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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.

Vudu Is In, ESPN Is Out: Examining the 2019 NewFront Lineup

The yearly schedule for the IAB's Digital Content NewFronts show which companies are succeeding with online video advertising and which companies want to make a statement.

Better Video Recommendations Require AI and the Smart Use of Data

The CTO of Penthera explains how to push the envelope with deep personalization, using content discovery to empower the streaming video user experience.

ATSC 3.0 and the Future of Broadcast Television: OTA Meets OTT

A new television standard, expected to debut in live broadcasts by 2020, brings the best of streaming—such as 4K video—to over-the-air delivery.

Sling TV Readies its Offerings for the Coming SVOD Onslaught

Dish Network's live streaming service tackles mass personalization and aggregation in an effort to create something viewers can't get anywhere else.

Sky: Personalization is a Powerful Proposition

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, Sky portfolio & program manager Deepa Kutty shares the broadcaster's current and future plans for targeted programming and advertising

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

CES 2019: D2C in 1, 2, 3

With Apple, Warner, and Disney prepare to launch direct-to-consumer (D2C) offerings, other streaming services might struggle to keep up. At CES, executives from YouTube, Hulu, FandangoNow, Tubi, and others offered suggestions on how to compete.

CES 2019: How Will Blockchain Reinvent Media?

Whether ensuring creators get paid, content stays locked down, or personal data is treated like intellectual property, blockchain offers solutions to some of digital media's biggest challenges, according to a CES panel.

CES 2019: The Future of TV

ABC News, Twitter, PBS, and MAGNA talked about how old media turns new challenges into opportunites at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, leveraging new types of content and data to increase engagement and monetization

Speak at Streaming Media East 2019

Executives and engineers from companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney have presented at Streaming Media East in the past. This year, we'll be featuring the OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, and Live Streaming Summit, and it could be your turn.

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

Roku Wireless Speakers Review: This Pair Sounds Like a Success

The leading set-top box maker has released its first hardware accessory, and it's a must for anyone who's struggled to understand dialogue in a TV show.

SMP '18: Ellation's Michael Dale Talks Multichannel OTT

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Ellation VP Engineering Michael Dale at Streaming Media West 2018.

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.

Viewers Hate Swiss Cheese: Notes From the Discovery Keynote

Too many VOD networks have holes in their offerings, and that makes consumers mad. Please viewers by giving them what they're paying for: complete series runs on-demand.

SMW '18: JD Fox Talks Making Small-Market Sports Streaming Look Big League

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews JD Fox, Director of Partnerships and Product Management at PrestoSports, at Sports Streaming Summit and Streaming Media West 2018.

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 3

We wrap up our survey of the encding and transcoding landscape with looks at Verizon Digital Media Services, Media Excel, Comprimato, Elecard, Capella Systems, Epic Labs, EuclidIQ, and NGCodec

Streaming Media West: Sling TV Hits the Reset Button on Pay TV

The future of TV is already happening, but it's happening at a slower rate than some would have thought. To create the future, providers need to stop living in the past.

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 2

We continue our survey of the encoding & transcoding market with looks at Encoding.com, Bitmovin, Brightcove, Beamr, Cisco/Synamedia, and Ericsson/MediaKind

The OTT Ecosystem Needs an Open Platform

If the industry is to continue to innovate, grow, and provide the best value and quality of experience, then we need to stop building closed systems and move toward open-platform, best-in-class infrastructure solutions.