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May 04, 2016

Online Video News

As Online Advertisers Look to Video, Twitter Bets its Future: WSJ

Will advanced targeting and the NFL save Twitter? With ad sales weak and growing weaker, it's the short-form social network's only hope.

YouTube Tweaks Content ID System, Allows Ads on Disputed Videos

A video's first days can be crucial for ad revenue, but ads aren't an option on disputed videos. A planned Content ID improvement fixes that.

Rovi Acquiring TiVo for $1.1B, Will Take on the TiVo Name

The newly combined company will be a digital entertainment giant, holding over 6,000 patents and ready to grow in new platforms.

Accenture Report Shows 3 Ways Broadcasters Can Win With OTT

While native digital services are growing fast and gaining subscribers, Accenture says broadcasters have a significant advantage.

BuzzFeed and Bloomberg Emphasize Reach and Data at NewFronts

Bloomberg announced tools that create data-driven video animations in minutes, and place relevant information on top of videos.

Featured Articles

Streaming Video in Higher Education Has Had a Slow Evolution

Colleges and universities were among the earliest adopters of online video, but getting it right took some time. Here's a look back at a 21-year history.

Review: Sony PXW-FS5

Talk about a rave review: This Sony delivers everything needed in a professional video camera: Sony's large-sensor, an interchangeable-lens, and 4K-capable PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super35.

The Video Doctor

The HEVC Holding Pattern: Will '16 Be the Year for H.265 Support?

While the x265 codec is making big strides in quality and file size, the major browsers are in no rush to support H.265. With interest in 4K growing, maybe it's up to Flash to save the day.

Industry News

Vimeo Acquires OTT Subscription Video Platform VHX

StreamGuys Expands Podcast Publishing, Monetization and Statistical Toolset for SGrecast Software

New podcast editing features in SaaS-based platform streamline publishing workflows and enable deeper integration with targeted advertising ecosystem

Kaltura Launches Kaltura University

A source of knowledge, training and certification for the wider video community

BT Standardizes on Elemental to Deliver Premium Content to Any Device

Unified headend powers seamless transition and expansion of BT TV Everywhere, BT Sport App, and BT Ultra HD services

Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Now Available in the EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center®

New AWS Direct Connect Location Extends Cloud Access to the Edge