Welcome to the 2022 Streaming Media 50, our annual list that foregrounds the industry's most innovative and influential technology suppliers, service providers, and platforms, as acclaimed by our editorial team. Some are large and established industry standard-bearers, while others are comparably small and relatively new arrivals that are just beginning to make a splash. All set themselves apart from the crowd with their innovative approach and their commitment to serve the customer and advance the industry. It's the fifth year we've capped the list at 50 companies.
Jimmy Reid of Event Stream Team talks with Streaming Media's Tyler Nesler about his company's improvement in live production performance thanks to their upgrade to a customized Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Constellation HD live production switcher kit and their transition to the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 editing, grading, visual effect (VFX) and audio postproduction cloud-based software.
More than 1,600 readers voted in 22 categories. We'll announce the winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach on November 16, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.
Innovation challenges meet power-consumption realities, with a need to address the balance of both as well as the reuse of old technologies that still have usable life.
Lightcast.com has had the privilege of developing one of the most user-friendly OTT management and automation Platform as a Service (PaaS) platforms, used by virtually every imaginable organization and entity type, industry, and use-case.
At the beginning of 2022, Bitcentral acquired Powr.tv, the leading OTT video publishing platform. Powr's solution had already launched 200+ streaming media applications that enabled customers to increase audience reach and deliver video content across major media platforms, including Apple, Google, Roku, and Amazon.
Signiant offers the best service for secure, fast, and reliable large file transfers between people and systems, to and from the cloud, for the media and entertainment industry, no matter the size or needs — or the complexity — of your business. Their massive global footprint and unique architecture have created a foundation for innovations that extend well beyond file transfer.
Are your streams on par, better, or worse than your competitors? How would subscribers rate your stream quality versus your competitors? SSIMWAVE's proprietary AI algorithm - SSIMPLUS®, is based on real data from real people on what excellent viewing quality should be.
When it comes to knowing where to look to stay on top of the most meaningful developments in the streaming world, one simple maxim is not to always be tracking Netflix's stock price or churn rate to the exclusion of everything else, and at Streaming Media, we try to direct your gaze to the right places.
Will the metaverse have legs? Will the headsets currently in use suffer a fate similar to the PocketPC precursors to the smartphones we know and love today? Only time—and a lot more investment in tech by a wider range of companies and individuals—will tell.
Tim Siglin reflects on his 25-year-long career as a writer, instructor, and consultant in the streaming industry along with his professional partnership with Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen.
FAST (free ad-supported television) is on the rise, but how can content distributors thrive in this very competitive landscape?