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January/February 2016

Magazine Features

Will Online Video Ad Loads Ever Get LEANer? Don’t Bet on It

One side shouts that ad blockers are a necessity, and the other side shouts that they're robbery. The IAB takes a middle position and asks for restraint.

Leaping Into 2016: What Still Needs to Be Solved in Streaming

Three items for the online video industry's to-do list: Challenges for optimization, latency, and encoding that can be fixed in the short term.

Online Students Do Not Learn By Video Alone, Finds Study

Streamed lectures, it turns out, are a poor replacement for classroom learning. To help students absorb what they hear, add interactive activities to the curriculum.

Life After Flash: Will Producers Move to HLS, DASH, or Both?

While it's clear that Flash's time is coming to an end, it's less clear what will replace it. A survey shows DASH support, but its real-world use is around one percent.

Case Study: University of Tennessee Delivers Live Instant Replay

How the compact Evertrz DreamCatcher replay system lets users create replays and highlight reels, and a look at lower-priced instant replay solutions.

For the Win! Live Sports Are Driving Streaming Video Innovation

The desire to keep sports relevant to the younger audience and connect with mobile media consumption habits is driving innovation online.

Women at the Top: 3 Female CEOs on the Industry Gender Imbalance

The online video industry is a boys' club, but that hasn't stopped some women from rising to the chief executive position. Here's what three of them say about hidden obstacles, acceptance for women in tech, and what they'd like to change.

The Return of Multicast: Why it Succeeds in a Live Linear World

Multicast isn't new, but CDNs, operators, and content publishers have finally caught up to the possibilities it offers for increased scale and decreased costs.

A Stitch in Time: How Stream Stitching Beats the Ad Blockers

Ad blockers are the bane of online video publishers everywhere. Can stream stitching, also known as server-side ad insertion, save the day?

Joicaster Review: A Simple Platform for Live Video Distribution

Affordable and easy to operate, Joicaster is a useful syndication tool for streaming live video to multiple destinations. Read our rave review.

Editor's Note

A New Year Brings Familiar Trials to the Streaming Video World

As 2016 begins, StreamingMedia.com looks at the content, monetization, and workplace challenges that face the industry. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Future in Focus

Why Apple, Microsoft, or Amazon Will Win the the Living Room

Google and Sony are dark horse candidates, while Roku and TiVo don't stand a chance. And as for Plex, it had better pray that it gets acquired.

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