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September 2016

Magazine Features

Long in the Making, BitTorrent Live Is Finally a Reality

BitTorrent Live launched on Apple TV in May with a roster of small publishers, but the company promises bigger names by the end of the year

The Pontiff Speaks to a Digital Flock

Here's what happened when Pope Francis met with 11 of the world's biggest YouTube superstars.

Infographic: Next-Gen Video Formats

OTT decision-makers are bullish on HDR, HFR, VR, and 4K, according to results of a survey by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research

Less Hype, More Market Research

A look back at the history of our industry reveals that critical decisions have been made on nothing but gut feelings. It's time for a more research-based approach to move streaming media forward.

Is VidCon a Must-Attend Conference for Video Professionals?

The annual convention about YouTube and creators gets bigger every year, but is it as important for our industry as NAB or IBC?

The Quality Comparison Conundrum

The sheer number of video quality measurement tools makes it difficult to choose the right metric. Here's a quick overview of some of the options and what they offer.

Enhancing Live Streaming with Mixed Reality

Mixed reality, a combination of augmented reality and virtual reality, offers new possibilities for connecting with audiences

How to Stream to Facebook Live

Anyone can broadcast live on Facebook, but if you want to deliver live video from via a computer with streaming or encoding software, read on.

How to Use Data to Drive Online Video Success

From content creation to subscriber retention, video publishers are embracing Big Data in a big way. These are the most important trends and challenges behind the video data revolution.

Electrifying OTT Services With the Cloud: Going Beyond the Box

Though fraught with challenges, the move to the cloud for DVR, UI-UX, and ad insertion is helping service providers and operators maximize revenue and deliver a better experience to their subscribers.

Choosing a 4K Camera for Live Events

When discussing the current state of UHD/4K, "current" is a fast-moving target in mid-2016. This article will introduce you to what you need to know to get into 4K for live production and online video, from codecs to cameras.

Review: Capella Systems Cambria FTC Offers Per-Title Encoding

The benefits of per-title optimization aren't just for the major players, anymore. Streaming Media reviews the first solution for smaller content owners and finds the results promising.

Editor's Note

Streaming in 2016: Can't Complain

There's plenty of room for improvement in the consumer streaming video experience, but from the Rio Olympics to the Tragically Hip, it's bringing us live events in ways that were unimaginable 25 years ago.

Future in Focus

When it Comes to Streaming Video, We Are Only At the Beginning

We're coming up on the third decade of streaming video, but we've only begun to tap into its potential, and its data-based nature gives it an advantage over broadcast in the long run.

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