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August 24, 2016

Online Video News

Operators Look for Acquisitions to Drive OTT Growth: ABI Research

The current wave of acquisitions and consolidation is all about going to market faster with new over-the-top services. That leaves smaller players scrambling.

Globosat, NET, and Elemental Team to Stream Olympics in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV provider/broadcaster Globosat and pay TV/broadband provider NET are both using Elemental Technologies solutions to make the 2016 Rio Olympics the "most connected games in history."

Google Transitions Hangouts on Air Users to YouTube Live

While a blog post announced that users won't be able to create new Hangouts on Air sessions, the product is actually being shifted to the enterprise.

Featured Articles

Got Facebook Live? Take the Streaming Media Survey

As Facebook Live generates more and more buzz in the industry, Streaming Media is surveying readers throughout our community on how they're using Facebook Live and their experiences so far. Click here to share your thoughts.

Not All Enterprise Video Delivery Systems Are Created Equal

A look at the varied approaches to delivering video in the corporate environment, including wi-fi, WebRTC, software-defined networking, and software-defined enterprise content delivery networks

Voting Now Open in 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time to vote for your favorite products and services in the only industry awards program with results determined by the people who matter most—the end users.

Short Cuts

Video: The Pros and Cons of a Multi-CDN Strategy

Streaming Media EVP Dan Rayburn discusses why using multiple CDNs make sense for some content owners and not for others.

Video: How Can Content Providers Deliver a Consistent Experience Across Devices?

Plex's Greg Edmiston, HBO's John Narus, and Machinima's James Glasscock discuss the challenges of controlling and standardizing the user/viewer experience across the diverse device landscape.

Industry News

JW Player Pulls Back Curtain on JW Showcase, Free Platform for Publishers to Design Video Galleries in One Easy Step

The world’s most widely distributed digital and mobile video solutions company launches first-of-kind one-click free video web app builder to its best-in-class streaming platform

Harmonic to Showcase First Public Virtual Reality Demo With Native UHD Resolution at IBC2016

Powered by HEVC Tiling Technology, UHD VR Approach Enables Video Resolution 10 Times Higher Than Existing Technologies

Nevion’s new VideoIPath 5 lays the foundation for virtualization

Major upgrade to Nevion’s media network and service manager also makes managing networks in remote production and broadcast facilities easier

NewTek Ships TalkShow VS 4000 Multi-Channel Video Calling System

Skype TX 4 offers broadcasters and media partners the ability to integrate multiple studio-grade Skype video calls into a broadcast workflow