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December 12, 2016

Online Video News

Top Shopping Sites Have 2.7M Listings for Video Piracy Devices

E-commerce sites including Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba have millions of listings for products that let consumers subscribe to pirate online video platforms.

Video Encoder Beamr Takes $4M in Funding from Verizon Ventures

The company plans to grow its business in Europe in 2017, and spur applications for its content adaptive encoding software in several industries.

Featured Articles

Join Us for the Advanced Encoding for OTT Webinar on Dec. 15

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer, Beamr's Dror Gill, and Harmonic's Elie Sader discuss the latest in encoding for OTT and answer your questions on this exclusive web event.

$10K Buys a Mobile System for Interactive Streaming and Live VR

Costs are coming down and so are sizes. It's now possible to create a backpack-sized, completely mobile live video production system for around $10,000.

CMAF Is Halfway There, But That's Not Far Enough: Commentary

The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) hits a predictable roadblock with encryption, where it enables two incompatible modes. This has one columnist feeling pessimistic.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Build an Internal Streaming Solution

Howard & Associates' Andy Howard explains how to assemble an effective internal solution for enterprise streaming in this excerpt from a Streaming Media West 2016 panel.

Video: How Delivering VP9 Can Expand Your Reach and Save You Money

Viacom's Jeff Tapper explains migrating to VP9 on platforms that support it will help you reach new markets and save money by delivering better quality video at lower bandwidths.

Industry News

Streaming Video Alliance Members Approve the Open Caching Request Routing Specification 

Published Specification From the Alliance's Open Caching Working Group can be Leveraged Immediately to Build Compliant Products 

Tentkotta Launches Linear OTT Channel With Amagi

Leverages Amagi CLOUDPORT Managed Services to Grow Global Audience Base

SLIVER.tv Launches VR Live Cast and Live Replay Platform to Stream Top eSports Tournaments in 360 Virtual Reality

Turnkey solution enables tournament and league operators to run 360 live stream CS:GO, LoL and Dota2 across all desktop, mobile and VR platforms

Giraffic AVA Unlocks Seamless Virtual Reality Streaming for Apps and Mobile Devices

New AVA acceleration for immersive streams doubles the resolution and minimizes buffering to help cut the VR cord; Demos Available at CES 2017