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February 21, 2017

Online Video News

Ericsson Looks to 5G's Future, Launches Platform for First Movers

It's time for operators to begin experimenting with 5G services, says Ericsson, so it's rolled out a platform that lets them test high-bandwidth offerings.

Maker Cutting Thousands From Creator Network, Focusing on Top 300

The MCN is also cutting an unspecific number of jobs, sources say, as Disney trims costs and searches for breakout stars.

Facebook Announces Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV Apps

Facebook videos are no longer limited to desktop and mobile screens, as members can access their feeds and view recommendations on connected TVs.

Startup Airwavz.tv Plans Mobile Phone Case for Cord-Cutters

View local channels on-the-go and store recordings with a built-in DVR. The Quarterback case should launch this year for Android and iOS.

Instart Logic Creates CDN Model Based on Revenue Improvements

Content delivery is a commodity now, says upstart Instart Logic, which believes CDNs should only charge when they add value for their clients.

Verizon and AwesomenessTV Kill Premium Service Before it Launches

Does Verizon have a game plan? The chaos coming out of its video division suggests a mad scramble for Gen Z viewers, but no real results.

Featured Articles

Virtually There: The Industry Drives Towards a VR Oasis

VR video will have uses beyond entertainment and gaming, offering something for every industry, but there are significant distribution problems to conquer first.

Survey: What's Next for OTT?

New survey asks industry members to weigh in on the state of OTT today and share their insights into where they see the market headed in the future

What's Your Video Data Roadmap?

Effectively using the data from each part of the technology stack means better business decisions and happier customers. Here's a quick overview of the data roadmap to guide publishers to making the right decisions.

Short Cuts

Video: What's Inside an HTML5 Player?

Streamroot's Erica Beavers gives content owners migrating from Flash to HTML5 a whirlwind tour of HTML5 player components and UIs, likening an HTML5 player's inner workings to the component of a loaded hamburger.

Video: Is 4K Quality Worth the Higher Data Rate?

Twitch Video Systems Engineer Tarek Amara discusses the pros and cons of transitioning to 4K streaming, and underscores the heightened importance of high-quality compression in delivering a successful 4K experience.

Video: How to Choose a Video Platform in the Post-Flash Era

Viacom's Dan Balis examines the key capabilities and features of current online video players and platforms to help users make informed choices when migrating to a new player after the demise of Flash.

Industry News

Live Streaming Summit Coming to New York in May

Live Streaming Summit focuses entirely on the technologies and strategies required to take large-scale live event and live linear video and deliver it to viewers watching on all manner of devices.

Sliver.tv and ESL Launch First Virtual 360° Esports Stadium Experience at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2017

Virtual Reality Rocks: Consumers Who Know VR Are Excited About Its Future, says CTA Report

New consumer sentiment study also provides guidance for manufacturers and retailers

SyncBac PRO Delivers Significant Cost Savings For 'The Island With Bear Grylls'

AVIWEST Solutions Simplify Coverage of the U.S. Election for BBC Panorama

AVIWEST's DMNG Equipment Streamlined Workflow Between Remote Journalists in the U.S. and U.K. Facilities

National Geographic's Licensing Portal Powered by Wazee Digital Core Now Transcodes and Delivers Content in True 4K

One of Industry's First Video Portals to Support Automatic Transcoding of 4K

Artel Video Systems Joins Alliance for IP Media Solutions

Ostmodern brings Alchemiya to Amazon Prime

VOD specialist delivers Muslim SVOD service from early creative vision through to final implementation, supporting the platform’s launch on Amazon Channels

On24 Recognizes Top-Performing Webinars in Webinar Engagement Awards

Selected by a panel of digital marketing experts, winners of the quarterly awards program include Oracle, Twitter, and Workday

Ooyala Clicks With New North American AOR, Bob Gold & Associates

StreamGuys to Preview Expanded SaaS Streaming Suite at Proclaim 17

Trusted streaming media experts will showcase comprehensive range of cloud-based services for religious broadcasters and worship facilities