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November/December 2021

Magazine Features

Blockchain and NFTs: Power to the Creators

Some say NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are a novelty, a status symbol for the crypto rich, and a bubble that's bound to burst. Others argue that NFTs will fundamentally change business models in the creative industries. It's early days, but there's plenty of momentum behind NFTs and blockchain. Here's what you need to know.

The 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

New entrants join old standbys in our annual survey of readers' preferred technical solutions

The Streaming Toolbox: Eventuall, GumGum, and Monterosa

Looking for ways to increase engagement and viewer dwell times, make your videos more interactive, and offer gamification? These solutions from Eventuall, GumGum, and Monterosa might be just what you need.

Making Money From Streaming Video: You Might Be Doing It Wrong

The lean-back era is long gone, and if you're not engaging your audience, you're not building your business. Read on to see experts from Struum, Cinedigm, KweliTV, and VidCon have to say about new approaches to growing audiences and generating revenue.

The Complete Guide to Closed Captions

Closed captioning is legally required for some video, but it's the right thing to do for all video. Beyond the ethical and accessibility considerations, it engages more viewers and makes smart business sense. Here's all you need to know about captioning today.

Editor's Note

Career Lessons from Little Steven

Steven Van Zandt—aka Little Steven, aka Silvio Dante, aka Miami Steve—has never stayed in one place for long, and staying true to your personal muse is a lesson we'd all do well to remember.

Streams of Thought

We're All Video Distributors Now

One of the unheralded shifts spurred on by the COVID pandemic has been an increase in the number and types of organizations that are creating and distributing their own video content.

Class Act

How to Choose A Video Management System for Schools and Universities

So you need a new video management system (VMS) for your organization? Here are some suggestions for making sure your VMS doesn't compromise your school's or your students' data.

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