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Operators Can Help Tame the Tyranny of OTT Choice

Set-top boxes, smart TVs, and other consumer devices aren't created equal. Operators can help integrate and optimize the delivery of streaming services to viewers.

How to Get the Most Out of Vimeo Enterprise

Vimeo's corporate video platform offers a wealth of features, including control over the branded viewing experience, distribution to Roku and Amazon Fire, and powerful live streaming tools

In-Vehicle and In-Flight Video Takes Off

Cars and airplanes are now moving entertainment platforms. Here's how you'll be connecting to your favorite video on the road and in the air.

The Algorithm Series: The Math Behind the CDN

Delivering content at scale requires a number of precise, discrete, yet interconnected steps, starting with an acute awareness of server loads.

8K and Beyond: How Much is Too Much?

With higher-quality source material, new forms of content can take shape, from top-shelf VR to immersive live event viewing, as home TVs morph into giant, modular, wall-sized viewing platforms.

L.A. Stories: Facebook and Verizon Bring Video Production In-House

Nestled in Los Angeles' Playa Vista neighborhood, Facebook and Verizon Media's RYOT 5G Studio are using the latest social strategies and technologies to create innovative content that connects with viewers in unpredictable ways

Vizbee: Darren Feher’s Next Act

The longtime industry vet and his team are betting on an innovative approach to casting as the next big thing for OTT platforms

The HBO Max Formula

How will HBO Max stand out in the crowded SVOD landscape? WarnerMedia execs laid out plans for the service at CES 2020.

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

How to Leverage Opportunities in eSports Streaming

The latest innovations and growing affordability of livestreaming technology have opened the esports livestreaming market to the average consumers, allowing anyone to become a live streamer with the right tools. Learn how the latest technology developments have enabled esports fans to join YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or other livestreaming services.

Winning in 2020: What Incumbents Can Do to Compete with Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Apple

The same technology that has become a massive enabler for new market entrants can also be used by incumbents saddled with legacy systems to transform their businesses into nimble, omnichannel offerings.

Take Our Streaming Monetization Survey

This time of year, your mind is probably on your money—so why not take a few minutes to respond to our survey about how you are (or aren't) monetizing your streaming content?

SMW '19: Tim Siglin and Friends Wrap Up Streaming Media West

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin is joined by fellow contributing editor Robert Reinhardt and Editor-in-Chief and VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen as he wraps up 2 days of interviews at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Flavor Inc.'s Jose Castillo Talks Streaming Media Past and Future

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Flavor Inc. President Jose Castillo at Streaming Media West 2019.

How to Build a Scalable Low-Latency Streaming Solution

How do you reduce latency while syncing interactions between a live streamer and viewers, while scaling to meet demand across multiple platforms? Mux Founder & Head of Product Steve Heffernan examines the pros and cons both WebRTC-based approaches and HTTP-based approaches and shows how to develop a scalable low-latency solution to meet your streaming needs.

SMW '19: Comcast's Matt Smith Talks and B2B and D2C OTT

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Comcast Technology Solutions Executive Director Matt Smith at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Peyote Perryman Talks Bonded Streaming and Bass Fishing

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Digital P Media's Peyote Perryman at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: EZDRM Founder Olga Kornienko Talks Global DRM

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews EZDRM Co-Founder & CEO Olga Kornienko at Streaming Media West 2019.

The Streaming Toolbox: Valossa, Signiant, and Red5 Pro

This month, we look at tools for content recognition, file transfer, and low-latency WebRTC streaming

SMW '19: RealEyes Talks Cross-Platform Streaming Challenges

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews RealEyes Media CTO Jun Heider at Streaming Media West 2019.