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September 09, 2015

Online Video News

Ad Views and Viewing Frequency Show Gains: Adobe Benchmark Report

The Q2 2015 report shows a slight decline in TV Everywhere viewing, and charts an increase in TVE use for the Apple TV.

Amazon Web Services Buying Elemental for a Reported $500M

The deal merges the AWS cloud platform with Elemental's software-defined video platform, promising deeper integrations for media customers.

Ericsson Report Sees Big Gains for Video-on-Demand and Mobile

In its annual study on viewing habits, Ericsson sees a strong demand for user-generated content, and notes that cord-cutting and -shaving is still common.

Featured Articles

Church and Slate: How Houses of Worship Can Become Content Companies

Houses of worship can benefit from adopting concepts, tools, and workflows from mainstream media companies to extend their reach and grow their ministries. We'll discuss several of those in this article, including developing a content strategy, content creation, asset management, live streaming, collecting and evaluating analytics, and more.

Commentary: The Streaming Industry Gangs up on HEVC with the Alliance for Open Media

With Google, Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft, and others joining forces in the Alliance for Open Video to create a new royalty-free codec, an alternative to HEVC (and its controversial royalties) is on the way. Does this spell the beginning of the end for HEVC?

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.

Industry News

NewTek Announces NDI – Open Protocol for IP Production Workflow

DVEO Shipping Turnkey Live Media Server for Streaming Live Events to 1,000 Simultaneous Users

Atlas Streaming Server I Delivers Live Multi Bitrate IPTV and OTT Services

Telestream and BlackArrow Announce Strategic Partnership Focused on Developing International Dynamic Ad Insertion Market

DAI pioneers take market-leading experience in North America to streamline DAI deployments throughout Europe