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SVODs Target Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

As more OTT services begin to look to the region as an expansion point, CEE's SVOD subscriber base is projected to grow over 60% from 2020 to 2022, primarily driven by Netflix. This strong growth is forecast to continue into the future, supported by the launch of new services including SkyShowtime and the steady improvement of broadband availability.

State of Streaming Spring 2022 Report Launches

New report expands on trends revealed during Streaming Media East 2022 Research Keynote

M&A in Media and Telecoms Hits Record $469 Billion in Teeth of Recession

Despite increasing interest rates, the stock market decline in the tech sector and a potential recession, M&A business among media and telcos is heating up.

Research Brief Exposes File-Transfer Challenges and Opportunities

Legacy solutions don't address overall workflow complexities, especially in the face of partner growth, increased production scale, and disparate storage and workforce locations. This new survey-based research brief highlights the complexity of delivering and tracking file transfers, and provides insights into current industry trends.

Telestream Acquires Encoding.com

The addition of Emmy-award-winning cloud media processing platform Encoding.com marks the 13th acquisition for Telestream. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Survey: The Business Value of Real-Time Streaming

Real-time streaming at global scale has long been the holy grail for live delivery, and a new Streaming Media survey looks to gain insight into both the current state of real-time streaming and where it's headed in the near future, particularly for sports and betting.

Bitmovin Introduces Stream Lab, an Automated Streaming Testing Platform

Bitmovin's Stream Lab allows for easy testing of streaming experiences across multiple devices and platforms; will debut at NAB

Take the Spring 2022 State of Streaming Survey

Every 6 months, we gauge the state of the streaming industry with a survey looking at monetization, audience sizes, video quality choices, and more. Take the survey and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2. Survey closes Friday, May 12!

Limelight Will Acquire Edgecast; New Company To Be Called Edgio

Limelight Network's all-stock acquisition of Yahoo's Edgecast is valued at $300 million, signal's Limelight's focus on edge delivery and security

MPEG LA VVC Licensing Terms: What Do They Mean for the Streaming Industry?

Who's contributing to the two VVC patent pools, and will the combined royalties accelerate or discourage adoption? We sat down with two industry experts and the CEOs of both MPEG LA and Access Advance to get their insights.

Haivision to Acquire AVIWEST for $22.9 Million

The deal will bring cellular bonding and 5G mobile technology to Haivision's stable of streaming, networking, and encoding solutions

Dolby Acquires Low-Latency Streaming Platform Millicast

Millicast becomes the third video-related acquisition in 4 years, and will be available immediately as part of the Dolby.io suite of APIs.

Brightcove Acquires Wicket Labs

The acquisition will give customers greater insights into content and subscriber analytics

MPEG LA Announces VVC Licensing Terms

The terms are out—20 cents per unit for hardware/paid software and 5 cents per unit for free software—but there's lots of fine print and plenty of questions remain, including those about the contributors that aren't in either the MPEG LA pool or the Access Advance pool.

Mux Acquires Stream Club for Live Streaming

Acquisition deepens Mux's commitment to simplifying the live stream creation process for developers from broadcast to playback

Interactive Video on the Rise: The State of Streaming Autumn 2021

The fourth State of Streaming Survey explored the use of ultra-low latency solutions for real-time communication and interactivity, as well as revealing significant changes in the mix of live and on-demand video delivered to viewers.

H.264 Usage Drops for First Time in Bitmovin Video Developer Report

HEVC and AV1 usage are on the rise, while H.264 is beginning to fade, according to Bitmovin's annual survey of video developers and engineers. That's not the only surprise in the report.

Signiant Acquires Levels Beyond

Acquisition brings the SaaS workflow suite Reach Engine to Signiant's media workflow optimization offerings

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