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July 29, 2013

Online Video News

Chromecast: Did Google Just Win the Connected TV Battle?

Google surprised the industry and changed it overnight with the introduction of a $35 HDMI dongle.

LG and Entone Partner for Integrated Linear and Streaming Solution

The combined platform lets broadband providers entice and retain subscribers with TV delivery.

Avid Study Points Way to Monetizing Multi-Screen Video

Online streams are a good way to build up traditional TV viewing, and people would happily pay for old episodes of favorite shows.

Featured Articles

A+E: TV Everywhere Has a Major Impact on Content Discoverability

Time- and place-shifted video-on-demand is disruptive to how networks market their new programs.

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.

Industry News

Google selects HE-AAC Multichannel from Fraunhofer IIS for Google Play Movies in Surround

Android users to enjoy Google Play movies in cinema-quality surround sound at home or while on the go.

Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

The Smaller the Device, the Greater the Attention of the Mobile TV Viewer, Per New Study Findings

Latest Findings from Council for Research Excellence’s “TV Untethered” Study Help Inform Measurement Best-Practices