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How to Automate FFmpeg and Bento4 With Bash Scripts

With just a few beginner-level scripts, you can encode and package multiple filds to HLS and DASH output using open source tools.

What Will 5G Mean for the Broadcast and OTT Video World?

The coming 5G cellular revolution will bring big changes in how consumers view content on-the-go, but even bigger changes in how creators produce it.

Review: Cinamaker 2.0 iOS Live-Switched Streaming Solution

Cinamaker 2.0 is really coming together to a solid iOS-based production solution. Standout features include loading and saving projects, the built-in editor, and dedicated chroma key on each channel.

Vudu Is In, ESPN Is Out: Examining the 2019 NewFront Lineup

The yearly schedule for the IAB's Digital Content NewFronts show which companies are succeeding with online video advertising and which companies want to make a statement.

Review: Teradek VidiU Go

I found the VidiU Go to be up to the Teradek standard of professional production gear, now for the mobile, bonded streaming audience.

Better Video Recommendations Require AI and the Smart Use of Data

The CTO of Penthera explains how to push the envelope with deep personalization, using content discovery to empower the streaming video user experience.

Remembering Pixelon: A Former Executive Looks Back

We sat down for a Q&A with Pixelon's chief technology officer, Robert Feldman, getting an inside account of the deeply troubled streaming video company profiled in NatGeo's Valley of the Boom.

Best Practices For Premium Video Streaming, Part 5: Performance Testing

Advances in monitoring and analytics anchor superior OTT user experiences. Here's a road map for pre-event testing that will ensure high-quality performance across the board.

How Vimeo Pivoted Away From Original Content and Found its Niche

Just a few years back Vimeo was preparing to follow Netflix with an indie-minded SVOD service. But new management and a new strategy helped it find a stronger market: video creators.

Treetop Companies With Weak Sales Rule the Online Video Ecosystem

Many of the industry's biggest names are in a rut, generating income but nowhere near where they want to be. A management advisor explains how to make hard choices, reorganize, and grow.

Sling TV Readies its Offerings for the Coming SVOD Onslaught

Dish Network's live streaming service tackles mass personalization and aggregation in an effort to create something viewers can't get anywhere else.

Sky: Personalization is a Powerful Proposition

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, Sky portfolio & program manager Deepa Kutty shares the broadcaster's current and future plans for targeted programming and advertising

ATSC 3.0 and the Future of Broadcast Television: OTA Meets OTT

A new television standard, expected to debut in live broadcasts by 2020, brings the best of streaming—such as 4K video—to over-the-air delivery.

Livestreaming Video with NDI and PTZ

NDI connectivity and PTZ cameras let producers minimize cable requirements while enhancing opportunities for creativity in camera placement and use. A setup like this can do more with less, and it gives a glimpse into the future of live production.

Tutorial: Fixing Flawed Audio in Adobe Creative Cloud

Suffering from common audio problem? Read this entry-level tutorial to learn how to remove transient noises like pops and clicks, clean up pervasive background noises, and punch up weak-sounding audio.

Review: Videon’s Shavano 4K HEVC Video Encoder

If you're looking to add the capabilities of HEVC to your live streams, we recommend giving the Videon Shavano a test drive.

iOS Multicam Streaming Recording Video Quality Showdown

With the addition of Cinamaker to the field of contestants I discussed in my July 2018 iOS Head to Head article-Switcher Studio and Teradek Live:Air Action—I set out to determine which app would deliver the best video quality for live streaming and live recording.

A Video Codec Licensing Update

The fragmented, frustrating future of HEVC licensing dominated discussion at the Media Coding Industry Forum's recent meeting, which attempted to influence licensing for the upcoming Versatile Video Codec.

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

CES 2019: D2C in 1, 2, 3

With Apple, Warner, and Disney prepare to launch direct-to-consumer (D2C) offerings, other streaming services might struggle to keep up. At CES, executives from YouTube, Hulu, FandangoNow, Tubi, and others offered suggestions on how to compete.