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.
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
Take the Encoding and Transcoding 2021 Survey
Take a 5-minute survey about codecs, encoding workflows, and premium video features, and enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.
V-Nova LCEVC Royalty Structure Announced
Royalty will be paid by streaming service providers; the codec will be free for encoder/player developers
Rethink Technology Forecast is Bullish on VVC
Rethink Technology Research's "Media & Entertainment Transcoding Workload and Device Royalty Forecast" breaks down anticipated codec penetration through 2030
Bitmovin Raises $25 Million in Series C Financing
Investment led by Swisscom Ventures with Climb Ventures, Atomico, Highland Europe, and Constantia New Business, and brings Bitmovin's total funding to $68 million
IBC Plans Hybrid Event for September, with Fallback Dates in December
Hybrid in-person and digital event set for September 10-13, with the RAI on hold for the first week of December as a backup.
Integrating OWNZONES Connect with Major Streaming Platform to Simplify Technicolor Delivery
Process enables direct IMF package delivery via API entirely in the cloud, saving Technicolor time because there is no need to download IMF locally and re-upload it to deliver to a platform
The State of Streaming Autumn 2020
The latest State of Streaming report shows that in addition to increased viewing, the pandemic has hastened streaming publishers' moves to the cloud and software-defined infrastructures.
Verizon Preps 5G Edge for 8K Live with AWS and Zixi
Zixi's Software-Defined Video Platform and live protocol are being used to deliver the 8K stream with AWS and Verizon for a major global broadcaster
AWS Takes SDI in the Cloud to Next Level
Proof of concept of uncompressed live video workflow in the cloud demonstrates future production possibilities and opens up interop can of worms
H.264 Still Dominates Streaming Industry, According to Bitmovin Report
The latest Bitmovin Video Developer Report reveals shifts in business models, ad insertion technology, and codec usage
Streaming Media West Connect is This Week
We've got speakers from Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, Comcast, and more talking about all things OTT and streaming video next week. Registration is free! Read on to find out more.
Moving Picture, Audio, and Data Coding by Artificial Intelligence: "A New Way to Make Money"
New standards body MPAI plans to develop new specifications for data coding, using AI to bridge the gap between technology and licensing.
Haivision's Teltoo Acquisition Adds WebRTC and P2P to Its SRT Offerings
Teltoo's real-time analytics and WebRTC-enabled P2P gives Haivision an end-to-end low latency ecosystem
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
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
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.