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August 19, 2015

Online Video News

One-Quarter of U.S. Pay TV Customers Changed Service in Past Year

While OTT alternatives provide strong competition, the number of people upgrading and downgrading pay TV packages is nearly equal.

S3 Survey Shows Pay TV Operators Growing as Software Companies

Operators are pushing more software releases to subscribers than ever before, and service availability and speed are their top priorities.

Comcast Said to Be Readying Online Video Service Called Watchable

Will this platform rival YouTube and Facebook with its nonexclusive content? No, it won't, but some top tech sites think it will.

Featured Articles

Vote Now in the 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to make your voice heard in our 9th annual Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards where the end users choose the winners

Cicso Plans an End Run Around Greedy Patent Pools With Thor

There are now two HEVC patent pools with a third one on the way. But with enough industry support Cisco could create a high-quality royalty-free alternative.

Boycott HEVC Advance! Say No to the Patent Pool's Unjust Terms

Columnist Dan Rayburn calls on the online video industry to band together and refuse HEVC Advance's unfair, unreasonable, and greedy charges.

HEVC Advance Royalties: Onerous or Not?

A cost analysis reveals that while HEVC Advance's royalty structure makes HEVC a no-go for TVOD services like M-GO, an SVOD service like Netflix would achieve enough bandwidth savings to offset the royalty payment

Industry News

Thomson Video Networks Introduces Interlaced Mode and Statistical Multiplexing Support for HEVC in ViBE VS7000

Newest Version Provides HEVC Compression for Interlaced Video to Deliver Premium Video Quality at Maximum Bandwidth Efficiencies

Vdopia Quarterly Growth of Mobile Video Advertising Outpaces Market by More Than Double

Latest data from Vdopia’s programmatic mobile video platform Chocolate, underscores the explosive mobile video marketplace

Muvi Studio Launches Live Video Streaming Engine

From Sports to Events, now Live Stream your shows using Muvi Studio