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June 01, 2016

Online Video News

Growth of Streaming Services in the U.S. Is Slowing, Finds Report

Strategy Analytics reveals the first indication that U.S. consumers are nearing their saturation point on SVOD services.

Video Publishers Expand With Social Platforms, Finds Ooyala

With 8 billion daily video views, social networks like Facebook and Snapchat are too big to ignore, but they threaten to reduce website value.

NBC Launches Playmaker Media, Streaming Video Support Service

After 10 years of live streaming the Olympics and other high-level sporting events, NBC Sports creates a side business out of it. The IOC is its first client.

Featured Articles

VR Producers Should Avoid Over-Hyping Their Products: Video

It's still early days for VR, and creating heighted expectations will only lead to disappointment, says one VR executive. Still, the area is advancing every month.

15% of US Homes Will Have 4K TV by End of Year, Says Sony: Video

4K video adoption is growing faster than HD adoption did, Sony finds. Viewers should plan on upgrading their internet connections to enjoy that content.

Screen Content Coding (SCC) Offers Improved Quality and Efficiency for HEVC Screen-Captured Content

The new extension to HEVC, Screen Content Coding, is tailor-made for encoding screen captures from video games and tutorials, which feature animation, text, and graphics in addition to camera-generated video

What Is ...

What Is VP9?

VP9 is the open-source codec from Google, and provides a royalty-free alternative to HEVC. It's more efficient than H.264, and while it's less efficient than HEVC, it compares well on quality.

Industry News

Teradek Sphere Brings Live 360ยบ Streaming to Dancing With the Stars

Twitter Introduces Comment Moderation Tools in Periscope Broadcasts

New feature gives viewers the ability to report and vote on comments in real time

HEVC Advance Partners with Strong TV

HEVC announces the addition of Strong to the HEVC Advance Licensing Program

Panasonic and NewTek Announce Integration of Panasonic AW-HE130 and AW-HE40 Series PTZ Cameras with NewTek's NDI Technology