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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.

Top 10 Reasons Why Streaming Media West is Better Than NAB and IBC

As the future of the behemoth conferences is in doubt, Streaming Media West will return to Huntington Beach in November. Here's just a few of the reasons why you should join us.

Take the Content and Revenue Protection Trends 2021 Survey

Share your insights on how DRM and piracy affects you personally and professionally, and enter for the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

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.

Nominate Your Company for the Streaming Media 50

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.

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.

Why Is Watching Sports on OTT Harder Than Watching on TV?

Streaming is supposed to provide a better experience than television. So why is watching the Euro 2020 on the ESPN app such a poor experience?

How Will Streaming Services Monetize to Compete?

Streaming advertising took off in 2020, but research shows that users will pay to avoid ads, or just ignore them. So how can ad-based OTT services stay in the game?

Flash and the New Era of Media Streaming: The End or the Beginning?

Microsoft's announcement that its removing Adobe Flash from Windows 10 is the final nail in the coffin, but the robust RTMP-based ecosystem that's grown around Flash is still thriving.

Wowza Takes "Significant Investment" from Boston-Based Private Equity Firm

CEO David Stubenvoll says the investment from Clearhaven Partners will let Wowza accelerate innovation and growth, and possibly even open new offices, without the "restrictions and hassle of being a listed company."

An Operator's Guide to the Future of IP Advertising

Operators need to achieve a balance between support for legacy advertising tech and embracing adaptive bitrate (ABR) over IP.

Linear Addressable Advertising Is Here Now: Are You Ready?

While business and technical challenges have blocked linear take-off, innovation has now removed the roadblocks. This is the perfect time for ad sales, ad operations, and engineers to deploy the right technologies to enable this revenue game-changer.

The Future of Video Viewing Calls for New Strategies and Tech

We're watching more video than ever, and our industry needs to come up with new ways to ease the burden on consumers who are overwhelmed and fatigued

OTT Platforms Need to Focus on Cybersecurity

After huge data breaches at Facebook and LinkedIn, it's time for every OTT service to pay serious attention to protecting user data.

OTT Sports Opportunities and Challenges

Sports OTT services look to enhanced user experiences, more customization, and streamlined workflows to stand out from the competition

Oscar Noms for Streamers Make History, and AI Can Cement Their Place in Tinseltown

Streaming platforms produced three out of eight Academy Award nominations for Best Picture this year. Those who use AI to leverage data will be back again in the future.