What's the Point of Streaming?
14 Nov 2022
You might think it's crazy of me, as the executive director of the world's largest streaming technical association, to ask the question in this column's title. But I think it's actually important that we do a gut check every once in a while.
FAST and the Future of Streaming Monetization
12 Aug 2022
FAST (free ad-supported television) is on the rise, but how can content distributors thrive in this very competitive landscape?
12 Aug 2022
Tim Siglin reflects on his 25-year-long career as a writer, instructor, and consultant in the streaming industry along with his professional partnership with Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen.
Of Subscriptions and Submarines
17 Jun 2022
What do Lewis Carroll, OTT subscriptions, and submarine power cables have in common? Read on!
How to Choose A Video Management System for Schools and Universities
22 Mar 2022
So you need a new video management system (VMS) for your organization? Here are some suggestions for making sure your VMS doesn't compromise your school's or your students' data.
What Is Streaming Video 'Delivery?'
19 Aug 2021
'Delivery' is one of the most commonly used words in our business? But what does it actually mean? If we think it's just about protocols and bytes, we're never going to catch up to traditional TV.
Reaching the Global Classroom
17 May 2021
China provides a particularly interesting global classroom case study, due to both its huge population size and the difficulty of operating in its networks.
As Streaming Grows, the CDN Must Evolve
20 Oct 2020
Streaming is still only a fraction of total video watched, even post-COVID lockdown. What happens when it's the de facto method for delivering video content? Will the existing CDN approaches be enough to handle the next phase of streaming growth?
What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Streaming?
18 Aug 2020
The increased streaming we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic didn't break the internet. But it did give us a vision of the future, and the opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive.
Build Streaming Solutions for Tomorrow, Today
27 May 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, streaming has gone through the roof. The strategies you implement today will set the stage for the future.
The Math Behind the Magic
23 Jan 2020
Whether we're talking about content delivery, player performance, live events, or even DRM, it's important to understand the algorithms that make streaming video tick.
Can AI Make the Streaming Video Experience Even Better Than TV?
26 Sep 2018
Look for artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve content delivery, video compression, and viewer personalization, strengthening the entire workflow.
Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming
20 Jul 2018
There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.
Educators Need Better Video Analytics to Measure Learning
25 Jan 2018
Measuring quality of service is big business in the streaming video world, but educational video metrics lag far behind. Part of the reason is that educators need completely different metrics.
Latency: The Final Frontier for Streaming Video Entertainment?
03 Aug 2017
Delays of up to two minutes can really destroy the live sports experience. Walled garden solutions aren't working, so it's up to CDNs to provide relief.
IPTV Is Dead and OTT Killed It. Will it Do the Same to Broadcast?
01 May 2017
Broadcast television may well go away, with consumers and providers embracing over-the-top delivery. But several issues need to be solved first.