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March 09, 2016

Online Video News

Online Subscribers Would Pay for Early Access, Special Sales

Video services are the most popular streaming subscription options around, finds a Vindicia survey. Members would happily pay a little more for perks.

Snapchat Raises $175M in Funding, But Company Valuation Is Flat

In a continuation of its 2015 Series F round, Snapchat takes $175 million from Fidelity Investments, bringing its funding total to $1.3 billion.

Netflix Adoption Leads to Decline in TV Viewing, Finds Report

The subscription video-on-demand leader keeps growing, putting it on a collision course with the networks its relies on for licensed content.

Comcast Hit With FCC Complaint Over Net Neutrality Violations

Public Knowledge has filed a complaint alleging that Comcast is violating its own merger agreement and the FCC's Open Internet rules.

Featured Articles

NFL: TV Has Flatlined, Online Is the Future: Streaming Forum 2016

The NFL looks to a post-TV future as it builds a digital portfolio of superior viewing options that will soon be worth over $1 billion per year.

Engineering a TV-Like Streaming Experience: Streaming Forum 2016

ITV's director of broadcast and distribution technology shared the broadcaster's strategy for merging catch-up and live linear TV into a universal consumer experience during the Streaming Forum 2016 keynote address.

Taking IP to the Wire: NewTek's Boss Talks Tough on Transport

Standardizing an industry move to video-over-IP is generating considerable confusion, but NewTek claims its approach is the only one focused on IP's real-world capabilities.

Industry News

Media Alert: Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to Live Stream Dalai Lama’s Sold-Out Teaching Event Tuesday in Madison, Wis.

Event will be broadcast live to 10,000 viewers globally

Harmonic Releases Documentary on Making of NASA TV UHD, North America's First Consumer UHD Channel

Harmonic now has a documentary short available that examines the making of NASA's first ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV channel. The video is available on the Harmonic channel: www.harmonicinc.com/resources/videos/nasa-uhd.

Telestream Announces Open Workflows for File-based Transcoding Automation

Fast turnaround just got a whole lot faster with new intelligent encoding capabilities in latest Vantage developments