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Sponsored By: Bitmovin

Key findings

  • In 2018 264/AVC dominates video codec usage globally, used by 92% of developers in the survey. However, H.265/ HEVC has expanded rapidly, up from less than a third (28%) in 2017.
  • AV1 is poised to accelerate, with double the planned usage rate since 2017, to 29% globally.
  • Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH remain the dominant streaming formats in 2018 with over half of developers surveyed embracing MPEG-DASH and over 3/4 embracing HLS.
  • Software is the most popular and fastest growing choice for video encoders, but hardware encoders continue to hold steady, declining just 3 points in the last year.
  • HTML5 is by far the most widely used format for video and audio delivery, with 87% of providers using it today.
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Sponsored By: Limelight Networks

The process of distributing video content to an array of devices, managing a growing video library and gathering analytics on viewer behavior can be extremely complex, time consuming and sometimes overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This free white paper will show you how to identify potential problems at key stages of the workflow: file preparation, upload, content management, delivery, playback, analytics, and monetization. You’ll also learn how the Limelight Video Platform, a powerfully simple end-to-end video management and publishing solution, can improve your video processes by addressing challenges at every stage.


Sponsored By: IBM Watson Media

Using the industry-leading AI capabilities of Watson, IBM can help unlock new capabilities:

  • Reduced time, cost, and mistakes
  • Automated caption generation
  • Rapid editing and quality control
  • Automatic natural cue segmentation
  • Self-learning for improved accuracy

Sponsored By: Datazoom

What do you want to do with your data? This whitepaper explores the issues with capturing data from an online video player through a multitude of vendor and proprietary technology components and the impact this can have on solving issues that result in video abandonment and subscriber churn. The paper introduces a new type of technology solution—Adaptive Video Logistics (AVL)— that solves those problems. AVL empowers video distributors with a single component for a standardized approach to video player data collection, faster retrieval, which ultimately ushers in a new age of video workflow automation.


Sponsored By: Signiant

If users in your organization need to transfer huge media assets during production, chances are, even your state-of-the-art network is slowing them down. And if they have deadlines, they’re not waiting around—they’re taking shortcuts with file-sharing tools that put your company’s assets at risk.

Signiant Media Shuttle is the solution of choice for thousands of media and entertainment companies around the world. Download our product guide today and learn about:

  • Signiant’s core technology including acceleration, reliability, security and scale-out management
  • The challenge of increased file sizes and the ways accelerated file transfer addresses it
  • How Media Shuttle fits into your operation, including administering users and setting up web portals
  • A technical deep-dive into system architecture, IT considerations, and multi-layered security
  • Using Media Shuttle with your own on-premises storage or with Amazon S3 and/or Microsoft Azure cloud storage