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Media/Entertainment Video

Today's viewers expect to be able to watch movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including set-top boxes, game consoles, phones, and tablets. Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of OTT, social video, and other media and entertainment video, as well as the business models (AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, HVOD) behind them.

Features

Investing in AI Is Just as Important as Content for Streaming Services

When it comes to giving viewers what they want and encouraging them to stick around, robust and effective AI strategies can play a crucial role

ttconv Simplifies Subtitling and Captioning

Thanks to ttconv, a new format converter, adding timed text to video is becoming simpler and more efficient, and Facebook is already embracing it

Navigating the 'COVID Content Collapse:' What's Next for Streaming TV

Free ad-supported TV (FAST) is poised for continued growth as consumers find themselves with more SVOD services than they are willing to pay for.

How to License Music for Streaming

Want to stream music online? Be prepared to deal with a labyrinth of licensing regulations. Here's an overview of music licensing for streaming, and scenarios to help you figure out what you need to do.

Spotlights

Explore New Frontiers in Real Time Video Streaming

Ant Media Server with clustering capability works with AWS CloudFormation to deliver ultra-low latency streaming

2021: The Full Monty

Streaming Media publisher Joel Unickow has some bold predictions for the rest of 2021.

Margins in Streaming Market Will Erode in 2021; Diversification is Key

Partnerships Will Be Key to Success in 2021

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The Evolution of the Movie Theater is at Hand

With OTT services like HBO Max streaming first-run movies on release day, movie theaters need to think beyond comfy chairs and draft beer to keep selling tickets.

As Streaming Grows, the CDN Must Evolve

Streaming is still only a fraction of total video watched, even post-COVID lockdown. What happens when it's the de facto method for delivering video content? Will the existing CDN approaches be enough to handle the next phase of streaming growth?

When It Comes to Being on Camera, Don't Be "That Person"

There's no longer any excuse for poor-quality audio or bad video on your Zoom meetings or webinars. By following just a few simple tips and spending less than $200, you can look like a pro.

Is the Pandemic the Death Knell for the Multiplex?

In a world dominated by streaming, cinemas still offer the optimal viewing experience for movies. OTT will never replace that.

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