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Beyond Software: Hardware Processing for Streaming at Scale

Whether you use the cloud or a hybrid solution to encode your live or on-demand streaming content, high-efficiency hardware-based encoding has come of age. This article explores the math and science behind these at-scale solutions that are not only good for business, but also good for the environment.

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The Case for Collaborative Cloud Editing

Blackbird's Daniel Webster discusses the rise of collaborative, cloud-based editing workflows and the reasons for the overall trend toward toward distributed production workflows with limited centralized elements in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Matching OTT Metrics to User Behavior to Reduce Churn

Sky Head of Streaming Tony Stott discusses how Sky has refined its approach to metrics-driven ad packaging to improve QoE in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How Inconsistent Reporting Hurts FAST Channels

Laugh Out Loud CEO Jeff Clanagan explains how the inconsistent metrics reported by different OTT platforms makes it difficult for ad-supported channels to evaluate and analyze their viewership and their channel's monthly performance in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How to Grow an OTT Startup by Building Community

kweliTV Founder & CEO DeShuna Spencer discusses social strategies, targeted advertising, and other community-building techniques that OTT startups can use to grow their audience in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

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Pandemic Mergers and Acquisitions in Educational Video

Three transactions from the last year illustrate how educational video providers are capitalizing on trends in streaming media, both specific to e-learning and more broadly

The Future Is Real Time, and It Starts Now

Where and how does "real time" fit into your workflows in this "COVID and beyond" era? Similar to global wars accelerating advan­ces in medicine such as plastic surgery, COVID has pushed all of us working in streaming media to rethink, innovate, optimise, and rebuild many components of our day-to-day responsibilities. 

Judging Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool

As a metric, Apple's Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) showed some bright spots, but it's hard to see it bumping VMAF or SSIMPLUS from real-world workflows without a lot more verification.

Editor's Note: The Streaming Gold Rush of 2021

We haven't seen this much funding or merger and acquisition activity in the streaming market in at least 15 years. Don't expect it to slow down anytime soon.

Streaming Media Industry Whitepapers

Ultimate Guide from Zero to WebRTC Hero (150K Viewers) in Auto-Scalable Real-time Streaming with Ant Media Server

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Conviva’s State of Streaming Content Discovery 2021

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3 Ways Media Companies Can Achieve an Exceptional Advertising Sales Experience

Maximize ROI for advertisers and revenue for your own organization

How to Grow Your Audience in the Changing Media Landscape

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Content and Revenue Protection Trends 2021

Sponsored By: EZDRM

Over-the-Top (OTT) Trends 2021

Sponsored By: Tulix

Encoding & Transcoding Trends 2021

Sponsored By: Bitmovin

State of Enterprise Video Trends 2021

Sponsored By: OpenExchange