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Roku Devices Get Smaller, Faster to Battle the Competition

An upgrade to the Roku OS will offer curated selections for popular searches, the ability to search by movie quote, and a sleep timer for Roku TVs.

Facebook Announces Portal TV, Video Calling Device for the Home

Video calling comes to the biggest screen in the house with the introduction of Portal TV. But is this something consumers have been asking for?

Adobe's Marketo Engage Gains Video Through Vidyard Partnership

Adobe and Vidyard announced a partnership that will bring video support to Marketo Engage, Adobe's lead management tool for B2B marketers.

NBCU Peacock Mixes Comforting Reruns and High-Profile Originals

Fans can tune in new versions of Battlestar Galactica, Saved By the Bell, and Punky Brewster, or watch familiar hits including The Office and Parks and Recreation.

NFL and Facebook Renew Two-Year Video Highlights Agreement

Football fans will be able to view highlights from all regular season and post-season games, plus access original video . For live game streaming, however, they'll need to head to Amazon.

Sony Intros the PXW-FX9 Camera for Control and Creativity

Sony follows up its PXW-FS7 video camera with the PXW-FX9, a shoulder mounted model that blends cinema quality, auto functionality, and ease of use.

Adobe Premiere Gets Auto Reframe for Multi-Platform Video Output

At IBC, Adobe announced an AI-powered tool to speed the process of creating variously sized versions of videos for different platforms.

Harmonic, Google, and 3SS Partner on Next-Gen Sports Platform

The offering streams to broadcast and OTT, and keeps fans tuned in with picture-in-picture viewing, multi-views, and personalized mosaics.

Gracenote Creates a Universal ID System for OTT Video Assets

A new system is needed to unify the fractured state of video metadata, and Gracenote thinks it's the organization to create one.

Qwilt Brings the Sharing Economy to Streaming Video Delivery

Just like Uber disrupted the paid ride industry, caching specialist Qwilt is hoping to disrupt online video delivery. Is this bad news for CDNs?

Comcast Creates Self-Service Option for Small Biz Advertisers

Advertising on TV shouldn't require a multi-million dollar budget, says Comcast Spotlight, Comcast Cable's ad division.

Brightcove Announces Beacon, a Time-Saving OTT App Creator

When Brightcove Beacon launches in late October, customers will be able to create a variety of OTT streaming apps in a fraction of the usual development time.

Apple TV+ Will Cost $4.99/Month, Offer New Originals Monthly

The SVOD will debut on November 1 in over 100 countries and regions for $4.99 after a 7-day trial period, with access for six people per account.

Haivision Creates SRT Hub Partner Program and Launches SDK

Building off its NAB news, Haivision is creating a third-party vendor partner program for its SRT Hub platform, just in time for IBC.

Group Nine Media Takes $50M in Funding, Plans IP Investments

Video publisher Group Nine Media announced it has taken $50 million in new funding from Discovery, Inc., and Axel Springer.

Codec Complexity is a 'Nuclear Bomb,' Says Bitmovin Report

Video streamers want "broadcast-like" latency but device and codec complexity is holding back the entire industry, finds a new report from the company. Among other findings: 20% of respondents don't use any video analytics.

Verizon Boosts Media Platform With Personalization, Smart Routing

Getting the jump on next week's IBC releases, Verizon has announced three enhancements to its Media Platform

With Content Fabric, Eluvio Might Transform Online Video Delivery

Startup Eluvio has announced its first product, and it aims at nothing less than transforming how video and other large files are distributed online.

Roku Introduces Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer for Any TV

Today, Roku announces the Roku Smart Soundbar and Roku Wireless Subwoofer, both of which work with any TV to create a more immersive home theater experience.

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.