May 08, 2017
Online Video News
YouTube Announces Original Programming, Partners with Ellen
In a streaming world dominated by ad-free SVOD originals, YouTube will create ad-supported series with a small assortment of proven online talents.
Time Announces Sports Illustrated OTT Service to Launch This Fall
At the CNN NewFront, Casey Neistat revealed that his video-focused news channel will debut on YouTube and Facebook this summer.
Hulu Announces Live TV Service, Over 50 Channels for $39.99
The plan includes all four major broadcast networks, live sports, a 50-hour cloud DVR, and access to the company's on-demand library. Ad-free viewing is a $4 extra.
Disney Launches Digital Network, Collection of Over 300 Accounts
Both Disney and Defy Media promised advertisers premium originals that reach generation Z and millennial viewers on a variety of platforms.
Twitter All in With Sports, News, Entertainment Video at NewFront
At its first newfront, Twitter announced deals with the WNBA, MLBAM, NFL, the Players' Tribune, PGA, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, LiveNation, and more.
NAB 17 Codec Roundup
Netflix shared its encoding secrets, while Beamr, Capella, Haivision, Harmonic, Hybrid, and V-Nova showed off advances in HEVC, HDR, cloud encoding, and more
Amazon, Netflix, and More Go Global With the Cloud
At NAB, execs from Amazon, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. shared their insights into how virtualized workflows in the cloud are helping them meet international demand
The Producer's View
VP9 Pricing: When Does Adding VP9 Lead to Bandwidth Cost Savings?
A conference question asks when it makes economic sense for a video provider to add a VP9 transcode? We scoped out the variables and did the math.
BroadStream Doubles Down on Support and Service
Company Opens Global 24/7 Support Center and Launches Task Force for Continuous Improvement in Sales and Service
Twitter Live Streaming Video Channel Now Available on Roku Devices
Premium Video Content Available Starting May 4
POPSUGAR Unveils New Original Programming, Creative Partnerships
"We rise. We shine.” 2017 POPSUGAR Digital NewFront