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Today's viewers expect to be able to watch movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including set-top boxes, game consoles, phones, and tablets. Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of OTT, social video, and other media and entertainment video, as well as the business models (AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, HVOD) behind them.

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Investors Bet Big on Amagi with $100 Million in Funding

Accel, Avataar, and Norwest join existing investor Premji Invest to buy out stake in company previously held by Emerald Media and Mayfield Media

LG Ads Introduces River OS Personalized Smart TV Platform

New operating system delivers personalized search, discovery, and recommendations to individual viewers without the need to switch between profiles.

Connect Addressable TV to Your NFL Game Plan

Football season is a rare chance for advertisers to reach audiences all at once as they spend more time than usual watching live television across any number of devices. Marketers should take the time to review how they're making the most of this moment, to find new engagement with viewers and to execute cross-device strategies to make the most of addressable TV, from the household to the individual.

Streaming Accelerates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, Says Conviva

Viewing time was up 279% over the 2018 opening ceremony, with impressive start times, fewer failures, and less buffering, according to the media intelligence firm.

Netflix, Other OTTs Win Reprieve in Canada as Bill C-10 Stalls

The non-elected Canadian Senate has demanded amendments to The Broadcast Modernization Act, likely leaving it dead in the water.

HBO Max and Snapchat Partner for Co-Viewing

HBO Max becomes the first OTT service to build a Snap Mini, allowing Snapchatters to view select episodes of Gossip Girl, Game of Thrones, Looney Tunes, and more.

Younger Viewers Are Embracing Co-Viewing Apps

Both third-party co-viewing apps and co-viewing features built in to OTT apps are finding favor with younger viewers

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

JW Player Acquires VUALTO

Acquisition of DRM provider strengthens JW Player's position in the market

Disney+ Chooses AWS to Support Global Expansion

With AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider, The Walt Disney Company leverages AWS's proven global infrastructure to improve performance and reliability for Disney+ as the streaming service continues to scale globally

Nielsen Doubles Down on Streaming, Adds Viewership by Platform and Advanced Audience Demographics

Adds unique visibility into total viewership by streaming platform alongside linear TV ratings

Telestream Launches Cloud Transform Service

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

Take the Content Delivery and Edge Compute Trends Survey

New survey explores the current content delivery landscape, with a focus on security and edge compute

Global CTV Impressions Up 60%, According to Innovid Study

Report highlights the surge in streaming and importance of keeping TV the centerpoint of omni-channel advertising strategies to seamlessly manage experiences across channels

COVID-19 Accelerated Broadcast IP Adoption, says Haivision Report

Second annual report highlights the impact of COVID-19, remote production, remote collaboration, SRT, and HEVC on today's broadcast workflows

id3as: Streaming Tech Designed for When Things Go Wrong

With clients and partners like Nasdaq, Arqiva, and Limelight Networks, id3as has made a name for itself as providing technology that's "good on a bad day."

Global Programmatic CTV Ad Spend Increases 2.2x

Report reveals 78% of U.S. households are now reachable via programmatic CTV advertising, but ad fraud rates remain high, at 24% in Q420

Tremor Video Announces TV Intelligence Solution

Exclusive data-driven offering will empower advertisers to reach and engage consumers at scale via Connected TV and across devices

Media Industry Rife withCredential Stuffing Attacks, According to Akamai

Twenty percent of credential stuffing attacks directed toward media companies according to "Akamai 2020 State of the Internet/Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry" Report

Gracenote Introduces Personalized Imagery Solution to Improve Content Discovery and Drive Viewership

Curated program images appealing to viewer interests and preferences lead to more hours watched, titles watched