The Real Streaming Battle: SVOD vs. vMVPD
There's plenty of room for multiple SVOD services. But live linear services are an endangered species unless they change their offerings and pricing models.
Flash's Last Hurrah
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 Math Behind the Magic
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.
AutoVision: The Bizarre In-Car Video Player That Never Happened
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.
Squashing the Bugs: 6 Steps for Solving Video Streaming Problems
As a video solutions architect, our columnist has a lot of experience dealing with streaming issues that others created. Here's how he goes about solving them.
TV 2.0: The Future Isn't About Delivery, It's About Experience
The industry sees video as linear or OTT, but that's not the real distinction. What matters isn't how people get their video, but how they experience it.
5 Low-Cost Ways to Provide Closed Captions for VOD Streams
Attaching captions to on-demand videos can be simple and low-cost, but doing the same for live video is a little more involved. Here are the options.
Two Quick-Fix Solutions That Became Long-Term Problems
When will the industry jettison HTTP-segment-based streaming and buffer-based playback, both of which hold us back? How about right now, our columnist proposes.
Modern Times: Getting Live Video Right Demands a Special Skillset
It wasn't easy for silent film directors to make the jump to talkies, and it isn't easy these days for video producers to get the hang of live streaming.
How Australia's Optus Missed the Goal at the World Cup
Optus claimed it experienced "unprecedented demand" for live video streaming during the 2018 World Cup, but what else would it expect?
The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing
Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.
Find a Place for Live Video and Audio Streaming in the Classroom
Today's students grow up in a conflict-free echo chamber created by on-demand entertainment. Live streaming is a place for diverse opinions to come through.
The Hazards of Streaming Live Video: If It Can Fail, It Will Fail
Redundancy and advanced testing are essential for any live video event. Here are five rules for live streaming that can help save the day.
Popular Skinny Bundles Still Aren't Catering to Cord Cutters
Skinny bundles have made a lot of improvements in a short time, but until they can detail exactly what live sports they carry they aren't replacements for pay TV.
Stakes Are High, but Joe Inzerillo Is Batting 1.000 With BAMTech
BAMTech's EVP and CTO faces challenges such as international expansion and a lack of standards as he attempts to out-innovate the competition.
6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live
Facebook Live was the hot platform in 2017, and it's only going to grow in 2018. Here's helpful advice on how organizations can create perfect live video events.
Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience
A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.
The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream
Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here's a roadmap for the first-timers.
Latency: The Final Frontier for Streaming Video Entertainment?
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.
5 Quick Tips for More Professional Live Online Broadcasts
An experienced online producer shares tips learned in the field for improving the look, lighting, and audio of live events both large and small.