Global Streaming Up More Than 20% in March, Says Conviva
Viewing in the U.S. is up almost 27%, and daytime viewing is up most of all—a massive 39% rise since the first week of March.
Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course
The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry
Disney+, PPV Streaming Taking Off as People Stay at Home
We all know TV viewing is up these days, but data from Hub Entertainment and Wurl show just how much, and which services are seeing the biggest upticks.
News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report
Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.
Tulix, Zoom, and Others Offer Free Services for K-12 Schools
Tulix is giving K-12 schools 30Gbps of bandwidth for free, while Zoom is making its videoconferencing service available to K-12 teachers as well. Other companies are working to make the transition to work-from-home easier.
NAB Decides "Not to Move Forward" with Vegas Show
The organization said it is working with partners on potential alternatives to the broadcast industry's largest annual gathering
Sisvel Announces AV1 Patent Pool
Royalties for 2,000 patents in AV1 from at least 12 companies will be charged via Video Coding Licensing Platform administrator Sisvel, which promises "reasonable and transparent" cost
U.S. SVOD Subscriptions on Pace to Pass 300 Million by 2025
Each SVOD household in the country is expected to add one service in the next 5 years, says Digital TV Research
COVID-19: All Eyes on NAB
NAB is still on for now, but now that AJA, Nikon, Adobe, and Avid have pulled out, exhibitors are taking a "watch and wait" approach as concerns about coronavirus increase and conferences across the globe cancel or postpone
Sports Fans Care More About Picture Quality Than Latency, Says Verizon Report
Viewers would rather have 4K than lower latency, according to a new study by the streaming platform and CDN that delivered the Super Bowl
Facebook Releases Mobile Version of Creator Studio
Mobile app lets creators stay on top of data insights, make edits to titles and descriptions, and respond to viewers
Ericsson Claims to Beat Huawei's 5G Streaming Record
Speeds of 4.3Gbps could download an hour-long 4K episode in just 14 seconds; the old record was 2.92Gbps
Qumu and Synacor Agree to Merger
The merger will give Qumu access to Synacor's 1,900 channel partners and 4,000 existing customers including HBO, Dish, T-Mobile, YouTubeTV, and Cheddar.
Streaming Advertisers Still Face Challenges, Says Conviva Report
Ad start failures are down, but start times and buffering actually got worse compared to 2018. But overal streaming continues to grow, and quality of experience is better than ever.
Is Linear On Demand the Future? 3SS Is Betting on It
Super-aggregation requires a user experience capable of understanding individual taste and serving content from all of a viewer's video services. 3SS believes it has the solution.
Only 13% of Viewers Watch the Super Bowl on Connected TVs, Says AdColony
The ad platform's survey finds that 72% of viewers plan on watching the game on TV, while the number of smartphone viewers has gone up to 11%
Kaltura Expands Enterprise Capabilities with Newrow Acquisition
Newrow gives Kaltura's Meeting Solution increased collaborative features like group white board, synchronized viewing, and real-time quizzes and polls
What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020
CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.
Balance of Power Shifts Among HEVC Patent Pools
Nine members of the MPEG LA HEVC pool—including ETRI, KBS, NTT, and NTT DOCOMO—have left and joined the HEVC Advance pool
66% of National Advertisers Have Purchased OTT or CTV Ads, says FreeWheel Survey
The survey also predicts that linear TV ad spending will drop significantly in the next 12 months, while all forms of advanced TV advertising continue to grow