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July 31, 2017

Online Video News

Imagine Report Sees Momentum on Move to Unified Distribution

A report from Imagine Communications lists the top objections broadcasters have to a unified HTTP distribution system, but the company sees increased interest.

Facebook's Premium Video Section Will Arrive in Mid-August

The social network has been planning an assault on the TV ad market for some time now, and viewers will soon see the results.

Facebook Approves Cameras and Software for Live 360 Ready Program

The 11 cameras and 7 software suites approved in the Live 360 Ready program have been proven to work with the live streams, and can carry a Facebook Live logo.

Roku Most Popular Streaming Device, Takes Crown from Chromecast

This is a good time to plan an IPO: Roku has risen to become the most popular video streaming device, while the Apple TV falls farther and farther behind.

Featured Articles

Security Pros Respond to New Challenges: Ransomware, Drones

When security solutions are too difficult to use, creatives ignore them. What's needed is an approach that's both unified and simple. Luckily, help is on the way.

Google Video Intelligence Analyzes Images in Videos

Generating video metadata for large libraries is almost impossible to do manually, but Google Video Intelligence is being used by companies like Cantemo to automate the task.

Will OTT Mean the Death of the Movie Theater?

Not quite, but as consumers demand more flexibility in the ways they access content, the movie industry needs to be prepared to change with the times

Short Cuts

Video: How Does the Rise of Facebook Live Affect Other Streaming Platforms?

Tribune Media's Rob Dillon and Dailymotion's Claudia Page discuss the impact of Facebook Live and other ascendant social streaming platforms on their content delivery strategies.

Industry News

Viva Entertainment Group Integrates its VivaLive TV With Amazon's FireTV

New Whozout Live App Monetizes Streaming and Gives Livestreamers Easy Tools for Global Broadcasting

Brightcove Announces Executive Leadership Transition

Visbit Releases Unity SDK and Web VR Player for its All-in-One VR Streaming Service, Bringing High Quality VR Streaming to the Masses

VR content publishers and developers can now access 4K+ VR streaming technology across all mobile VR platforms including Google Daydream View and Cardboard for iOS, as well as most major mobile and desktop browsers

TiVo Introduces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Personalized Content Discovery Platform With Voice Search for Video Entertainment

New Personalized Content Discovery Platform for Video Operators Fully Integrates Search, Recommendations and Analytics with Voice