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Closed Captioning (Finally) Comes to StreamingMedia.com

It's about time we practiced what we preach. Captions make videos more accessible in a variety of ways. Here's the workflow we use to caption all the videos on our sites.

28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook

They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.

Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall

Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.

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.

YouTube Execs: Take Responsibility for the Mess You've Created

Vaccination misinformation, white nationalists, improper kid vids: YouTube pretends it's a library, while its videos are doing real harm. It's time for YouTube execs to take out the trash.

Video Codecs Today: Minefield, Muddle, or Multiple Choice?

Advances in video codec technology driven by the explosion in video over IP are creating heated competition and a fragmented market. Will one winner emerge or is this the new normal?

Everything Is Video: Rocket Mortgage Offers Lessons for Success

How can marketers make people want to watch content about mortgages? By experimenting, keeping things fun, and not worrying about budgets.

Join the Streaming Media Webinar: What You Need to See at NAB

Let the Streaming Media editors be your guides. NAB is an enormous conference, so we'll help you plan ahead. Take a hour to learn what this year's show has to offer.

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.

Slow Video Uploads Put a Damper on Mardi Gras and Other Events

You've just shot an unbelievable video and you can't wait to share it with your friends. Unfortunately, if you're in a large crowd you'll wait and wait and wait.

What Defines OTT? Even the Experts Can't Agree on a Meaning

The theme of this year's Streaming Forum was "OTT: Better Than Broadcast?" But before they could debate that topic attendees needed to decide what OTT means.

MWC's Inflated Claims for the Future of 5G Demand a Reality Check

The experts at Mobile World Congress were certain 5G will change the world and weren't shy about making exaggerating claims. But how much is hype and hot air?

Skip the Oscars This Year and Stream Some Movies Instead

Paying attention to the Oscars is a cultural tradition, but the show doesn't reflect how we get our entertainment. This year we stayed in and streamed—and we loved it!

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.

Consolidation in the OVP Space, or What Happened to Ooyala?

How did one of the biggest names in online video go from a $270 million purchase to being snapped up for parts in only a few short years? And what does this mean for the industry?

Say Yes to New Ideas: Vimeo Shows How to Grow Creativity

Vimeo Stock, the company's new film stock library, was created after a producer spotted a need and the CEO took a chance on a passion project.

Should the Buyer Beware? Not at Streaming Media

In this ad-heavy world, it's hard to tell what's paid for and what's editorial. But one place you won't have a problem is on this site or at Streaming Media conferences. That's our promise to every reader and attendee.

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.

Content Discovery Has Viewers in a Rage, So What's Being Done?

Welcome to endless scrolling, the same choices over and over, and frustrating interfaces. Wasn't AI supposed to save us from this?