Collecting 'Junk' for Better Streaming
Got junk? The Help Me Stream Research Foundation can take your tech castoffs and use them to research better streaming practices, repurposing it into efficient and inexpensive solutions that can run on intermittent power—dovetailing with the efforts of another new organization, Greening of Streaming.
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.
LCEVC: Ready for Primetime
The Low Complexity Enhancement Video Codec (LCEVC) is ready for primetime. V-Nova is the primary developer behind the codec, and we talked to CEO and co-founder Guido Meardi about where things stand, both in terms of the technology and licensing structure.
How to Better Monetize Video Advertising: First-Party Data Is King
With new policies from Apple and Google giving more control to consumers, advertisers need to turn away from third-party data to build user profiles
12 Top Features Your OTT Platform Needs to Be Successful
If you're looking to launch an OTT service, these are the questions you need to ask potential solutions providers.
Flash and the New Era of Media Streaming: The End or the Beginning?
Microsoft's announcement that its removing Adobe Flash from Windows 10 is the final nail in the coffin, but the robust RTMP-based ecosystem that's grown around Flash is still thriving.
Wowza Takes "Significant Investment" from Boston-Based Private Equity Firm
CEO David Stubenvoll says the investment from Clearhaven Partners will let Wowza accelerate innovation and growth, and possibly even open new offices, without the "restrictions and hassle of being a listed company."
The Future of Video Viewing Calls for New Strategies and Tech
We're watching more video than ever, and our industry needs to come up with new ways to ease the burden on consumers who are overwhelmed and fatigued
OTT Platforms Need to Focus on Cybersecurity
After huge data breaches at Facebook and LinkedIn, it's time for every OTT service to pay serious attention to protecting user data.
Oscar Noms for Streamers Make History, and AI Can Cement Their Place in Tinseltown
Streaming platforms produced three out of eight Academy Award nominations for Best Picture this year. Those who use AI to leverage data will be back again in the future.
It's Not Easy Streaming Green
Streaming video is on pace to generate more energy consumption than the aviation industry. So what can we do about it?
That Jungle Shirt Guy: Remembering Les Zoltan
More than a longtime customer and colleague, Les passed away earlier this year at the age of 73 due of complications from COVID-19.
Driven by the IP NOC, Video Operations Enter a New Age
The video industry is moving away from centralized studios and operation to remote production. The IP network operations center is a relatively new concept, but it's catching on fast.
The Keys to Launching Premium Quality, Profitable VOD Services in 2021
Leveraging cloud-based video streaming platforms, service providers can deliver on-demand content at scale. Cloud-native platforms, in particular, help to optimize file storage and reduce video buffering to ensure high-quality streaming experiences.
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.
Server-Side Selection is a Game Changer for Video Streaming
As adaptive bitrate streaming soars, operators are losing control over quality and resources. Server-side selection gives them back that control.
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
Why Video Streaming Issues Aren’t Going Anywhere
The explosive growth in OTT viewing is good news, right? Only if the industry keeps innovating to make sure quality of experience issues don't send people back to pay TV.
Heralding a New Era of Broadcast Innovation with 5G and C-Band
The impact of 5G and C-band will bring a sea change in the production, distribution, and delivery of video