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June 27, 2016

Online Video News

YouTube Announces Comment Changes, Tools for Creators: VidCon

The YouTube mobile app gains live video streaming, the company announced during its VidCon 2016 keynote, but it's currently limited to select creators.

OTT Subscription Services Surging in Popularity, Finds Limelight

The biggest growth area is in viewers who subscribe to two OTT services, which could show an emerging trend in interest for niche offerings.

Tumblr Offers Live Video Blogging; Twitter and Vine Go Long

Platforms that got big by offering short messages are now supporting longer content: Twitter videos can last 140 seconds, and Vine is breaking the 6-second mark.

Featured Articles

Review: V-Nova Perseus: Does its Compression Live Up to the Hype?

London-based V-Nova has made some impressive claims about Perseus, its compression technology. Streaming Media's preliminary testing shows that it lives up to some of them.

Short Cuts

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 2: Resolution

Once you've decided on the bitrates that you want to deliver, it's time to determine the best resolution for each one, from 360p on up to 1080p. Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer shows you how.

Video: How To Build Your Encoding Ladder, Part 1: Bitrates

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer explains how to choose data rates and resolutions for adaptive bitrate streaming to most effectively meet client expectations and end-user needs.

Industry News

Xumo Signs Five More Comedy OTT Brands, Amplifies Entertainment Genre

Cracked, Funny Or Die, Comedy Dynamics, JASH and Just for Laughs Join Xumo’s Lineup of Talented Brand Partners

At Minneapolis Radio Station Go 96.3, ChyronHego's Visual Radio Turns Listeners Into Viewers

VidCon Announces International Expansion for 2017

The World’s Largest Online Video Conference Adds New Events in Europe and Australia.

Viacom Expands Direct-to-Consumer Offering with International Launch of BET Play

Available now for download on iOS and Android BET Play is the only place to live stream the 2016 BET Awards on June 26