OTT Falls Into the Same Trap as Cable
Viewers turned away from cable because it offered them too many choices. OTT recreates the same problem, but on steroids. So what is the industry going to do about it?
Rampant Piracy Is the Elephant in the Live-Streaming Room
Tokens? Watermarking? DRM? Content owners try them all, but as of today there's no foolproof solution. Perhaps the way forward isn't with higher walls, but new experiences.
Can AI Make the Streaming Video Experience Even Better Than TV?
Look for artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve content delivery, video compression, and viewer personalization, strengthening the entire workflow.
Virtual Reality Development Is Moving in the Wrong Direction
VR faces huge production and consumer challenges and is still evolving at a rapid rate. So why is the industry already talking about standardization?
Hey, European Mobile Operators: What About Streaming Video?
Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is full of hype about 5G and VR, but doesn't care about video. Why the blind spot over small-screen viewing?
The Enterprise Embraces Streaming Innovation Behind the Firewall
Microsoft, Kaltura, Brightcove, and others are putting streaming video to use at work, creating cutting-edge features that any viewer would enjoy.
The Four Problems Facing OTT Services—and How to Solve Them
When will over-the-top video services finally get more viewing time than broadcast channels? When they finally overcome these four main problems.
The Reality of Virtual Reality: Despite the Hype, VR Isn't Viable
VR video gets a lot of attention, even though not many people are watching it. The requirements for consumers are still way too high.
Latency: The Final Frontier for Streaming Video Entertainment?
Delays of up to two minutes can really destroy the live sports experience. Walled garden solutions aren't working, so it's up to CDNs to provide relief.
How Much of a Role Will Mobile Phones Play in the Future of TV?
While older viewers prefer streaming to a living room television, Millennial and Gen Z viewers agree: The small screen is big! Now where's the 4K?
IPTV Is Dead and OTT Killed It. Will it Do the Same to Broadcast?
Broadcast television may well go away, with consumers and providers embracing over-the-top delivery. But several issues need to be solved first.
Mobile Phone Hang-Ups: Viewers Wary of Using Up Their Data
People would stream a lot more video to mobile devices if not for restrictive data caps. But thanks to Netflix and Amazon, things are starting to change.
The Great OTT Myth: The Reality of Cord Cutting Isn’t So Real
The days of traditional TV are over as consumers rush to cut the cord, right? Not so fast: We're seeing a migration, but the product and players haven't changed.
Collaboration Is Critical to Reduce Latency in Online Video
Ensuring broadcast quality for viewers is about more than just reducing buffering. Publishers need to improve the efficiency of back-end operations, as well.
When it Comes to Streaming Video, We Are Only At the Beginning
We're coming up on the third decade of streaming video, but we've only begun to tap into its potential, and its data-based nature gives it an advantage over broadcast in the long run.
Forget the Hype: The Future of Television Isn’t What You Think
Over-the-air broadcast isn't going away, cord-cutters will remain a minority, and millennials subscribe to pay TV services just as much as any other group does. But here's what will change.
Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards
Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.
Online Video vs. TV: Have We Finally Reached the Tipping Point?
While many in the industry are declaring traditional pay TV dead, the statistics tell a different story. Here's what needs to change before online takes over.
Why Apple, Microsoft, or Amazon Will Win the the Living Room
Google and Sony are dark horse candidates, while Roku and TiVo don't stand a chance. And as for Plex, it had better pray that it gets acquired.
What Esports Can Teach Video Creators About Attracting Viewers
Through a series of smart moves, esports organizations have built a global audience of millions of enthusiastic fans. Here are three takeaways for savvy content creators.