Biographical Information

Joel Unickow

VP/Publisher, Streaming Media

Joel has been with Streaming Media since 2003 when Information Today, Inc. bought the property from Penton Media. Prior to that, he was an early founder and Associate Publisher of Streaming Magazine. Joel was a pioneer in the online video industry in the 90's bringing many radio stations and networks online with live and on-demand streaming.

Articles for Joel Unickow

How to Succeed in the Online Video Space

There is no shortage of companies fading into the night, setting false expectations with poor business models, and no real goalpost other than getting acquired. Those are problems that have plagued our industry since it began.

2019 Online Video Industry Executive Predictions

Beware of fool's gold

It's Sourcebook Time

If you're not in the Sourcebook, are you really in the online video industry?

What Is the ‘Streamverse’?

Heroes of the ‘streamverse' on our elite 2018 Streaming Media 50 list share their insights in the annual VIEW FROM THE TOP.

The Dystopian Era of Streaming Video: How to Survive and Thrive

Yesterday's sci-fi visions of the future are here, so now the real work begins. Video providers need to outsmart the big names or they'll find themselves hunting for scraps.

2018 Online Video Industry Predictions

GUNSLINGERS UNITE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE 2018 ONLINE INDUSTRY VIDEO PREDICTIONS

The 2017 View From The Top - How To Succeed in the Online Video Space

2017 View From The Top, an introduction to industry leaders whose companies were selected for the 2017 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2017

NAB 2017: Survival Strategies & Cocktails

Make it through the long days at Las Vegas Convention Center with these tips—and start your evenings off right with happy hours on the show floor and at other venues

How the Sourcebook Shaped the History of the Online Video Industry

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, the annual guide that's become a bible for all parts of the online video economy.

2017 Online Video Industry Predictions: An Introduction

We'll see more of the same in 2017, and that's a good thing—the people in our industry are changing the world one algorithm, one pixel, and one patent at a time.

How to Be a Leader

2016 View From The Top, an introduction to industry leaders who's companies were selected for the 2016 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

Facebook Live Data

Do you stream with Facebook Live? Tell us about it - we are gathering killer data and will share it with you.

Receptions and Parties at NAB 2016

Looking for a place to network and refresh at NAB? Check out our annual list of streaming companies holding receptions.

Insert Coin to Play: OTT Is Booming, But It's a Seller's Market

Publishers are spending more on technology and content than ever before, while charging less per subscriber. Something's got to give!

2016 Online Video Predictions: An Introduction

Leading online video industry executives share their insights into what to expect in 2016

Winners Don’t Look Down. They Look Up.

Executives from companies on the 2015 Streaming Media 100 list share their insights on towering above the industry, in this year's View From The Top

Cocktails at IBC 2015

Roundup of cocktail parties on-site and off, during IBC 2015

How to Buy an OTT Solution: Is There One to Rule Them All?

The 2015 OTT Superguide Is Now Available

How to Stream a Live Event

The 2015 Live Event Streaming Superguide Is Now Available

Cocktail Parties at NAB 2015

Roundup of cocktail parties on-site and off, during NAB 2015

The 4K Trick

The 2015 Advance Encoding & Formats Superguide Is Now Available

Welcome to Our Dojo

It's time for online video ninjas to overthrow the established order of broadcast television. Streaming Media's publisher offers an introduction to our annual Sourcebook.

Take the Aerial Video Survey

Streaming Media is conducting primary research focused on Aerial Video. Please help us by completing this 3 minute survey and we will enter your name in a drawing for a very cool drone of your own.

2015 Online Video Executive Predictions - An Introduction

Online Video Executives Make Their Predictions - What's to Come For Our Industry In 2015

Free Discovery Track Passes for SMWest/Producer Live

Limited number to qualified attendees - while they last

View From the Top 2014 - Leading Online Video Execs

Executives from companies on the 2014 Streaming Media 100 list share their insights on how to soar in the Online Video Industry.

Survey on CDN Services

Take the Survey on CDN Usage and win a GoPro 3+

Broadcasters Need to Bring Their A Game to Online Video

There are a lot of content choices around, and yesterday's leftovers aren't going to cut it. Make the good stuff available at a good price.

Send in the Drones: Aerial and POV Video Equipment Survey Closing Feb 18, 2014

Online Video Industry Executive Palmistry 2014

Online Video Executives Make Their Predictions For Our Industry In 2014

View From the Top 2013

Executives from companies on the 2013 Streaming Media 100 list share their insights on mountaineering the industry in this sponsored section.

Shoot, Switch, Stream!

Live-switched video is fast becoming live-switched webcasting, as video producers and their clients embrace the power and immediacy of delivering their content live to targeted audiences worldwide via streaming media. We are happy to announce Field Guide #2 focussing on Webcast Production Solutions.

Safety Instructions: Please Read Before Streaming

Streaming video online and flying a plane might not have much in common, but that doesn't stop Streaming Media's publisher from offering a few helpful pre-flight tips.

2013 Online Video Industry Fortunes: An Introduction

Leading Executives of the Online Video Industry give their prediction for what's to come in 2013

Live-Switched Webcast Production Survey

Live-switched video is fast becoming live-switched webcasting, as producers and their clients embrace the power and immediacy of delivering their content live to targeted audiences worldwide via streaming media. Our survey will help identify trends in this fast-growing field, and for participating, you can win a GoPro Hero3 camera.

Take Our Cellular Newsgathering Survey

Small form-factor encoders and link aggregators (or cellmuxes, as we like to call them) are changing the way news is reported. Our survey will help identify trends in this fast-growing sector, and for participating, you can win a Go Pro Hero 2 camera.

Publisher's Note: Don't Panic!

The Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook is your Hitchiker's Guide to Online Video

Online Video Industry Forecast 2012: An Introduction

Innovation with a Chance of Standards

Publisher's Note: What Is a Superhero, Anyway?

Introducing Streaming Media's own specialist superhero, a champion to inspire readers to create great online video.

IBC 2010: A Look Back

A wrap-up of this year's happenings in IBC, from two distinct perspectives. Plus, a rogues' gallery of photos of familiar faces in Amsterdam

Publisher's Note: The Revenge of Online Video

Publisher's Note: Now's the Time

While the economy means bad news for most businesses, those in the streaming media industry should prepare for a robust 2009.

Editor's & Publisher's Note: Growing Up

As Streaming Media magazine expands into Europe, its editor and publisher look back at its past an forward to its future.

Publisher's Note—Mission 2008: Unite Pangaea

Unlike the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates, imperceptible to the human eye, the changes we've seen here at the Streaming Media organization have been rapid and dramatic.

Publisher's Note: The Phoenix

The rise and fall and rise of streaming media