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.
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.
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.
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