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November 28, 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

Launching Alpha: Creating a New OTT Service

Alpha launched this week with content from Legendary Digital Networks' Nerdist and Geek and Sundry, with an emphasis on live video and online community

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Is it Time to Take the HEVC Plunge?

Frost & Sullivan analyst Avni Rambhia assesses the key factors content owners face today in determining whether to stick with AVC or move to HEVC.

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.