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April 20, 2016

Online Video News

YouTube Announces 360-Degree Live Streaming, Spatial Audio

During an NAB 2016 keynote address, YouTube broke news that it now supports live streaming of immersive 360-degree video, and viewers will be able to hear which direction sounds are coming from.

Aspera Brings IP Delivery to Broadcast-Quality Live Video

Forget satellite transmission and dedicated fiber, says Aspera. Live broadcast-quality video can be streamed online with FASPStream.

Akamai Creates Broadcast Operations Center to Support OTT Video

With a dedicated team working around the clock, Akamai aims to monitor OTT delivery and squash problems the moment they arise.

Verimatrix Releases Analytics Suite for Video Delivery Data

Bringing the power of big data to operators, Verimatrix provides a multi-screen, multi-service perspective that safeguards sensitive customer information.

Featured Articles

Ad Fatigue is Deterring Viewers; What's to Be Done?

As part of a move away from QoS to QoE, Conviva is introducing Ad Insights, which will apply the capabilities of its video playback experience monitoring to the ad experience

NAB 2016: The Appification of TV – Revolutionizing the Viewer Experience

Content publishers and operators are still struggling with an immature technology stack and interfaces as they try to get audiences to embrace watching TV in a new way

NAB 2016: Ericsson Debuts MediaFirst Video Processing Suite

Following its acquisition of Envivio in late 2015, Ericsson is jumping into software-defined video processing, helping broadcasters evolve their encoding and delivery operations.

NAB 2016: Calkins Media Wins With OTT

At an NAB session Sunday, Calkins Media shared how it has monetized live linear OTT with relatively small viewer numbers

NAB 2016: UHD Standards Getting Clearer For Producers, If Not Consumers

Several versions of UHD still compete in the marketplace, but if the specs are clear to producers and broadcasters, the jargon remains confusing for potential UHD TV buyers

Industry News

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry Named Preferred Video Content Management Solution for the California State University System

The CSU system and Sonic Foundry have signed a Master Enabling Agreement naming Mediasite Video Platform the preferred video management solution for its 470,000 students and 47,000 faculty and staff.

comScore Delivers First Cross-Platform Ratings to Clients

Cross-Platform Ratings Based on World’s Largest Single-Source Dataset Combining TV and Digital

Broadcast Technology Innovators Team Up for Live Demonstrations of ATSC 3.0 End-to-End Workflows at the 2016 NAB Show

Osprey Video Integrates Encoding Products With Wowza Streaming Cloud

Matrox Unveils Monarch LCS — Full-Featured Lecture Capture Appliance at a Breakthrough Price

Easy-to-use H.264 encoder simultaneously captures high-resolution computer presentations and live HD video for streaming and recording

IneoQuest Delivers Proactive Approach to Quality of Service Monitoring for OTT/Multiscreen Content

Surveyor ABR Active Provides Preventative Approach to Eliminating the Risk of Poor Playback

VITEC Introduces Hardware-Based 4K Encoder With HEVC Compression Technology

MGW Vision Fully Supports 4K/UHD Content While Enabling Broadcast-Quality, Low-Latency Streaming and Reducing Bandwidth Utilization

NBC Olympics Selects Harmonic to Provide Media Storage and Playout Server for its Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage and Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck server systems to enable rapid, remote NBC Olympics highlights creation for broadcast and multiplatform coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics