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The online video industry is an ever-growing ecosystem of technology, service, and platform vendors that run the gamut from traditional broadcast incumbents to disruptive startups.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the solutions providers that are enabling the online video revolution.

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The Greening of Streaming

The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.

Android TV: The Future of Television?

Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.

Report: Streaming Monetization in 2020

How exactly do organizations generate video-based revenues? A new report from Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Amazon Web Services sheds light on subscription vs. advertising vs. transactional, SSAI, and more.

How to Produce Multiple Assets from a Company Video

Even with all of the jaw-dropping statistics, the inevitable question still arises about the ROI of video. With that in mind, I want to share some ideas and experiences that can further help marketers, publishers, and creators expand the reach of everything company online videos can accomplish.

Announcing Streaming Media East Connect

Streaming Media East and the Content Delivery Summit are going virtual with a week full of free webinars as well as five deep-dive workshops. Here's how to attend, speak, and sponsor.

Review: iSize BitSave Video Preprocessing

iSize claims that BitSave can deliver a 40% to 60% bitrate reduction while keeping the same video quality. We put those claims to the test.

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

How to Encode with LCEVC

Unlike other cutting-edge codecs coming to market, LCEVC will have an immediate impact on the streaming landscape. Here's how to use it.

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Buyers' Guide to Essential Video Utilities

Any good compressionist needs tools to help reveal critical data about encoded files, from codecs and resolution to GOP structure and quality levels. Here's a look at some of the most useful.

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Building the Future of the Video Industry Trade Show

Nothing can replace the efficiency and networking value of the international trade show, but environmental and health concerns are causing the industry to evaluate alternatives.

Can Virtual Events Match the Real Thing?

As conferences around the world are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, it's time to give virtual event platforms a closer look. You might be surprised at how immersive they've become.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SMW '19: Kaltura Talks Award-Winning Video Platforms and Extended Reality

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews 4-time 2019 Readers' Choice Award winners Liad Eshkar and Gil Shefler of Kaltura at Streaming Media West 2019.