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May 24, 2017

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CDN Market Pricing Down, but Overall Growth Continues
At last week's Content Delivery Summit, Dan Rayburn presented his annual survey of pricing and trends in the industry. Per-GB prices are down, but CDNs are making up for the drop with increased efficiencies and value-added services
SME '17: Scorecard—Broadcast vs. Digital Video
Digital is still behind on always-on availability, scale, and latency, but it's catching up, and it offers advantages in user experience, quality, and—soon—monetization.
SME '17: Live Local Video Brings New Engagement Opportunities
Data and social media have made it possible to target video to exactly the right audience. And while social media gets plenty of attention, native platforms may win out in the end.
Online Video News
AR Use Will Grow 30% This Year, VR Will Grow 110%: eMarketer
Despite positive growth, both areas see low monthly active adoption. Most AR use is on Snapchat, while 360-videos and photos make up most VR.
Brightcove Announces Context-Aware Encoding, Up to 50% Savings
Rather than forcing content into pre-determined adaptive bitrate ladders, this system creates a unique ladder for each piece of video.
Facebook and MLB Agree to Live Stream 20 Games This Season
Financial terms were not disclosed and the full schedule has not been revealed, but fans will be able to enjoy the streams free from local blackouts.
Industry News
Users can now record streaming videos in the cloud and download them to their Android or iOS device, PC, or Mac for ad-free offline viewing.
Dish first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa
IBM and Linius to jointly market and promote the Linius Video Virtualization Engine, including building onto the IBM Bluemix platform
Biggest Poker Events and Hundreds of Hours of On-Demand Original Programming
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