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September 28, 2016

Online Video News

Roku Refreshes Hardware Lineup, Adds Lower-Priced Entry Model

4K video support isn't limited to the top model anymore, as Roku now offers 4K in three of its devices. Buyers will also find upscaling, HDR support, and Dolby Digital.

Pay TV Subscriptions Down, Streaming Could Be Part of the Reason

11 percent of U.S. households have an SVOD account, but don't subscribe to pay TV, while streaming skinny bundles are still under 1 percent of the market.

Facebook Measurement Mistake Overstates Video View Time

For two years an error in how Facebook calculates average view time led to dramatically higher averages. The problem shows the need for third-party verification.

Featured Articles

CDNs Phasing Out RTMP Support as Flash Fades Away

Here's a look at all the major content delivery networks' plans for ending support for RTMP and Flash streaming

Moving Beyond Flash: The Yahoo HTML5 Video Player

A behind-the-scenes look at how Yahoo developed its HTML5 video player

How to Optimize Your Video App

Even if you build a great video app, users might not find it unless you follow some of these tips from UFC and NeuLion.

Short Cuts

Video: Apps vs Mobile Web for Live Event Streaming

Experts debate the pros and cons of longform live event viewing on the mobile web and native iOS and Android apps in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: Fiber vs. Satellite for Streaming Large-Scale Events

The Switch's Peter Hartz and Live X's Corey Behnke make the case at Live Streaming Summit for fiber as a reliable, agile, and inexpensive alternative to traditional satellite trucks for large-scale broadcasts.

Industry News

StreamGuys Simplifies Metadata Management in Live Streams with SGmetadata

New metadata delivery system from StreamGuys cost-effectively reduces server demand, cuts latency and improves streaming experience for users

NewTek and Vizrt Announce Collaboration for IP Based Newsroom Workflows

Live Production Over IP Enters the Newsroom Through Integration of Vizrt Automation System with NewTek Live Production Systems

Playwire expands publisher offerings as Google video technology partner

Expanded offerings include new ad formats through Google’s suite of video ad products

Introducing srfr: Mobile-to-TV Video Streaming At The Touch Of A Button

Digital Media Startup srfr is Simplifying the Consumer Video Streaming Experience and Focusing on a Platform Agnostic OTT Solution

Espial introduces Elevate cloud-based hosted video solution

Adds 3 new customers who join over 40 service providers using Espial Elevate in US, Canada, and elsewhere

Ellen Digital Ventures Launches “Grand Design” An All New Home Make-Over Show

The Six-Week Digital Series will be hosted by Design Experts The Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino

Clinton-Trump Debate, Atlanta-New Orleans Football Available Nationwide on Monday Night Sling TV Free Preview

No credit card, no payment required for special free preview, includes access to season’s first Presidential debate and pro football