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October 05, 2016

Online Video News

Google Releases Dataset of 8M YouTube URLs for Video Research

For students and researchers working in fields like video modeling and representation learning, the set should be a huge help.

Global Average Connection Speed Decreased in Q2 2016: Akamai

While year-over-year growth is still strong, this quarter saw connectivity declines for many nations and U.S. states, reports Akamai.

Upcoming Amazon Fire TV Stick to Include Alexa Voice Assistance

The Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote will sell for $39.99, adding voice assistance that can find a movie, check the weather, and order a pizza.

Featured Articles

How Data is Changing HBO

HBO now uses near-real time data to adjust its promotional and marketing efforts on an almost daily basis

Benchmarking PCs, Capture Cards, and Software Mixers for HD Capture and Streaming

To determine how powerful a system it takes to produce and deliver live event streams, we tested a range of computers, capture devices, and live streaming programs. Read on for the results.

Advertising Works Better in Live than On-Demand: Yahoo

At last week's Advertising Week New York, Yahoo shared how its creating better ad relationships with viewers via live streaming events like Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting.

Short Cuts

Video: How Analytics Can Make Your Live Streams More Successful

Experts from Akamai, Comcast, Conviva, and Yahoo! discuss key analytics, metrics, and assessment strategies that will help you deliver more effective and profitable live streams.

Video: Home Runs: Using Fiber to Direct and Deliver Live Shows Remotely

Peter Hartz explains how The Switch leveraged fiber technology to cut, switch, and deliver Univision's live soccer broadcasts from their home office, and how the infrastructure can be used for a range of other purposes including live OTT in this excerpt from his Live Streaming Summit panel.

Industry News

Noordhoff Health Adopts Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to Co-Create Innovative Learning Solutions for 4,000+ European Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Partnership launched to provide video training to hospitals in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

TVPlayer Completes £5M Investment Round to Accelerate Growth of OTT TV Platform

TVPlayer, the UK’s leading live streaming TV platform, has completed a £5m investment round led by A+E Networks, the US-based award-winning, global media content company.

Cracked launches Roku channel as it expands its humor brand into over-the-top video

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and NFL Digital Platforms Draw an Audience of 8 Million Viewers

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network up +6% in HH rating versus season average from 2015