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Global OTT Revenues to Hit $167 Billion in 2025

Disney+ has helped SVOD revenues continue to rise on a steady pace, while COVID-19 has temporarily stunted AVOD's growth

Quizuna: Producing a Hit Live Quiz Show During Quarantine

Quarantined in Tokyo, and looking for a way connect with others around the country who were sheltering at home as they were, Japanese Hollywood actress Ikumi Yoshimatsu and RIM Entertainment's Matt Taylor decided to do what they do best--develop and deliver a new show with Ikumi on camera and Matt producing--from the bedroom of their Tokyo apartment.

IBC Cancels Due to COVID-19

IBC CEO Michael Crimp cites "many unknowns" and concerns over exhibitor and attendee safety in decision to pull the plug on the event, scheduled for September 11-14 in Amsterdam

Fitness, Education Video Use Skyrocketing During COVID-19, Says Mux

New data from Mux Video customers shows just how much video delivery has grown for B2B and niche markets during the COVID-19 crisis.

More Than 90% of Self-Isolating Families Have at Least One OTT Service

New survey data from Hub Entertainment Research reveals the impact of COVID-19 on OTT services and pay TV

Defining Brands with Streaming Video in Challenging Times

Communications agency Brand Definition was ready to go live with their brand-new production studio when COVID-19 shut everything down. Here's how they pivoted to remote production to meet their clients' shifting needs.

Verizon Media Introduces New Publishing, Advertising Features

Output Syndication makes it easy to publish directly to social media platforms, while Content Control simplifies the creation of live linear channels and Smartplay Prebid improves the ad bidding process

Interview: PreK-12 Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Christ Episcopal School Director of Technology Bob Krieger discusses distance learning measures for early childhood to high school students implemented since the school shut down in mid-March in response to the spread of COVID-19.

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Secure

Zoom meetings have become ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so have concerns about the tool's security. Should you be worried? Not if you use the tools Zoom offers to make meetings more secure, say our experts.

Virtual Video Summit Set for May 6

With no NAB to bring customers to them this year, a group of streaming industry vendors have come together to create a virtual event and bring the trade show to their customers and partners.

Global Streaming Up More Than 20% in March, Says Conviva

Viewing in the U.S. is up almost 27%, and daytime viewing is up most of all—a massive 39% rise since the first week of March.

Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course

The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry

Disney+, PPV Streaming Taking Off as People Stay at Home

We all know TV viewing is up these days, but data from Hub Entertainment and Wurl show just how much, and which services are seeing the biggest upticks.

News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report

Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.

Tulix, Zoom, and Others Offer Free Services for K-12 Schools

Tulix is giving K-12 schools 30Gbps of bandwidth for free, while Zoom is making its videoconferencing service available to K-12 teachers as well. Other companies are working to make the transition to work-from-home easier.

NAB Decides "Not to Move Forward" with Vegas Show

The organization said it is working with partners on potential alternatives to the broadcast industry's largest annual gathering

Sisvel Announces AV1 Patent Pool

Royalties for 2,000 patents in AV1 from at least 12 companies will be charged via Video Coding Licensing Platform administrator Sisvel, which promises "reasonable and transparent" cost

What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020

CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.

Balance of Power Shifts Among HEVC Patent Pools

Nine members of the MPEG LA HEVC pool—including ETRI, KBS, NTT, and NTT DOCOMO—have left and joined the HEVC Advance pool