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November/December 2017

Magazine Features

Genius Uses Live Video to Pull in Music-Loving Fans and Brands

By hosting live online events featuring some of the biggest names in rap, music site Genius has found a way to create events that brands want to take part in.

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

289 nominees. More than 37,000 votes. 31 winners. Read on to find out who took home this year's coveted Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

The World According to Twitch: Winning With Experimentation

Twitch is more than just the world's most popular gaming video content platform. It has a committed following in the millions, and just might be the future of media.

How to Choose and Use Objective Video Quality Benchmarks

If you're not using a video quality measurement tool, you're behind the curve. Here's a look at the most popular tools and how they work.

Why Haven’t OTT Services Solved the Monetization Problem?

Viewers don't get the same experience across all viewing platforms, and until they do broadcasters will have a tough time making money online.

Multicam Sports Webcasting With NDI and the TriCaster TC1

Here's a look at how 4K-Over-NDI support, hardware-based instant replay, and Skype TX integration can benefit sports broadcasters.

MediaMelon QBR Review: Optimizing Video Streams One-by-One

MediaMelon says it saves bandwidth costs by analyzing individual encoded streams and delivering each at its ideal visual quality. We put those claims to the test.

Roundup: Simple and Affordable Videoconferencing Solutions

If you perform enough interviews for live streaming, before long you'll want to interview someone who's not at your location. For this roundup, we tested three videoconferencing solutions: vMix Call, Telestream Wirecast Rendezvous, and NewTek TalkShow.

The Industry

Breaking Windows: It's Time to Change the Movie Release System

The current windowed release system is slow to put premium movies online. Hollywood is prioritizing its short-term profits, but could hurt itself in the long run.

Streams of Thought

The Streaming Industry Is Dead, and It's Never Been Hotter

Over the decades the streaming video industry has migrated into hundreds of other industries, and what was fringe is now mainstream.

The Video Doctor

Progressive Web Apps: What They Are and How to Get Started

With mobile viewing on the rise, developers need to know about progressive web apps which offer an app-like experience through the browser.

The Producer's View

Divideon Creates xvc, an HEVC Codec With Reasonable Pricing

The surprise royalty payments on HEVC have some publishers looking for alternatives. Learn how one company created a better codec price plan.

Class Act

3 Tips for Educators Getting Started With Video Lectures

Recording classroom lectures offers a host of benefits over delivering them live. Here's how instructors can ensure they get the best results.

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