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December 28, 2016

Online Video News

Buffering Is the Biggest Online Video Frustration, Then Quality

If a video buffers three times, 78% of the audience clicks away. OTT adoption is strong, but the same problems continue plaguing the industry, finds Limelight.

40% Watch an Hour or More Smartphone Video Each Week: Report

The Streaming Video Alliance's mobile video report shows that people love viewing mobile video at home, hate data limits, and still flock to YouTube.

Viewers Overwhelmingly Want a la Carte TV Channel Selection

Will pay TV providers finally offer a la cart selection in 2017? PwC say it would win back dissatisfied cord-cutters and cord-nevers.

Featured Articles

SVOD Is the Clear OTT Winner

Amazon Prime Instant Video's expansion and the introduction of BritBox drive home the point: SVOD will be the leading OTT business model for the foreseeable future.

Twitter Gets Live Video Creation; Does Periscope Have a Future?

In order to battle Facebook Live, Twitter adds live video creation to tweets. While that's a smart move, the change eliminates the need for the Periscope app.

Expect Broadcasters to Demand Access to Platform Data in 2017

Social platforms Facebook and Instagram are turning out huge views for sports broadcasters, but the broadcasters aren't getting much info in return. Look for that to change.

Short Cuts

Video: Lecture Capture and Streaming Workflows in Higher Education

Duke University Senior Media Engineer Todd Stabley discusses workflows Duke has implemented for lecture capture, streaming sports events, and more.

Video: Do We Still Need Adaptive Bitrate Streaming?

Akamai's Will Law, Disney's Mark Arana, and Yahoo's Omer Luzzatti discuss the ongoing need for ABR streaming in the fast-changing streaming landscape.

Industry News

The World Poker Tour Renews Agreement With Wazee Digital

WPT Relies on Wazee Digital Core for Archiving and Distribution to U.S. and International Broadcasters

Nielsen Acquires Gracenote

Global Leader in Audience Measurement Acquires Industry’s Premier Provider of Media and Entertainment Metadata

PureFlix.Com Joining Forces With ClearPlay To Deliver Clean(er) Streaming Content To Families

Faith and Family SVOD Service To Benefit From Partnering with Video Filtering Firm