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H.264 Usage Drops for First Time in Bitmovin Video Developer Report

HEVC and AV1 usage are on the rise, while H.264 is beginning to fade, according to Bitmovin's annual survey of video developers and engineers. That's not the only surprise in the report.

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TikTok, Fragmentation, and the Future of the Music Industry

Sessions/Next Live Co-Founder Tim Westergren and Streaming Media's Eric Shumacher-Rasmussen discuss the transition from big tent-pole events to a generation of artists focused on TikTok, BandCamp, SoundCloud and other streaming social media-centric platforms, and how the industry will need to change to accommodate that new model in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect 2021.

HEVC Adoption, LiveU, and REMI Production

LiveU's Scott Sheehan discusses the transition to advanced codecs like HEVC in remote production workflows and streaming and the benefits of adopting those codecs in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect 2021.

OTT Viewing Trends in Discovery and Service-Hopping

Parks Associates president Elizabeth Parks discusses recent survey data on OTT market segments and explains how, in the current fragmented OTT services market, OTT service providers need to adopt a new mindset for retaining subscribers and reducing churn, in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West Connect 2021.

How OTT Users Choose Subscription Services

Penthera's Jeanne Sachs discusses recent survey data about the factors most important to OTT users when deciding which SVOD services to use, in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West Connect 2021.

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Will OTT Consolidation Hamper Innovation?

The past 18 months have seen no shortage of mergers and acquisitions, and it has me wondering if all this consolidation will lead toward innovation. My gut says no, and plenty of industry pundits agree, but it could bring improvements to the customer experience.

Will OTT Consolidation Hamper Innovation?

The past 18 months have seen no shortage of mergers and acquisitions, and it has me wondering if all this consolidation will lead toward innovation. My gut says no, and plenty of industry pundits agree, but it could bring improvements to the customer experience.

How YouTube Encodes Videos

Looking for insights into exactly how YouTube encodes billions of videos? Jan Ozer went down the rabbit hole and shares what he discovered about AV1, VP9, and resolutions.

Paying to Watch Ads with HBO Max

Like almost everything else HBO Max does, the OTT service has gotten the ad experience right

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