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

Does Facebook's Video AI Suppress Some Clips? BET Says Yes

Network clips that display tune-in information are automatically suppressed by Facebook's AI, says BET, forcing the network to spend more on promotion.

How to Automate FFmpeg and Bento4 With Bash Scripts

With just a few beginner-level scripts, you can encode and package multiple filds to HLS and DASH output using open source tools.

Better Video Recommendations Require AI and the Smart Use of Data

The CTO of Penthera explains how to push the envelope with deep personalization, using content discovery to empower the streaming video user experience.

Remembering Pixelon: A Former Executive Looks Back

We sat down for a Q&A with Pixelon's chief technology officer, Robert Feldman, getting an inside account of the deeply troubled streaming video company profiled in NatGeo's Valley of the Boom.

Spotlights

Tulix Systems: Executive Predictions 2019

George Bokuchava, Founder & CEO, Tulix Systems

Magewell: Executive Predictions 2019

Nick Ma, CEO and CTO, Magewell

Limelight Networks: Executive Predictions 2019

Bob Lento, CEO, Limelight Networks

Lightcast.com: Executive Predictions 2019

Andreas Kissliinger, Founder & CEO, Lightcast.com

Columns

Netflix's Movie Library Is Kind of Terrible, But Does It Matter?

Today, Netflix got its first Oscar nomination for Best Picture. That doesn't change the fact that its movie library is shrinking—and often bad.

Press Pause, Get an Ad?

Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart

Rampant Piracy Is the Elephant in the Live-Streaming Room

Tokens? Watermarking? DRM? Content owners try them all, but as of today there's no foolproof solution. Perhaps the way forward isn't with higher walls, but new experiences.

New Codecs Are Coming; Here's How to Evaluate Codec Evaluations

When comparing the video quality created by different codecs, consider the companies running the comparisons and the metrics they're offering.

Media/Entertainment Video Companies and Suppliers