The 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners
New entrants join old standbys in our annual survey of readers' preferred technical solutions
The Most Important Companies in Online Video Tech
Our annual Streaming Media 50 rounds up the most important, most interesting, and most innovative solutions providers in online video. You'll find names both familiar and unfamiliar here, as newer entrants join market veterans. So who made the list? Read on ...
The 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
Nearly 2,000 readers voted in 22 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.
Take the Content and Revenue Protection Trends 2021 Survey
Share your insights on how DRM and piracy affects you personally and professionally, and enter for the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.
Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Until August 20
We've got two new categories this year—Best Streaming Innovation and Best New Streaming Company—along with 23 other categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between. We've extended the nomination deadline to August 20, so don't delay.
The Algorithm Series: Digital Rights Management (DRM)
The math behind the magic of protecting live and on-demand streaming video content
How Can Direct-to-Consumer Platforms Better Protect Their Exclusive Regional Content?
Staggered release schedules, the explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings, the cost of multiple subscriptions, and the ease of finding illegal or unlicensed content online is resulting in growing amounts of piracy. A multi-pronged approach to combating piracy is necessary to prevent lost revenue, job cuts, and poor brand association.
The 2020 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video
Who made our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and just plain most interesting companies in the online video space? Read on ...
How To Stop CTV Fraud Schemes Like ICEBUCKET, DiCaprio
If you ask any marketer what keeps them up at night, chances are high that ad fraud is at the top of that list. And can you blame them? Last year digital ad fraud cost advertisers more than $23 billion globally. Now, these same problems are coming to a TV near you.
Deepfakes and the War on Reality
Deepfakes are becoming harder and harder to spot, but the streaming video industry is digging into ways to both detect them and stop their spread. For now, though, it's "viewer beware."
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.