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March 2014

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Broadcasters Need to Bring Their A Game to Online Video

There are a lot of content choices around, and yesterday's leftovers aren't going to cut it. Make the good stuff available at a good price.

The State of Mobile Video 2014

From faster networks to wearable devices, everything is aligning to make mobile video grow faster than ever.

The State of OTT 2014

Are we closer—or further away—from one-size-fits-all media consumption? In this article from the 2014 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, we take a look at the OTT landscape from a technology, carrier, and multi-channel video programming distributor standpoint.

The State of Video Advertising 2014

Video advertising has been experiencing rapid growth. Now, as it begins to mature even further, we're starting to see more powerful video advertising tools and a more cohesive overall picture.

The State of Enterprise Video 2014

Streaming video is changing the way that business gets done. This year, making enterprise content accessible to mobile devices is a key challenge.

The State of Educational Video 2014

The proliferation of mobile devices and the surge in popularity of the flipped classroom mean that video is at the head of the class in today's schools.

The State of Protocols and Formats 2014

From AVC to WebM, here's a look at the status of the acronyms that define the streaming media world.

The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers and Acquisitions of 2013

From Samsung buying up Boxee to multiple acquisitions by Verizon and Yahoo, the past year was loaded with M&A activity that reflected streaming's ever-shifting landscape.

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2014

Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, UltraViolet, YouTube, and others, viewers have more great content to watch and more ways to stream it.

A Buyer’s Guide to Live Encoders

Considering producing a live event? Read this to learn the different live encoder categories, as well as the features to look for before buying.

A Buyer’s Guide to Field Encoders 2014

A wealth of options makes for tough choices. Here are the questions you need to ask to make sure you choose wisely.

A Buyer’s Guide to Cloud Encoders

Here's what you need to know before you take your encoding to the cloud. (Hint: It's not about video quality.)

A Buyer's Guide to Cellular Multiplexers 2014

The cellmux vendor universe is expanding, but a careful needs assessment can lead you to the right solution for your company.

A Buyer’s Guide to Live Streaming Services

From customization and video quality to branding and tech support, the options offered by numerous services vary widely, even if the basic functionality is the same.

A Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Video Platforms

The BYOD trend, closed captioning, and cloud services present three key areas that enterprises should address when purchasing an enterprise video platform.

A Buyer’s Guide to Multiformat Media Servers

4K and DASH muddy the waters, but the need for servers that can deliver multiple formats and handle closed captioning and ad insertion has never been clearer.

A Buyer’s Guide to Content Delivery Networks

CDNs aren't what they used to be. Here's what you need to know as you select one (or more) to deliver your content.

A Buyer’s Guide to Backhaul

Whether you call it backhaul or contribution feed, getting a signal to a studio or CDN is a key step in the streaming delivery chain. Here's a look at the options.

How to Make the Move to HEVC

It's still early in the game, but here's everything you need to know about moving to the next-generation video codec.

How to Choose and Implement a Webcasting Solution

So you need to start webcasting—should you choose a webcast platform, a live streaming service provider, or a conferencing solution?

How to Choose a Captioning Service

Few content publishers have the know-how or resources to do their own captioning. Here are the issues to explore when selecting a service provider.

How to Encode Video for HLS Delivery

If you need to deliver to mobile devices and via OTT platforms, you need to deliver HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Apple provides plenty of advice for compressionists, but here are some tips and tricks for encoding and testing your HLS files

Wine of the Month Club Offers a Taste of Online Video

This mail order club delivers more than just bottles as it relies on its long-running online series to get its message out to buyers.

Rochester Institute of Technology Embraces the Flipped Classroom

Online video lessons viewed at home let university professors get the most out of classroom time, and students reap the rewards.

Raw Science: Bringing Science Education to the Streaming World

The team behind online video network Raw Science saw a lack of high-quality science videos, so they set out to fill the void.

CreativeLive: Streaming Free Educational Classes to the Masses

CreativeLive is a live streaming network for creative types -- and anyone else who wants to learn new skills.

Editor's Note

Content Is King With Online Video, But it's Not the Only King

In 2014, content's monarchy is over. It now shares the crown with technology and the audience, each essential elements for building an online video platform.

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