5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Streaming Role with AI on the Rise
27 Jan 2023
How do you keep your skills relevant and useful regardless of developments in AI, Machine Learning (ML), or more advanced automation in any process related to your role in streaming media? Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out with your career, I recommend setting five goals for the coming year.
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?
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.
Flash's Last Hurrah
20 Feb 2020
Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.
The Smart Money is on Quibi. Go Figure
25 Nov 2019
When Quibi launches next year, it will be the latest in a line of "mobile-only" streaming services. None of its predecessors have succeeded, but industry experts say Quibi will thrive where offerings like Go90 failed.
AutoVision: The Bizarre In-Car Video Player That Never Happened
04 Nov 2019
In 1993, Omni Magazine showed its readers in-car video technology that let people watch as they drive. It was both decades ahead of its time and hopelessly misguided.
YouTube's Do-it-Yourself Videos Show the Best Teachers Are Online
13 Aug 2019
There are plusses and minuses to having instant access to a world of knowledge, but YouTube's do-it-yourself repair videos are a godsend for technical education.
Searching for Answers: Where Did All the Video Podcasts Go?
20 Jun 2019
It's been a long time since Diggnation and Best Week Ever, but podcasting used to have a lot of video available. Why did audio take over the medium?
Why Publishers Chase the Teen Video Market and Lose Every Time
10 Oct 2018
The biggest online publishers have created video platforms for tweens and teens, then watched them fold one-by-one. Here's what they still don't get.
Hey, European Mobile Operators: What About Streaming Video?
10 May 2018
Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is full of hype about 5G and VR, but doesn't care about video. Why the blind spot over small-screen viewing?
Active Shooters: When a Closer Look Gets Far Too Close
12 Jan 2018
Snapchat videos expire after 24 hours, but the images they show can remain burned into viewers' memories for far longer.
How Much of a Role Will Mobile Phones Play in the Future of TV?
21 Jun 2017
While older viewers prefer streaming to a living room television, Millennial and Gen Z viewers agree: The small screen is big! Now where's the 4K?
The Many Generation Z Video Services Are Due for a Shakeup
02 May 2017
There's a lot of original online video being created for young viewers. It's hard for the players to stand apart when they all look the same.
What the Kids Are Watching: The World of Tween Live Streaming
14 Jan 2017
Personality-driven live streaming apps have become a huge trend for tweens and teens, but people over 30 don't know anything about them.
Mobile Phone Hang-Ups: Viewers Wary of Using Up Their Data
14 Jan 2017
People would stream a lot more video to mobile devices if not for restrictive data caps. But thanks to Netflix and Amazon, things are starting to change.