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July 22, 2013

Online Video News

Verizon Digital Media Services Goes Live with Events Service

Expanding its unicast delivery platform, Verizon announces live video delivery for broadcasters and studios.

With Original Content, Yahoo Is Becoming a Video Platform

Once known solely for search, Yahoo is responsible for some of the web's biggest shows and is becoming a major online video destination.

Rumor: Upcoming Apple Television Service Could Offer Ad-Skipping

Apple may have found a way to make broadcasters accept ad-skipping: pay them for missed views.

Paramount Partners with DTS to Offer UltraViolet Surround Sound

When Paramount begins distributing CFF UV titles in the second half of this year, it will use DTS for high-definition audio.

Featured Articles

What to Look for in an H.264 Video Encoder

Today's video encoders are mostly similar and mostly good, said Robert Reinhardt at Streaming Media East. Still, there are a few features to seek out.

MPEG-DASH: Making Tracks Toward Widespread Adoption

Despite all the hype, the move to embrace MPEG-DASH and the DASH264 spec has been slow-going. We look at the history of DASH and the roadblocks it faces moving forward.

The WiredArts Fest: High Culture Meets Live Online Video

A 12-night event streams live music, dance, and theater to a global audience, proving that the arts have a place in online video.

Industry News

Ustream Powers Record 7.2 Million Live Video Streams in First Half of 2013

With 24 million users and nearly 2 billion viewer-hours to date, Ustream sales soar 600% and extends its leadership in live business video communications.

Blackmagic Design to Host Seminars in Los Angeles and New York

Blackmagic Design will host seminars in Los Angeles on July 25th at the Burbank Airport Marriott, and in New York on August 8th at the New Yorker Hotel, Ramada Plaza.

Dish Opens Hopper DVR Platform to Select Mobile App Developers

Industry-leading move gives developers access to program information, channel-changing functionality from mobile devices.