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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

What Is VVC?

Advance testing shows the codec producing strong bitrate savings over its competitors, but a tiered licensing model could prevent all users from enjoying the best performance.

NewTek Unveils All-NDI, 4K-Capable TriCaster TC Mini

With today's announcement of the next-generation TriCaster TC Mini, NewTek delivered a host of new features to the Mini's target demographic of EDU and school sports producers, as well as in-house corporate production staff and pro AV crews by unleashing the first 4K/UHD-capable, all-NDI model in the popular Mini line.

7 Essential Tools for Every Creator's Streaming Toolbox

Stream live with low latency. Collaborate on edits. Distribute to multiple platforms. Analyze data to make better choices. Here are the innovation leaders every streamer needs to know about.

The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?

It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.

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 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.

TV 2.0: The Future Isn't About Delivery, It's About Experience

The industry sees video as linear or OTT, but that's not the real distinction. What matters isn't how people get their video, but how they experience it.

DASH Patent Pool—Criticized From the Start—Might Cease Operations

The fact that DASH was always marketed as being free didn't stop MPEG LA from forming a patent pool. But lack of support from the major IP contributors appears to have doomed the effort.

Online Video Industry Companies and Suppliers