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Today's viewers expect to be able to watch movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including set-top boxes, game consoles, phones, and tablets. Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of OTT, social video, and other media and entertainment video, as well as the business models (AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, HVOD) behind them.

Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

If TV Watching Goes Social Is it Still Passive Entertainment?

We all know that hours of passive boob tube watching aren't good for our bodies and minds. But what if we're active viewers? Is there a safe way to binge?

Their Strange Addiction: How Gen Z Uses Social Video Apps

Young people form deep connections with video- and image-based social apps, but they couldn't care less about Facebook and Twitter, a new survey shows.

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 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.

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.

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.

It's Time to Disband the Unofficial Netflix Protection Society

As the first global network, Netflix has attracted a lot of criticism, but it's attracted even more defenders. That's really not necessary; Netflix can take care of itself.

MWC 2019 Preview: Manufacturers Look Beyond the Handset

Mobile World Congress starts next week, and it won't be all about the phone. 5G, driverless cars, and the internet of things will bring a whole new world of cellular connectivity.

PBS Is Missing From Streaming Lineups, and That Needs to Change

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? And all the other great programs on PBS? For cord-cutters, PBS is a no-show and it's sorely missed.

CBS Streamed the Super Bowl to 7.5M Devices, But None in 4K

In 2019, 4K video should be table stakes for major events. While CBS streamed 560 million minutes of game time with no major problems, viewers deserved a better experience.