Sky: "It's All Digital Now"
It's time to get beyond the notion that it's pay TV vs OTT, argued executives from Sky, ViacomCBS, YouTube, and Roku at a "virtual IBC" event hosted by Bitmovin
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 ...
Revry Takes the "Tribrid" Approach with its LGBTQ OTT Network
Revry is the first global LGBTQ video service, and it's growing like crazy. This year, it expanded with Brightcove's Beacon to offer a three-pronged approach to programming and monetization: live linear, SVOD, and AVOD.
The Algorithm Series: Video Player Performance
Multiple algorithms for encoding, transfer, and playback intersect in the end user's player. So how can you make the numbers work in your favor?
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.
Server-Side Ad Insertion: Have a Good DAI
Given server-side ad insertion's fraud-resistance, accuracy, safety, and reliability, and the necessity to use thin-clients in large market sectors, it has become the best option.
The Greening of Streaming
The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.
Android TV: The Future of Television?
Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.
The Streaming Toolbox: Zixi, Cleeng, and Penthera
We look at a B2B intelligence layer for content transport, a company that enables customer relationship management decisioning, and a service that facilitates offline viewing.
Report: Streaming Monetization in 2020
How exactly do organizations generate video-based revenues? A new report from Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Amazon Web Services sheds light on subscription vs. advertising vs. transactional, SSAI, and more.
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.