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October 12, 2016

Online Video News

Unified Remix Combats Ad Blockers

Unified Remix is a software engine that creates a single stream from a playlist created by a call to an ad network, a rule set, or by CMS generation, preventing ad blockers from identifying ad server URLs

Roku Introduces Direct Publisher for Code-Free Channel Creation

Publishers can add their content to Roku's cross-app search and discovery system, and have Roku manage all video ad sales.

Google Adds 4K and HDR to Chromecast Ultra, Competes With Roku

The Ultra keeps the Chromecast's compact size, adds 4K, and doubles the price. It's the cheapest 4K option, but will that be enough for shoppers?

Featured Articles

The List of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

Discover our 2016 list of the 100 companies doing the most interesting and innovative work in streaming video. We're shining a spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of today's video revolution.

The 2016 Streaming Media 100: The 100 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2016

It's that time of the year again: Here's Streaming Media's annual list of the biggest players in the online video industry. These are the 100 companies dominating the present and charting the future.

Shudder Goes Into the Woods to Present a Master Class in Horror

The online horror movie service Shudder doesn't just want to show scary movies, it wants to nurture the next generation of horror movie-makers.

Short Cuts

Video: How Gamification Can Enhance Brand Awareness

Google Labs' Nathan Phillips and Viacom's Isaac Josephson discuss how to use gamification strategically to increase brand and content engagement in the OTT video market.

Video: How Do You Get Millennials to Adopt OTT Services?

Jason Thibeault of the Streaming Video Alliance discusses survey results on millennial viewing habits for online and OTT video.

Industry News

BET Networks Continues to Expand its TV Everywhere Footprint With its Brand-Dedicated App Now Available on Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku

Streaming Media Announces the Top 100 Online Video Companies for 2016

Streaming Media magazine and release the list of the top 100 companies making an impact in online video.

Video Creation Platform Wochit Adds Stringr Video Marketplace’s Content Catalogue to Extensive Library of Pre-Cleared Video Assets

Partnership provides media brands direct access to hyperlocal and on-demand content from 25,000-plus videographers nationwide

First Ever Hitachi Roku TV Models Now Launching

50” – 65” Models in 4K Ultra HD Arrive in Stores Beginning this Month