Kaltura Expands Enterprise Capabilities with Newrow Acquisition
Newrow gives Kaltura's Meeting Solution increased collaborative features like group white board, synchronized viewing, and real-time quizzes and polls
What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020
CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.
Balance of Power Shifts Among HEVC Patent Pools
Nine members of the MPEG LA HEVC pool—including ETRI, KBS, NTT, and NTT DOCOMO—have left and joined the HEVC Advance pool
66% of National Advertisers Have Purchased OTT or CTV Ads, says FreeWheel Survey
The survey also predicts that linear TV ad spending will drop significantly in the next 12 months, while all forms of advanced TV advertising continue to grow
CES 2020: ATSC 3.0 Ready to Roll Out
NAB and others have been working on the ATSC 3.0 spec for a decade, and in 2020 we'll finally see it in action across the United States
CES 2020: ViacomCBS Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before
ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise says CBS All Access has brought churn down to single digits and seen a 60% growth in subscribers.
CES 2020: Quibi Rolls the Dice on Short-Form Content
CEO Meg Whitman and founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that the new mobile service will roll out 175 new original shows and 8,500 episodes at a rate of 3 hours of new content per weekday
CES 2020: Delta Brings Streaming to the Ground, Expands it in the Air
Delta's CEO announced that the airline would let travelers stream content on Delta Studio as soon as they check in to their flight, and may introduce a "binge button"
Brightcove’s Latest Global Video Index Sees Streaming Sports Scoring Big
Sports streaming views are way up, especially on connected TVs and smartphones, and the longer the content, the more likely viewers are to finish it on the big screen
Akamai Reports Improved Performance with BBR Algorithm
The Bottleneck Bandwidth and Roundtrip Time (BBR) algorithm is now being deployed to 80% of the CDN's customers, resulting in performance improvements of up to almost 19%.
Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise
Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise
Grass Valley's GV Alyve Brings Cloud Mixing to the Browser
GV Alyve takes inputs from GV STRATUS or any device that can generate an RTMP output stream, and offers ad insertion and VOD playout in the higher-end subscriptions
TiVo Partners with SpotX to Manage TiVo+ and CTV Inventory
SpotX becomes TiVo's first-to-market supply-side platform
Liberty Global Boosts Video Delivery with Teltoo P2P
First rollout will be in The Netherlands, with plans to deploy in all territories Liberty Global serves
Walking with Daemons: BBC Imagines Interactive His Dark Materials
Latest BBC research into object-based media takes its cue from low-latency game streaming and puts data and compute as close as possible to the user device; uses BBC/HBO drama as example
Streaming Media East Is Shipping Up to Boston
The 2020 Streaming Media East conference moves to a new location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston.
72% of Employees Skim or Skip Training Videos, Says Kaltura Report
That's the bad news. The good news is that you can keep employees' attention by making videos more interactive with hotspots, quizzes, and branching.
ENGINE Media Forms News, Sports, and Esports Triple Threat
Torque Esports, Frankly Media, and WinView are combining to form a company that looks to bring sports, esports, and news to consumers while creating new revenue opportunities for media companies
Live Channels Not Part of Many Households' Streaming Strategies
Streaming video entertainment grows more popular each quarter, but will live channels be a part of it? "Live is dead," declares senior analyst Craig Moffett.
Instagram Takes Aim at TikTok With Reels, Launching in Brazil
Reels looks a lot like TikTok, and invites members to create 15-second music videos they can share with their followers.