Welcome to the Matrix: Beyond Scene-Based Encoding for Video
The encoding ladder served its purpose, but as streaming becomes more nuanced a ladder just doesn't provide enough options. It's nearly time for the video matrix.
5G Technology Meets the Achilles Heel of Smartphone Hardware
The coming of 5G will mean a revolution for mobile phone video and gaming, but before that can happen smartphone technology needs an upgrade.
Entertainment Is Essential in Our Always-Streaming World
As advances in streaming video have made premium on-demand entertainment easier to come by, it's also made entertainment more vital, finds one survey.
The Call for Speakers Is Open for Streaming Media West 2019
The smartest, most talented, most creative minds in streaming video will be at the Streaming Media West conference this November. Will you be one of them?
2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now
What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.
The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics
Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.
The SVOD World Is Close to Being a Zero-Sum Market, Says Report
Three services are enough, say many households. With so many choices, consumers wonder which are essential and which they need to drop.
HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties
Demos and conversations at Streaming Media East showed that HEVC is an excellent technology, and there's real anger around its disfunctional royalty policies.
The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.
YouTube Won the 2019 NewFronts Because of What it Didn't Say
Brand safety? Predatory comments on videos? YouTube is laser-focused on fixing that. Now, back to the massive star-packed, music-filled party.
Disney, CBS, Akamai, Microsoft and More Speaking at Content Delivery Summit
This year's event next week features presentations and fireside chats from leading players in the world of content delivery, from the CDNs themselves to the broadcasters and content owners that use them.
NewFront Week 2019 Starts Monday; Here's What We Want to Know
The biggest online video publishers—including Hulu, Twitter, Verizon Media, and YouTube—will hold their newfront presentations next week. Here are the questions we want answered.
Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019
The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.
Closed Captioning (Finally) Comes to StreamingMedia.com
It's about time we practiced what we preach. Captions make videos more accessible in a variety of ways. Here's the workflow we use to caption all the videos on our sites.
28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook
They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.
Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall
Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.
vMVPDs Are Bloated; It's Time to Retire the Term 'Skinny Bundle'
All the channels viewers want and even more they don't! Monthly prices that come close to pay TV! What's not to love about today's skinny bundles? Almost everything.
YouTube Execs: Take Responsibility for the Mess You've Created
Vaccination misinformation, white nationalists, improper kid vids: YouTube pretends it's a library, while its videos are doing real harm. It's time for YouTube execs to take out the trash.
Video Codecs Today: Minefield, Muddle, or Multiple Choice?
Advances in video codec technology driven by the explosion in video over IP are creating heated competition and a fragmented market. Will one winner emerge or is this the new normal?
Everything Is Video: Rocket Mortgage Offers Lessons for Success
How can marketers make people want to watch content about mortgages? By experimenting, keeping things fun, and not worrying about budgets.