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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

The State of Streaming 2020 Research Report

Live or VOD? Cloud or on-prem? The 2020 State of Streaming report reveals exclusive insights into the workflows behind the screens—download your copy now.

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

The State of Video Monetization 2020

It's no longer SVOD vs. AVOD, and innovative approaches to both content, subscription formats, and advertising are generating new revenue streams for every business model.

The State of Media & Entertainment Streaming 2020

Competition in live-streaming services has intensified, but there are warnings that consumers are nearing their limit. We look back on the last 12 months in our annual industry update.

Spotlights

Is Your Company Prepared to Work Remotely?

Media and entertainment organizations have unique requirements that should not be ignored even in the wake of crisis

RIST and CMAF Will Emerge as Powerhouses in 2020

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Will Revolutionize Production in 2020

New Lightcast Media Cloud Lets You Manage All Your Apps in One Place

Automate upload, management and publishing ofall media to all platforms through programmable workflow presets. The Media Cloud is an award-winning Media Management System, allowing media producers and publishers to manage all live-stream and on-demand media intuitively, from anywhere in the world on any desktop or tablet.

Columns

The Real Streaming Battle: SVOD vs. vMVPD

There's plenty of room for multiple SVOD services. But live linear services are an endangered species unless they change their offerings and pricing models.

Who Will Define 'TV'?

The age of the broadcaster is over. With OTT platforms built on microservices and previously unheard-of data collection capabilities, it's the age of the viewer now.

Flash's Last Hurrah

Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.

Can We Stop Talking About Disney+?

Sure, The Mandalorian is great, and Disney+ has shaken up the world of OTT. But the real revolution isn't happening in the living room.

Media/Entertainment Video Companies and Suppliers