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December 2013

Magazine Features

CDNs Offer More Than a Quick Byte

Nowadays, CDNs are jazzing up their menus with value-added services such as transcoding, content management, and monetization. Want fries with that?

Live Streaming With Mobile Devices: The BYOD Challenge

Mobile video in the enterprise is taking off, bringing with it increased security risks and unforeseen content management problems.

Webcasting Without Worry

Webcasting has gotten easier, but that doesn't mean it's stress-free. Here are some tips and tricks to take some of the worry out of your webcasting efforts.

The 2013 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Winners

The end users have spoken, and these are their go-to products and companies in 26 categories, announced at a ceremony at Streaming Media West

How Fullscreen Became a YouTube Giant (Almost) Overnight

Just a few years back, Fullscreen was nothing more than an idea. Now, it's one of the biggest players on YouTube -- and it's still growing.

The Love Me Cat Show: A Hairless Cat Begs for Love

A Big Bang Theory producer creates a celebrity-filled online series featuring a hairless cat, a drumming robot, a side-kick owl, and a laughing sheep.

YouTube Superstars: What's Their Next Move?

YouTube is turning out niche megastars by the hundreds, but where do they go for a second act? Does mainstream entertainment have a place for them?

Optimizing Supply Chains for Online Video

To understand data networks, think of the online video industry less as broadcasting and more as the transportation of goods.

The Netflix Way: Learning from Failure, Constantly Innovating

When Blockbuster laughed at a partnership proposal from Netflix in 2000, it jumpstarted one of the most revolutionary companies of our time.

Authenticity Is Key for Educational and Training Videos

What separates useful educational videos from laughably bad ones? To be successful, they first need to feel authentic to the audience.

Presenting the Ozer Paradox: Simple and Pricey Don't Go Together

Expensive products have complicated interfaces and inflexible features, while free applications like Handbrake can be used by anyone.

Why MSOs Should Not Switch Directly From MPEG-2 to HEVC

AVC is a mature and proven choice, while HEVC is still in its infancy. Dan Rayburn challenges the common wisdom on HEVC.

Review: Brightcove Video Cloud Live

Brightcove customers should look to this new service for inexpensive real-time event transcoding, but several rough edges mar the experience.

Editor's Note

Who Says Print Is Dead? Streaming Media Ups its Print Schedule

The leading voice of the online video community is increasing its print run from six to nine issues per year due to huge demand. Yes, there's a little irony here.

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