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July/August 2017

Magazine Features

Measure it, Improve it: For Video Publishers, QoE and QoS are Critical

Today's market is too competitive for subpar experiences. If companies aren't monitoring quality of service and quality of experience, they're likely losing viewers—and profits.

One to Many: Streaming Live Video to Multiple Platforms

If you're delivering a live video stream, you likely want to publish it on as many platforms as possible. Here's the best hardware and software to pull it off.

Lock it Down: How to Keep Enterprise Video Safe and Secure

From pipes to pixels, enterprise video security is becoming big business. This article puts a spotlight on three types of content security solutions: encryption, rights management, and content management.

Beyond TCP: Meet the Next Generation of Transport Protocols

Lower latency while increasing reliability: That's the promise of alternate transmission protocols that expand on TCP or simply replace it as the streaming transmission champ.

Comedy Streamer Laughly Goes Live, Bringing the Yuks in Real Time

Standup aficionados know Laughly as the Spotify of comedy, with a library of thousands of hours of recorded material. Now, Laughly is expanding with live streams and original content.

How Netflix and Amazon Are Changing the Indie Movie Business

The leading subscription services are flush with cash, and they're eager to buy hot titles on the festival circuits. For first-time directors, that often means trading a theatrical release for a guaranteed payday.

Catch the Buzz: Drone Racing Is the Next Frontier for Sports

Drone racing is the latest esport moving from hobbists to mass appeal. Fast-paced events are help around the world, but live streaming remains an obstacle.

The Industry

Online Video Publishers Take a Hard Pivot at 2017 Newfronts

This year's newfront presentations marked a shift in thinking by online video publishers. They're not going to create series that win against Netflix, so they'd better focus on what works.

The Video Doctor

The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream

Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here's a roadmap for the first-timers.

Future in Focus

Latency: The Final Frontier for Streaming Video Entertainment?

Delays of up to two minutes can really destroy the live sports experience. Walled garden solutions aren't working, so it's up to CDNs to provide relief.

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