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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

8K and Beyond: How Much is Too Much?

With higher-quality source material, new forms of content can take shape, from top-shelf VR to immersive live event viewing, as home TVs morph into giant, modular, wall-sized viewing platforms.

The Algorithm Series: The Math Behind the CDN

Delivering content at scale requires a number of precise, discrete, yet interconnected steps, starting with an acute awareness of server loads.

Take Our Streaming Monetization Survey

This time of year, your mind is probably on your money—so why not take a few minutes to respond to our survey about how you are (or aren't) monetizing your streaming content?

SMW '19: Tim Siglin and Friends Wrap Up Streaming Media West

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin is joined by fellow contributing editor Robert Reinhardt and Editor-in-Chief and VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen as he wraps up 2 days of interviews at Streaming Media West 2019.

Spotlights

Seeing 2020: Online Video Executive Predictions

Annual industry predictions from leaders in the space.

Exceptional QoE Will Be Critical in 2020

Automation Will Upend Video Production in 2020

Can We Unify HLS and DASH in 2020?

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.

The Math Behind the Magic

Whether we're talking about content delivery, player performance, live events, or even DRM, it's important to understand the algorithms that make streaming video tick.

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.

Online Video Industry Companies and Suppliers