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As video providers and content owners look to slash costs, improve efficiency, and stay flexible, they’re turning to the cloud for some or all of the video workflow, from encoding and transcoding to packaging, storage, DRM, and more.  Here you’ll find news, reviews, and analysis of the latest in cloud video services and workflows.

Take the State of Streaming Spring 2021 Survey. You could win an Oculus Quest 2!

Take the State of Streaming Spring 2021 Survey

We're sizing up the size and health of the streaming industry in early 2021, and we need your help. In return, you'll be among the first to get a copy of the report and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2

AWS and ViacomCBS Expand Strategic Agreement to Transform Content Creation and Delivery

Global media leader selects AWS as its preferred broadcast cloud provider to power one of the largest digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry

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.

Google Partners With Zixi for Live Video Distribution

Native integration facilitates an efficient, cost-effective solution for the distribution of live video

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 2,200 readers voted in 26 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

Vimeo Launches Free Video Messaging Tool for Remote Teams

Vimeo Record boosts workplace collaboration, productivity and knowledge sharing 

Quickstream Unveils First Rapid-Deployment Live Video Exchange Cloud Service

Quickstream Cloud enables easy IP video channel exchange, with global connections, over any transport stream

Telestream Acquires EcoDigital

Media archiving specialist becomes Telestream's eighth acquisition

Voting for the 2020 Readers' Choice Award Extended Until October 22

Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!

Mux Gets $37 Million Series C Funding

With this round, led by Andreesen Horowitz, the company has raised $69 million

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Etisalat Goes Live with Cloud OTT Service Using Synamedia’s Infinite Platform

Synamedia announced today that its Infinite cloud TV platform and award-winning Video Network portfolio were selected by Etisalat, the largest operator in the UAE and leading telco for emerging markets

Defining Brands with Streaming Video in Challenging Times

Communications agency Brand Definition was ready to go live with their brand-new production studio when COVID-19 shut everything down. Here's how they pivoted to remote production to meet their clients' shifting needs.

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

Blackbird's Moment Arises as Video Industry Embraces Cloud-Based Collaborative Editing

As business professionals, educators, and others around the globe rely on web conferencing solutions like Zoom to communicate under current conditions, post houses, broadcasters, and video rights holders are either acquainting themselves with cloud video editing solutions like the popular Blackbird platform, or moving once-peripheral distributed production workflows to the center of their operations.

Brightcove Introduces New Video Tools for the Enterprise

Continuum targets regulated industries like banking, healthcare, and government, while Engage is designed for HR and other managers to keep employees engaged wherever they are

Akamai Creates Edge-Based API to Combat Piracy by Blocking Access

CDN Akamai announced enhancements to its Intelligent Edge Platform designed to improved security, and one could give video content owners an advantage over pirates.

Brightcove End-of-Life News for Ooyala OVP Has Customers Panicked

Ooyala customers felt blindsided by Brightcove's decision to shut down the Ooyala OVP, a move that runs counter to what they had recently been told by management.

Indie Darling Vimeo Goes Corporate, Introduces Vimeo Enterprise

Large organizations can create sites exclusively for internal teams or selected customers, and hold live events for audiences of any size.

Dalet Acquiring Flex Media Platform; Is This the End of Ooyala?

Dalet will pay up to $5.4 million in cash and stocks for Flex Platform software, customer contracts, and personnel. Will the last person at Ooyala please turn off the lights?