Collecting 'Junk' for Better Streaming
Got junk? The Help Me Stream Research Foundation can take your tech castoffs and use them to research better streaming practices, repurposing it into efficient and inexpensive solutions that can run on intermittent power—dovetailing with the efforts of another new organization, Greening of Streaming.
Why Content Creators Need to Embrace OTT
OTT has become a game-changer for content creators of all shapes, sizes, and industries. As technology continues to advance and evolve, it's only going to be an even greater boon for content creators.
How 5G Will Impact the Media Supply Chain
After a case of too much hype too early, 5G is having real impact on consumer experiences and, more importantly for the streaming media industry, video acquisition and delivery.
Enterprise Video Networks Need to Optimize for Increased IPTV Traffic
The use of enterprise video technology picked up significantly in the wake of COVID-19 and is projected to gain momentum through 2021 and beyond. That calls for more robust enterprise network infrastructure to support growing end-user demand for video applications, including IPTV content and digital signage.
Why Ad-Supported Streaming Models are Here to Stay
Viewers are flocking to FAST and AVOD services like Tubi and Pluto TV, with 55% of U.S. consumers watching at least one ad-supported OTT service. Maybe commercials aren't so bad after all?
Closer to the Edge: How Broadcasters Are Using Edge Computing to Reimagine the Viewing Experience
Edge computing isn't new, but it's finally transforming how data—including video—is delivered to millions of devices worldwide. Savvy service providers are using it to reimagine the viewing experience.
Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2021 Streaming Media 50 List
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 27.
How Streaming Services Can Deal With Consumer Privacy Concerns
Third-party data is going away, so OTT services need to explore new ways to leverage first-party data and innovative monetization strategies.
How to Improve the OTT Customer Experience Through Automation
Automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are vital components of any successful OTT service. Here's how to leverage them to improve processes, generate more revenue, and bring a better experience to consumers.
Is Bundling Streaming’s New Jet Pack?
Today, when each major video publisher has its own subscription-based streaming platform, often with unique content under its hood, users scratch their heads seeing monthly payments sometimes reach triple digits. Bundling is the obvious way for viewers to spend less to satisfy their growing appetite for content.
The Greening of Streaming, One Year On
From an article in Streaming Media a year ago has grown a brand-new organization devoted to meeting the sustainability challenge in the streaming industry.
Every Day I'm Buffering: The Future of Streaming Movies Needs Edge Cloud Computing
How streaming services can achieve that cinematic experience through edge cloud solutions
The Key to Winning the Streaming Wars? Think Local, Act Global
Streaming platforms, especially FAST services, are breaking down the walls to deliver local content to global audiences in a way that traditional broadcast simply can't.
Cloud QC and Monitoring Solutions Drive Superior Streaming Experiences
In today's video-streaming-centric world, cloud OTT monitoring solutions are vital to staying competitive and meeting the demand for high-quality video content on every screen.
Operators Are Perfectly Positioned to Win the Streaming Wars
The migration to streaming opens up a whole range of new experiences for the consumer and exciting business models for operators. The next chapter is to shift to cloud-native media components and media workflows. Operators are primed and ready to lead this change.
How the Pandemic Caused a Revolution in Cinema
Hybrid and social cinema were already coming, but the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated adoption and brought the movie experience to more people than ever before.
LCEVC: Ready for Primetime
The Low Complexity Enhancement Video Codec (LCEVC) is ready for primetime. V-Nova is the primary developer behind the codec, and we talked to CEO and co-founder Guido Meardi about where things stand, both in terms of the technology and licensing structure.
How to Better Monetize Video Advertising: First-Party Data Is King
With new policies from Apple and Google giving more control to consumers, advertisers need to turn away from third-party data to build user profiles
Enterprise Video Poised to Continue Growing Post-Pandemic
New research from Streaming Media, Help Me Stream, and Open Exchange reveals that the COVID-19 lockdowns not only highlighted enterprise video's strengths but also exposed its weaknesses.
12 Top Features Your OTT Platform Needs to Be Successful
If you're looking to launch an OTT service, these are the questions you need to ask potential solutions providers.