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July 19, 2017

Online Video News

Netflix Posts Strong Subscriber Numbers, Now Bigger Overseas

The subscription video leader's global strategy is paying off, as Netflix now has more non-U.S. subscribers than U.S. subscribers. But is this strategy sustainable?

Viewers Will Stream 47 Minutes of Video Per Day in 2017: Zenith

Streaming time will shoot up this year, and a dramatic increase in mobile viewing is the reason why. Viewing time for non-mobile devices is flat.

DirecTV Now to Beta Test Cloud DVR Storage Later This Summer

Starting this fall, DirecTV Now and DirecTV app users will be the first to get live TV pausing and parental controls, as well as the cloud DVR.

Featured Articles

360° Video Is No Gateway to VR, Says BBC

BBC R&D is not convinced of the case for producing news in VR, and warns against the perils of relying too heavily on tech company sponsorship of branded 360° or VR news content

Streaming the Latest in Nanotechnology

The Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology (RAIN) initiative gives students across the U.S.—and the world—the chance to control and view nanotechnology instruments that aren't available at their home schools

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

It's time for Streaming Media readers to submit your nominations for the best products and services in 34 categories from analytics to cameras to QoS and webcast solutions.

Short Cuts

Video: What's the Best Camera for 360° VR?

AP Digital Storytelling Editor Seth Mayerowitz discusses the pros and cons of different 360 VR camera solutions in terms of features and price points.

Video: How Do You Choose a Codec With Technology Always In Flux?

Beamr's Mark Donnigan, Deluxe's Jeremy Morrison, Fandango's Samir Ahmed, and Gogo's Prem Bangole discuss the challenges of providing encoding services for HD, HDR, and 4K as the codec landscape continues to shift and evolve.

Industry News

AWS Elemental Helps BT to Deliver First-Ever Live 4K UEFA Champions League Final Coverage in Virtual Reality

Streaming experiences were publicly available free of charge on YouTube

Cable, Satellite, Telco Face New Competition with 1 in 3 Consumers Willing to Stream Pay TV, New Study Shows

Horowitz's new State of dMVPD Study Measures Market Opportunity for Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and Others