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Google Announces Distributed Cloud

At Google Cloud Next '21, the company introduced a portfolio of hardware and software solutions that extend Google Cloud's infrastructure to the edge and into data centers

Take the Autumn 2021 State of Streaming Survey

Share your professional and personal insights and enter to win an iPad or Osprey Talon 4K-SC hardware encoder

Vote in the 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Voting is open until September 20 in 22 categories, including a brand-new one: Best Streaming Innovation. Cast your vote today!

Moscow State Reports: FFmpeg Still Tops for H.264, but Falters for HEVC and AV1

The good news: As always, Moscow State's codec studies are some of the most comprehensive available. The bad news: Unless you're TikTok or Tencent, you won't have access to some of the best performers.

New Report Reveals Radical Changes to Streaming Industry Over the Past Year

Streaming Media's State of Streaming Spring 2021 report, sponsored by Harmonic, shows the massive increases in streaming in previously underserved markets, as well as how the industry is addressing on-going bandwidth challenges.

IBC Show Moves to December

Citing vendor and attendee reluctance to attend a September event, and the need to guarantee health and safety, IBC announced that this year's event will take place December 3-6 in Amsterdam

Take the Encoding and Transcoding 2021 Survey

Take a 5-minute survey about codecs, encoding workflows, and premium video features, and enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

V-Nova LCEVC Royalty Structure Announced

Royalty will be paid by streaming service providers; the codec will be free for encoder/player developers

Rethink Technology Forecast is Bullish on VVC

Rethink Technology Research's "Media & Entertainment Transcoding Workload and Device Royalty Forecast" breaks down anticipated codec penetration through 2030

Mux Raises $105 Million in Series D Funding

Company says it will use the funding to accelerate hiring and feature development

Bitmovin Raises $25 Million in Series C Financing

Investment led by Swisscom Ventures with Climb Ventures, Atomico, Highland Europe, and Constantia New Business, and brings Bitmovin's total funding to $68 million

Telestream Launches Cloud Transform Service

Telestream has become the latest company to take core media processing and transcoding into the cloud

IBC Plans Hybrid Event for September, with Fallback Dates in December

Hybrid in-person and digital event set for September 10-13, with the RAI on hold for the first week of December as a backup.

VVC Patent Pools: And Then There Were Two

Access Advance and MPEG LA will both administer patent pools for VVC, but it's still unclear what will be covered under the patents and what the likely royalty costs will be.

Haivision Completes IPO; Debuts on Toronto Stock Exchange

Video streaming and networking solution provider completes IPO and trades on TSX with symbol HAI

Integrating OWNZONES Connect with Major Streaming Platform to Simplify Technicolor Delivery

Process enables direct IMF package delivery via API entirely in the cloud, saving Technicolor time because there is no need to download IMF locally and re-upload it to deliver to a platform

The State of Streaming Autumn 2020

The latest State of Streaming report shows that in addition to increased viewing, the pandemic has hastened streaming publishers' moves to the cloud and software-defined infrastructures.

AWS Takes SDI in the Cloud to Next Level

Proof of concept of uncompressed live video workflow in the cloud demonstrates future production possibilities and opens up interop can of worms

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 2,200 readers voted in 26 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

H.264 Still Dominates Streaming Industry, According to Bitmovin Report

The latest Bitmovin Video Developer Report reveals shifts in business models, ad insertion technology, and codec usage