SVODs Reach 60% of North American Households, Finds Futuresource
As the streaming video market gets more crowded, consumers get more confused. Look for aggregation services to grow in importance, with Apple and Amazon taking the lead.
How Much Will Fans Spend on Sports Content? $39/Month: Deltatre
For two-thirds of sports fans, their devotion has a financial limit of $39 per month. Two-thirds refuse to pay more than that for content from their favorites teams.
AT&T Sells its 10% of Hulu Back, Valuing the Company at $15B
Three years ago, Time Warner bought a minority stake in the streaming service for $600 million. Yesterday, AT&T sold that minority position for $1.43 billion.
Vimeo Buys Video Creation Company Magisto for an Undisclosed Sum
Using Magisto's AI-powered video editing tools, Vimeo aims to help small businesses turn out professional-looking videos for less time and money.
Disney+ Competes on Price, Could Have 75M Subscribers by 2024
Disney revealed several details on its long-awaited direct-to-consumer video streaming service, Disney+, which will go for $6.99 per month.
Kaltura and Dativa Partner on Data-Driven Marketing Solution
Called a "data lake," the offering lets marketers use AI and segment modeling to optimize campaigns before pushing them out into the real world.
Snapchat Users to Decline in 2019, Stabilize in 2020: eMarketer
Social video platform Snapchat is still paying for its unpopular redesign: It will lose users in the U.S. for the first time this year, dropping by 2.8%
AWS Promises 25x Faster Processing With Accelerated Transcoding
NAB attendees are getting a first look at Amazon Web Services Accelerated Transcoding, a cloud-based feature for ultra-fast video processing.
Pluto TV Signs Agreement for 700 Hours of BBC Programming
Ad-supported free video streaming service Pluto TV has signed a deal with BBC Studios to bring nearly 1,000 episodes of its programming to U.S. viewers.
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.
Akamai Finds Widespread SVOD Credential Attacks From Hacking
Entertainment and gaming services are increasingly suffering from credential stuffing attacks, in which hackers attempt to gain access using stolen IDs.
U.S. Cord-Cutting Is Slowing Down as Fewer Do Without Cable
Here comes Warner Media, Apple, and Disney, giving viewers more OTT choices than ever. So why are many keeping their cable cord intact?
Encoding.com Goes Ludicrous With Ultra-Fast Encoding Service
As files get larger, Encoding.com does its best to ensure encoding times stay small. Ludicrous HLS processes HD and UHD movies in minutes.
Adobe Creative Cloud Gains a Variety of Video Updates for NAB
Using its AI engine—Sensei—Adobe makes unwanted objects in videos disappear as if by magic. A new storyboarding option should make editors more productive.
Haivision and Telestream Build Solutions on Microsoft Azure
Haivision is using the Azure global network to stream live video from point to point, while Telestream's cloud processing option finds a home with Azure.
Vizrt Acquires NewTek Creating Live Video Production Specialist
Two leaders in the live video space join together with the promise of creating software-driven production solutions for clients at any level.
JW Player Now Makes Custom Apps for Leading OTT Services
Connected viewing in the living room is only going to get more popular. JW offers an app-creation system that creates customized apps in weeks.
Peer5 Introduces Multi-CDN Service With Support From 15 CDNs
When 1 or 2 CDNs isn't good enough, how about 15? Video delivery company Peer5 introduced multi-CDN with participation from 15 content delivery networks.
MediaKind Debuts Live 360º Video Streaming Solution at NAB
Cygnus 360º-as-a-Service lets clients deliver immersive video at up to 8K resolution, and is targeted to live sports, esports, and music providers.
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.