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March 2016 Sourcebook

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Insert Coin to Play: OTT Is Booming, But It's a Seller's Market

Publishers are spending more on technology and content than ever before, while charging less per subscriber. Something's got to give!

The State of Media and Entertainment 2016

All eyes are on Netflix, but it's facing more competition than ever. The OTT space is booming as new niche offerings appear on a weekly basis.

The State of Enterprise Video 2016

Balancing the need for security with employees' desire to use their own devices at work, enterprise video delivery platforms are more than just a pale imitation of consumer platforms.

The State of Live Video 2016

As consumer devices and connectivity continue to improve, live streaming is more appealing than ever. In 2016, the industry moves past the experimentation phase.

The State of Mobile Video 2016

Like it or not, that phone in your pocket isn't going to get any smaller. Streaming video is driving the trend for bigger screens and better connection speeds in the coming year.

The State of Education Video 2016

Both inside and outside the classroom, video is as essential to students as email and Wi-Fi. Look for live streaming to increase in higher-ed, especially for popular events.

The State of MPEG-DASH 2016

The industry is turning away from plug-ins and embracing HTML5 everywhere. Here's how the vendor-independent streaming standard is gaining momentum.

The State of Video Codecs 2016

After a year of uncertainty, HEVC seems poised to finally make inroads, if not for 4K then for bandwidth reduction.

The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers and Acquisitions of 2015

From A(OL) to V(erizon) we look at the mergers and acquisitions that mattered in the last year. Here's a look back, with an eye toward what they portend for the future.

Buyer's Guide to Webcasting Platforms 2016

Customization, mobile compatibility, and marketing features are just a few of the checkboxes to tick off.

Buyer's Guide to Enterprise YouTube Platforms 2016

An enterprise YouTube system lets businesses organize and share videos with employees and partners. Read this to learn the features that separate the best from the rest.

Buyer's Guide to CDN Services 2016

From pure-play to piecemeal, CDN services offer significant benefits. Here are the major features to look for at a time when the lines around CDN services are getting blurred.

Buyer's Guide to DRM 2016

A simple guide through the complex landscape of multiple DRM technologies. Learn what DRM is, and how to choose and deploy the best solution for each platform.

Buyer's Guide to Education Video Platforms 2016

If you don't currently use a video platform to manage your college or university's video content, it's time to start. Here are the critical factor to think about when making a choice.

Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Video Platforms 2016

Security, mobility, formats, and location lead the list of considerations when choosing an EVP. Here's how to shop for and test a solution.

Buyer's Guide to Media and Entertainment Video Platforms 2016

Here's how to choose a collaborative system for both creating media content and then managing and securely distributing that content.

How to Use Objective Quality Measurement Tools

Objective quality benchmarks provide exceptionally useful data for any producer wanting to substitute fact for untested opinions.

How to Choose a Live Streaming Schema

Whether you want a provider to handle everything or want to add cloud transcoding and packaging to an existing workflow, these are the questions you need to ask.

10 Essential Elements to Creating a Great Video Streaming App

From ad insertion to analytics, successful video app developers focus on more than just the content. Here's a roadmap to creating a successful app.

How to Encode and Deliver to Multiple ABR Formats

Use a single adaptive group, packaged differently for different targets, to keep encoding and storage costs down.

How to Choose the Optimal Data Rate for Live Streaming

As a rule, higher data rates equal better quality. But there comes a tipping point where the extra quality might not be worth the extra cost.

Editor's Note

Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes

We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.

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