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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.

Featured Articles

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

Short Cuts

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.

Industry News

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