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Online Video Industry

The online video industry is an ever-growing ecosystem of technology, service, and platform vendors that run the gamut from traditional broadcast incumbents to disruptive startups.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the solutions providers that are enabling the online video revolution.

Features

SMW '19: Kaltura Talks Award-Winning Video Platforms and Extended Reality

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews 4-time 2019 Readers' Choice Award winners Liad Eshkar and Gil Shefler of Kaltura at Streaming Media West 2019.

Best Practices for Live Audio Mixing

When it comes to live audio for streaming, there are a few additional wrinkles to consider that don't come into play with audio recording when you aren't streaming live.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

From Contribution to AR, 5G Is the Future

5G's commercial rollout is faster than expected with video-intense applications including VR and AR lined up for later releases

Spotlights

Streaming Expertise Is a Growing Commodity

From e-commerce to IoT, there's never been more demand for live video. Professional services like those offered by Wowza can tame the complexity of live video for every customer's use case.

Transform the Workplace With Video Powered by AI

As the use of live streaming and on-demand video continues to grow in the workplace, the addition of artificial intelligence promises to exponentially increase how video can be used and the value it can bring in transforming how work is done and how workers communicate and collaborate.

How to Succeed in the Online Video Space

There is no shortage of companies fading into the night, setting false expectations with poor business models, and no real goalpost other than getting acquired. Those are problems that have plagued our industry since it began.

Amazon Web Services (AWS): View From the Top 2019

Sports leagues, broadcasters, and OTT service providers are turning to advanced applications, media workflows, and the rich third-party partner ecosystem in the cloud on AWS to help them innovate faster.

Columns

The Smart Money is on Quibi. Go Figure

When Quibi launches next year, it will be the latest in a line of "mobile-only" streaming services. None of its predecessors have succeeded, but industry experts say Quibi will thrive where offerings like Go90 failed.

All Roads Lead to ABR Royalties

As recent lawsuits regarding DASH-related patents make clear, royalty payments on adaptive bitrate streaming are inevitable—even if it's not yet clear who'll be paying who, or how much

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

Cutting the Cord and Why It Took So Long: A Streaming Wish List

Yes, cutting the cord leads to a better experience in every way…almost. Here are the top three things traditional TV still does better than the streaming services.

Online Video Industry Companies and Suppliers