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January 04, 2017

Featured Articles
What the Nokia-Apple Lawsuit Means for the Streaming Industry
If Nokia's standards infringement lawsuit prevails over Apple, the costs could be steep to any company relying on H.264 or even HEVC. Here are the issues at stake.
SVOD Is the Clear OTT Winner
Amazon Prime Instant Video's expansion and the introduction of BritBox drive home the point: SVOD will be the leading OTT business model for the foreseeable future.
Twitter Gets Live Video Creation; Does Periscope Have a Future?
In order to battle Facebook Live, Twitter adds live video creation to tweets. While that's a smart move, the change eliminates the need for the Periscope app.
Online Video News
Snapchat Invests in AR; Twitter Begins 360° Live Streaming
Snap Inc. has dropped between $30 million and $40 million on an Israeli augmented reality company, but the real prize might be the company founders.
One-Third of U.S. Broadband Households Have Multiple OTT Subs
"Service stacking," where households sign up for more than one over-the-top video service, is about to become the new normal.
Hulu Signs Exclusive License to Stream Several Disney Films
Prior to launching its skinny bundle service, Hulu makes a plea to families by adding scores of movies from Disney studios.
Short Cuts
Video: Challenges of Migrating from Flash to HTML5
Disney's Mark Arana and Wowza's Chris Knowlton discuss the challenges content owners face in migrating their video from Flash to HTML5, and the importance of knowing where their video will land before planning their migration strategy.
Video: Can MPEG-DASH and HLS Coexist in the Current Video Delivery Ecosystem?
Akamai's Will Law discusses the current codec climate, the pros and cons of HLS and DASH features and deployments, and the advent of CMAF.
Industry News
The combination of SoftAtHome software and MStar set-top-box chips enables outstanding viewing experience and creates growth opportunities for operators
The Best in 4K Entertainment to be Delivered Over-the-Top by NeuLion
Innovative Netflix implementation complements Liberty Global’s compelling user experience
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