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June 14, 2017

Online Video News

77% of Viewers Want a la Carte Channel Selection, Finds TiVo

While consumers still want a la carte service, which no provider offers, they're willing to pay less for an ideal lineup than they used to be.

Long-Form Rules: Long Video Now Leads on Every Size Screen

Previously, mobile viewers spent more time watching short-form videos. That's no longer the case as even phone viewers go long.

40% Prefer to Stream Movies and TV Shows, 26% Prefer to Download

In our always-connected culture, people would rather stream videos when they want to watch them rather than downloading them ahead of time.

Kaltura TV Platform Gets Akamai Predictive Content Downloading

Targeted at media companies, the service will intelligently learn what content consumers enjoy and download it before they ask.

Featured Articles

Video: The Challenges of Delivering Reliable, Adaptive, Scalable Low-Latency Video

Wowza's Tim Dougherty and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss how Wowza is meeting the challenges of keeping latency down for live video with its Streaming Cloud in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Video: Hybrid Hosted Video Platforms and Other Emerging Trends in Enterprise Video

Wainhouse Research's Steve Vonder Haar and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss key trends in enterprise video delivery behind the firewall, ranging from hybrid on-prem/cloud hosted platforms to security to ECDNs in this interview from Streaming Media East 2017.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Improve the User Experience for OTT and TVE

FOX Sports Go SVP Clark Pierce discusses the importance of user experience in delivering a next-level TV experience with TVE and OTT services, and suggests some effective ways to get there.

Video: How Can Online Video Achieve Parity With Broadcast TV?

Akamai's John Bishop discusses the current state of online video vis a vis broadcast TV, and the key points of comparison: scale, fidelity, operation, and monetization.

Industry News

Sonic Foundry to Sponsor and Provide Streaming Services for UBTech, Annual Conference on Higher Education Technology Leadership, for 14th Consecutive Year

Keynote sessions to be streamed live via Mediasite, all sessions available for viewing on demand

Imagine Products Releases ShotPut Pro 6 for Windows

Popular Offloading Application Gets a New Interface and an Infusion of Improvements for Even Faster and Simpler Media Backups