The pace of our industry is getting even faster, but we have to be careful to not take steps backwards by overpromising—that’s how you wind up on Boot Hill. Second Screen anyone? How many years ago did you see HEVC solutions on an expo floor? I’m not going to say, because it’s kind of embarrassing, since it really didn’t become a big deal until Apple decided to be the “play out” for HEVC. So yes, we are making up this industry as we go along, and there are lots of ideas being pushed—some reasonable and some a bit far-fetched, but hey, that’s trail blazing. My job isn’t to tell you what’s going to happen next, but if you look closely at what we do here at Streaming Media, the clues are there—we only publish the important stuff. And if you haven’t looked at our editorial calendar for this year, well, maybe you should (go2sm.com/edcal). We don’t hide it behind forms. I’m happy to go over it with you—shoot me an email, or better yet, call me.
But I digress. Enough about us and enough about the Wild West. My intro to this section is meant to introduce those “gunslingers” who really can tell you what to keep an eye on. Pay attention, because a gun plus three of a kind always beats three of a kind.
See the linked articles below or download this PDF as the section appeared in the January/February Issue of Streaming Media magazine.
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