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August 20, 2014

Online Video News

Hisense and TCL Announce Availability of Roku TV Sets

Previewed at CES, the first Roku connected TVs are almost here. Hisense and TCL give specs, availability, and pricing info.

For HD TV and Blu-Ray Streaming, Samsung Signs with Giraffic

The 2014 line of Samsung connected TVs and Blu-ray Players will offer improved video streaming with Giraffic's client-side-only software.

Twitter Introduces Promoted Video in Beta

Following tests that show native Twitter video gets stronger engagement than branded tweets, the company is expanding the service.

Featured Articles

HEVC and VP9 Battle for the UHD TV Market: Who Will Win?

At this year's CES, some TV vendors asserted that HEVC was done for and VP9 would win out. What's happened with VP9 since then?

NBC Universal: Auto-Authentication Offers Higher Success Rates

Some pay TV customers are sharing their credentials with friends, but the bigger problem is that many find authentication too challenging.

Monetizing Premium Video: Fullscreen Explains What Works Now

Is brand safety an essential for selling video to brands for premium prices? It depends on the environment and the audience, Fullscreen says.

Industry News

Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter Announce Nominees and Show Date for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards

Nominees Include YouTube, Vine, and Television’s Biggest Stars

Harmonic Helps The Weather Channel Improve Efficiency and Flexibility

Harmonic Ingest, Storage, Playout, and Transcoding Systems Enable Agile Production and Delivery of Timely Multiplatform News and Programming

US Video Entertainment Spend to Peak at $123 Billion Next Year

The US video entertainment market continues to grow and will peal at $123 billion in 2015, commanding a unique position on the world stage.