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July 27, 2015

Online Video News

VidCon 2015: YouTube Announces New Mobile App, More VR, and Diamond Play Button

VidCon's expanded Industry Track ends its first day with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki with a keynote heavy on the platform's success and achievements, as well as a few new features and diamond play button awards for channels with ten million subscribers

Netflix Adds Video Previews to Interface in TV Application Update

When Netflix Subscribers click on a title for more information, they'll see a video preview so they know exactly what they're getting.

MyEye and Rhinobird.tv Look for Their Share of the Live Market

Periscope and Meerkat get competition and new players emerge, each offering a slightly different set of features.

Maker Studios Will Shut Down Blip as Pioneer Becomes Casualty

While Maker acquired Blip two years ago for off-YouTube video distribution, it no longer sees a future for that idea.

Featured Articles

HEVC Advance Announces Royalty Rates, Wants 0.5% of Gross Revenue

Licensing costs for Netflix and Facebook would total over $100 million per year, and terms are retroactive. Group calls terms "fair and reasonable."

HTML5 Comes of Age: It's Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye

Media source extensions, encrypted media extensions, and DASH offer new possibilities for player-based DRM and increase HTML5's appeal to video publishers.

Editor's Note

A Streaming Snapshot: Articles Show Video Industry in Transition

HTML5 and MPEG-DASH are enjoying the spotlight, but Flash may never go away. This month's Streaming Media magazine shows the state of the industry.

Industry News

4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC 2015 Registration Opens

Register today and learn more about the new Corporate Challenge program at www.4K4Charity.com

Announcing Vervid: The World's First Dedicated Vertical Video Platform

"YouTube of Vertical Videos" Delivers High-Definition Video for How We Naturally Hold Our Phones

Quickplay continues global expansion reaching one billion addressable viewers

Company concludes record fiscal year as the largest global distributor of linear OTT with over 700 live channels and over 200,000 new VOD titles

StreamGuys to Deliver and Monetize Online Radio for Dark Matter Digital Network, Art Bell’s Midnight in the Desert

Combination of dynamic ad insertion, audience measurement and robust cloud-based streaming architecture carve path to monetizing radio on the web

Brightcove Powers the Next Generation of Online Video with the New Video Cloud

Delivers faster time-to-live, mobile publishing, custom analytics, and industry-leading playback to enable broadcasters, marketers, and content owners to capitalize on exponential demand for video content