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Find the latest Cloud Video news from Streaming Media Magazine. Here you’ll find news, reviews, and analysis of the latest in cloud video services and workflows.
Content Delivery Networks are evolving, moving toward decentralized and edge computing models, and content owners need to be aware of the CDN trends.
If it’s premium content, it has to be protected, both to facilitate monetization and to thwart would-be pirates. Check here for the latest news, trends, and analysis of all manner of content protection
Encoding and transcoding video is at the heart of online video, and Streaming Media offers deep dives into encoding parameters, bitrate ladders, per-title encoding, content/context-aware encoding, CBR, VBR, and ABR. Here you’ll find the latest news, reviews, tests, and analysis to help you stay on the top of your encoding/transcoding game.
In the quest to deliver video at higher quality and lower latency, the streaming media industry is home to an ever-changing array of video formats, codecs, and delivery protocols. Look here for the latest news and trends in HEVC, AV1, VVC, CMAF, WebRTC, MPEG standards, royalties, just-in-time packaging, and more.
Whether it’s regulatory compliance, patent lawsuits, or copyright challenges, the online video industry sees its share of legal and government issues. We’ll keep you up to date here with the latest news.
Live streaming services are pushing the limits of online video and OTT, and live events are still the standards by which the success of the industry are judged. Look here for the latest news on live streaming trends, as well as how-to and technical articles on everything from live production to live linear channels.
For many consumers, the mobile phone has gone from last resort to first choice for viewing streaming video, and with the rollout of 5G networks, cellular video delivery is growing. Explore the latest news, trends, and analysis on mobile video here.
Over-the-top (OTT) has changed how people watch television, and in some regions is on track to overtake broadcast, cable, and satellite. Look below for the latest news in OTT technology and programming, as well as insights and analysis into where the OTT market is headed.
Streaming started with internet radio, and with the rise of streaming services, streaming radio stations, and podcasts, it remains every bit as popular as streaming video. Check here for the latest in streaming music and radio trends, news, and insights.
Digital video ads can do things standard TV ads never dreamed of, like serving individualized addressable ads to each connected household. Video ads can also target viewers across devices, blend seamlessly into video streams, and command higher CPMs than traditional ads. One day all video ads will use these technologies, but for the moment they’re cutting edge. Read the latest news and analysis of video advertising here.
Today's streaming productions scale from impromptu online broadcasts captured via webcam and delivered within a corporate firewall to massive professional multicam productions streamed worldwide. With tutorials, reviews, and analysis from leading producers, the content on this page looks at preproduction, audio and video capture, encoding, and especially the gear and strategies essential for successful streaming.
Viewers demand that OTT and online video give them the same quality as broadcast, or at least as close as possible, and savvy content owners are using the wealth of data generated by video to constantly improve the viewer experience and their bottom line. Check here for news, research, and analysis into video quality metrics, quality of service (QoS), quality of experience (QoE), video analytics, and video data.
Virtual reality (VR), 360° video, augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) are opening up new horizons in the way storytellers and brands can create immersive content that takes viewers where they could never go before. Check back here for the latest news, trends, and insights into VR, 360°, AR, and MR video.