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Content delivery networks are evolving, moving toward decentralized and edge computing models, and content owners need to be aware of the content delivery trends and strategies that will help them get their content from origin to the last mile. Here you’ll find up-to-the-minute reports on CDN news and trends, as well as analysis of where the CDN market is headed.

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Amazon To Talk Thursday Night Football at Streaming Media West

Streaming Media West returns to Huntington Beach November 15-16, with Streaming Media University Workshops on November 14. Registration is open now.

Intelligent Media Quality Assurance Strategies for Modern Streaming Workflows

As OTT overtakes traditional TV viewing, media companies can no longer afford to use the status quo as far as QC and monitoring are concerned. Aggressive strategies for delivering a great QoE are required to increase subscribers and boost monetization. Media companies should carefully choose the right strategies and tools to streamline processes for optimum video quality and viewer experience.

NBCU to Talk Super Bowl, Disney Streaming to Talk Multi-CDN at Content Delivery Summit

Alongside Streaming Media East, the Content Delivery Summit is coming to Boston in May, with a program that is more video-centric than ever.

Reduce Enterprise Video Traffic Impact with Multicast IPTV

93% of enterprise technology executives say video traffic in their organization is growing. Multicast technologies and IPTV can help ease the load on the network.

Sustainability, Streaming, and the Data Attribution Challenge

"Sustainability" is perhaps the most important buzzword in the streaming industry, but most current efforts to define "green" or "net zero" streaming miss the target.

How Edge Computing Will Revolutionize Live Video Streaming

Edge computing at the point of video origin allows industry players to continue innovating and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in live video streaming.

Making Streams Green: The Steps to Sustainability in Broadcasting and Video Streaming

Sustainability is changing the business landscape, and the broadcast and streaming sector is no exception. While business and technology factors used to be the main considerations when choosing a technology partner, now sustainability has become the third pillar that organizations simply cannot ignore.

The Streaming Industry's Stellar 2021 Opens the Door to an Even Better 2022

We'll see even more of the innovation—both technical and cultural—that we've seen over the past year, but temper your excitement with a healthy dose of skepticism about Web3.

Where Are the Women in the Streaming Media Industry?

A look at any conference program—including our own—makes it clear: It's long past time for the streaming media industry to take the gender imbalance seriously, and to identify and address the root issues—not just the optics.

When it Comes to Web Performance, Many CDNs Make Light Work

More and more large enterprises are relying on multi-CDN, a strategy that is no longer as difficult to execute as it once was.

Testing Wowza's Real-Time Streaming at Scale

Wowza's new ultra-low latency offering can deliver either an RTMP stream or a WebRTC stream, with WebRTC outperforming the legacy protocol

JW Player's Dave LaPalomento Talks VP9, H.264 and More

H.264 still leads the pack, says JW Player's CTO Dave LaPalomento, but for more sophisticated publishers, VP9 offers benefits including bandwidth savings.

How 5G Will Impact the Media Supply Chain

After a case of too much hype too early, 5G is having real impact on consumer experiences and, more importantly for the streaming media industry, video acquisition and delivery.

Enterprise Video Networks Need to Optimize for Increased IPTV Traffic

The use of enterprise video technology picked up significantly in the wake of COVID-19 and is projected to gain momentum through 2021 and beyond. That calls for more robust enterprise network infrastructure to support growing end-user demand for video applications, including IPTV content and digital signage.

Closer to the Edge: How Broadcasters Are Using Edge Computing to Reimagine the Viewing Experience

Edge computing isn't new, but it's finally transforming how data—including video—is delivered to millions of devices worldwide. Savvy service providers are using it to reimagine the viewing experience.

Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2021 Streaming Media 50 List

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, and send in your nominations by August 27.

The Greening of Streaming, One Year On

From an article in Streaming Media a year ago has grown a brand-new organization devoted to meeting the sustainability challenge in the streaming industry.

Every Day I'm Buffering: The Future of Streaming Movies Needs Edge Cloud Computing

How streaming services can achieve that cinematic experience through edge cloud solutions

Simplifying Live Streaming at Scale with DASH-IF

As competition for viewer attention increases, features that rely on timed metadata and low latency will become more important. Underpinning these features will be a need for better reliability and the new DASH-IF ingest specification should go a long way to addressing that.

The Greening Of Streaming: Akamai Achieves Renewable Energy Goals Despite Pandemic Surge

The content delivery network used only renewable energy for its east coast U.S. data center in 2020, a year marked by notable traffic spikes for video, online gaming, and software downloads