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
Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise
Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise
Streaming Media East Is Shipping Up to Boston
The 2020 Streaming Media East conference moves to a new location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston.
Showtime, Vudu, and Crackle Sued by DASH Patent Holders
MPEG LA's DASH Patent Pool may have ceased, but Ideahub and Helios Streaming resort to a lawsuit, claiming defendants refused to engage in licensing discussions.
Codec Complexity is a 'Nuclear Bomb,' Says Bitmovin Report
Video streamers want "broadcast-like" latency but device and codec complexity is holding back the entire industry, finds a new report from the company. Among other findings: 20% of respondents don't use any video analytics.
iSize Claims Massive Performance Savings for its Debut AI Codec
BitSave promises 70% bitrate savings via machine learning, and currently works with H.264, with H.264, H.265, and VP9 on the way
Where's the 4K? Consumers Don't Know How to Find 4K Video
Plenty of consumers have televisions that support 4K, but viewers don't know where to find UHD content—even when they have access to it through paid services.
Vimeo Announces Support for AV1 Codec, Starts With Staff Picks
Today, Vimeo announced that it now supports the AV1 codec, which it believes will let it deliver videos with a low bitrate and high visual quality.
Adobe Licenses Adobe Media Server and RTMP SDK to Veriskope
A team of Adobe and Macromedia veterans is now in charge of AMS and RTMP support and development, providing a transition resource for existing Flash customers.
NAB '19: Netflix and Intel Release SVT-AV1 Codec as Open Source
Capable of real-time 4K/60p 10-bit encoding when running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon D processors, the the SVT-AV1 codec represents an order of magnitude acceleration of AV1 encoding.
No Content Royalties in Sisvel VP9/AV1 Patent Pools
Sisvel's Video Codec Licensing Platform will employ a "committed volume scheme" rather than a royalty cap, according to CEO Mattia Fogliacco, who did not rule out royalties on software-based encoding
Sisvel Launches Patent Pools for VP9 and AV1
The licenses cover devices such as smartphones, computers, TVs, set-top boxes, and graphics cards, but not encoded content—at least for now.
Kaltura TV SDK Offers Improved Mobile Streaming and HEVC Support
The SDK now keeps an eye on connectivity data at the network, device, and player level, which should improve mobile connections in emerging markets.
TCL Will Create First Roku-Licensed 8K TV, Coming This Year
Ready or not, here comes 8K. Look for 8K sets to hit the market later this year, with TCL creating the first Roku model.
HEVC Now Makes Up 25% of Live Video Worldwide Served from LiveU Hardware, Says a LiveU Report
Live sports streaming and an insistence on professional quality IP video are helping cement HEVC's role as the standard.
Unified Patents Challenges Velos Media Patent
The SEP Video Codec Zone also will provide companies targeted by HEVC IP owners with unique data and tools to negotiate fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licenses
Microsoft Joins the SRT Alliance to Promote Low Latency Solution
With Microsoft's backing, Haivision hopes to grow global support for the standard. The SRT Alliance now counts over 140 member companies.
Limelight Promises Sub-Second Live Video Latency Using WebRTC
Forget HLS and DASH, says Limelight, and definitely forget HTTP. Its WebRTC-based solution could take the pain out of sports streaming.
Adobe Previews Creative Cloud Editing Improvements at IBC
Look for animation, audio, and collaboration improvements when the next version of Adobe Creative Cloud debuts later this year.
Latency and Device Playback Are Today's Biggest Pain Points
Bitmovin's annual survey shows video streamers are living in a highly fragmented world, and no one codec will take over the market.