L.A. Stories: Facebook and Verizon Bring Video Production In-House
Nestled in Los Angeles' Playa Vista neighborhood, Facebook and Verizon Media's RYOT 5G Studio are using the latest social strategies and technologies to create innovative content that connects with viewers in unpredictable ways
The Algorithm Series: The Math Behind the CDN
Delivering content at scale requires a number of precise, discrete, yet interconnected steps, starting with an acute awareness of server loads.
In-Vehicle and In-Flight Video Takes Off
Cars and airplanes are now moving entertainment platforms. Here's how you'll be connecting to your favorite video on the road and in the air.
8K and Beyond: How Much is Too Much?
With higher-quality source material, new forms of content can take shape, from top-shelf VR to immersive live event viewing, as home TVs morph into giant, modular, wall-sized viewing platforms.
The Streaming Toolbox: Cinnafilm PixelStrings, THEOplayer, and Resonance AI
In this installment of The Streaming Toolbox, we'll cover a platform that transforms video formats, another tool that actually looks at what is resonating with viewers using AI and machine learning (ML), and a third that is a player which is delivering the product the first two tools are working with.
The Real Streaming Battle: SVOD vs. vMVPD
There's plenty of room for multiple SVOD services. But live linear services are an endangered species unless they change their offerings and pricing models.
Streams of Thought
Back to the Future
A look at streaming media's past can give us guidance on our journey toward where we're heading next
The Video Doctor
Flash's Last Hurrah
Most content publishers have already moved on from Flash, but those who need ultra-low latency have stuck with it. Now that Adobe is ending support for Flash, it's time to move to WebRTC, but it won't be easy.
Future in Focus
Who Will Define 'TV'?
The age of the broadcaster is over. With OTT platforms built on microservices and previously unheard-of data collection capabilities, it's the age of the viewer now.
New Lightcast Media Cloud Lets You Manage All Your Apps in One Place
Automate upload, management and publishing ofall media to all platforms through programmable workflow presets. The Media Cloud is an award-winning Media Management System, allowing media producers and publishers to manage all live-stream and on-demand media intuitively, from anywhere in the world on any desktop or tablet.
Seeing 2020: Online Video Executive Predictions
Annual industry predictions from leaders in the space.
Exceptional QoE Will Be Critical in 2020
RIST and CMAF Will Emerge as Powerhouses in 2020
Automation Will Upend Video Production in 2020
Can We Unify HLS and DASH in 2020?
Diversified Revenue, Intuitive Real-Time Control Coming in 2020
Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Will Revolutionize Production in 2020
Enterprise Video Will Collide with Unified Communications in 2020
Subscription Fatigue, AVOD's Return, and Customization Lead 2020 OTT Trends
Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Video Will Shake Things Up in 2020
Stream Monitoring Will Become Table Stakes in 2020
OTT Tech Will Be Cheaper and Better in 2020
New Tech, New Players Will Shake Up OTT Market in 2020
The Producer's View
When it Comes to Video Quality Measurements, Average Won't Cut It
Average scores can be deceiving, so be sure you're using a tool that gives you a more accurate assessment of your video quality
Video Helps Keep Schools Secure
The use of security cameras in schools is growing. Look for educational institutions and vendors to creatively squeeze value from fixed camera systems in schools by expanding the audience for the video footage while avoiding critical safety or privacy problems.