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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.

Go In-Depth on CMAF and Machine Learning at Streaming Media West

Here are two strong reasons to attend Streaming Media West's pre-conference training sessions: a morning seminar on deploying CMAF and an afternoon session on video machine learning.

Discover In-Depth Pre-Conference Training at Streaming Media West

In just two weeks, Streaming Media's Jan Ozer will lead SMW attendees through advanced sessions on ABR production, video quality metrics, and more.

Streaming Media West Preview: Cloud Graphics Are the Future!

Here are six reasons why cloud graphics and overlays are the future of streaming TV, plus one big reason to attend Streaming Media West next month in Los Angeles.

Apple, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Anchor Streaming Media West '19

This year's Streaming Media West has a new location—in downtown L.A.!—but the same impressive roster of streaming visionaries that the industry has come to expect.

Esports and Sports Streaming Summit Preview: Jamie Horowitz, DAZN

Sports leagues need to adapt to a new world of live streaming delivery. At the Esports and Sports Streaming Summit, DAZN will explain what interactive video can provide.

Who Is the Streaming Media Reader?

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests. In return, we'll give you $100 off registration for Streaming Media West and enter you to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

Ban the Binge! Netflix Makes the Right Move With Weekly Episodes

Whatever happened to the water cooler? Even though some viewers are howling in protest on Twitter, Netflix is making a smart choice by releasing new episodes weekly.

Has IBC Survived Its Identity Crisis?

The traditional broadcast world of "big iron" is shrinking, and the new OTT kids on the block are looking at commodity IT and cloud workflows. How will the biggest industry show outside of NAB keep up?

Voting Is Now Open for the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards!

Let the competition begin! Voting begins for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself.

Disney Raises the Stakes, and the Competition Should Be Worried

The Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu triple-play offers something for the whole family, and comes at a budget-conscious price. As opening shots go, it's a howitzer.

The DirecTV Now Name Must Be the Real Problem, Decides AT&T

Customers are fleeing DirecTV Now because they don't like the DirecTV name, the parent company decides. What do they like better? Their phone company, of course.

AT&T and NBCU Drag Viewers Into the Age of Experimentation

Yes, there are two more premium OTT services coming. Yes, it's all too much for the average viewer. No, it won't last forever.

Trouble for Netflix: When the Insurgent Becomes the Incumbent

Little by little, Netflix's lead could get chipped away. A research report shows that the company's expense and engagement numbers don't add up.

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.