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September 02, 2015

Online Video News

Amazon, Google, and More Working on Royalty-Free Codec

The Alliance for Open Media—including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix—hopes to deliver a video codec for internet delivery by late 2016 or early 2017; Cisco's Thor technology will be included

Multi-Screen Analysis Shows Who's Winning at Streaming Media

Verto takes an holistic approach to charting streaming services by examining video and audio use on a variety of devices.

TV Clipping App Clippit Debuts 2.0 Version, Improves Search

The app will now do a better job of identifying the source of clips, a change requested by networks and content owners.

Hulu Inks Multi-Year Deal With Epix, Netflix Focuses on Originals

Netflix has chosen to pass on blockbuster titles already available on other services, and instead will shop for exclusives.

Featured Articles

MTV Brings Live 360 Virtual Reality to the Video Music Awards

Music lovers felt like they were standing on the red carpet with Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and more when MTV streamed 360-degree VR live from its awards show.

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.

Industry News

LG Adds Smart TV Content Partners, Provides Free Upgrade To 2014 webOS TVs To Deliver Even More Choices And Speed

DirecTV Among New Full HD and 4K Ultra HD Content Partners for webOS Smart TVs; Speed and Layout Highlight Changes for 2014 TV Update

Wowza Media Systems Unveils Expanded Feature Set for Wowza Streaming Cloud

Enhanced Capabilities Further Extend Flexible Options to Organizations Looking to Leverage Cloud-Based Services to Stream Live, Professional-Grade Content

Wowza Media Systems Announces the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API; Expands Support for Streaming Solution Development

Availability of the REST API Further Simplifies Building Custom Workflows and Innovative Solutions on Wowza Technology

Envivio Introduces a Breakthrough All-Software Video Headend for Pay TV Providers

A Single Encoder for Linear and Multi-Screen Services Lowers Operating Costs, Energy Consumption and Hardware Needs

AP Raises the Standard in Live Video for Broadcasters

AP announced today a significant expansion of its live video content offering for broadcasters

Amazon Expands Prime Video Downloads to iOS and Android Platforms—The First and Only Subscription Streaming Service to Offer This Feature

Prime members can download movies and TV episodes to iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets and Fire devices at no additional charge