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

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.

How Vimeo Pivoted Away From Original Content and Found its Niche

Just a few years back Vimeo was preparing to follow Netflix with an indie-minded SVOD service. But new management and a new strategy helped it find a stronger market: video creators.

Treetop Companies With Weak Sales Rule the Online Video Ecosystem

Many of the industry's biggest names are in a rut, generating income but nowhere near where they want to be. A management advisor explains how to make hard choices, reorganize, and grow.

A Video Codec Licensing Update

The fragmented, frustrating future of HEVC licensing dominated discussion at the Media Coding Industry Forum's recent meeting, which attempted to influence licensing for the upcoming Versatile Video Codec.

Spotlights

2019 Online Video Industry Executive Predictions

Beware of fool's gold

VisualOn Inc.: Executive Predictions 2019

Dr. Yang Cai, President & CEO, VisualOn Inc.

Verizon Digital Media Services: Executive Predictions 2019

Chris Carey, Head of Sales, Strategy, and Business Development, Verizon Digital Media Services

V-Nova: Executive Predictions 2019

Guido Meardi, CEO and Co-Founder, V-Nova

Columns

6 Ways Influencer Marketing Can Go Wrong, With Examples!

Influencer marketing has been hot for years and shows no signs of cooling, but that doesn't mean every influencer marketing campaign is a success.

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.

Make Those Dollars: How Online Video Stars Pay the Bills

YouTube pre-roll ads are just the beginning. Successful online video stars take a broad approach to monetizing their followers. Options include merch, modeling, and even books.

Bridging the Streaming Media Gender Gap

The Women in Streaming Media group, which strives to improve the visibility of women in our industry had its first meetup at IBC, but the entire industry needs to make a better effort to make sure women's voices are heard.

Online Video Industry Companies and Suppliers