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The online video industry is an ever-growing ecosystem of technology, service, and platform vendors that run the gamut from traditional broadcast incumbents to disruptive startups.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the solutions providers that are enabling the online video revolution.

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Streaming Media West Goes Virtual

Streaming Media West Connect will feature more than 20 panels, a keynote from Pluto TV's Vibol Hou, and presentation of our bi-annual State of the Streaming Industry survey results.

Zype Acquires OTT Publisher MAZ Systems

Media and content businesses can deliver and monetize advanced streaming applications with integrated, best-in-class capabilities

NAB Cancels 2021 Event

For the second year in a row, COVID forces the biggest broadcast and streaming trade show and conference in the U.S. to pull the plug.

Panasonic, Ross, and Canon Withdraw from NAB 2021

Following Sony's announcement earlier this week, the companies said they wouldn't attend NAB in Las Vegas due to COVID health concerns and travel restrictions that might limit attendance

Dutch Team Launches CDN Alliance

The new industry alliance sets out to bring industry competitors together to work on common challenges, as well as be the "voice" of the content delivery industry for the world. The alliance launched this week, and is open for new memberships for both individuals and organizations.

Streaming Global Raises $8 Million

The company beat its $6 million target, and has now raised more than $10 million to date. Streaming Global plans to use the investment to increase in-house capabilities

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Lumen Books Sale of Latin American Business for $2.7 Billion

The former CenturyLink is selling off its Latin American division to investment firm Stonepeak.

LiveU Acquired by Investment Firm

While the company is busy helping streaming the Tokyo Olympics, it got acquired by global investment firm Carlyle, which is purchasing the company from Francisco Partners.

Kaltura Valued at $1.24 Billion After IPO

After the pandemic scuttled an IPO in 2020, the 15-year-old enterprise and education video platform company floated on NASDAQ and raised $150 million to grow marketing, sales, and tech efforts.

JW Player Raises $100 Million in Series E Funding

Coming hot on the heels of its acquisition of Vualto, the funding will allow the company to expand globally, increase staffing, and invest in product development

Ross Video Acquires Primestream

Primestream's workflow solutions enable capture, production, management, and distribution of live and on-demand video for organizations including Verizon Media and the NFL Network

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.

Fastly Outage Exposes Fragility of the Internet

The edge cloud delivery service identified a "service configuration" that triggered disruptions that took down HBO Max, Hulu, Twitter, Spotify, and more. Services began coming back online within an hour.

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.

AnyClip Lands $47 Million Funding; Relaunches as "The Visual Intelligence Company"

Video Company Creates New Category with First AI-Powered Platform for Business, Tackling Video Surge in Post COVID-19 Market

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

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V-Nova LCEVC Royalty Structure Announced

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