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Over-the-top (OTT) has changed how people watch television, and in some regions is on track to overtake broadcast, cable, and satellite. Look below for the latest news in OTT technology and programming, as well as insights and analysis into where the OTT market is headed.

Four Keys to Combatting Video Piracy

Streaming services aren't just competing against each other; they're competing against pirates. DRM, encryption, watermarking, and geofencing are crucial components of any successful OTT anti-piracy strategy.

Want to Speak at Streaming Media East? Here's How.

The call for speakers is open until February 3, so get your speaking proposal in today for the OTT Summit, Video Engineering & Technology Summit, Esports & Sports Streaming Summit, or Enterprise & Education Video Summit

2020 Vision: The Future of Local News is Streaming

New technologies and emerging consumer preferences and priorities have changed the way content is created and consumed, and new frontiers in online and digital media have accelerated the pace of change. How can news organizations keep up?

Binge No More?

Is binge-watching becoming a thing of the past? Not necessarily, but research from Reach3 Insights suggests that Netflix would be wise to follow Disney+ and Apple TV+ and embrace weekly episodes or even a hybrid approach.

Streaming Media West Preview: Off-the-Shelf Streaming Tools

Learn how to create, buy, edit, analyze, and distribute content—plus launch your own streaming video service—in only three hours. It's one reason to attend Streaming Media West next week.

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.

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.

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.

$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services

Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?

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 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?

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.

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.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July

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.