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October 24, 2018

Featured Articles
25 Years of Internet Radio, Part 2
Back when online video was the size of a postage stamp, audio companies were changing the way the world heard radio. Here are reminiscences from RealNetworks and other pioneers.
Make Those Dollars: How Online Video Stars Pay the Bills
YouTube pre-roll ads are just the beginning. Successful online video stars take a broad approach to monetizing their followers. Options include merch, modeling, and even books.
A Times Square Augmented-Reality Project Makes the Real Surreal
Microsoft and artist Mel Chin collaborated on an art installation that was part physical, part virtual, and completely essential.
Online Video News
42% of Pay TV Customers Say They Need it for Live Sports, News
OTT services are growing quickly, but many people still feel tethered to pay TV for access to live sports, news, and events.
Hulu Plans to Offer More On-Demand, Less Live Programming
Can Hulu convince media companies to relax their licensing rules? The service wants to make some live channels on-demand only.
15% of Pay TV Customers Downgraded Service in the Last Year
While 34% of pay TV customers made some kind of change in the previous 12 months, downgrading service was the most popular option.
Short Cuts
Video: How Reinforcement Learning Enables Personalized Viewing Experiences
Microsoft Principal Product Manager Rafah Hosn makes the case for reinforcement learning as a machine learning paradigm for content personalization in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.
Video: Pros and Cons of Supervised Machine Learning for Content Personalization
Microsoft Principal Product Manager Rafah Hosn discusses the benefits and limitations of a content personalization strategy based on supervised machine learning in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.
Industry News
Broadcast video with sub-second latency to audiences of any size using Millicast
Limelight’s CDN technology to be deployed on the Ericsson UDN Edge Cloud Platform and the companies will collaborate on future edge cloud services
BitMovio to sponsor FANtastic Horror Film Festival, signs leading Indie Horror film-makers, and brings interactivity to horror classics like Nosferatu, Night of the Living Dead and Plan 9 from Outer Space
 
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