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January/February 2017

Magazine Features

How Time, Inc. Uses Data to Deliver Better Content, Stronger ROI

An old media company is learning new tricks as Time overhauls its editorial and advertising operations through the use of granular data on video viewing.

To Test a Video Device for Seniors, Go Where the Seniors Are

In order to find out how seniors feel about its video calling solution, a young executive moves in. Messaging matters, he finds out, and some assumptions are offensive.

Launching Alpha: Creating a New OTT Service

Alpha launched this week with content from Legendary Digital Networks' Nerdist and Geek and Sundry, with an emphasis on live video and online community

Shunned Media Professionals Ask, "O Apple, Where Art Thou?"

Apple hardware was once the standard for video and design professionals. But Apple has abandoned that market, and there's no reason to hope for a change in direction.

Latency Sucks! So Which Companies Are Creating a Solution?

It's one of the biggest challenges facing live video streaming today, and it's remained frustratingly stubborn. Explore the technical solutions that could finally bring latency down to the 1-second mark.

Facebook Live Case Studies

We spoke with 15 publishers including PBS, The YES Network, and TechCrunch to find out exactly how they're broadcasting to Facebook Live, and the technology they're using to do it.

Streaming Meets Unified Communications: Convergence Is on the Way

Social media, online video platforms, and knowledge management systems are coming together to create the future of enterprise communications.

Stream Multicam HD From a 4K Camera Using vMix 4K Virtual Inputs

Imagine getting multicamera results from a single camera that doesn't require an operator. Well, it's a reality: With vMix, producers can get a single 4K video camera to act like multiple virtual HD video cams.

Gone in a Flash: Migrating Videos to a Flash-Less World

For all its strengths, the clock has run out for Flash. Now is the time say goodbye and migrate to HTML5. Here's everything companies still relying on Flash need to know.

Review: The Sony PXW-Z150 4K Camcorder

This latest from Sony is a "bridge camera" between models with smaller sensors (and longer optical zooms) and larger sensors (and interchangeable lenses). It's not without limitations.

Editor's Note

Long on Shortcomings, DirecTV Now Is No Replacement for Cable

The introductory price is nice, but that's all there is to love about AT&T's DirecTV Now service which is full of commercials and lacks a DVR.

The Industry

What the Kids Are Watching: The World of Tween Live Streaming

Personality-driven live streaming apps have become a huge trend for tweens and teens, but people over 30 don't know anything about them.

Streams of Thought

Cut the Cord, Plug In an Antenna: It's Prime Time for Subchannels

TV Everywhere is plagued by connection difficulties, while quality is improving on over-the-air digital subchannels. The home antenna is making a comeback.

Future in Focus

Mobile Phone Hang-Ups: Viewers Wary of Using Up Their Data

People would stream a lot more video to mobile devices if not for restrictive data caps. But thanks to Netflix and Amazon, things are starting to change.

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