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 Live Video 2019

From the big games to corporate events, live video remains the cutting edge of streaming video. Will 2019 be the year that many decide to cut the cord and stream their live channels?

WarnerMedia Builds a Better Streaming App for its Upcoming OTT Service

The company is listening to what consumers want in order to differentiate its offering. By asking questions and learning about pain points, it hopes to gain an advantage.

NAB 19 Encoding and QoE Highlights: Here's What Mattered

See you later, per-title encoding. There's a new system in town and it's called context-aware encoding. Learn which companies unveiled CAE solutions at NAB, as well as other streaming breakthroughs.

Grab and Go: 7 Ways To Make Your Content Snackable Using Video

Consumers love videos in short, tasty bites. Keep them mobile-friendly, true to brand values, and personal. And never be creepy! These seven tips are based on recent Adobe survey results.

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