
Online Video News
Roku Refreshes Hardware Lineup, Adds Lower-Priced Entry Model
4K video support isn't limited to the top model anymore, as Roku now offers 4K in three of its devices. Buyers will also find upscaling, HDR support, and Dolby Digital.
Pay TV Subscriptions Down, Streaming Could Be Part of the Reason
11 percent of U.S. households have an SVOD account, but don't subscribe to pay TV, while streaming skinny bundles are still under 1 percent of the market.
Facebook Measurement Mistake Overstates Video View Time
For two years an error in how Facebook calculates average view time led to dramatically higher averages. The problem shows the need for third-party verification.
Short Cuts
Video: Apps vs Mobile Web for Live Event Streaming
Experts debate the pros and cons of longform live event viewing on the mobile web and native iOS and Android apps in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.
Video: Fiber vs. Satellite for Streaming Large-Scale Events
The Switch's Peter Hartz and Live X's Corey Behnke make the case at Live Streaming Summit for fiber as a reliable, agile, and inexpensive alternative to traditional satellite trucks for large-scale broadcasts.
Industry News
New metadata delivery system from StreamGuys cost-effectively reduces server demand, cuts latency and improves streaming experience for users
Live Production Over IP Enters the Newsroom Through Integration of Vizrt Automation System with NewTek Live Production Systems
Expanded offerings include new ad formats through Google’s suite of video ad products
Digital Media Startup srfr is Simplifying the Consumer Video Streaming Experience and Focusing on a Platform Agnostic OTT Solution
Adds 3 new customers who join over 40 service providers using Espial Elevate in US, Canada, and elsewhere
The Six-Week Digital Series will be hosted by Design Experts The Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino
No credit card, no payment required for special free preview, includes access to season’s first Presidential debate and pro football
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