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October 24, 2016

Online Video News

NBA and NextVR Offer Basketball Fans One Game Per Week in VR

Anyone with a Samsung Gear VR and a compatible phone can test it during the free trial on October 27. After that, it requires a League Pass subscription.

YouTube Reportedly in Talks with CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox for OTT

A low-priced skinny bundle called YouTube Unplugged may launch early in 2017, with 2 or 3 major broadcasters providing channels.

Vudu Announces Free Movie Tier, Competes With Crackle, Yahoo

Frugal viewers now have another option as Vudu adds thousands of ad-supported movies and shows to its rental offerings.

Featured Articles

2016 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

We've counted all the votes—nearly 34,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.

Measuring Success: The Multiplatform Analytics Challenge

Counting viewers has always been a difficulty for streaming publishers, and today's multiplatform world makes the issue more demanding than ever. The answer is to radically rethink video analytics.

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: The ROI of Redundancy in Large-Scale Live Streams

Verizon's Joe Einstein and Right Brain Media's Deke Cooper discuss redundancy best practices they've used for webcasts that are too big to fail, such as the Grammys, the Academy Awards, and the Masters.

Video: 4 Ways to Future-Proof Your Enterprise Video Platform

EastBanc's Eric Hoffman offers 4 essential insights on how to make your enterprise video infrastructure more reliable, versatile, and capable for meeting the requirements of current and future large-scale video events.

Industry News

TPV Turns to IBM Cloud to Help Create, Distribute New Smart TV Services

New Smart TV services built on IBM Cloud to improve TPV's product offering, and extend its reach to TV manufacturers and content providers worldwide

LeEco Brings Boundary-breaking Ecosystem Model to the U.S., Invites Users to Help Shape the Future

Open, Integrated Ecosystem of Streaming Content Enabled by Internet and Cloud Platform on a Wide Array of Connected Smart Devices That Deliver a Comprehensive Experience

Xumo Achieves Competitive Excellence with New Streaming Content from FOX Sports

Xumo Now Offers Popular Programs The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, Speak for Yourself and More on Mobile and Smart TVs