Streaming Video Quality Way Up But Not for Ads, Says Conviva
Even as streaming quality goes up, video ad performance is suffering. The report also looks at the connected device market and finds Roku still king.
Video Download Speed a Poor Indicator of Mobile Video Experience
Mobile carriers use download speeds to promote the video quality of their networks, but video download speeds and streaming video quality aren't always related.
Mux Takes $20M in Series B Round, Plans New Features, R&D
Mux, a startup that provides video analytics and infrastructure tools, announced that it's taken $20 million in funding in a Series B round.
On-Demand Viewing Growing Much Faster Than Live, Says Conviva
Across all streaming devices, on-demand video viewing times are growing at a faster rate than live viewing times, finds a Conviva quarterly report.
Verizon Improves its Mobile Video Streaming Experience, Finds Report
Verizon's video performance has improved in the last six months, as it achieved a 56.1 in Opensignal's latest report, making it the first U.S. carrier to reach the Good category.
SSIMWAVE Introduces Monitoring Tool That Mimics Human Perception
The tool predicts how a human being would see a piece of video, and consistently gets 90% or higher correlation with the video's mean opinion score.
What's the Price of Video Rebuffering? In One Example, $85,000
Putting a dollar sign on the cost of rebuffering, a report from Akamai and MTM finds the costs are surprisingly steep. For example, $85K in lost ad revenue.
Streaming Views Up 72%, CTV and vMVPDs Show Big Gains: Conviva
Global viewership is up 72.4% year-over-year, and the rate of growth has sped up: Viewing hours increasing 49% faster than they did in Q1 2018.
Telestream and Tektronix Combine, Forming a Co-Owned Business
Under the new arrangement, Telestream gains more than QoE services. It also gains R&D talent and the ability to reach new markets.
VDMS Launches 4K Encoding, Built-In Multi-CDN Support at NAB
Streaming viewers expect an instant-on, high-quality experience. Verizon Digital Media Services improves its quality of service tools to continuously monitor for problems.
Mobile Video Frustrations Are on the Rise: 88% Report Issues
A report from Penthera shows that people expect instant start up and no buffering from mobile video. If they experience problems, most of them will leave.
Telestream Announces Channel Creation, Cloud Processing Solutions
At long last, Telestream has discovered the cloud. New options let content owners spin up channels in minutes and shift demanding video processing online.
Streaming Hours, On-Demand Viewing, CTV, and Expectations All Up
According to Conviva's 2018 report, global streaming is way up, especially on connected TVs. But viewer expectations are higher than ever.