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January 02, 2017

Online Video News

One-Third of U.S. Broadband Households Have Multiple OTT Subs

"Service stacking," where households sign up for more than one over-the-top video service, is about to become the new normal.

Hulu Signs Exclusive License to Stream Several Disney Films

Prior to launching its skinny bundle service, Hulu makes a plea to families by adding scores of movies from Disney studios.

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.

Featured Articles

What the Nokia-Apple Lawsuit Means for the Streaming Industry

If Nokia's standards infringement lawsuit prevails over Apple, the costs could be steep to any company relying on H.264 or even HEVC. Here are the issues at stake.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Can MPEG-DASH and HLS Coexist in the Current Video Delivery Ecosystem?

Akamai's Will Law discusses the current codec climate, the pros and cons of HLS and DASH features and deployments, and the advent of CMAF.

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

National Football League Becomes First Sports League to Stream Live Games in China on Sina Weibo

Metrological Streamlines Premium OTT Apps for TV Operators

Innovative Netflix implementation complements Liberty Global’s compelling user experience

NeuLion and INsight TV Form Ultra HD Entertainment Partnership

The Best in 4K Entertainment to be Delivered Over-the-Top by NeuLion

RCA Unveils New TVs, Smartphones, Tablets and Appliances for CES 2017

RCA extends partnership with Curtis International as it becomes the brand’s US TV licensee