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SMW '18: Brightcove's Lexie Pike Talks SSAI and Standardization

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Brightcove's Lexie Pike at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Meet Group's Lauren Hallanan Talks Solo Streaming and Dating Apps

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Meet Group VP of Livestreaming Lauren Hallanan at Streaming Media West 2018.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

Spotlights

NAB 2018: Harmonic Talks SaaS-Based UHD/HDR Live Sports Streaming

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Harmonic Director, Market Development Jean Macher in the Harmonic booth at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Magewell Talks UltraStream Standalone Encoders

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Magewell's Mike Nann in the Magewell booth at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Zype Talks Social Media Multicasting

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Zype's Ed Laczynski at NAB 2018.

Why Video Streaming Fails, and Customers Hate You Because of It

60% of all user interactions suffer from video playback issues, yet not much is done to help solve this. Rebuffering and downgrading to subpar video bitrates continues unabated as high-speed broadband and faster cellular networks have reached near ubiquity in the United States and some international markets. So why does video still fail and rebuffer? What is the impact of video stream issues on revenue, brand, and churn? We explore these questions and more.

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Editor's Note: Hey Kids, Let's Put on a Show! It's So Crazy, It Just Might Work

The success of this year's Streaming Media East conference has led to the launch of a new show: the Online Video Platform Summit.