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September 12, 2016

Online Video News

IBC '16: Sony Stresses Open IP Systems

The firm also trials cloud switching with Swisscom and IP production with Euromedia

Harmonic Claims 50% OTT Performance Improvements with EyeQ

Unveiled at IBC 2016, EyeQ is the product of eight years' research and several filed patents, and will be released in the fourth quarter.

LiveU Launches New Portable HEVC Video Transmitter

The new LU600 will offer HEVC encoding at up to 20Mbps, file transfer at 80Mbps, and a latency of 0.5 seconds. Units will ship after IBC with H.264 cards, which the company will upgrade to H.265 when available.

Featured Articles

The Secret Sauce Behind Building an Elastic API

If you're using or currently plan on using a CDN provider with a web service API, here's a look at how to achieve flexibility

Netflix Finds x265 20% More Efficient than VP9

Netflix compared 5,000 clips from 500 titles in its library using the x264, x265, and libvpx codecs. x265's implementation of HEVC was the clear winner on quality and efficiency, but whether that matters in light of compatibility and licensing issues isn't so obvious.

Short Cuts

Video: Why Streaming Video Metrics Matter

Real Story Group's Theresa Regli explains you can leverage targeted metrics and media asset management to improve your streaming ROI.

Video: How Branding Strategy Informs Content

Max Polisar of AwesomenessTV describes the range of approaches to branding strategy for online video, based on audience and marketing intent, and how that strategy shapes the content itself.

Industry News

Make.TV to Showcase Live Video Cloud Video Acquisition and Management Platform at IBC 2016

Enables broadcasters to acquire and produce live video from smartphones, pro cameras and encoders

BuyDRM Catapults Studio Content Over the Top With KeyOS OTT Suite

BuyDRM provides a comprehensive turnkey security platform for OTT studio content that saves time and money and simplifies implementations.

360 Video Stitching In The Streambox Cloud

Streambox Inc.®, an industry leading pioneer delivering unique video streaming solutions announced today 360 video stitching in Streambox Cloud, enabling all Streambox encoders to support streaming live 360 videos and allow for easy mobile 360 streaming.