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
Moving Picture, Audio, and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence: "A New Way to Make Money"
New standards body MPAI plans to develop new specifications for data coding, using AI to bridge the gap between technology and licensing.
Voting for the 2020 Readers' Choice Award Extended Until October 22
Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!
Mux Gets $37 Million Series C Funding
With this round, led by Andreesen Horowitz, the company has raised $69 million