The New Normal
COVID-19 has changed everything, including streaming video. Consumers are demanding higher quality than ever, which means our industry needs to redouble our efforts to delivery that quality more efficiently.
Can We Stop Talking About Disney+?
Sure, The Mandalorian is great, and Disney+ has shaken up the world of OTT. But the real revolution isn't happening in the living room.
The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News
Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.
$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services
Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?
Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year
The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.
Disaggregation Nation: Cord-Cutters Need to Make Tough Choices
The golden age of TV is also the golden age of TV providers. As the number of services grows exponentially, viewers wonder what they've gotten themselves into.
Modern Times: Getting Live Video Right Demands a Special Skillset
It wasn't easy for silent film directors to make the jump to talkies, and it isn't easy these days for video producers to get the hang of live streaming.
Press Pause, Get an Ad?
Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart
Bridging the Streaming Media Gender Gap
The Women in Streaming Media group, which strives to improve the visibility of women in our industry had its first meetup at IBC, but the entire industry needs to make a better effort to make sure women's voices are heard.
20 Years of Streaming Media: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Streaming Media launched during the dot-com bubble, and while some of the early players faded away when their funding ran out, others helped chart the future of the industry.
Stakes Are High, but Joe Inzerillo Is Batting 1.000 With BAMTech
BAMTech's EVP and CTO faces challenges such as international expansion and a lack of standards as he attempts to out-innovate the competition.
The Streaming Media East Conference Is New and Improved for 2018
Now in its 20th year, Streaming Media East is keeping its focus as the world's leading online video conference, while adding new tracks and events to broaden its value.
Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?
There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.
Unfiltered Live Online Video Shows the Need for Journalists
Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.
Long on Shortcomings, DirecTV Now Is No Replacement for Cable
The introductory price is nice, but that's all there is to love about AT&T's DirecTV Now service which is full of commercials and lacks a DVR.
Twitter and the NFL: Business as Usual Isn’t Good Enough
For years, over-the-top video providers have struggled to be as good as broadcast. But that's setting the bar too low: They need to be better.
Streaming in 2016: Can't Complain
There's plenty of room for improvement in the consumer streaming video experience, but from the Rio Olympics to the Tragically Hip, it's bringing us live events in ways that were unimaginable 25 years ago.
An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!
Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.
Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes
We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.
A New Year Brings Familiar Trials to the Streaming Video World
As 2016 begins, StreamingMedia.com looks at the content, monetization, and workplace challenges that face the industry. The more things change, the more they stay the same.