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

Streaming Sites Crunch the Numbers on Interactive Video

Creating an interactive online experience, such as Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, takes a lot of extra footage and budget. Viewers like it so far, but do the economics add up?

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

How to Protect Your Content With DRM

Lock it down. If you're streaming proprietary or premium online video, it's time to take the step up to true digital rights management protection. Here's how to get started.

Buyers' Guide to Live Transcoding 2019

Whether it's enterprise, ecommerce, news, or gaming, it feels like everyone is rushing to go live. Here's a guide to services that will get any company streaming now.

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

Disaggregation Nation: Cord-Cutters Need to Make Tough Choices

The golden age of TV is also the golden age of TV providers. As the number of services grows exponentially, viewers wonder what they've gotten themselves into.

Is Netflix Helping or Hurting the Next Generation of Directors?

Selling to Netflix often means a fat paycheck for first-time directors, which makes it easier to shoot a second film. But do their reputations suffer?

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

Media/Entertainment Video Companies and Suppliers