November 30, 2016
Online Video News
AT&T Announces DirecTV Now Launch With $35 Plan, $5 HBO and Cinemax
Customers will be able to stream over 100 channels for $35 per month, but AT&T hasn't announced what those channels are. CBS won't be bundled at launch.
Gartner Releases 2016 Enterprise Video Magic Quadrant
Brightcove, Kaltura, MediaPlatform, Panopto, and VBrick all emerge as leaders in the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise video content management systems
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.
Enterprise Video from the Other Side of the Firewall
Enterprise video vendors are touting a slew of new features, from enterprise YouTube to HTML5 support, but enterprises themselves—particularly in the financial sector—move slowly and face hurdles to adopting the latest technologies
An Object Lesson in Personalized Streaming Video Experiences
What custom content does each viewer want to see? As broadcast and broadband converge, object-based media is showing the way to the future, and the BBC is taking the lead.
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
Video: How to Personalize Branded Content
Hollywoodland Co-founder and President Christopher Roselli offers tips on how to translate analytics to content creators and brands so they can leverage them more effectively to reach and grow their target audience.
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.
Business and Media Pioneer Robert L. Johnson Announces Launch of New iOS App for Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)
Just in Time for the Holiday Season 24/7 Streaming Video Service KlowdTV offers a Low Cost Solution to Cord Cutters
Comcast Boosts Multicultural Programming With the Launch of Sling TV on X1
Sling TV App Will Offer More Than 425 Channels Including 320+ Multicultural Networks in 21 Languages
VideoStitch releases new version of its 360° post-production software