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August 26, 2015

Online Video News

Netflix Announces Partnership With SoftBank for Japan Launch

The SoftBank Group will help Netflix make an entrance by offering streamlined sign-up and billing to its customers.

With DVD Sales Down, States Look to Tax Streaming Video: WSJ

Dropping sales for movies, music, and physical software for video games means less revenue from sales tax. New taxes are on the horizon.

One-Fifth of U.S. Broadband Homes Have Set-Top Boxes, Says TDG

In a separate report, Parks Associates finds that Roku boxes have the biggest share of sales, and are used more than the competitors.

Featured Articles

Brightcove Survey Highlights Mobile Streaming Delivery Confusion

The rush to support mobile video delivery is fueling the growth of hosted video services, as companies struggle with monetization and wide platform support.

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.

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Industry News

Thomson Video Networks Launches Upgrade of ViBE EM4000 Premium HD/SD Encoder

Latest Version Supports Company's Flextream 2.0 for Including Non-Video Components in Statistical Multiplexing; Also Includes New Capabilities for Targeted Advertising

Panopto and Kollective Announce Enterprise Video Partnership

Video platform and ECDN leaders join forces to deliver best-of-breed, software-based intranet video solution for businesses and universities

Endemol Beyond USA Content Launches On Vessel Today

Over 700 Videos From Endemol Shine North America’s Premium Content Network

Filmrise and Float Left Interactive Launching New Channels on the Roku Platform

Film and TV Distributor Filmrise Partners with TV App Developer Float Left Interactive to Deliver Curated Roku Channels