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November 05, 2014

Online Video News

Starz Might Be Next in Line for an OTT Option in the U.S.

Following HBO, CBS, and Univision, Starz could bring a streaming-only option to the U.S, and will launch services abroad in 2015.

RealNetworks Discontinues Helix Media Delivery Suite of Products

The online audio and video pioneer has stopped Helix suite licensing with little fanfare and no official explanation.

YouTube and Vimeo Prepare Subscription Video Offerings

While the plans won't reach consumers for many months, both video sites are looking to monetize the viewing experience.

Featured Articles

The 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes have been counted, and here are the top three vote-getters in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media West on November 19.

Don't Blame the ISPs! Netflix's Choices Caused Massive Slowdown

Everyone's favorite SVOD is quick to point the finger and demand greater net neutrality, but new data shows Netflix's choices led to widespread harm.

Chrome's API Shutdown Spells Trouble for Smooth Streaming

Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API in the coming months, so Smooth Streaming providers need to come up with a strategy soon.

Industry News

PeerApp Doubles Capacity for Internet Video, Media and Entertainment Delivery Solution

Broader Product Line Gives Operators Flexibility as they prepare for More Streaming Services and 4K/UHD Video Delivery

IAB Releases OpenDirect 1.0 For Public Comment of Specification That Provides Publishers Greater Control in Packaging, Buying and Selling Premium Inventory Through Programmatic

AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo & Yieldex Created Initial OpenDirect Technical Specification for Programmatic Premium Sales, Providing Spec to IAB for Wider Industry Adoption

RealPlayer Cloud Marks First-Year Milestone, Tops 8 Million Global Users

Celebrates first year with special 365 GB offer