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Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

If TV Watching Goes Social Is it Still Passive Entertainment?

We all know that hours of passive boob tube watching aren't good for our bodies and minds. But what if we're active viewers? Is there a safe way to binge?

Their Strange Addiction: How Gen Z Uses Social Video Apps

Young people form deep connections with video- and image-based social apps, but they couldn't care less about Facebook and Twitter, a new survey shows.

Trouble for Netflix: When the Insurgent Becomes the Incumbent

Little by little, Netflix's lead could get chipped away. A research report shows that the company's expense and engagement numbers don't add up.

Welcome to the Matrix: Beyond Scene-Based Encoding for Video

The encoding ladder served its purpose, but as streaming becomes more nuanced a ladder just doesn't provide enough options. It's nearly time for the video matrix.

5G Technology Meets the Achilles Heel of Smartphone Hardware

The coming of 5G will mean a revolution for mobile phone video and gaming, but before that can happen smartphone technology needs an upgrade.

Entertainment Is Essential in Our Always-Streaming World

As advances in streaming video have made premium on-demand entertainment easier to come by, it's also made entertainment more vital, finds one survey.

The Call for Speakers Is Open for Streaming Media West 2019

The smartest, most talented, most creative minds in streaming video will be at the Streaming Media West conference this November. Will you be one of them?

2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics

Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.

The SVOD World Is Close to Being a Zero-Sum Market, Says Report

Three services are enough, say many households. With so many choices, consumers wonder which are essential and which they need to drop.

HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties

Demos and conversations at Streaming Media East showed that HEVC is an excellent technology, and there's real anger around its disfunctional royalty policies.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

YouTube Won the 2019 NewFronts Because of What it Didn't Say

Brand safety? Predatory comments on videos? YouTube is laser-focused on fixing that. Now, back to the massive star-packed, music-filled party.

Disney, CBS, Akamai, Microsoft and More Speaking at Content Delivery Summit

This year's event next week features presentations and fireside chats from leading players in the world of content delivery, from the CDNs themselves to the broadcasters and content owners that use them.

NewFront Week 2019 Starts Monday; Here's What We Want to Know

The biggest online video publishers—including Hulu, Twitter, Verizon Media, and YouTube—will hold their newfront presentations next week. Here are the questions we want answered.

Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019

The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.

Closed Captioning (Finally) Comes to StreamingMedia.com

It's about time we practiced what we preach. Captions make videos more accessible in a variety of ways. Here's the workflow we use to caption all the videos on our sites.

28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook

They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.

Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall

Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.