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April 05, 2017

Online Video News

V-Nova Announces Perseus Version 2, to Debut at NAB Conference

A lighter Perseus codec will help content providers save money with greater encoding density, while streaming higher-quality video over any network.

Verizon Will Launch Skinny Bundle TV Service This Summer

Verizon has also launched the 3.0 version of Go90, its ad-supported streaming service for millennials, now featuring more focused content areas.

Premium Hollywood Movies Might Stream Sooner, Say Reports

Online consumers want to be able to rent premium movies sooner after their release, but will they accept $30 to $50 rental prices?

Featured Articles

Buyers' Guide to Encoding 2017

From pico to infinite, encoders come in all shapes and sizes. Here's all the information businesses need to choose the best encoder for their situation.

How the Sourcebook Shaped the History of the Online Video Industry

This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook, the annual guide that's become a bible for all parts of the online video economy.

The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016

Niagara, IBM, ComScore, and More: 2016 yielded lower innovation, greater consolidation, and a whole lot of big-ticket M&A activity.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Keep Your Webcasts From Failing

Microsoft Production Studios' Travis Petershagen looks at the signal flow for large-scale webcasts, where and how failures happen, and how to be ready for them and keep your content streaming.

Video: How Long Will Viewers Watch VR Streams?

Jaunt VR's Grant Anderson discusses the length limitations of VR viewing, given the current state of headsets and more, and how that affects content development.

Editor's Note

Unfiltered Live Online Video Shows the Need for Journalists

Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.

Industry News

Verizon Digital Media Services collaborates with Megaport to expand the Edgecast Content Delivery Network into New Zealand

Newest point of presence investment in Asia-Pacific and Oceanic regions ensures exceptional performance and reliability for customers in the country

Telestream Becomes First Company to Add IMSC 1.0 Subtitle Support to Captioning Products

MacCaption, CaptionMaker, and Timed Text Flip Products now support new OTT subtitling standard required by major networks and online film distributors

Zype and Opera TV Launch Integrated OTT Offering

New Partnership Allows Video Publishers to Distribute Content and Maximize Advertising Revenue Across Smart TVs

Dalet Expands Choices for Broadcasters and Content Producers with Solutions for Media Workflows Orchestration that Streamline Program Preparation, Unified News Operations, Multimedia Radio, Post-Production and Multi-Platform Distribution

Advancements in Managing Business Continuity, IMF and Social Media

Magewell to Launch 4K USB Video Capture Devices at NAB Show

Two new models bring full-resolution 4K capture to feature-rich USB Capture Plus family of plug-and-play video interface solutions