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November 23, 2016

Online Video News

HEVC Advance Makes Some Software Royalty Free

HEVC Advance says it hopes to speed the adoption of HEVC decoders among the installed base of computers and devices by making some software downloads royalty free

Connected TV Use Grows 50% in Past Year, Smartphone Use Decreases

When streaming, consumers choose the biggest screen around, especially for binge viewing. Connected TV adoption is small, but growing quickly.

Wowza Introduces HTML5 Media Player

The new Wowza Player is available for free to Wowza Streaming Engine and Streaming Cloud customers.

Featured Articles

How to Monetize: AVOD, TVOD, or SVOD?

In quotes from a Streaming Media/Unisphere survey, our readers talk about the biggest monetization opportunities and challenges facing them today and tomorrow

Video: Microsoft Seeks Elegant Ways to Match Esports Broadcasters to Their Audience

Microsoft's Andy Beach and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the latest strategic developments around live-streamed and VOD esports in this interview from Streaming Media West 2016.

MPEG-DASH Royalties: What We Know So Far

Who will owe royalties on MPEG-DASH? We spoke to MPEG LA to find out. Bottom line: If you use Media Presentation Descriptions (MPDs) in a player or app, it's time to call your attorneys.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Use Feedback to Create Content Users Want to Watch

Lacrosse Network creator Samir Chaudry discusses cost-effective ways to create content that can respond and adjust based on user feedback and analytics.

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?

Industry News

Legendary Digital Networks' Alpha—the Industry's First Completely Interactive Video and Membership Platform—Launches

lpha Offers Exclusive, Premium Content from Nerdist & Geek & Sundry Featuring Janet Varney, Matt Mira, Jackson Lanzing, Zach Sherwin, Brian Wayne Foster and More

Vimeo and OneFifty Partner to Bring GOLDBRICKS IN BLOOM to Audiences Worldwide

The Film, By Vimeo Staff-Picked Filmmaker Danny Sangra, Features Zosia Mamet (“Girls”), Leo Fitzpatrick (KIDS), and Tavi Gevinson (ENOUGH SAID)

VITEC Launches First Broadcast-Grade Integrated IPTV and Digital Signage Platform

On-Premise Platform Packs Cutting-Edge Features, Including Dynamic IPTV Middleware, Time-Shifted TV, and Low Latency Streaming of Live and On-Demand Video to Mobile Devices