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Video: How to Synchronize Streaming Playback

Akamai Principal Architect Peter Chave presents three steps for addressing the drift problem endemic to streaming to different players on different networks in this clip from his opening keynote at Content Delivery Summit 2019.

Video: Hulu Defines Six Key UX Tenets for 2019

Hulu CTO Dan Phillips outlines Hulu's user experience goals for 2019 in this clip from his opening keynote at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: Cheddar Reinvents Live News for Post-Cable Era

Cheddar EVP Melissa Rosenthal explains how Cheddar reimagined live news for the cord-never generation in this clip from her keynote at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: When Low Latency Matters, and When it Doesn't

Sometimes low latency is critical, but in other streaming applications it's not worth prioritizing, Wowza Senior Solutions Engineer Tim Dougherty argues in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Where Streaming Latency is Today

Wowza Media Systems Senior Solutions Engineer Tim Dougherty surveys the recent and current state of streaming latency in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Balance Cost and Creativity in Live Video

Suite Spot's Ryan Durieux, BCLive's Brett Collins, and UFC's Tre James discuss how live event producers can balance budget, creativity, and sometimes unrealistic client expectations in their projects in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Develop a Live Production Mentality

Production Rockstars & UFC's Tre James and BCLive's Brett Collins discuss how to develop a skillset specific to the technical demands of live production and delivery in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Rights Complicate Sports Streaming

Evertz Senior Director, Live Media Production Mo Goyal discusses how increasing sports broadcast rights are impacting the streaming industry in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Demo: How to Make Your Video More Searchable

SeaChange International SVP, Strategy Mark Tubinis demonstrates how to use enriched metadata in OTT personalization in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: The Challenge of OTT Personalization

SeaChange International SVP, Strategy Mark Tubinis discusses the difficulty of managing the data necessary to create personalized OTT experiences in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Measure Picture Quality

Tektronix Applications Engineer Andrew Scott discusses objective and subjective methods and tools for picture quality measurement in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Create Smarter Networks for Streaming

Hive Streaming VP Global Streaming Stephen Condon discusses the challenges of enterprise video distribution in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Subscription vs. AVOD for OTT Monetization

Crunchyroll/Ellation EVP, Media & Entertainment Michael Dale discusses how to convert Ad-Supported OTT viewers to subscribers in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Monetize Branded Live Experiences

Bulldog Digital Media CEO & Founder John Petrocelli discusses how to achieve scale and success with ad-funded live experiences in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2019.

Video: How to Build an Audience Through Consistency and Frequency

LiveU VP, Marketing & Strategic Live Events Claudia Barbiero discusses strategies for building a following for your live content offerings in this clip from her Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Is Streaming Content Piracy Getting Worse?

Twentieth-Century Fox's Ron Wheeler, Kudelski Group's David Wurgler, and Verimatrix' Petr Peterka, discuss the current state of streaming piracy in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Why Aren't Advertisers Insisting on OTT Innovation?

Fox Networks SVP, Distribution Sherry Brennan makes the case for a stronger consumer proposition in OTT advertising in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Why Haven't We Implemented Industry-Wide Anti-Piracy?

Limelight VP, Product Strategy Steve Miller-Jones discusses the challenges of standardizing anti-piracy in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Early Window Anti-Piracy Case Study, Pt. 2: Results

Twentieth-Century Fox SVP, Content Protection Ron Wheeler presents Part 2 of a case study on UHD/HDR anti-piracy strategy presented at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Early Window Anti-Piracy Case Study, Pt. 1: Strategy

Twentieth-Century Fox SVP, Content Protection Ron Wheeler presents Part 1 of a case study on UHD/HDR anti-piracy strategy presented at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Much Custom Modeling Do AI Platforms Allow?

RealEyes' Jun Heider discusses the importance of training your AI to serve its specific purpose within your organization, and the types of customization leading AI platforms allow in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Use AI for Live Stream Analysis

RealEyes Media Director of Technologies Jun Heider discusses Live Stream Analysis using AI in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What AI Platforms Can and Can't Do

Despite rumors to the contrary AI won't render humans obsolete, declares RealEyes' Jun Heider in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: AI-Driven Tools for Face and Object Detection

RealEyes Media Director of Technologies Jun Heider discusses the visual detection features of popular AI platforms in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: 4 Key Considerations When Choosing a Video Player

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the value of knowing your requirements when selecting a video player in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Google Cloud Leverages Machine Learning

Anvato, Google Cloud North American Sales Lead Adam Handman explains how integrated machine learning augments Google Cloud's media workflow in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Does WebRTC Differ From HLS?

Millicast's Alex Gouaillard breaks down the differences between WebRTC and HLS in the streaming pipeline in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Normalize Metrics from Multiple Platforms

Tribune Media's Rob Dillon and Promethean.tv's Abe Gottesman discuss the challenges of interpreting and using data from multiple sources effectively in this clip from their panel at OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Use Data to Create Dynamic User Experiences

Ownzones CTO Aaron Sloman discusses how Ownzones provides value to its enterprise video clients through big data analytics in this clip from his panel at OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: 5 Questions to Ask in UX Personalization

contentwise VP, Technical Services Ronato Bonomini discusses OTT personalization strategies in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Find the Optimal Data Rate for Your Video

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer discusses per-title encoding strategies including constant rate factor (CRF) encoding in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: The Case for QC'ing Live Streams

Tektronix Application Engineer Andrew Scott discusses the value of QC tools for live streaming in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Pros and Cons of SRT for Streaming Playback

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Objective Quality Metrics--What You Need to Know

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer lays out the basics of objective quality metrics for encoding assessments in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: The 8 Key Elements of Live Stream Monitoring

Tektronix Application Engineer Andrew Scott discusses automated live stream monitoring tools for delivery engineering and operations in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

Video: How to Handle Unexpected Traffic Spikes

IBM Watson Media and Weather Head of Consumer Web & Content Engineering Wendy Frazier and Fastly Market Lead Alicia Pritchett discuss strategies for managing unpredictable traffic spikes in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Lessons Learned from Streaming the World Cup

FuboTV Principal Software Engineer Thomas Symborski discusses Fubo's experience delivering 4K live streams of the World Cup and the lessons they learned in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Netflix Leverages VMAF, Part 2: Encoding Decisions

In Part 2 of this 2-part series, Netflix Senior Software Engineer Zhi Li explains how Netflix uses VMAF for encoding decisions in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Netflix Leverages VMAF, Part 1: Codec Comparison

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Netflix Senior Software Engineer Zhi Li explains how Netflix uses VMAF for codec comparison in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Personalization is Revolutionizing OTT

Nice People at Work's Laura Delcor and Google Cloud's Luke Dyer discuss the impact of personalization and interactivity on the OTT industry in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Video Engineering Toolbox: The Last Two Feet, Part 2

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses more playback-testing tools, including RealEyes MOE:Viewer, in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Video Engineering Toolbox: The Last Two Feet, Part 1

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses Beamr View, Telestream Switch and other tools you can use to test playback for your streaming content in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Get Started with Live Captioning

VITAC CMO John Capobianco offers a primer in captioning for live streaming in this clip from his Live Streaming Summit presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What to Look for in a Captioning Vendor

VITAC's John Capobianco discusses the essential offerings of an effective captioning vendor for live video and VOD in this clip from his Live Streaming Summit presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Streaming Super Bowl LIII

CBS Interactive Director of Engineering Zac Shenker discusses CBS Interactive's Multi-CDN strategy for streaming the Super Bowl in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What Defines the New OTT Experience?

nanocosmos' Oliver Lietz and Google Cloud Media's Luke Dyer discuss many-to-many and other emerging trends in the OTT experience in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Does Live Content Monetization Differ From On-Demand?

M2A Media's Marina Kalkanis and Zype's Steven Tripsas discuss the unique demands of live content monetization in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Challenges of Digital Ad Insertion for Live Broadcasts

Adrenaline Garage's Jeff Harper and Zype's Steven Tripsas discuss the challenges of aligning ad inventory with live streams in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Going Under the Covers With Video Engineering Tools

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses Elecard Stream Analyzer, FFprobe, and other tools for deep content analysis in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Reliable Is ASR-Generated Live Captioning?

Not very, says VITAC Chief Marketing Officer John Capobianco in this clip from his Live Streaming Summit presentation at Streaming Media West.

Video: How NDI Enables Complex Sports Streams

FloSports' Jack Lavey discusses how NDI has enabled his production company to capture, switch, and stream 27 live lanes of bowling with software- or hardware-based switchers in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Network Diagnostic Tools for Your Video Engineering Toolbox

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses Charles, Wireshark, Apple TV Proxy, and other network diagnostic tools in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Key Considerations of Migrating to VP9 for Live Encoding

In this clip from Video Engineering Summit 2018, Twitch Senior Video Specialist Tarek Amara discusses the three key factors Twitch considered before migrating from H.264 to VP9 for live encoding: legal risk, decoder support, and compression gain.

Video: Is SMPTE 2110 the Future of Sports Streaming?

NFL Networks' Jon Raidel, Nelco Media's Philip Nelson, FloSports' Jack Lavey, and JupiterReturn's Victor Borachuk debate the present and future of SMPTE 2110 and IP video in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Succeed in Regional Sports Streaming

PrestoSports Director of Partnerships and Product Management JD Fox discusses the dynamics and technology challenges of working with schools and conferences in small-college sports streaming in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit.

Video: How to Use Microservices to Get Data Out Quickly

Limelight Networks VP Product Strategy Steve Miller-Jones discusses strategies for quick video cache-clearing in this clip from a panel at the OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: Progressive Web Apps vs. Native Apps, Part 2: Cons

THEO Technologies CEO Pieter-Jan Speelmans discusses the drawbacks of progressive web apps (PWAs) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West.

Video: Progressive Web Apps vs. Native Apps, Part 1: Pros

THEO Technologies CEO Pieter-Jan Speelmans discusses the benefits of progressive web apps (PWAs) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West.

Video: How is IP Video Changing Sports Streaming?

FloSports Operations Technician Jack Lavey discusses the benefits of NDI in sports live production and streaming in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit.

Video: Demo: Automated Live Sports Production and Streaming

Keemotion's David Bober demos the company's automated, fixed remote-camera system for live sports production and streaming in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Pros & Cons of WebRTC for Live Streaming Playback

VideoRx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of WebRTC in this clip from his presentation in the Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: What Is the Goal of CMAF?

NexTreams Multimedia Systems Architect Iraj Sodagar explains the purpose of Common Media Application Format (CMAF) development for attendees at the Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: What Is CMAF?

NexTreams Multimedia Systems Architect Iraj Sodagar defines the Common Media Application Format (CMAF) for attendees at the Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: How Microservices Succeed and Fail

MediaKind chief technology and strategy officer Mark Russell discusses common pitfalls of microservice-building in this clip from his panel at the OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Challenges of Microservice Architecture Development

MediaKind chief technology and strategy officer Mark Russell discusses microservice software development in this clip from his panel at the OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Are US Viewers Watching Ad-Supported Online Video?

Kagan Senior Analyst Michelle Abraham discusses survey data on ad-supported VOD viewership in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What Are the Current Trends in Video Cord Cutting?

Kagan Senior Analyst Michelle Abraham discusses survey data on current trends in cord-cutting in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What's the Difference Between Machine Learning and AI?

Microsoft's Andy Beach and IBM/Watson Media's Ethan Dreilinger break down the differences between machine learning and AI in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What Sling Has Learned About Churn and Pay TV

Sling TV EVP and Group President Warren Schlichting talks churn in this clip from his opening keynote at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How JUMP Uses Machine Learning to Measure Engagement

JUMP Business Development Director Suzanne Rainey discusses how JUMP leverages machine learning with clustering to understand audience behavior in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Programmatic Ad Buying is Revolutionizing Pay TV

Sling TV EVP and Group President discusses the impact of dynamic ad insertion in this clip from his keynote at Streaming Media West.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

Video: Best Practices for Training Your AI

Limelight's Jason Hofmann, Citrix' Josh Gray, and REELY's Cullen Gallagher discuss best practices for training AI systems at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How to Know When AI Isn't the Solution to Your Problem

Google's Matthieu Lorrain cautions of the risks of doing AI for its own sake in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How the Cellular Bonding Live Workflow Works

LiveU's George Klippel describes the cellular bonding workflow for live production from capture to distribution using LiveU's technology in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Key Considerations When Choosing a Video AI Platform

RealEyes Director of Technology Jun Heider discusses the importance of internal self-assessment and which use-case elements to consider when choosing a platform for video AI in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Who Are the Key Players in Video AI?

RealEyes Media Director of Technology Jun Heider identifies the key players in the AI platform space in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Tips for Getting Started with Video AI Platforms

RealEyes Director of Technology Jun Heider outlines the first steps in choosing an AI platform in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Reinforcement Learning Enables Personalized Viewing Experiences

Microsoft Principal Product Manager Rafah Hosn makes the case for reinforcement learning as a machine learning paradigm for content personalization in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Pros and Cons of Supervised Machine Learning for Content Personalization

Microsoft Principal Product Manager Rafah Hosn discusses the benefits and limitations of a content personalization strategy based on supervised machine learning in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Microsoft's Custom Decision Service Improves Content and Ad Engagement for Brands

Microsoft Principal Product Manager Rafah Hosn explains how Microsoft's machine learning-driven decision services helps brands target viewers and increase engagement in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Video QoE Metrics Complement Network and Operational Metrics

Comcast Technical Solutions Architect Ribal Najjar discusses how operationalizing commonalities between QoE and QoS metrics to deliver a "super-powerful" dataset in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Do We Define Quality of Experience for Streaming Video?

Comcast Technical Solutions Architect Ribal Najjar defines video QoE both in terms of subjective experience and qualitative measurement in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How IRIS.TV Implements Machine Learning in Production Environments

IRIS.TV CEO & Co-Founder breaks down discusses IRIS.TV's approach to helping traditional media companies capture and leverage audience data and machine learning in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Product Spotlight: Matrox Monarch LCS

Matrox Monarch LCS video encoding appliance makes live webcasting simple, delivering high-quality streams to Facebook Live, YouTube, or a favorite content delivery network (CDN) with multi-camera production value, without operator assistance.

Product Spotlight: Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI

Making live streaming production remarkably simple even for non-professional users, Magewell's Ultra Stream HDMI standalone streaming encoder enables them to record or stream high-quality video with one click using on-device buttons or an intuitive, accompanying smartphone app.

Video: How USA Today Leveraged Video AI at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Gannett Senior Director Kara Chiles discusses how USA Today leveraged IRIS.TV and data to localize and personalize their Winter Olympics 2018 coverage in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How to Use Machine Learning to Create Personalized TV Experiences

ZoneTV's Tom Sauer describes how machine learning can be used to overhaul the TV world and deliver more individualized experiences in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How AI Can Open Up New Markets for Your Video

REELY CEO Cullen Gallagher makes the business-growth case for content owners developing an AI strategy in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How IBM is Using Video AI

IBM Watson Media's David Clevinger discusses how media entities are currently using video AI in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Video AI Helps Businesses Interpret Experience Metrics

Citrix Principal Architect Josh Gray explains how video enables higher-acuity metrics analysis in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Video AI Improves Content Delivery Efficiency

Limelight VP of Architecture Jason Hofmann discusses how AI impacts content delivery optimization in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

C-Level Interview: Diane Strutner, CEO, Datazoom

All too often, the online video industry conflates "data" and "metrics." Datazoom's Diane Strutner breaks down the difference, and proposes new ways to handle data, metrcis, and analytics.

Video: Best Practices for Developing Machine Learning Algorithms for Video

Citrix' Josh Gray provides tips on AI model development and Reality Software's Nadine Krefetz and IBM's David Clevinger speculate on the possibilities of metadata-as-a-service in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How to Address the Traditional Pain Points in Multimedia Webcasting

KnowledgeVision Founder/CEO Michael Kolowich discusses the persistent challenges of delivering webcasts and webinars and how to address them in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: How Has Per-Title Encoding Evolved from 1.0 to 2.0?

SSIMWAVE Chief Science Officer Zhou Wang identifies the key evolutionary points in the development of per-title encoding to greater efficiency in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: How Does Per-Title Optimization Improve the Streams You Deliver?

SSIMWAVE Chief Science Officer introduces the key benefits of per-title encoding optimization in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: How to Assess and Compare the Value of Next-Gen Codecs

Bitmovin Solutions Architect Paul MacDougall assesses and compares current and emerging codecs based on several criteria in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Vote Now!

Voting opens today in the only awards program in our industry where the winners are selected by you, the end users.

Video: Key Elements of Live Stream Monitoring

Tektronix Video Product Manager Dan Murray identifies the eight essential elements of live stream monitoring in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: What is the Current State of Browser Support for Next-Gen Codecs?

Bitmovin Solutions Architect Paul MacDougall discusses current browser support and market share for emerging codecs such as HEVC and VP9 in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: Do the Operator-Side Benefits of Cloud-Based Streaming Also Improve Quality?

Tektronix Video Product Manager outlines the efficiency gains of cloud-based streaming and raises the question of how those advantages enhance video quality in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: How to Manage New Playback Challenges Associated with Next-Gen Codecs

Bitmovin Solutions Architect Paul MacDougall outlines the playback challenges associated with emerging codecs in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: Encoding Challenges with Next-Gen Codecs

Bitmovin Solutions Architect Paul MacDougall discusses the challenges to encoding and encoding decisions presented by emerging codecs in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: Will Metadata Drive the Future of Online Content Monetization?

Video Genome Project's Xavier Kochhar and Jump's Suzanne Rainey debate the future viability of different online content monetization strategies in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Personalization and the Push and Pull of Video

Sea Change International VP Marketing Kurt W. Michel explores the difference between "push" and "pull" video and the value of personalization in push/pull live streaming in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: What Does Personalization Mean in OTT Video?

Sea Change International VP Marketing Kurt W. Michel discusses analytics- and AI-driven personalization in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Video: SCTE 224 Primer, Part 4: What's Next

Comcast's Stuart Kurkowski completes his 4-part SCTE 224 Primer with a look ahead in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: SCTE 224 Primer, Part 3: SCTE 224 In Action

In Part 3 of a 4-part series from Live Streaming Summit East 2018, Comcast's Stuart Kurkowski provides an introduction to the SCTE 224 spec and what live event streaming pros need to know about it.

Video: SCTE 224 Primer, Part 2: Standardizing Linear Rights Metadata

Comcast's Stuart Kurkowski discusses Standardizing Linear Rights Metadata in Part 2 of this 4-part series on SCTE 224 from Live Streaming Summit East 2018.

Video: SCTE 224 Primer, Part 1: The Basics

In Part 1 of a 4-part series from Live Streaming Summit East 2018, Comcast's Stuart Kurkowski provides an introduction to the SCTE 224 spec and what live event streaming pros need to know about it.

Video: What Are the Best Metrics for Measuring Online Video Success?

Urbanist's Ariel Viera, USGA's Scott Lipsky, and CBS Sports Radio's Damon Amendolara discuss the most effective ways to measure viewer engagement in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Pros and Cons of Going Direct to Multiple Platforms with Live Encoding

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer looks at the advantages and disadvantages of encoding directly to multiple social platforms in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2018.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

Last year's awards drew more than 37,000 votes from almost 4,000 voters. Make sure your favorite products and services are in the running for this year's awards, to be presented at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach in November.

Video: What Are the Key Challenges of Live Linear Video Delivery?

Comcast's Stuart Kurkowski discusses the UX challenges of live linear in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Can Content Owners Navigate a Fragmented Digital Distribution Landscape?

Vimeo GM (and Livestream Co-founder) Mark Kornfilt discusses live streaming in a fragmented digital channel market in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2018.

HEVC Is Flowing Into AVC Workflows: Survey Report

A new research report highlights how H.264/H.265 workflows have become integrated, as well as discussing VP9 and AV1 as possible AVC replacements

Video: How to Apply Real-Time Cloud-Based Graphics with the LiveU Solo

LiveU Professional Services Engineer Sebastian Alvarez-Ring delivers a tutorial on cloud-based live titling with the LiveU Solo at Streaming Media East.

Video: How Are Content Owners Contending with OTT Fragmentation?

Roku's Bernarda Duarte and A + E Networks' Raj Bahl discuss emerging channel strategies in a fragmented OTT market in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How DRM and Real-Time Watermarking Have Converged to Curtail Content Piracy

IDVIU's Vincent Viteau and BuyDRM's Christopher Levy explain how hardware-based DRM and forensic marketing are now working in lockstep to reduce piracy in this clip from their Streaming Media East 2018 panel.

Video: How to Engage With Viewers So They'll Engage With You

Streaming Video Alliance Executive Director Jason Thibeault discusses data-driven personalization and other strategies for providing a custom experience to keep viewers engaged in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Survey: Internet Radio

We're putting together a deep dive into the past, present, and future of internet radio, and we need your help. Take our internet radio survey and enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Now Open

At this year's Streaming Media West in beautiful Huntington Beach, we'll be introducing three new summits focusing on OTT, video engineering, and sports streaming. The deadline for submitting speaking proposals is June 29.

Video: How Does Local Content Fit Into the OTT and Online Video Experience?

NewsOn CEO Louis Gump discusses how local news and other local content can thrive in the OTT mix despite the preponderance of competing channels in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How to Humanize the Video Conferencing Experience

Airbnb Senior Producer Steven McNellie discusses video conferencing and webinar best practices in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: The Three Keys to Reducing Churn

Streaming Video Alliance Executive Director Jason Thibeault describes three simple rules to follow to retain subscribers without resorting to gimmicks in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Why Has Hardware-Based DRM Become Critical to Content Protection?

BuyDRM CEO & Founder Christopher Levy discusses why hardware-based DRM has become industry standard in the 4K era in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Netflix Optimized Encoding Quality for Jessica Jones

Netflix Director of Video Algorithms Anne Aaron describes the encoding quality testing and optimization process used for Jessica Jones and other popular Netflix series in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Is WebRTC Today's Best Real-World Option for Low-Latency Streaming Playback?

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the pros and cons of WebRTC in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Have HDR and 4K Changed the QC Process?

Netflix' Chris Fetner and Eurofins' Michael Kadenacy discuss what new challenges, if any, working with HDR and 4K for premium OTT entertainment media has brought to the quality control/assurance stage of content development in this keynote panel from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Making the Case for HDR at Netflix

Creatives and colorists in the Netflix orbit debate the value proposition of HDR and 4K for premium OTT content in this keynote panel from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Will CDNs Meet Next-Gen Media Delivery Requirements?

Ericsson's Marcus Bergstrom identifies the keys to success in the emerging content delivery ecosystem in this clip from his Content Delivery Summit 2018 keynote.

Video: Where is the Edge in Content Delivery?

Ericsson's Marcus Bergstrom discusses latency, edge computing, and the expansion of CDNs' role into a broader range of media delivery expectations in his keynote from Content Delivery Summit 2018.

Video: How to Compete as a Niche Publisher in the SVOD Marketplace

Kaltura's Daniel Webster and YuMe's Felix Gomez discuss how to circumvent the challenges of building an audience and a revenue stream in an SVOD marketplace dominated by a few big players.

Video: Best Practices for Building Out an OTT Business

RLJ Entertainment's Titus Bicknell offers advice to OTT publishers at Streaming Media West.

Video: How to Price and Position Your SVOD Offering

Vimeo's Jamison Tilsner discusses the intricacies of SVOD pricing and positioning in this clip from Streaming Media West.

Video: Does Cost-Optimization Outweigh Performance When Choosing a CDN Strategy?

Streamroot's Gautier Demonde, CBS Interactive's Zac Shenker, and Televisa's Rodrigo Violante discuss the factors large publishers prioritize when developing a content delivery strategy.

Video: How Can CDNs Become More Efficient As Scale Increases?

Ryan Korte describes "what keeps CDNs up at night": the challenges of maintaining efficiency as networks grow.

Video: How Has Native Hardware Support Made HEVC Encoding More Cost-Efficient?

Beamr's Dror Gill and Intel's David Hoff discuss how increased hardware commitments have transformed HEVC encoding from cost-prohibitive to cost-effective.

Video: Has the Time Come for Mass HEVC Adoption?

Beamr's Dror Gill makes the case for widespread HEVC implementation now.

Streaming Media Announces the Best of NAB 2018

We walked hundreds of miles of conference floors and watched scores of demos to determine the best streaming video products from this year's show.

Video: How to Use Live Content to Push Viewers to Other Platforms

LiveU's Claudia Barbiero, Funny or Die's Dustin Butler, and Oomba TV's David Compton discuss strategies for re-using live content to drive viewers to other platforms.

Video: Can Standards Make the Ad Ecosystem Easier to Manage?

Bitmovin's Stefan Lederer discusses ad-insertion standards and how to deploy them in this clip from Streaming Media West.

Video: What Does Low Latency Really Mean?

RealEyes' David Hassoun discusses what low latency is and what it isn't, and sets reasonable expectations for the current content delivery climate.

Video: How Storage Must Change to Meet Mushrooming Video Growth

IBM's Naz Nageer makes the case for a cloud object storage architecture amid exploding storage demands as the video world transitions to 4K and beyond.

Video: 360 Immersive Live Streaming Workflow: Part 2, Processing and Distribution

How does 360 immersive differ from other live streaming workflows? AWS Special Solutions Architect Shawn Przybilla takes viewers step by step through the process, continuing with processing and distribution in Part 2 of this two-part series.

Video: 360 Immersive Live Streaming Workflow: Part 1, Capture and Stitching

How does 360 immersive differ from other live streaming workflows? AWS Special Solutions Architect Shawn Przybilla takes viewers step by step through the process, beginning with capture and stitching in Part 1 of this two-part series.

Video: Three Ways to Replace Flash for Low-Latency Live Streaming

Limelight's Charlie Kraus discusses three emerging strategies for delivering low-latency live streaming in the post-Flash era.

Video: How to Maximize Reach With Niche Audiences on Social Video Platforms

LiveU's Claudia Barbiero, Take One's Troy Witt, and Oomba TV's David Compton discuss strategies for maximizing reach with niche content on Twitch, Facebook Live, and other social platforms in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Now Accepting Best of NAB Nominations

Making big news at NAB? If you want to be considered for our sixth-annual Best of NAB awards, read on to find out how to submit your nomination.

Video: The Case for Satellite Streaming Over IP for Large-Scale Live Events

GigCasters' Casey Charvet and BlueFrame's Chris Knowlton discuss legacy and emerging workflows for delivering large-scale live events via satellite.

Video: Why Scale and Distance Make It Harder to Deliver Low-Latency Streams

Wowza's James Jackson discusses the persisting challenges to delivering low-latency streams for large-scale events with far-flung live audiences and emerging strategies for meeting those challenges.

Video: Key Caveats of Satellite-Based Streaming

Microsoft's Jeff Tyler, ReelSolver's Tim Siglin, and Take One's Troy Witt discuss the attendant challenges and risks of using satellite delivery for large-scale live streams.

Video: Why Does Bad Bot Traffic Happen to Good Websites?

Distil Networks' Charlie Minesinger explains what draws bad bot traffic to commercial websites and offers some statistics and analysis on current bot behavior.

Video: How to Use Rebuffering Metrics to Optimize Delivery

At Content Delivery Summit 2017, Jon Alexander explain why rebuffering metrics are so critical to gauging end-user QoE and pinpointing delivery issues, and how analysis of those metrics can help content publishers optimize delivery with great specificity.

Video: How Will Machine Learning Impact the Media Supply Chain?

Google's Leonidas Kantothanassis explores the vast range of applications for machine learning in the media workflow and supply change in this clip from his Content Delivery Summit keynote.

Video: How to Build a DIY CDN

Varnish Software's Reza Naghibi provides a quick tutorial on how to built a private or DIY CDN in this presentation from Content Delivery Summit 2017.

Video: What is a DIY CDN and Why Should You Build One?

Varnish Software's Reza Naghibi discusses the pros, cons, costs, and challenges of DIY or private CDNs in this presentation from Content Delivery Summit.

Video: The Case for Edge Cloud Delivery

Fastly's Simon Wistow outlines the progression from "central" cloud to edge cloud for content delivery and explains the myriad benefits of moving to the edge.

Video: The Challenges of Content Delivery Across an Internet Not Built for QoE

Ciena's Glenn Calafati discusses the strategic and technical adaptations that have helped an internet designed marginally for quality of service but not at all for video or quality of experience have addressed the challenges of content delivery.

Video: What New Content Management and QA Challenges Does HDR Create?

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's Theron Trowbridge and Beamr's Dror Gill discuss how the proliferation of HDR will impact content delivery in the consumer entertainment market.

Video: What is the Best Way to Move Streams Across Unmanaged Networks?

Haivision CTO Mahmoud Al-Daccak discusses the challenges of delivering low-latency streams across unmanaged networks in varying use cases at Streaming Media West 2017.

Video: How to Stream to Multiple Destinations With Switchboard Live

Switchboard Live CEO & Co-founder Rudy Ellis offers a quick how-to on streaming simultaneously to multiple platforms with Switchboard Live and describes how several companies have made it work for them.

Survey: The Impact of Apple's HEVC Adoption

New Unisphere report indicates that OTT services and other video publishers are making the move to HEVC, but are equally interested in AV1

Video: How to Boost Cellular Bonding Performance in High-Traffic Areas

ReelSolver's Tim Siglin and BlueFrame's Chris Knowlton discuss the challenges of streaming via cellular bonding in congested cell-traffic areas, and strategies for boosting performance, in this panel discussion from Streaming Media West 2017.

Video: What Type of Content Will Drive Growth in Live Streaming?

Bulldog Digital Media's John Petrocelli predicts that live music experiences will be the next key driver in growth for live streaming.

Video: How Do Content Owners Prioritize OTT Platforms to Target?

Disney's Kimberly Hicks and TBS/Turner's Karina Kogan discuss the key factors their organizations consider when prioritizing resource allocations and media app development for different OTT platforms.

Video: How Has Large-Scale Content Delivery Changed in the Last 3-5 Years?

Limelight's Brett Mertens, MLBAM's Eric Klein, and Qwilt's Mark Fisher debate the most noteworthy changes in scaled content delivery over the last few years.

Video: Will the Demands of 4K and VR Push Us From Deep Cloud Apps to Edge Cloud Apps?

Qwilt's Mark Fisher explains how the unprecedented capacity and latency demands of 4K/UHD and VR streaming are driving new demands for cloud edge apps for effective delivery.

Video: How to Use Metrics and Experience Strategy to Increase Viewer Engagement

Conviva's Ed Haslam discusses the combination of QoE and other metrics that contribute to a data-driven experience strategy for looking beyond content to improve user engagement with online and OTT video.

Video: How Does Rich Content Delivery Performance Impact Revenue?

Instart Logic's Greg Kushmerek discusses how content delivery rates translate into better conversion rates and ROI at Content Delivery Summit 2017.

Video: How Do You Translate the Lessons of Live TV to Smartphones and Connected Devices?

John Petrocelli explores the challenges of delivering a large-scale live event like Coachella to an audience looking for live interactivity and active engagement using an infrastructure built for on-demand viewing.

Video: How Do You Define VR and AR Video?

Help Me! Stream's Tim Siglin, Nokia's Devon Copley, and Mobeon's Mark Alamares discuss the key factors that differentiate 360, VR, AR, and degrees of immersiveness in these types of video.

Video: Does Uniformity Across Different Platforms Enhance Your Media App's Reach?

TBS/Turner's Karina Kogan discusses the pros and cons of leveraging different OTT and streaming platforms' unique features when designing media apps for different entertainment services and devices.

Video: Will TV Broadcasters Follow Radio in Live Streaming More Content?

NAB's Skip Pizzi discusses the licensing, commercial, and strategic impediments to broadcasts networks adding full-time streaming of all content as most radio stations have done, and how that trajectory might change.

Video: What Works Today in Video VR?

Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault, Wowza's Chris Michaels, and Neulion's Jim Clements discuss what content owners can do today, strategically and technically, to make VR viable in the consumer entertainment space.

Video: Choose a Social Media Network That Aligns With Your Streaming Content

Wowza's Tim Dougherty explains the importance of developing and adhering to a sound content strategy when syndicating streaming content to multiple social media platforms.

Webinar: Harnessing AI to Unlock the Potential of Your Video

AI, machine learning, and neural networks are no longer the sci-fi dreams of tomorrow. They're here today, and IBM Watson is leading the way. Learn more about how it works in our webinar Thursday, December 14.AI

Video: Network Compliance Caveats for Social Media Streaming

Wowza's Tim Dougherty underscores the importance of knowing and following network compliance guidelines when streaming to multiple social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube Live, Twitch, and Periscope.

Webinar: Overcoming Latency

Join us Thursday, December 7 for "Overcoming the Latency Hurdle in Delivering Streaming Video," a webinar with Limelight Networks

Video: Will AV1 Eclipse HEVC?

Mozilla's Timothy Terriberry, Brightcove's David Sayed, and Twitch's Tarek Amara debate the future of streaming codecs at Streaming Media West 2017.

Video: How Important is Ingesting Clean Video to Reducing Latency?

NASA's Lee Erickson explains the value of ingesting a clean signal into an encoder to reducing latency after output.

HEVC in the Real World: The Survey

Streaming Media and Unisphere need your insights into real-world HEVC-based workflows and production pipelines. Take the survey and receive the research report as soon as it's published.

Video: Is WebRTC the Silver Bullet for Network Latency?

Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault and Limelight's Charley Thomas address the question of whether WebRTC provides a viable solution for network latency issues in this panel from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: Is Apple's HEVC Support a Game-Changer for Content Providers?

Bitmovin's Stefan Lederer and Twitch's Tarek Amara discuss the changing market dynamics of HEVC in the current codec climate.

Video: When Will VR Entertainment Deliver ROI?

SkyVR's Bruce Courtney, Neulion's Jim Clements, and Nokia's Devon Copley debate the challenges VR content creators face in creating quality VR content that leverages the medium's strengths and delivers a profitable return within a limited market.

SMW 17: PCCW's Margareta Sauger Talks VR/360 Live Sports

PCCW Global VP, Americas Margareta Sauger sits down with Reelsolver's Tim Siglin to discuss how her company meets the challenges of streaming live VR/360 sports to an international audience in this interview from Streaming Media West 2017.

Video: How Can We Deliver 360 VR Streaming Beyond 4K?

Nokia's Devon Copley discusses the challenges throughout the pipeline for streaming 6K or 8K VR/360, and how viewport-adaptive streaming provides an interim solution.

Video: What Defines a Successful Media-Based App?

Ingest.io's Jamie Stackhouse defines what contributes to the success of a VOD platform or other media-based app by balancing key cost and performance factors.

Video: How Can CDNs Measure and Improve QoE?

CBS Interactive's Zac Shenker and Level 3's Ryan Korte discuss the challenges of meeting heightened user QoE expectations for live streams in this clip from Streaming Media West 2017.

Survey: HEVC Encoding and HLS

We're looking to find out how publishers are using HEVC with their HLS streams. Take our survey to help us find out—and get a copy of the report when it's published.

Video: How Much Latency Will Consumers Tolerate for NFL Live Streams?

Amazon's Keith Wymbs and Jim De Lorenzo discuss how they've met the challenges of improving latency and time-to-first-byte to serve the millions of viewers who are tuning in to Amazon's Thursday night NFL broadcasts in this keynote from Streaming Media West 2017.

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

289 nominees. More than 37,000 votes. 31 winners. Read on to find out who took home this year's coveted Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Video: What Emerging Technologies Will Drive the Future of Education Video?

Video technology experts from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California discuss emerging trends in education video.

Video: How Has Mobile Engagement Changed Video Monetization?

Agora co-founder Tony Wang discusses how mobile engagement, via multi-host talkback and interaction, has changed the way his company has monetized live video.

Video: What Makes Live Linear So Challenging?

Useful Media CEO Scott Rutherford discusses both the technical and engagement challenges involved in building and maintaining live linear channels in this clip from Streaming Media East.

Video: Why Does Personalization Matter in OTT?

NeuLion's Phil Green discusses how personalization can help content providers engage and keep OTT viewers and subscribers in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: What Does the Shift to "Social First" Mean for Media Brands?

Brightcove's Anil Jain, Keli Network's Michael Philippe, and Dailymotion's Claudia Page discuss changes in the way users discover and consume content online and OTT, and how this shift impacts media brands in this clip from Streaming Media East.

Video: Choosing a Streaming Production Platform

In this clip from Live Streaming Summit, Jan Ozer looks at streaming production platforms, which add functionality like overlays, PiP, stream insertion, etc. to what you get with distribution platforms.

2017 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

We've counted all the votes—more than 37,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.

Video: Choosing a Web Distribution Platform

Jan Ozer discusses the leading web services for delivering a stream to multiple outputs--Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms--and the key differentiating factors between them--in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: How Much More Storage Will 4K and HDR Demand?

Bruce Ross of IBM Cloud Object Storage discusses the skyrocketing storage requirements brought on by the advent of 4K and HDR video, and the challenges of object storage in the cloud.

Video: What 360 Streaming Can Deliver That Other Media Can't

NBC News 360 VR Video Specialist Edwin Rogers discusses the unique ability of live 360 VR streaming as a news platform to put viewers in the center of the action at world events in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.

Video: What Are the Challenges of Bringing Live Linear to the Masses?

Live Streaming Summit panelists from NBC, Comcast, Hulu, Calkins Media, and the Streaming Video Alliance discuss the obstacles to mass delivery and consumption of live linear content today.

Video: Can Cloud Encoding Deliver the Same Quality as Hardware-Based?

According to Bitmovin's Sean Longworth, it depends.

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Voting Deadline Extended

We've extended the deadline to vote for your favorite products and services in the only industry awards program with results determined by the people who matter most—the end users. Voting will now close October 2.

Video: How to Make IP Video Better Than Broadcast

Cisco's Paul Dashner discusses how content providers can improve on the broadcast experience through the usability and flexibility of how they deliver content to customers.

Video: Best Practices for Building OTT Apps

Lightcast's Andreas Kisslinger offers essential strategie for OTT app building, ranging from navigation tips to insight on how to choose a third-party app builder to the relative merits of customizable templates vs. building from the ground up.

Video: How to Optimize Video Delivery to iPhone Users

StackPath's Nathan Moore explains the protocols, latency, and bandwidth challenges inherent to delivering video content to iOS devices and how content providers can stream to these devices more effectively.

Video: The Cost of Delivering Low-Quality Video

Touchstream's Mitch Askenas outlines the fiscal consequences--and damage to an organization's reputation--of delivering bad video experiences to subscribers and other end users.

Video: Will UHD and HDR Live Streaming Require Higher Frame Rates?

Harmonic's Ian Trow discusses the escalating frame rates associated with UHD/4K and HDR delivery as those tec

Video: How to Meet the Challenges of Multi-Platform UX Design

NBC Universal's Moritz Gimbel and Vimeo's Will True discuss the difficulties of designing user experiences for multiple platforms from browsers to OTT in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: The Problem With Streaming 4K Today

Limelight Networks' Charles Kraus describes the obstacles to real-world 4K delivery while the industry pushes 4K screens everywhere, in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How to Get Better Audio for Social Media Streaming

Epiphan's David Kirk offers tips and best practices for getting pro-quality audio for social media streaming, whether you're shooting with smartphones, webcams, or handheld cameras, in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How to Acquire and Engage Users on the Mobile Web

Google Chrome Product Manager Husain Bengali discusses how progressive web apps leverage the discovery benefits and cost-of-acquisition advantages of the mobile web while reducing its engagement deficiencies when compared to mobile apps.

Video: Is Smartphone Streaming Good for Live Video?

Kathryn Jones from VisualArts.tv, Scott Grizzle from IBM Cloud Video, and Brent Hieggelke of Brandlive discuss the consequences of proliferating live cellphone video and the resurgent "good enough for the web" attitude at Live Streaming Summit

Video: How Important Are Fast Start Times in Keeping Viewers' Attention?

Panelists at Live Streaming Summit from JW Player, Daily Burn, and Live X discuss the challenges of meeting viewer and advertiser expectations vis a vis buffering and time-to-first frame, and the consequences for publishers.

Video: Best Practices for Content Syndication

Panelists from The Washington Post, Take One, and NBC Today discuss strategies for increasing discoverability through content syndication to Facebook Live and beyond at Live Streaming Summit 2017.

Video: How to Reduce Latency for Mobile VR Streaming

Yahoo Director of Engineering Satender Saroha discusses latency issues particular to VR streaming to mobile and technical measures to address them.

Video: Technical Challenges of Monetizing and Selling Online Video

InPlayer CEO George Meek discusses the challenges of enabling and supporting online sales of video content, from transactions to localization to time-to-market and paywalls.

Infographic: The OTT Takeover

Why the move to HDR matters for more than just 4K—and why OTT services and devices are going to lead the way

Video: Streams on a Plane: Why Gogo Chose HEVC/H.265 for In-Flight Streaming

Gogo's Prem Bangole discusses the cost/benefit analysis that led Gogo to migrate to HEVC/H.265 for in-flight live streaming, and how they implemented it with the airlines they serve.

Video: Best Practices for Live Encoding

Brightcove's Matt Smith explains how to meet the challenges of live event streaming from technical to QA to process issues to securing bandwidth in this presentation from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: The Case for Using VP9 at All Resolutions

Google Chrome's Matt Frost explains why YouTube uses VP9 "down the resolution stack"--not just for HDR and 4K--and explains how better-quality encoding benefits watch times and ad revenues.

Video: How Does the Rise of Facebook Live Affect Other Streaming Platforms?

Tribune Media's Rob Dillon and Dailymotion's Claudia Page discuss the impact of Facebook Live and other ascendant social streaming platforms on their content delivery strategies.

Video: Best Practices and Key Considerations for Reducing Latency

Wowza Senior Product Manager Jamie Sherry discusses key latency considerations and ways to address them at every stage in the content creation and delivery workflow.

Video: What's the Best Way to Test Video Encoding Quality?

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer compares four approaches to testing video compression quality in this clip from Streaming Media East.

Video: What's the Best Camera for 360° VR?

AP Digital Storytelling Editor Seth Mayerowitz discusses the pros and cons of different 360 VR camera solutions in terms of features and price points.

Video: How Do You Choose a Codec With Technology Always In Flux?

Beamr's Mark Donnigan, Deluxe's Jeremy Morrison, Fandango's Samir Ahmed, and Gogo's Prem Bangole discuss the challenges of providing encoding services for HD, HDR, and 4K as the codec landscape continues to shift and evolve.

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 34 categories from analytics to cameras to QoS and webcast solutions.

Video: VR vs. 360°: What's the Difference?

Scott Mayerowitz, Digital Storytelling Editor at the Associated Press, breaks down the differences between "VR/Virtual Reality" and "360," two terms often used interchangeably.

Vote in the 2017 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

Voting will open soon for the U.S. Readers' Choice Awards, but you can vote today for your favorite European companies, products, and services

Video: The Challenges of Monetizing Premium TV Content Online

With the shift in consumer viewing patterns for premium TV content toward OTT, online, and mobile, how are major content providers meeting the challenges of monetization with reduced ad loads and different UX expectations?

Video: Do You Really Need Low-Latency Streaming?

Wowza's Mike Talvensaari confronts the myth that low latency for large-scale streaming is always worth the expense, and discusses various applications and use cases along a continuum of latency requirements for effective delivery.

Video: What Are the Most Important QoE Metrics for Player Optimization?

CBS Interactive's Zac Shenker, Vimeo's Matt Fisher, Hudl's Brian Kaiser, and the New York Times' Flavio Ribeiro discuss key QoE metrics for assessing player performance and optimization in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How Can App Developers Create Strong Experiences While Keeping Costs Down?

Plex's Keith Valory and VICE Media's Drake Martinet discuss the challenges of creating strong and distinctive experiences for users who work with multiple OTT platforms in this clip from a panel at Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Facebook Live Rules to Live By

Jan Ozer discusses rules that apply when streaming to Facebook Live and other platforms in this clip from Live Streaming Summit 2017.

Video: How to Gear Up for Live 360/VR Streaming

Tim Dougherty of Wowza Media Systems lays out the key components of a workflow for capturing, ingesting, and streaming live VR/360 content in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Will an End to Net Neutrality Impact Latency?

Reel Solver's Tim Siglin, Rainbow Broadband's Russ Ham, and Verizon's Daniel Sanders discuss how attacks on Net Neutrality will impact video delivery in general and latency in particular.

Video: How Would an End to Net Neutrality Impact Latency?

Reel Solver's Tim Siglin, Rainbow Broadband's Russ Ham, and Verizon's Daniel Sanders discuss how attacks on Net Neutrality would impact video delivery in general and latency in particular.

Video: How to Engage Users and Merchandise Your Content

Hulu CTO Tian Lim discusses the challenges of monetizing and merchandising content while working within the restrictions of current content licensing parameters and not inserting too many ads.

Video: How to Improve the User Experience for OTT and TVE

FOX Sports Go SVP Clark Pierce discusses the importance of user experience in delivering a next-level TV experience with TVE and OTT services, and suggests some effective ways to get there.

Video: The Challenges of Delivering Reliable, Adaptive, Scalable Low-Latency Video

Wowza's Tim Dougherty and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss how Wowza is meeting the challenges of keeping latency down for live video with its Streaming Cloud in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Hybrid Hosted Video Platforms and Other Emerging Trends in Enterprise Video

Wainhouse Research's Steve Vonder Haar and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss key trends in enterprise video delivery behind the firewall, ranging from hybrid on-prem/cloud hosted platforms to security to ECDNs in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: IBM Cloud Video Combines Ustream and Clearleap for an Uber OVP/OTT Platform

IBM Cloud Video's Scott Grizzle and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss new developments at IBM Cloud Video in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How Can Online Video Achieve Parity With Broadcast TV?

Akamai's John Bishop discusses the current state of online video vis a vis broadcast TV, and the key points of comparison: scale, fidelity, operation, and monetization.

Video: Browsers, Codecs, and Standards in a Transitioning Post-Flash World

Robert Reinhardt of VideoRx and Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin discuss the real implications, causes, and consequences of the demise of Flash.

Video: Interactivity and the Future of Live Video

VirtualArtsTV's Kathryn Jones and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss live streaming, Facebook, interactivity, mobile video, and the user experience in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How Hulu Blurred the Lines Between Live, DVR, and VOD

Hulu CTO Tian Lim and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss how Lim's team brought live streaming to Hulu and the technical and business challenges they faced in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Is Live Linear About to Explode?

Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Major League Baseball Advanced Media's Joe Inzerillo discuss the rapid rise of live linear and the changing dynamics of the OTT market.

Video: movingimage Provides a Secure Environment for Video Content Management

Oliver Jaeger of moving image and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss movingimage's cloud-only secure online video platform in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Leveraging Viewers in All Platforms

Brightcove's Matt Smith and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the latest innovations at Brightcove, leveraging VOD assets, Cloud DVR, clipping, social networks, analytics, and more in this wide-ranging interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: An Effective Live Stream Has Participants, Not Viewers

Luke Watson of Roker Labs and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss emerging social media platforms for live video, interactivity, and user engagement in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Spree Integrates eCommerce and Live Streaming

Spree's Gregrian Vassell and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Spree's integrated online shopping and live streaming platform in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Peer-Accelerated Delivery for Large-Scale OTT Optimization

Streamroot's Erica Beavers and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Streamroot's peer-to-peer-based OTT optimization services for large-scale broadcasters in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How the NFL Leverages Twitter as a Live Video Platform

NFL VP, Digital Media Business Development Blake Stuchin describes how the NFL is using Twitter to build audience engagement using live and near-real-time video.

Video: User Experience, Branding, and Content Monetization

JW Player's Eric Boyd and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss streaming players and delivering a consistent end user experience in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: The Future of Cloud Transcoding

In this interview from Streaming Media East, Hybrik's David Trescot discusses on-prem vs. cloud transcoding and where Hybrik sees transcoding moving in the future.

Video: Protecting Your Assets With DRM As a Service

EZDRM's David Eisenbacher and Streaming Media's Jose Castillo discuss DRM solutions and key players, and emerging codecs in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Are OTT Skinny Bundles Missing the Big Picture?

Vimond CEO Helge Hoibraaten argues that, as an industry, we're missing the point with OTT skinny bundles, aiming for incremental improvements over linear TV rather than anticipating what OTT viewers really want.

Video: How Do You Standardize the Live Video Experience Across Different Devices and Platforms?

LiveX's Corey Behnke and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the challenges live content providers like LiveX face in managing the user experience with live video on different devices and platforms.

Video: The Difference Between Encryption and DRM

BuyDRM founder Christopher Levy and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the history of BuyDRM, the evolution of DRM technology, and misconceptions about encryption and DRM.

Video: BlueFrame's Turnkey Cloud Serve Targets Sports, Worship, Enterprise

BlueFrame Technology's Chris Knowlton and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss BlueFrame's subscription-based cloud service and ProductionTruck app and how the company is approaching the worship and college sports markets.

Interview: Varto Keshishian, Varto Technologies

Varto Technologies' Varto Keshishian and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Varto Technologies' history as a NewTek integrator and the current breadth of their offerings across the streaming and online video landscape.

Video: How Can Brands Engage Viewers on Social Media?

ANATOMY co-owner Gabriella Mirabelli provides tips and best practices for brands to engage millennials and other demographics on social platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.

Video: Apps Are the New Middleware, and OTT is the New Broadcast

Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss DRM, apps, user experience, emerging codecs, licensing, HDR, and more in this in-depth interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Browsers vs. Apps for Content Delivery

Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia discusses the pros and cons of browser- and app-based content delivery strategies in this presentation at Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: How Can Live Streaming Deliver a More Innovative Experience?

Level 3's Jon Alexander and Ooyala's Paula Minardi discuss ways that live streaming providers can push streaming to the next level of innovation by delivering an experience that's beyond what traditional broadcasters can do.

Video: What's the Best Codec for 4K Compression and Delivery?

Twitch's Tarek Amara discusses the pros and cons of different codecs for video compression and delivery for live streaming and VOD.

Video: How to Leverage Data to Monetize OTT Content

Machinima's Jarred Reeves discusses how to meet the challenges content providers face in accruing and using targeted analytics to monetize their OTT initiatives.

Video: Can Today's Digital Watermarking Systems Protect Your Live Content?

Irdeto's Lawrence Low discusses the state of the art for digital watermarking, and how it can help address illegal distribution and consumption of live online content.

Video: How to Price and Position Your SVOD Offering

Vimeo's Jamison Tilsner discusses the intricacies of SVOD pricing and positioning in this clip from Streaming Media West.

NAB 17: Streaming Media Announces Best of NAB Awards

Top six groundbreaking products, services, and technologies announced at NAB 2017 recognized by editors of Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer

Video: What is the Biggest Driver for Live Streaming Growth?

While experts agree that live sports is currently doing more to drive live streaming growth than any other vertical, panelists from Live Streaming Summit explore other factors, such as "live TV."

Video: How to Build a Niche Audience for Live Content

One World Studios' Zack Coffman explains how One World has cultivated audience for multiple niches for live streaming content.

Video: How Facebook Live Improves Discovery for Live Streams

One World Studios' Zack Coffman discusses the ways Facebook Live is designed to draw an audience to your live streams, and new developments such as scheduling streams on Facebook.

OTT To Overtake Broadcast in Five Years: Survey Report

New annual Unisphere report highlights maturing OTT market, with most respondents saying OTT viewing will overtake broadcast within 5 years

Video: How to Get Streaming Bandwidth Wherever Your Event Is

TourGigs' Casey Charvet discusses cellular bonding/link aggregation and other technologies and strategies for getting your stream online when you're in the field and traditional bandwidth options are unavailable.

Video: How the IP-Only Model Democratizes Content Delivery

TourGigs' Casey Charvet discusses the IP-only content delivery model and how it benefits smaller outfits doing large-scale event streams.

Video: Is Latency Still Hurting Live Streaming?

Ooyala's Paula Minardi and Level 3's Jon Alexander discuss the key issues facing live streaming and VOD providers regarding latency times, buffering, and meeting evolving viewer expectations.

Video: How Long Will Viewers Watch VR Streams?

Jaunt VR's Grant Anderson discusses the length limitations of VR viewing, given the current state of headsets and more, and how that affects content development.

Video: How to Keep Your Webcasts From Failing

Microsoft Production Studios' Travis Petershagen looks at the signal flow for large-scale webcasts, where and how failures happen, and how to be ready for them and keep your content streaming.

Video: What Kind of Advertising Works Best in Live Streams?

Young Turks' Steven Oh discusses different approaches to advertising in live streams, such as pre-rolls and host call-out, and their relative merits in this emerging space.

Video: What is Causing Fragmentation in the OTT Video Market?

LG's Matthew Durgin discusses the key factors contributing to fragmentation in the OTT video market--and it's not what you think.

Video: What's the Best Social Media Platform for Live Streaming?

Young Turks' Steven Oh and Legendary Digital's Adam Rymer discuss the pros and cons of different social media platforms for watching live streams.

Video: Will Live TV Streaming Services Hasten Cable's Demise?

TouchStream CEO Brenton Ough and Digital 360 Principal Mitch Singer discuss the impact of OTT services that stream live TV programming, their impact on cable and satellite, and the competitive importance of serving all devices.

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Video: How to Monetize Live Streaming on Social Media Platforms

Legendary Digital's Adam Rymer discusses current challenges to direct and indirect monetization of live streams on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Video: How to Manage Audience Interactions on Facebook Live

The Human Society's Chad Sisneros explains the specific steps and techniques his organization follows to encourage and reward user engagement with their Facebook Live broadcasts to maximize their impact.

Video: How to Build a Modern Media Company

TasteMade's Jay Holzer identifies the three pillars of a modern media company: studio, community, and platform.

Video: How to Deliver True Live OTT

Net Insight's Per Lindgren discusses client and viewer expectations for live OTT in different areas, and strategies for delivering satisfying live viewing experiences with OTT video.

Video: What Are the Challenges of Live OTT?

NetInsight's Per Lindgren discusses the latency and synchronization challenges content providers face when trying to deliver a successful live OTT viewer experience.

Video: How to Monetize Your Roku Channel

In Part 2 of this two-part Roku Direct Publisher demo, Roku's Bill Shapiro demonstrates how to monetize your Roku content.

Video: How to Build a Roku Channel

In Part 1 of this two-part Roku Direct Publisher demo, Roku's Bill Shapiro provides a step-by-step guide to building a channel to reach an audience.

Video: What's Inside an HTML5 Player?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers gives content owners migrating from Flash to HTML5 a whirlwind tour of HTML5 player components and UIs, likening an HTML5 player's inner workings to the component of a loaded hamburger.

Video: How to Choose a Video Platform in the Post-Flash Era

Viacom's Dan Balis examines the key capabilities and features of current online video players and platforms to help users make informed choices when migrating to a new player after the demise of Flash.

Survey: What's Next for OTT?

New survey asks industry members to weigh in on the state of OTT today and share their insights into where they see the market headed in the future

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 2: Resolution

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on resolution issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation.

Video: The Case for Custom Encoding, Part 1: Bitrate

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer makes the case for custom, per-title encoding on the Netflix model, focusing on bitrate issues in part 1 of this 2-part series from his Streaming Media West presentation.

Video: Is HLS or DASH the Next Video Delivery Standard?

Viacom's Jeff Tapper, Comcast's Rustam Khashimkhodjaev, Akamai's Will Law, and Microsoft's Araj Sodogar discuss the pros and cons of HLS as the next industry-standard video-delivery protocol in this clip from Streaming Media West 2016.

Video: Technical Challenges of Effective VR 360 Delivery

Richard Lucquet of Verizon discusses the ongoing impediments to processing and delivering a truly immersive 360 VR experience using existing technologies.

Telstra OTT Report Explores OTT Monetization Models

Report examines AVOD, SVOD, and TVOD sentiments across the globe, and finds SVOD leading the way in most markets

Video: How VR is Changing the Rules of Visual Storytelling

Drea Bernardi of AOL Partner Studios discusses the new approach to visual storytelling demanded by VR production in this excerpt from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2016.

Video: How to Make Money With OTT

Ben Miller of Sinclair Broadcast Group discusses strategies for making subscription and advertising-based business models for making OTT content delivery profitable.

Video: How Targeted Recommendations Drive OTT Engagement

The hottest driver off OTT growth, according to Amazon's Richard Au and Dailymotion's Anthony Layser, is customized, user-specific discovery algorithms, which they explain how to leverage in this clip from Streaming Media West 2016.

Video: How to Reach an Audience in a Blended Content Delivery Ecosystem

Ben Miller of Sinclair Broadcast Group discusses the challenges content companies face in reaching their intended audience in a blended ecosystem where viewers consume content on their own terms.

Video: Producing The Bob Doyle Show for Facebook Live

Want to produce professional-quality episodic live programming for Facebook Live? Bob Doyle explains how he produces the weekly "Bob Doyle Show" using Telestream Wirecast.

Video: The ROI of Using Multiple Codecs

Akamai's Will Law discusses the broad adoption of HEVC and the advantages for content owners of absorbing the additional cost of encoding to HEVC and VP9 for the ROI of expanded reach to supporting platforms.

Video: Challenges of Migrating from Flash to HTML5

Disney's Mark Arana and Wowza's Chris Knowlton discuss the challenges content owners face in migrating their video from Flash to HTML5, and the importance of knowing where their video will land before planning their migration strategy.

Video: Can MPEG-DASH and HLS Coexist in the Current Video Delivery Ecosystem?

Akamai's Will Law discusses the current codec climate, the pros and cons of HLS and DASH features and deployments, and the advent of CMAF.

Video: Do We Still Need Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Akamai's Will Law, Disney's Mark Arana, and Yahoo's Omer Luzzatti discuss the ongoing need for ABR streaming in the fast-changing streaming landscape.

Video: Lecture Capture and Streaming Workflows in Higher Education

Duke University Senior Media Engineer Todd Stabley discusses workflows Duke has implemented for lecture capture, streaming sports events, and more.

Video: How to Build an A/B Testing Workflow

Streamroot's Nikolay Rodionov walks viewers through the key elements of an effective A/B testing workflow for testing video players during development.

Video: Why Use A/B Testing in HTML5 Video Player Development?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers explains what A/B testing is and how it can benefit organizations building custom video streaming players.

Video: Streaming and VOD Workflows for K-12 Video

High school media specialist Nicholas Berrios walks viewers through established workflows for live event streams and VOD productions in this excerpt from a Streaming Media West 2016 panel.

Video: How to Build an Internal Streaming Solution

Howard & Associates' Andy Howard explains how to assemble an effective internal solution for enterprise streaming in this excerpt from a Streaming Media West 2016 panel.

Video: How Delivering VP9 Can Expand Your Reach and Save You Money

Viacom's Jeff Tapper explains migrating to VP9 on platforms that support it will help you reach new markets and save money by delivering better quality video at lower bandwidths.

Join Us for the Advanced Encoding for OTT Webinar on Dec. 15

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer, Beamr's Dror Gill, and Harmonic's Elie Sader discuss the latest in encoding for OTT and answer your questions on this exclusive web event.

Video: How Do You Choose the Right Metrics and Analytics Tools for Branded Video?

Nice People at Work's Diane Strutner, Studio71's Mike Flynn, and WillowTree's Jeremy Stern debate the merits of in-house vs. third-party analytics tools for video brands.

Video: How to Personalize Branded Content

Hollywoodland Co-founder and President Christopher Roselli offers tips on how to translate analytics to content creators and brands so they can leverage them more effectively to reach and grow their target audience.

Video: Is it Time to Take the HEVC Plunge?

Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia assesses the key factors content owners face today in determining whether to stick with AVC or move to HEVC.

Video: How to Use Feedback to Create Content Users Want to Watch

Lacrosse Network creator Samir Chaudry discusses cost-effective ways to create content that can respond and adjust based on user feedback and analytics.

Video: Does Today's Online Video and OTT Landscape Favor Content Creators?

With the broad array of channels and networks available to producers to deliver their content today, are we living in a golden age for content creators?

Video: HLS vs. MPEG-DASH in 2017

Who is adopting DASH and who is sticking with HLS, and why? Execs from Viacom, Sinclair, Float Left, and Brightcove discuss the current and coming state of DASH.

Video: What is Slowing HEVC Adoption?

Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia identifies the key inhibiting factors that are impeding the widespread migration from AVC to HEVC.

Video: What is Driving HEVC Adoption?

Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia explores the "three 'Rs'" of HEVC adoption: Revenue, Resolution, and thRoughput.

The 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

It's the most prestigious honor in the online video industry, because it's decided by thousands of StreamingMedia.com voters. Read on to see which companies are taking home a Readers' Choice Award.

Video: How Do You Measure Ad Performance On New OTT Platforms?

comScore's Caroline Horner discusses the latest comprehensive methods for recording and assessing ad performance metrics while contending with the ever-expanding matrix of OTT platforms and services.

Video: What are the Economies of Scale for OTT vs. Broadcast Video?

Vimond CEO Helge Hoibraaten and Jim Turner of trnrMedia outline the relative costs of adding subscribers and CDN infrastructure strategies for growing OTT services.

Video: How Can OTT Providers Use Data to Increase Engagement?

Google's Serge Kassardjian and Recurly's Dan Burkhart discuss strategies for leveraging targeted viewer data to get better engagement with OTT services.

Video: The ROI of Redundancy in Large-Scale Live Streams

Verizon's Joe Einstein and Right Brain Media's Deke Cooper discuss redundancy best practices they've used for webcasts that are too big to fail, such as the Grammys, the Academy Awards, and the Masters.

Video: 4 Ways to Future-Proof Your Enterprise Video Platform

EastBanc's Eric Hoffman offers 4 essential insights on how to make your enterprise video infrastructure more reliable, versatile, and capable for meeting the requirements of current and future large-scale video events.

2016 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

We've counted all the votes—nearly 34,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.

Video: Cloud vs On-Prem for Live Encoding and Enterprise Video

Yorktel's Joe Arena makes the case for on-prem encoding, storage, and management when choosing an enterprise video platform, and having a strong support model in place.

Video: How Gamification Can Enhance Brand Awareness

Google Labs' Nathan Phillips and Viacom's Isaac Josephson discuss how to use gamification strategically to increase brand and content engagement in the OTT video market.

Video: How Do You Get Millennials to Adopt OTT Services?

Jason Thibeault of the Streaming Video Alliance discusses survey results on millennial viewing habits for online and OTT video.

Video: Home Runs: Using Fiber to Direct and Deliver Live Shows Remotely

Peter Hartz explains how The Switch leveraged fiber technology to cut, switch, and deliver Univision's live soccer broadcasts from their home office, and how the infrastructure can be used for a range of other purposes including live OTT in this excerpt from his Live Streaming Summit panel.

Video: How Analytics Can Make Your Live Streams More Successful

Experts from Akamai, Comcast, Conviva, and Yahoo! discuss key analytics, metrics, and assessment strategies that will help you deliver more effective and profitable live streams.

Video: Apps vs Mobile Web for Live Event Streaming

Experts debate the pros and cons of longform live event viewing on the mobile web and native iOS and Android apps in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: Fiber vs. Satellite for Streaming Large-Scale Events

The Switch's Peter Hartz and Live X's Corey Behnke make the case at Live Streaming Summit for fiber as a reliable, agile, and inexpensive alternative to traditional satellite trucks for large-scale broadcasts.

Video: 3 Secrets to Success for Monetizing Live Streams

DaCast VP Greg Ellis reveals his best practices for turning live event streams into profitable undertakings.

Video: Why Streaming Video Metrics Matter

Real Story Group's Theresa Regli explains you can leverage targeted metrics and media asset management to improve your streaming ROI.

Video: How Branding Strategy Informs Content

Max Polisar of AwesomenessTV describes the range of approaches to branding strategy for online video, based on audience and marketing intent, and how that strategy shapes the content itself.

Video: How to Use Quality of Experience to Drive Online Video Ad Revenue

Conviva's Ed Haslam explains how measuring your users' quality of experience (QoE) and strategizing based on experience metrics can grow video-driven ad revenue.

Video: Does Age Matter With Ads and Branded Content?

AwesomenessTV's Max Polisar and AOL Partner Studios' Drea Bernardi discuss the nuances of branding and advertising strategies for online content targeting different age demographics.

Video: The Future of CDN: An End-to-End Ecosystem

Streaming Media EVP Dan Rayburn discusses the shifting emphasis in the CDN market from delivering bits to providing a complete ecosystem.

Video: The Pros and Cons of a Multi-CDN Strategy

Streaming Media EVP Dan Rayburn discusses why using multiple CDNs make sense for some content owners and not for others.

Got Facebook Live? Take the Streaming Media Survey

As Facebook Live generates more and more buzz in the industry, Streaming Media is surveying readers throughout our community on how they're using Facebook Live and their experiences so far. Click here to share your thoughts.

Video: How Can Content Providers Deliver a Consistent Experience Across Devices?

Plex's Greg Edmiston, HBO's John Narus, and Machinima's James Glasscock discuss the challenges of controlling and standardizing the user/viewer experience across the diverse device landscape.

Video: Why Are Content Owners and Broadcasters Migrating to OTT?

Ooyala analyst Jim O'Neill and Machinima SVP James Glasscock discuss why content owners and broadcasters are recognizing the need to get on board with OTT in the face of cord-cutting.

Voting Now Open in 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to vote for your favorite products and services in the only industry awards program with results determined by the people who matter most—the end users.

Video: How Do You Achieve Consistent Quality for Live Streaming?

V-Factor Technologies' Jeremy Bennington explains how content providers can monitor live video delivery in real time and ensure consistent quality across different encoding profiles.

Video: Is Marketing Video Content Creation Trending DIY?

Vimeo's Anjali Sud, StreamVPG's Scott Farb, and CME Group's Scott Szczurek discuss the latest marketing and branding content creation trends at Streaming Media East 2016.

Video: How to Build Successful Branding Campaigns With VOD

Vimeo VP of Platform Marketing Anjali Sud discusses successful (and not-so-successful) strategies for building branding campaigns with on-demand online video.

Video: VR 360° Live Streaming Workflow

Wowza's Ryan Jespersen outlines the workflow for streaming live 360° and virtual reality video from capture to ingest to stitching to delivery.

Video: Can Live Streams Be Secured?

TourGigs' Casey Charvet and Right Brain Media's Deke Hooper discuss the challenges of securing live-streamed paid content using traditional methods.

Video: AVOD vs. SVOD: Which Delivery Model is Right for You?

MP & Silva's William Mao discusses the pros and cons of opting for an ad-based VOD model vs. building a subscription service.

Video: How Do You Achieve Consistent Quality for VOD?

V-Factor Technologies' Jeremy Bennington explains how to test for and ensure consistent quality in VOD delivery within each encoding profile.

Video: What Are the Challenges of Live VR?

Frost & Sullivan's Avni Rambhia discusses issues with latency, bandwidth, user experience, encoding, reach, and quality facing content creators as they make the leap into live VR.

Video: Why Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers makes the case for adaptive bitrate streaming and explains how to deliver the best possible user experience via ABR encoding.

Video: What's Next for IP-Delivered Video?

Panelists from NBC, Flix, and comScore discuss which OTT business models will and won't work going forward, and whether or not you need scale to be successful.

Video: Are OTT Providers Fishing in the Wrong Pond?

Google's Serge Kassardjian, Whistle Sports' Brian Selander, and Recurly's Dan Burkhart discuss the challenges of differentiation in the OTT services market.

2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 36 categories from cameras to webcasting solutions—including new categories for end-to-end workflow, QoS/QoE, and VR/360° camera.

Video: How Acorn TV Grew Subscriptions Across Platforms

RLJ Entertainment's Titus Bicknell describes how Acorn TV used an innovative strategy for adapting long-tail marketing to identify revenue streams in a broader assortment of niche content markets.

Video: Battle of the Codecs: AVC vs. HEVC in 2016

Should you be delivering HEVC? It depends on what you're delivering and who you're trying to reach. Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia breaks down the key issues of sticking with AVC vs. migrating to HEVC in this clip from Streaming Media East 2016.

Video: Encoding for OTT—How Good is Good Enough?

Panelists from Streaming Media, Beamr, Brightcove, Verizon, and Yahoo! discuss the balance between encoding quality and bandwidth at Streaming Media East 2016.

Video: How to Tap Into Twitter With Mobile-First Content

Twitter Manager of Content Strategy and Planning Nina Mishkin provides 3 strategic tips on how to leverage Twitter to get your videos seen, expand your reach, and grow your brand.

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 2: Resolution

Once you've decided on the bitrates that you want to deliver, it's time to determine the best resolution for each one, from 360p on up to 1080p. Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer shows you how.

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 1: Bitrates

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer explains how to choose data rates and resolutions for adaptive bitrate streaming to most effectively meet client expectations and end-user needs.

VR Video: Boom or Bust?

A new study by Unisphere Research reveals a mixed assessment of VR video by media and entertainment industry professionals, but a strong interest in live OTT video streaming.

Streaming Media Presents the Best Products of NAB 2016

NAB took over Las Vegas this week, and the Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer editorial staffs were on hand to pick out the signal from the noise, selecting the best new products from this year's show

Measuring the Success of Live Content Delivery

The final steps in the live streaming workflow—delivery and analytics—are in some ways the most vexing, but they're crucial measuring the success of any event or channel.

The Future of Live Video Streaming

A panel of experts makes predictions about what viewers will expect in five or ten years, and which content types, technologies, and monetization models the live streaming industry must embrace to meet those expectations.

Managing and Protecting the Live Content Flow

Today's live webcasts generate significant amounts of metadata that must be synchronized with live streams, and the content itself must be properly protected for live delivery and packaged for VOD syndication.

Turning Live Streams Into Profits

In this panel you'll find monetization experts who will break down the challenges facing live event monetization and offer insights into innovative ways to make sure you're not leaving money on the table.

Now That You’ve Got the Viewers, How Do You Make Them Stay?

Today's live streaming viewers are savvy and fickle, and while some tentpole events might be unmissable, you still need to make sure your user experience is compelling enough to keep viewers watching.

The Convergence of Broadcast and Digital Video Inside the NFL

From the preseason to the Super Bowl, the NFL is making it easy for fans to watch all the action wherever they want, on the device of their choice. This presentation offers a look at how the NFL has embraced digital as a complement to broadcast.

Bridging the Invisible Wall Between Your Show and Your Viewer

This session examines different methods for ingest, transmission, and backhaul—satellite, fiber, cellular, and even good old-fashioned Ethernet—all of which should have a place in your live streaming toolbox.

Go Backstage With TourGigs on a Live Video Shoot

In this session, we will review what it takes to pull off a live multi-camera concert film, backhaul a compressed stream from a crazy location, and deliver it at scale to users on multiple screens.

Live Video Encoding and Transcoding Techniques

In this session, Jan Ozer presents a live video comparison that includes cost, stream redundancy, packaging flexibility, bandwidth requirements, DRM and captioning support, and scalability.

Windows 10 and Its Impact on the Media Ecosystem

This session discusses what the Windows 10 adoption might look like, what new features will be of interest to consumers, and how it enables a deeper intelligence in the apps we use to watch our content.

Building an Internal Enterprise/EDU Streaming Solution

This session dives into architectures that are commonly used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise/EDU setting, plus discuss reaching remote and mobile workers.

How the Creator Revolution Is Changing the Content Business

YouTube and Vine stars are rewriting the rules on how audiences discover and engage with content, leading to a swath of non-traditional pathways for exploration by brands, marketers, and fellow creators.

Bye-Bye Browser: Product Strategy for OTT and TVE in the Post-PC Era

This session discusses how TV Everywhere and OTT providers are adapting their product roadmaps to meet changing consumer behavior.

Stream Stitching: Why the Buzz, Where It’s Working, and What Happens Next

This session reviews the data to see where server-side ad insertion and stitching have been helpful to publishers and broadcasters and explore how it is evolving to support analytics, interactivity, programmatic and other components of online video advertising.

Best Practices for Friction-Free TV Everywhere Authentication

In this strategic session, speakers from Adobe, Comcast, Viacom, and more look at the recommended best practices that the Open Authentication Technology Committee has proposed to achieve friction-free authentication and discuss a set of guidelines that aim to create a seamless user experience.

The Future of 4K and Ultra HD on Streaming Services

This panel features senior experts from content owners, studios, technology providers and service operators who give their individual perspectives on how ultra HD will scale across the industry and the evolution of the viewing experience within the next 5 years.

Real World Comparisons of H.265 and H.264 Compression

In this session, learn if and how H.265 compression and deployment options can be used in typical online streaming workflows, and, more importantly, if your target audiences can benefit.

DRM in the Age of HTML5: What You Need to Do Now

This session discusses the impact of EME and HTML5 and what it means for service providers and app developers. Learn the impact of mandatory hardware-based DRM protection and its impact on OEMs and content owners.

Using OTT Workflows to Create Live-to-VOD Assets

Industry experts share how they've been able to launch live-to-VOD services without a complete overhaul of infrastructure by applying software-defined video solutions to easily migrate from one type of scenario to another.

Benefits of Deploying Multicast-Assisted ABR Within an Operator Network

Multicast-assisted ABR (M-ABR) is a low cost and easy-to-deploy solution that allows operators to see multicast gains on all in-home devices leveraging their TV Everywhere infrastructure.

Streaming Deployment Architectures in Higher Education

This session explores the workflow universities have developed to deliver their online and flipped classes, along with the tech they use to make it possible.

World-Class Video: Speaking to the Heart Of Enterprise ROI

Video captions are proven to increase video views and completions as much as 40%. Getting local culture right is critical for growing new markets, teams, and future revenues.

The Business Strategy Behind the Fragmenting OTT Market

This panel explores the business strategies behind the unbundling and unraveling of the industry as it moves from cable to the cloud and the subsequent sprint to build new OTT experiences.

How to Choose the Best Streaming Player for the Right Device

With so many devices, browsers and operating systems in the market, companies are often left with confusing choices when it comes to their video players.

Best Practices for Future Proofing Your File-Based Workflow

This presentation shows how to take ProsRes HQ workflow from source to destination in a matter of minutes, and includes a second presentation on building an integrated, multi-platform analytics solution for TV Everywhere.

Best Practices for Content Monetization and Distribution on Twitter

This presentation discusses how TV networks, sports leagues, and MCNs distribute and monetize their content on Twitter.

HEVC Revisited: Status, Justification and ROI in 2016

This talk presents the current state of the HEVC market in terms of point solutions within the end-to-end workflow. It dives deeply into discussing newly emerging challenges, and translates those into implications for HEVC's value proposition.

Creating Great Video User Experiences That Drive Adoption

This session discusses how content owners can use UI to improve the content consumption experience by focusing on promotion, search and key features such as resume watching.

How Big Data Can Increase OTT Ad Revenue

This session discusses how advertisers can more effectively and efficiently reach a buyer of a product or service with OTT than any other media.

How to Select the Right Video Management Technology

This presentation identifies the mistakes that many video management technology buyers make and provides best-practice advice on how to avoid these mistakes.

Fine Tuning Your Adaptive Groups with Objective Quality Metrics

This session identifies several key objective quality metrics, teaches how to apply them, and provides an objective framework for analyzing which streams are absolutely required in your adaptive group and their optimal configuration.

What Corporate Users Really Want From Their Webcasting/Online Video Platform

This session provides the perspective from seasoned corporate users of what they want from their webcasting and online video platforms to drive better engagement from their audiences.

Making Money With Video in an Unbundled World

This session helps M&E companies and operators understand the software tools needed to build audience awareness and create known users for sustainable economic models.

How to Create a Great Streaming Channel on the Roku Platform

In this session, attendees learn the basics of how to develop a streaming channel for the Roku platform as well as more advanced tools and tactics.

Best Practices for Interacting With the Social Platforms

Learn how technical meritocracies, bleeding-edge product ideas, and unconventional integrations can lead to closer, more meaningful relationships with the platforms.

Emerging Streaming Technologies: H.265, VP9, WebM, DASH, HTML5, and WebRTC

Our panel dives into major codec and format questions, helping you decipher which technologies are here to stay and which should be forgotten.

A Deep Dive Into the Video Behavior of U.S. Consumers

In this interactive session, explore the latest survey results on cord-cutting/shaving, TV Everywhere, mobile viewing, future viewing plans, and more.

How to Encode Live and On-Demand Video Using HEVC

This session explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets.

The 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

We announced the winners today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach. Read on to see if your favorites took home the top prize.

Speed Is Critical to Webcasting Customers: Infographic

Based on the results of a survey by Onstream Media and Unisphere Research, the infographic highlights key trends in webcasting, including protocols, service requirements, and a need for speed

Yahoo To Talk NFL Streaming at Streaming Media West

Live event and live linear streaming take center stage at Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in California next month, including a keynote from Yahoo discussing the first-ever global OTT-only delivery of a regular season NFL game

The 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of announcing the winners at next month's Streaming Media West conference in Huntington Beach, California

Onstream Media Survey Highlights Large-Scale Webcasting Opportunities

The report covers survey results for high-volume, desktop-centric, fixed-price live webcasts, looking at mobile support, the type of media consumed, and more.

Brightcove Survey Highlights Mobile Streaming Delivery Confusion

The rush to support mobile video delivery is fueling the growth of hosted video services, as companies struggle with monetization and wide platform support.

Vote Now in the 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to make your voice heard in our 9th annual Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards where the end users choose the winners

Infographic Shows OTT Trends, Including a Strong Shift to Fiber

An infographic created from Level 3 and Unisphere Research data shows a change in OTT business practices, as well as the top 10 OTT challenges.

Best Practices for Adding Redundancy to Live Encoding and Delivery

Learn the best practices for reacting and responding in real-time to issues in an encoding and delivery workflow to ensure a seamless experience for viewers.

The Transformation of News Reporting Using Digital Video

Hear from startups and industry leaders about how news organizations are differentiating their offerings by integrating video into their content to meet demand.

UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC

Get an update on where UHD codecs are in their development life cycle, their comparative performance, and where they're being used.

Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat: On-Demand Social Video and the Real-Time Feed

Facebook and Twitter are making substantial investments to bring more video to their users. Learn how these new video platforms differ from established online video providers.

How To: Producing and Distributing HEVC

This explores the current status of HEVC, identifying options for encoding live and on-demand video using HEVC and discussing player options in the streaming and OTT markets.

The Future of Video in a Multi-Screen World

This panel looks at the future of video services in a multi-screen world, peering into the future to explore issues such as 4K and virtual reality.

HOW TO: Developing Universal Windows Applications for Xbox and Beyond

This technical presentation shows developers how to set up their Visual Studio projects for development and deployment to Xbox, Windows, and Windows Phone.

Creating Revenue Streams From New OTT Services

This session discusses the best ways to monetize OTT content using the latest technologies, such as time- shifted television, device management, household management, and deep personalization.

Developing OTT Apps for Multiple Platforms

In this session, a mix of developers and content publishers discuss the strategic view of supporting multiple devices and the realistic cost for deploying across multiple platforms.

Monetizing the Multi-Screen Consumer Experience

This session discusses trends and opportunities in monetizing multi-screen viewing, including subscriptions, rentals, electronic sell-through, and advertising.

HOW TO: Bringing Media Channels to Amazon Fire TV

Dive into the Fire TV platform and learn how to quickly publish content as media apps using Amazon's open source Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV.

HOW TO: Top Tips for Getting Your Android Apps Running on Amazon Fire TV

This session will get you started with Amazon's free Fire TV developer SDK and provide plenty of tips for getting your app up and running.

HOW TO: H.265 vs. H.264—An Under-the-Hood Assessment

Learn if and how H.265 compression and deployment options can be used in typical online streaming workflows, and whether or not your target audiences can benefit.

HOW TO: Building a Video Player

Should you build a player yourself or use an openly available one like JWPlayer or Video.js? How do you build a streaming video application without any plugins?

Implementing New Technologies With MPEG-DASH

This session explores some of the new technologies being brought to the table by the next version of MPEG-DASH to address enhancements in OTT delivery.

Expanding Outside YouTube: Creating a Multi-Channel Network Strategy

This session discusses how traditional and nontraditional media companies are looking at extending YouTube monetization to other platforms and apps that give them greater control and flexibility.

From the Classroom to the Athletic Fields: Streaming in Educational Institutions

There are numerous uses for live and on-demand video streaming in educational institutions, including sporting events, commencements, concerts, debates, and flipped classrooms.

Enterprise Delivery: Building an Internal Streaming Solution

Dive into the formats, protocols, and architectures that are commonly used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise setting.

Codecs, Containers, and Protocols: Digital Media Formats for Online Distribution

This presentation explores the history of codecs, containers, and protocols and their impact on the present state of streaming.

Measuring the ROI on a HEVC Deployment

This presentation discusses factors to keep in mind when evaluating HEVC products and while strategically planning future digital media road maps, updated with findings up to NAB 2015.

2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 32 categories from cameras to webcasting solutions—including a new category for OTT platform for MSO and MVPD

How To Maximize Revenue at Every Touch Point with an Efficient Multi-Channel Network Strategy

Worldnow shows you how to simplify the process of deploying video across multiple screens to diversity distribution and revenue beyond YouTube

Keeping up with The Joneses: Why Experience Is Today’s Big Challenge

A recent Conviva customer survey revealed just how important quality of experience is for viewers—it can make or break an OTT service.

Solving the Challenge of Enterprise Video Distribution

Enterprises struggle to deliver high-quality video on their internal networks. Hive Streaming offers a cost-efficient and easy-to-implement solution.

Secure Media Streaming and Delivery

Use Amazon Web Services and JW Player to deliver protected HLS video to multiple devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows desktops

The Streaming Road Warrior: Overcoming the Challenges of Portable Live Production

vMix reveals some of the tricks of the trade for live streaming on the road, as well as discussing some new portable production solutions to make the webcaster's job easier

Building a Petabyte Video Repository with Software-Defined Storage

German broadcaster RTL II generates more than 200TB of new content each year, and has a total of more than 2 petabytes of video. With Scality RING, it's been able to improve its storage infrastructure performance.

Making 4K Multiscreen Video a Reality

As internet traffic growth challenges traditional content models and places new demands on CDNs, carriers, and content providers, 365 Data Centers offers next-generation edge delivery.

Deploying an Ultra-High-Density Transcoding Media Workflow in the Cloud

Intel and iStreamPlanet demonstrate the advantage of a virtualized workflow in the private or public cloud for delivering on-demand or live to multiple screens

Social Syndication Meets TV Everywhere

Anvato shares the value of social syndication to platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and offers suggestions for how to distribute content to these sites in near real-time, without causing operational headaches or breaking your budget.

Navigating the Transition to TV Everywhere

Comcast Wholesale discusses how to bridge the gap from a traditional video ecosystem to a flexible IP-based OTT platform

Learn How to Quickly Build a Live Streaming Workflow

Wowza Media Systems shows you how to build a live streaming workflow using a mobile device as your video source and Wowza Streaming Cloud to do the rest

Monetization Strategies in a Hybrid TVE/OTT World

Zuora shows how to maximize revenue in the rapidly evolving TV Everywhere and OTT worlds, using a variety of monetization strategies

The Challenges & Pitfalls of Live Streaming

From security and content protection to infrastructure decisions, live streaming in the field presents myriad challenges. Teradek shows how to navigate the minefield, and offers solutions to make it easier

What to Look for in Modern Streaming Hardware

Epiphan Systems helps you determine which streaming hardware products and features you need for your particular workflow, explaining each key feature and providing examples

Taking the Initiative in Online Video Service with Server-Side Ad Stitching

Solbox shows how server-side ad stitching generates more transparent data and revenue, and allows publishers to better and more directly control ad delivery

Delivering Video to a Fragmented World

Limelight Networks and QVC discuss the challenges facing video publishers as they deliver content to multiple screens on a wide variety of platforms

Why Perceptual Optimization Significantly Lowers Streaming Bandwidth

EuclidIQ shows how you can save bandwidth on H.264 video using spatial complexity and temporal contrast measurements to focus compression on the most-watched areas of each video frame

Skreening Opens the Second Screen to the First Screen

Skreens demonstrates how its technology allows second screen applications and services to live on the TV screen, expanding the TV experience for customers and opening up new revenue streams for publishers

OTT and the Challenge of Live-Linear Channels

A new survey from Unisphere Research, Streaming Media, and Transitions, Inc.—sponsored by Level 3 Communications—shows that live events and live linear channels are becoming as important as VOD, and outlines shifts in both acquisition and delivery.

StreamingMedia.com Presents the Best Products of NAB 2015

Announcing the six standout products from the thousands of new offerings at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters conference.

The 2014 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners

The readers have spoken, and today we presented the awards at Streaming Media West. Here's the online video industry's cream of the crop in 31 categories.

CDN Survey Examines US/UK Business and Personal Viewing Habits

What benefits do our readers see in CDN services? A report sponsored by Akamai and Streaming Media uncovers fragmentation and opportunities.

The 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes have been counted, and here are the top three vote-getters in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media West on November 19.

Voting Is Now Open: 2014 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Which streaming video products are clearly the best? It's time for the end-users to decide the highest honor in the streaming media industry.

2014 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 31 categories from cameras to media servers.

11 Reasons to Attend Streaming Media East

Show includes new HTML5 track, Broadband Device Pavilion, and speakers from Blockbuster, Starz, NBA, Huffington Post, A&E, CBS, AOL, USA Network and Hearst Interactive Media amongst others.

25 HTML5 Video Resources You Might Have Missed

Here's a list of articles, videos, websites, and conferences that can help you better understand the issues surrounding the HTML5 Video tag, as well as the HTML5 specification in general.