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Online Video Industry > Featured Articles

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.

3 Takeaways From Moscow State University's 2019 Codec Comparison

In rigorous tests of video codecs, only one produced vastly different results during objective and subjective examinations. What could cause that discrepancy?

What Is VVC?

Advance testing shows the codec producing strong bitrate savings over its competitors, but a tiered licensing model could prevent all users from enjoying the best performance.

NewTek Unveils All-NDI, 4K-Capable TriCaster TC Mini

With today's announcement of the next-generation TriCaster TC Mini, NewTek delivered a host of new features to the Mini's target demographic of EDU and school sports producers, as well as in-house corporate production staff and pro AV crews by unleashing the first 4K/UHD-capable, all-NDI model in the popular Mini line.

7 Essential Tools for Every Creator's Streaming Toolbox

Stream live with low latency. Collaborate on edits. Distribute to multiple platforms. Analyze data to make better choices. Here are the innovation leaders every streamer needs to know about.

The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?

It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

How to Succeed on Patreon: A Guide for Video Publishers

Over 100,000 creators use Patreon to run their creative businesses, and brands can tap the platform's enthusiasm and resources. Here's how to succeed on Patreon.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Finalists

220 nominees. More than 28,000 votes. 84 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

Review: Roku Ultra Adds Valuable, if Minor, Remote Features

TV time becomes a little more enjoyable thanks to an upgraded remote with mute and two programmable buttons. It's appreciated, but it's no reason to upgrade.

7 Steps to Live Stream a Local Sporting Event Like a Pro

In the age of streaming video, as long as you have the right equipment you can live stream just about anything for the world to see. Here's how to make sure remote fans can enjoy every play of the game.

Will Ferrell, Shonda Rhimes, Questlove Creating Podcasting Slates

Entertainment celebrities are no longer content to create their own personal podcasts. The power play now is creating an entire slate of new productions.

Inside MPEG's Ambitious Plan to Launch 3 Video Codecs in 2020

The pace of innovation is getting faster and the demands on video codecs are getting greater. MPEG's three-part plan answers questions of royalties, licensing, and computational efficiency. Meet VVC, MPEG-5 Part 1 (EVC), and MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC).

Akamai Offers Best Practices for Troubleshooting Live Streams

Providing flawless live streaming quality has never been more complex—or essential. However, relying on performance monitoring, real-time communications, and AI can ensure satisfied end-users.

Take Two Streams: Streaming Video on the Rise in Modern Medicine

From training to remote observations, the use of streaming video in the medical and pharmaceutical markets is growing.

Addressable Television: The Holy Grail of Personalization

From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized advertising has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. Are we there yet?

How to Jump-Start Your Multi-CDN Strategy and Deliver Every Time

Ensure your viewers get the best experience possible. A multi-CDN strategy adds robustness that makes streams more successful. Here's what customers need to know when looking for providers.

Qosifire Review: Testing the Live Stream Monitor and Debugger

There's no wiggle room in live video, so insuring quality is paramount. Qosifire offers an affordable and customizable way to monitor and debug live streams.

Review: Roland V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer

The new, extremely compact Roland V-02HD can be used to mix multiple sources for live event streaming and/or to output audio/video to in-house projection systems.

Partnerships Critical for Streaming Video Ad Success: Comscore

Will the walls of walled gardens come down? Not fully, but online platforms will need to share a lot more data if they're going to provide the metrics advertisers demand.

Omnicom: OTT Measurement 'A Band-Aid When You Need a Tourniquet'

Advertisers only get a bulk view of the OTT viewing audience, but to target effectively they need person-level data. That's still not available, and Nielsen gets the blame.