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June 29, 2016

Online Video News

Half of U.S. Homes Have Access to SVOD Services, Says Nielsen

In a significant milestone. half of all homes have access to subscription video, the same amount that have access to a DVR.

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.5 Adds Facebook Live Video Support

With one-click Facebook Live support, Wowza lets brands build a presence on the hot video platform of the moment.

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.

Featured Articles

Brands Struggle to Build Relationships, Not Be Creepy: VidCon

Data is crucial to building relationships with viewers online, but use it badly and customers will feel like they're being stalked.

Live Video Production Hits the Biggest Tech Show on Earth: CES

This year, the CTA decided to live stream panel discussions from CES, but it made the decision at the last minute with no time left for testing.

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.

Industry News

Warner Bros. Entertainment joins HEVC Advance

HEVC Advance announces the addition of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. as a Licensor and Licensee to the HEVC Advance Licensing Program

Stringr Announces New Partnership with The Associated Press

A new partnership between Stringr and the AP, provides the AP’s new platform, AP Video Hub, with access to video content from Stringr’s network of more than 18k videographers around the United States.

Cinépolis Uses Elemental Cloud from AWS for Fast-Growing OTT Service

Cloud video processing, storage and content delivery platform helps Cinépolis KLIC realize triple-digit growth, deliver high-quality video to multiple devices, and mitigate rising costs

Nomads Officially Unveils Comprehensive White-Label OTT Platform for Content Makers to Create Branded Multi-Screen Video Streaming Services

NomadTV, a new and cost-effective way for anyone to stream almost instantly across the web, mobiles, tablets and smart TVs with “pay-as-you-grow” pricing

Time Inc.'s New Brand Instant Officially Launches at VidCon

Leading Digital Artists Baby Ariel, Jake Paul, RudanC, and More Introduced at VidCon 2016 as Instant Launch Squad

The Only Thing Better Than Free Xumo Content Is Free Mobile Xumo Content

Xumo Unveils New Mobile App at VidCon, Allowing Users to Access Premium Digital Content from Wherever, Whenever