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Over-the-top (OTT) has changed how people watch television, and in some regions is on track to overtake broadcast, cable, and satellite. Look below for the latest news in OTT technology and programming, as well as insights and analysis into where the OTT market is headed.

The State of Streaming 2020 Research Report

Live or VOD? Cloud or on-prem? The 2020 State of Streaming report reveals exclusive insights into the workflows behind the screens—download your copy now.

The State of Video Monetization 2020

It's no longer SVOD vs. AVOD, and innovative approaches to both content, subscription formats, and advertising are generating new revenue streams for every business model.

The State of Media & Entertainment Streaming 2020

Competition in live-streaming services has intensified, but there are warnings that consumers are nearing their limit. We look back on the last 12 months in our annual industry update.

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.

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."

Operators Can Help Tame the Tyranny of OTT Choice

Set-top boxes, smart TVs, and other consumer devices aren't created equal. Operators can help integrate and optimize the delivery of streaming services to viewers.

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.

L.A. Stories: Facebook and Verizon Bring Video Production In-House

Nestled in Los Angeles' Playa Vista neighborhood, Facebook and Verizon Media's RYOT 5G Studio are using the latest social strategies and technologies to create innovative content that connects with viewers in unpredictable ways

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 HBO Max Formula

How will HBO Max stand out in the crowded SVOD landscape? WarnerMedia execs laid out plans for the service at CES 2020.

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

Winning in 2020: What Incumbents Can Do to Compete with Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Apple

The same technology that has become a massive enabler for new market entrants can also be used by incumbents saddled with legacy systems to transform their businesses into nimble, omnichannel offerings.

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.

How to Build a Scalable Low-Latency Streaming Solution

How do you reduce latency while syncing interactions between a live streamer and viewers, while scaling to meet demand across multiple platforms? Mux Founder & Head of Product Steve Heffernan examines the pros and cons both WebRTC-based approaches and HTTP-based approaches and shows how to develop a scalable low-latency solution to meet your streaming needs.

SMW '19: Comcast's Matt Smith Talks and B2B and D2C OTT

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Comcast Technology Solutions Executive Director Matt Smith at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: EZDRM Founder Olga Kornienko Talks Global DRM

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews EZDRM Co-Founder & CEO Olga Kornienko at Streaming Media West 2019.

From Contribution to AR, 5G Is the Future

5G's commercial rollout is faster than expected with video-intense applications including VR and AR lined up for later releases

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 Streaming Toolbox: Valossa, Signiant, and Red5 Pro

This month, we look at tools for content recognition, file transfer, and low-latency WebRTC streaming