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The online video industry is an ever-growing ecosystem of technology, service, and platform vendors that run the gamut from traditional broadcast incumbents to disruptive startups.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the solutions providers that are enabling the online video revolution.

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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

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

26 categories. 220 nominations. More than 25,000 votes. Who took home the big prizes in this year's Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards? Read on.

Streaming Now and Into the Future

New monetization models and consolidation in the streaming market mean that OTT services need to accelerate their transition to the cloud

Low Latency Video Streaming - How Low Can You Go?

Advances in chipsets allow for more processing at the edge, so we're going to see latency times drop even further in the near future.

5G and C-Band Herald a New Era of Broadcast Innovation

5G will change the game for delivering live video experiences. The migration is already underway; the time to take action is now.

Next-Gen CDN Services in Asia

The Asia market is different from Europe and the Americas in many ways, especially in terms of user behaviors and the internet environment. CDN providers need to deal with many nuances to succeed and capitalize on the market opportunity.

Don't Believe the 5G Streaming Video Hype

5G holds promise for smart cities, smart vehicles, and industrial automation. For video streaming? Not so much.