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April 19, 2017

Online Video News

Ads on Vimeo? VHX OTT Platform Now Allows Ad-Supported Tiers

VHX gains a variety of useful features, including the ability to show ads from Google DoubleClick for Publishers and SDKs for creating custom apps.

Akamai Announces Broadcast-Quality Live Linear Streaming Solution

With LiveOrigin, Akamai hopes to make live linear streams as reliable as broadcast, with low latency and an emphasis on content ingestion.

24% of U.S. Adults Use Social Media to Comment on TV Shows

However, only 9% do so regularly, finds Ring Digital, suggesting that multitasking while watching TV isn't a popular activity.

Featured Articles

How to: Video Quality Optimization

From spatial to temporal to perceptual, optimizing video depends on how it's measured. This how-to guide explores recent advances taking place in video quality.

How to Stream to Facebook Live and YouTube From Your DJI Phantom

Give followers a whole different view. These tips will help increase audience engagement by streaming live drone footage to social media accounts.

OTT’s Troubling Trend: Is Anyone Actually Making Money?

With premium content licensing costs through the roof, streaming video and audio services are struggling to become profitable. Run the numbers, Wall Street, because they don't add up.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Get Streaming Bandwidth Wherever Your Event Is

TourGigs' Casey Charvet discusses cellular bonding/link aggregation and other technologies and strategies for getting your stream online when you're in the field and traditional bandwidth options are unavailable.

Video: How the IP-Only Model Democratizes Content Delivery

TourGigs' Casey Charvet discusses the IP-only content delivery model and how it benefits smaller outfits doing large-scale event streams.

Industry News

Verizon Digital Media Services now offers integrated Microsoft Azure Storage

Verizon Digital Media Services extends relationship to simplify high-volume storage and delivery of content

DVEO Enables Telcos to Create Channels for Roku® and Android™ Set-Top Boxes in Minutes

The TV APP Maker enables anyone to quickly create a private channel icon on any Roku® or Android™ set-top box and obtain a new channelized line-up of content that is served via a DVEO ATLAS™ packaging server.

SKY Mexico Delivers Premium Live OTT Service with Elemental

Satellite TV provider deploys Elemental software-based video processing for multiscreen live streaming

Elemental to Launch Advanced Video Processing Solutions at NAB Show 2017

Commitment to advanced performance and functionality unlocks new capabilities and revenue streams for video creation and distribution customers

ColorTV Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Guidebox, Inc.

ColorTV is an end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs and streaming devices

Mux Raises $9m in Series A Funding from Accel to Give Companies Insights Into Video Performance

Akamai Uses IneoQuest’s Cloud Monitoring Service for its Video Assurance Needs

IneoQuest Adopts FoQus>Delivery Branding for Cloud-Based Broadcast-Class Quality Assurance Service