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October 26, 2016

Online Video News

JW Player Intros Video Recommendation System to Drive Engagement

Get more video views while boosting engagement and advertising. That's the promise of JW Player's data-driven recommendation engine.

Wicket Labs Launches, Offers Cloud API Testing and Monitoring

Created by a former CEO for thePlatform, the company automates cloud API monitoring and provides feedback in easy-to-understand language.

Netflix Taking Additional $1B Debt to Finance Original Content

Hits like House of Cards, Daredevil, and Stranger Things don't come cheap. Netflix makes a break from licensed content.

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: What are the Economies of Scale for OTT vs. Broadcast Video?

Vimond CEO Helge Hoibraaten and Jim Turner of trnrMedia outline the relative costs of adding subscribers and CDN infrastructure strategies for growing OTT services.

Video: How Can OTT Providers Use Data to Increase Engagement?

Google's Serge Kassardjian and Recurly's Dan Burkhart discuss strategies for leveraging targeted viewer data to get better engagement with OTT services.

Industry News

The California State University System Selects ShareStream Education’s Video Platform to Enhance Online Teaching and Learning Statewide

Collaboration to Offer Leading Educational Media Platform to Half a Million Students and Faculty across 23 Campuses