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May 18, 2015

Online Video News

BBC Global iPlayer Subscription App Will Close on June 26

The subscription video-on-demand Global iPlayer is shutting down, and the iPlayer is seeing declining usage at home.

Verizon Will Acquire AOL for $4.4B, Mobile Video a Central Reason

In a move few saw coming, Verizon will purchase AOL in an all-cash transaction. Attracting mobile viewers and advertisers is a chief reason why.

Music-Streamer Spotify Plans to Add Video, Talks With Partners

The company has been in talks with a variety of high-profile video publishers, and could announce its plans later this month.

Featured Articles

Streaming Media East '15: What Can Replace Flash Video?

Publishers need a universal solution that works on every desktop and mobile platform, doesn't require plug-ins, and includes DRM. In this panel discussion, three companies offer their services.

Streaming Media East '15: Integrating Unified Communications

Creating a unified communications solution for streaming video and videoconferencing is anything but a simple procedure, says Aetna.

Streaming Media East '15: Streaming 4K May Arrive in U.S. by 2020

Broadcasters could stream 4K video today at 15Mbps, but the results wouldn't be impressive, and might look worse than HD.

Streaming Media East '15: Get Personal to Stand Out from the OTT Crowd

Analytics, discoverability, recommendation, and personalization are the keys to OTT success, according to a presentation at Streaming Media East in New York.

Streaming Media East '15: Plex Announces Its First TiVo App

Already available on most living room and mobile platforms, Plex fills a void with the upcoming release of its first-ever TiVo app.

OTT and the Challenge of Live-Linear Channels

A new survey from Unisphere Research, Streaming Media, and Transitions, Inc.—sponsored by Level 3 Communications—shows that live events and live linear channels are becoming as important as VOD, and outlines shifts in both acquisition and delivery.

Industry News

Twitch Arrives on the Roku Platform

Gaming platform expands living room and multi-screen presence with launch of Twitch streaming channel on Roku players and Roku TV models

Ericsson Partners with Evergent to Deliver End-to-End Solutions for Over-The-Top (OTT) Video Services

Partnership enables strategic, end-to-end solution enabling broadcasters, operators and content owners to quickly launch and monetize over-the-top (OTT) video services.

Panopto Brings Video to Salesforce