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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

SMW '19: BuyDRM CEO Christopher Levy Talks Lifecycle DRM

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews BuyDRM CEO & Founder Christopher Levy at Streaming Media West 2019.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

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 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.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our exclusive industry-defining list is back for 2019. Here are the 50 companies every Streaming Media reader must know, the ones leading us into the future. These are the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video universe.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our panel of streaming media experts has spoken, and these are the 50 companies doing the most important and innovative work in online video today.

Akamai Explains the Security Risks With Streaming Video Services

Data breaches aren't just a concern for financial platforms. Hackers also target OTT platforms. Here are three best practices for keeping subscriber data safe.

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.