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October 20, 2014

Online Video News

Google Debuts Nexus Player, First Android TV Set-Top Device

Will Chromecast support and inexpensive living room gaming be enough to entice shoppers away from the competition?

CBS Debuts On-Demand and Live TV Streaming Subscription Service

CBS All Access will offer live streams in 14 markets, full current and past seasons of popular shows, and over 5,000 classic episodes.

Akamai: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan Show Most 4K Readiness

The latest State of the Internet report also looks at U.S. states and finds that Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the most 4K ready.

HBO to Offer Online-Only Streaming in 2015, Sidesteps Pay TV

In a move that's sure to be a blow to cable and satellite, HBO announced that customers will soon be able to get its content without a pay TV subscription.

Featured Articles

Looking at the Future of Video Encoding With Sorenson Media

Sorenson introduced Squeeze 10 and Squeeze Server 3 today. We conducted a Q&A with Sorenson's general manager to hear how the company is responding to new formats and codecs.

U of Chicago: 3 Challenges Creating Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs are bringing education to a wider group of learners, but creating them leads to growing pains within the university.

Industry News

Los Angeles Times Originals Video Channel Now Available on Roku

Sorenson Media Launches Squeeze Desktop 10 and Squeeze Server 3.0 with Higher Quality, Faster Speeds and Preliminary 4K UHD Support via HEVC, VP9 Encoding and Decoding

First video encoding software provider to support both HEVC & VP9 encoding and decoding to substantially improve video quality & support 4K UHD video.

Bulldog Digital Media notes the rise of live streamed and brand sponsored digital music festivals throughout 2014

2014 is the breakthrough year for sponsored live streamed music festivals

Broadcast, Cable, and Content Distributors to Showcase Over-the-Top Video Deployments and Discuss the Future of TV at Streaming Media West Conference

Program to feature speakers from broadcast, cable, and content distributors including Netflix, YouTube, FOX Sports, Epix, Disney ABC Television Group, DIRECTV, Cable ONE, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twitch