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As video providers and content owners look to slash costs, improve efficiency, and stay flexible, they’re turning to the cloud for some or all of the video workflow, from encoding and transcoding to packaging, storage, DRM, and more.  Here you’ll find news, reviews, and analysis of the latest in cloud video services and workflows.

Intelligent Media Quality Assurance Strategies for Modern Streaming Workflows

As OTT overtakes traditional TV viewing, media companies can no longer afford to use the status quo as far as QC and monitoring are concerned. Aggressive strategies for delivering a great QoE are required to increase subscribers and boost monetization. Media companies should carefully choose the right strategies and tools to streamline processes for optimum video quality and viewer experience.

Sustainability, Streaming, and the Data Attribution Challenge

"Sustainability" is perhaps the most important buzzword in the streaming industry, but most current efforts to define "green" or "net zero" streaming miss the target.

The Future of Distributed Live Video Production

The reliability, creativity, and cost-efficiency of remote, cloud and distributed production have been put to the test through the pandemic and shown outstanding results. This new menu of production capability has opened a whole range of opportunities for coverage of future live events.

Where Are the Women in the Streaming Media Industry?

A look at any conference program—including our own—makes it clear: It's long past time for the streaming media industry to take the gender imbalance seriously, and to identify and address the root issues—not just the optics.

When it Comes to Web Performance, Many CDNs Make Light Work

More and more large enterprises are relying on multi-CDN, a strategy that is no longer as difficult to execute as it once was.

IBC: We've Been Apart for Too Long

The international focus of events like IBC generate a sense of excitement and a critical mass of activity that drives the whole industry forward. That momentum has been noticeably lacking in 2021, and it's time to get the ball rolling again.

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.

Cloud QC and Monitoring Solutions Drive Superior Streaming Experiences

In today's video-streaming-centric world, cloud OTT monitoring solutions are vital to staying competitive and meeting the demand for high-quality video content on every screen.

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."

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.

Reimagining Video Delivery with the Cloud

Among all the other changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the industry, it has accelerated broadcasters' move to the cloud. That shift is only going to continue.

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.

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.

3 Ways to Accelerate Content Production and Delivery With AI

The sheer volume of video generated in many workflows is impossible to manage without artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here are examples of how to leverage it to make your video production workflow more efficient and productive.

Machine Learning for Media: Increasing the Value of Existing Content

By using neural networks, broadcasters can up convert HD to UHD content more effectively, giving viewers a better experience

Preview: Content Delivery Summit 2020

Content Delivery Summit Chair Dom Robinson previews Content Delivery Summit 2020, the leading conference for CDN, edge delivery, and distributed computing, which Streaming Media is hosting as a free full-day webinar on June 1.