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June 26, 2017

Online Video News

VidCon '17: YouTube Intros VR180, Announces New Content

Rhett & Link helped YouTube execs share news about a new VR format, minor updates to the YouTube platform, and new content initiatives, as well as the expansion of the YouTube TV service into new markets.

5G Seen as Crucial to the Development of Merged Reality

The rise of virtual spaces could dramatically change how people work, play, and interact. Before that happens, VR needs stable and fast wireless connectivity.

With $40M Investment, Great Big Story Eyes OTT and Skinny Bundles

CNN is once again funding Great Big Story, this time as it expands into a 24-7 digital network streaming through OTT and skinny bundle services.

Sling TV Is the Most Popular Skinny Bundle, in Over 2M US Homes

While Sling has more customers, DirecTV Now subscribers stream more hours per month. ComScore sheds light on skinny bundle viewing.

Low-Quality Streaming Reduces OTT Viewer Loyalty, Finds Akamai

Using biometric tests, Akamai learned exactly how disengaged and unhappy viewers become after experiencing even minor streaming issues.

Sports-Streaming FuboTV Raises $55M, Plans Content Expansion

This sports-focused skinny bundle offers big league and college action, as well as traditional pay TV fare. Investors see a Spotify for TV.

Featured Articles

AOL Builds a Live TV Studio in the Heart of Greenwich Village

The AOL Build Studio isn't just the home of the company's popular online chat show—it's a multiplatform celebrity-driven content-generating machine.

Short Cuts

Video: Facebook Live Rules to Live By

Jan Ozer discusses rules that apply when streaming to Facebook Live and other platforms in this clip from Live Streaming Summit 2017.

Class Act

Colleges Need to Safeguard Video in a Standards-Based World

As more colleges and universities invest in video lessons, they're challenged to keep that content secure. Here's the strategy that makes the grade right now.

Future in Focus

How Much of a Role Will Mobile Phones Play in the Future of TV?

While older viewers prefer streaming to a living room television, Millennial and Gen Z viewers agree: The small screen is big! Now where's the 4K?

Industry News

Frame.io Enterprise Powers Video Collaboration Across Large Organizations

Media corporations, ad agencies, brands and institutions of all sizes have the collaborative video workflow solution they need in Frame.io Enterprise with powerful team management, enterprise-grade security, enhanced support and more.

New Research Reveals More Than 50% of Developers Cite HTC Vive as Most Popular VR, AR, or MR Platform

Virtual Reality Developers Conference Fall 2017 (VRDC) reveals industry trends in second annual VR/AR Innovation Report

Verimatrix Underscores Commitment to Verspective Operator Analytics through Device-Level Data Collection Acquisition

Real-time Collection of Secure Data at the Device Level Recognized as Key to Analytics Competitive Differentiation

Advergent Announces Turnkey Roku Channel Development Solution Starting at $249

Advergent puts Roku channel development within reach of more content creators with it's new Turnkey Roku Channel program, starting at $249.

Telestream Introduces Vantage Social

Bridges the gap between technical production and marketing teams within organizations seeking to strengthen brands and grow audiences through social media engagement

Adobe Continues to Drive 360 Video and VR Innovation with Acquisition of Mettle’s Skybox Tools for Editing and Visual Effects

Acquisition Accelerates Adobe’s Position in Cutting Edge New Medium

ABI Research Technology Survey Finds Augmented Reality Interest is High, but Adoption Remains Low