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November 21, 2016

Online Video News

MPEG-LA Announces MPEG-DASH Patent Portfolio License

No royalties would apply to clients and "DASH segments based on DASH Initiators" for the first 100,000 units; royalties of 5 cents per unit would apply after the 100,000 unit threshold with a cap of $30 million per licensing term

Hulu Acquires Video Genome Project to Improve Recommendations

When consumers have access to an almost unlimited supply of premium content, surfacing programs they'll enjoy becomes a major challenge.

Akamai Announces CMAF Support to Simplify Transcoding, Storage

Could there actually be one format to rule them all? Akamai becomes an early endorser of the Common Media Application Format, which is still a draft.

Featured Articles

VR's Two-Tiered Takeoff

Despite a year of content and production experimentation by studios and broadcasters, poor quality experiences could yet impede VR take-off

Sky Launches Into VR

Sky is committed to seeing VR succeed where 3D failed, and has established the 10-person Sky VR Studio to spearhead innovation and content creation

Short Cuts

Video: Does Today's Online Video and OTT Landscape Favor Content Creators?

With the broad array of channels and networks available to producers to deliver their content today, are we living in a golden age for content creators?

Video: HLS vs. MPEG-DASH in 2017

Who is adopting DASH and who is sticking with HLS, and why? Execs from Viacom, Sinclair, Float Left, and Brightcove discuss the current and coming state of DASH.

Industry News

Streaming Video Alliance Introduces New Virtual Reality Study Group at Today's Quarterly Member Meeting

Level 3 Communications Hosts Final Alliance Meeting of the Year in Denver

Digiflare Integrates Panthera Cache & Carry Into App Publishing Platform

LiveU Mission Critical for Record-Breaking Election Coverage

LiveU at the heart of Election Day coverage with 1,200 simultaneous streams, nearly 8,000 hours of continuous live broadcasting