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If it’s premium content, it has to be protected, both to facilitate monetization and to thwart would-be pirates. Check here for the latest news, trends, and analysis of all manner of content protection

How to Protect Your Content With DRM

Lock it down. If you're streaming proprietary or premium online video, it's time to take the step up to true digital rights management protection. Here's how to get started.

Best Practices for Premium Video Streaming, Part 6: Content Protection

New trends in content protection policies and new threats mandate new solutions. Here are the protections studios are demanding to keep premium assets out of the hands of pirates.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

SMW '18: THEO Technologies' Pieter-Jan Speelmans Talks Modular Player APIs

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Chris Knowlton Talks Microsoft Stream

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Microsoft Principal Lead Program Manager Chris Knowlton at Streaming Media West 2018.

OTT Leadership Summit Preview: SVA on Streaming Video Piracy

Video piracy is getting bigger and live sports providers are feeling the sting. Learn about the tech solutions available during Streaming Media West.

Protecting Your Assets: How Studios Secure Their Premium Video

Piracy will always be a problem, but new advances in DRM and watermarking are making headway in the never-ending global battle.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

281 nominees. More than 25,000 votes. 90 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Vote Now!

Voting opens today in the only awards program in our industry where the winners are selected by you, the end users.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

Last year's awards drew more than 37,000 votes from almost 4,000 voters. Make sure your favorite products and services are in the running for this year's awards, to be presented at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach in November.

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Deadline Extended

Didn't get your speaking submission in by the original deadline? Don't fret—you've got until July 6 to submit proposals to speak at Streaming Media West, including the Video Engineering Summit, the OTT Leadership Summit, the Sports Streaming Summit, and of course the Live Streaming Summit.

Content Licensing Gets Complicated: Who’s Minding the Store?

The video ecosystem is getting more complex, so managing licenses manually is becoming impractical. Learn how publishers and broadcasters are turning to automation to solve the problem.

Top 20 Streaming Technologies of the Last 20 Years

It's our 20th anniversary, and so we're taking a look back at the 20 technologies that have dominated—and sometimes frustrated—the streaming media industry over the past 20 years.

Facebook, Netflix, and Google Lead Streaming Media East Speaker Lineup

It's the only event that covers the entire online video ecosystem, from live streaming to OTT and video marketing and advertising. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary with our best lineup of speakers and content yet—and a giveaway you won't want to miss.

Now Accepting Best of NAB Nominations

Making big news at NAB? If you want to be considered for our sixth-annual Best of NAB awards, read on to find out how to submit your nomination.

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

289 nominees. More than 37,000 votes. 31 winners. Read on to find out who took home this year's coveted Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

New Streaming Media Blog Coming in 2018

New blog will be the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.

SMW 17: Brightcove's Anil Jain Talks Securing Live-Streamed Content

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Brightcove EVP & GM, Media Anil Jain at Streaming Media West 2017.

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.