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August 07, 2017

Online Video News

Hulu Subscribers Prefer Hulu to Traditional Pay TV, Finds TDG

If consumers were forced to choose between their SVOD and pay TV subscriptions, more Hulu fans would opt to leave pay TV behind.

Discovery Buys Scripps for $11.9B, Looks for Online Muscle

With the pay TV/OTT ecosystems in flux, cable channel providers look for new ways to make sure their brands are relevant to younger viewers.

Comcast Talks Xfinity Instant TV, Which May Appear Later in 2017

A revamped version of the company's Comcast Stream service could go for $15 per month, but top execs are skeptical about OTT.

Featured Articles

Catch the Buzz: Drone Racing Is the Next Frontier for Sports

Drone racing is the latest esport moving from hobbists to mass appeal. Fast-paced events are help around the world, but live streaming remains an obstacle.

Apple HEVC Move Means Higher Encoding Costs

Hardware acceleration and field programmable gate arrays may be the answer to the rising costs of encoding for multiple codecs including H.264, H.265, VP9, and soon AV1

Lock it Down: How to Keep Enterprise Video Safe and Secure

From pipes to pixels, enterprise video security is becoming big business. This article puts a spotlight on three types of content security solutions: encryption, rights management, and content management.

Short Cuts

Video: Best Practices for Live Encoding

Brightcove's Matt Smith explains how to meet the challenges of live event streaming from technical to QA to process issues to securing bandwidth in this presentation from Live Streaming Summit.

Video: The Case for Using VP9 at All Resolutions

Google Chrome's Matt Frost explains why YouTube uses VP9 "down the resolution stack"--not just for HDR and 4K--and explains how better-quality encoding benefits watch times and ad revenues.

Class Act

More Than Enough Is Too Much: Educational Video Is Overused

Creating educational videos is easy—too easy—and that's a problem. To best reach students, educators need to diversify their presentation tools.

Industry News

Bottle Rocket Helps NPR Further its “News Everywhere” Strategy with the Launch of NPR One for Apple TV

National news organization comes home to Bottle Rocket where the company’s first mobile app was born.

Asus ZenFone AR Now Available on Verizon

The Verizon Network Powers the World’s first Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Smartphone

Magewell Expands Eco Capture Family of Compact, Power-Efficient M.2 Capture Cards

First model of high-performance, low-power capture hardware series now shipping, with newly-introduced quad-channel model to debut at IBC