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June 13, 2016

Online Video News

WWDC Preview: Apple TV Has an App Developer Crisis to Deal With

People return to Apple TV apps far less than they return to iPhone or iPad apps, giving developers less chance to earn a living. Will they abandon the platform?

Haivision Enhances Calypso With Secure Multicast Option

Organizations looking for solutions beyond Windows Media Server and Silverlight have a new option with the Haivision Enterprise Video Platform.

Telestream Announces Wirecast 7 With GPU-Accelerated Encoding

Available at the end of this month, Wirecast 7 reduces CPU demands for live event encoding and distribution, and includes a redesigned user interface.

Netflix Introduces New Quality Metric

Netflix announced the open-source availability of the Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion, which it's now using instead of PSNR to analyze the quality of transcodes in its vast catalog

Featured Articles

The Decline of the Standards-Based Codec—and Good Riddance

Online is different from broadcast and doesn't need formal standards. HEVC isn't considered by many online video streamers, as the future belongs to VP9 and AV1.

Editor's Note

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.

Future in Focus

Making the Case for Government-Mandated Online Video Standards

Will there ever be one ring to rule them all? it's time for the online video industry to take a page from TV and create interoperable standards.

Industry News

SMPTE Toronto Section Will Dedicate Boot Camp VII, 'Pixels & Packets,' to Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP

June 21-22 Technical Seminar Will Feature Expert-Led Sessions on New Video Technologies and Techniques

Cedato Rolls Out Open Video API for Customizable Native Video Experiences

New framework provides innovative ways to increase reach, engagement and revenue for advertisers and publishers

BuzzMyVideos Partners With YouNow

The Creator-First Global Media Company Brings Live-streaming Monetisation Programme Direct To Its Vloggers Through YouNow Platform Partnership

Piksel Partners With Dr. Oz to Launch JungoTV: New International Content OTT Service

Piksel announces the launch of a new international content OTT service with JungoTV.

VidCon and YouTube Announce First Ever Convention Livestream

The World’s Largest Online Video Conference to be Held in Anaheim, California, June 23-25; New this year, YouTube sponsors a three-day livestream, available at and, throughout the event to all the fans and creators aroun

AOL Partners With Rogers Media to Create Programmatic TV Marketplace in Canada

Two of Canada’s Top Media Companies Partner to Launch Automated TV Audience Buying

vMix Now Allows Broadcast Quality Live Video Production Direct To Facebook Live Streaming

vMix 17 now offers direct streaming integration for Facebook Live. Users can now stream their professional video productions to Facebook pages, groups, events and timelines through vMix.