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The 2022 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 1,600 readers voted in 22 categories. We'll announce the winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach on November 16, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

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The Role of Data in Cloud Streaming Workflow Decisions

What role does data play in decisions about cloud workflows? Where does that data come from and what does that data tell us? Three industry experts talk about how shifting data to the cloud has ultimately streamlined workflows and costs compared to maintaining and moving data within on-prem networks.

What's the Best Chunk Size for Low-Latency Live Streaming?

The best chunk size for low-latency streaming is dependent on a number of factors based on different use cases, and there is often a need for some compromise and tradeoffs in quality or speed. Nadine Krefetz, Consultant, Reality Software, Contributing Editor, Streaming Media, asks three industry experts what their chunk size preferences are for their requirements.

How Consolidation Has Changed OTT and FAST

Consolidation is an accelerating trend in OTT, but how does this impact the economic viability of diverse programming, and what are the risks of simply recreating traditional linear cable bundles and reducing viewing choices for users, especially in the context of FAST business models?

How Fandango and Vudu Consolidate and Optimize OTT Workflows

Rema Morgan-Aluko talks about the ways her teams at Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes have developed unique methods to consolidate both short-form and long-form workflows across platforms while also optimizing speed, quality, and costs.

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Tim Siglin reflects on his 25-year-long career as a writer, instructor, and consultant in the streaming industry along with his professional partnership with Eric Schu­macher-Rasmussen.

FAST and the Future of Streaming Monetization

FAST (free ad-supported television) is on the rise, but how can content distributors thrive in this very competitive landscape?

A Long Strange Trip

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen reflects on recent unexpected changes in his life, including a surprising newfound appreciation for the Grateful Dead, and his thoughts on his long-time tenure as editor of Streaming Media now that he is moving on from the role.

Gear for the HyFlex Teaching and Learning Space

The name of the game for designing a hybrid classroom or meeting space is balancing inclusivity of the remote and on-premise audiences that a colleague sometimes refers to as the "zoomers" and "roomers," respectively. Here's a look at some gear that can help you achieve that balance.

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