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March 11, 2015

Online Video News

Twitter Acquires Periscope, App for Instant Live Streaming

Still in closed beta, Periscope may have sold for up to $100 million, and will give Twitter users an easy way to create and share live video.

Adobe Primetime Joins Marketing Cloud, Offers Advanced Targeting

With the two platforms linked, marketers can get granular data on viewer engagement and deliver ads to specific demographics.

Update: HBO Streaming Service Will Be Called HBO Now, Debut in April on Apple TV and iOS

TV viewers soon won't need a pay TV subscription to access HBO content; a streaming-only option will launch next month exclusively on Apple TV and iOS devices

Sling TV Gets Attractive Additions with AMC, IFC, and Epix

The online service created to appeal to millennials finally feels like it actually has them in mind. AMC and IFC bring hit shows to Sling TV.

Featured Articles

The State of Media & Entertainment Video 2015

The rapid growth of OTT services and the slow decline of cable seen in the last year portends a breakout 2015, but don't expect massive 4K or TV Everywhere adoption anytime soon

Streaming Media East Program and Agenda Now Available Online

The online video industry moves quickly, and Streaming Media East is the best place to network and catch-up with new developments.

Aframe, massAV, and the Game of “Musical Chairs”

Aframe offers a cloud-based, SaaS approach to video management and storage, charging by the seat. Here's a look at how one company, massAV, works with Aframe to collaborate on video projects while keeping seat rental costs down.

How to Shoot Aerial Video Using Drones and Quadcopters

Ready to get a bird's-eye view with an airborne camera? Here is a list of drone dos and don'ts from an experienced aerial videographer.

How to Encode to HEVC: A Simple Guide for H.265 First-Timers

It's time to get started. Here's a look at best practices for encoding to H.265/HEVC with the MainConcept and x265 codecs

Industry News

Worldnow Unveils Channel-in-a-Box: Virtual Broadcast Platform

Livestream Channel Manager Enables Dynamic Creation of On-Air Presentations; Breaking News, Severe Weather Alert Drop-in; Requires Minimal Oversight, Provides Monetization Components; WTMJ-TV First to Deploy; Part of Worldnow’s OTT Solution, To Be Unveile

OTT Platform Provider Xstream Launches Operations in Singapore

Internet TV provider Xstream has announced the expansion of its operations with the opening of its office in Singapore.

South by Southwest (SXSW) Launches Original Content Network SXSW On

Roku is First Streaming Platform to Feature On-Demand SXSW Programming and Original Content