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August 09, 2017

Online Video News

Disney Takes a Majority Stake in BAMTech, Ends Netflix Deal

Marvel and Disney titles to leave Netflix as Disney revs up to launch two different streaming services: one for sports and one for entertainment.

DirecTV Now Gains CBS Programming, LG webOS Gains Sling TV

From the start, CBS was the giant hole in AT&T's DirecTV Now offering. That will soon change, although only in select major cities.

Is Snapchat on the Way Out or Just Finding its Footing?

Snap's value tumbled quickly from its IPO high while Facebook continues to eat its lunch, but don't count the social video service out just yet.

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.

Featured Articles

One to Many: Streaming Live Video to Multiple Platforms

If you're delivering a live video stream, you likely want to publish it on as many platforms as possible. Here's the best hardware and software to pull it off.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Streams on a Plane: Why Gogo Chose HEVC/H.265 for In-Flight Streaming

Gogo's Prem Bangole discusses the cost/benefit analysis that led Gogo to migrate to HEVC/H.265 for in-flight live streaming, and how they implemented it with the airlines they serve.

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.

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

Bitmovin Partners with Yospace to Help Video Publishers and Broadcasters Bypass Ad Blockers and Increase Revenue Up to 25 Percent

With Yospace partnership, Bitmovin can now stitch ads directly into streaming video content, creating a broadcast-like transition between ads and content

Brown Sugar Launches on Roku Devices

Taptica Acquires Tremor Video’s Demand-Side Platform for $50 Million

Deal bolsters mobile advertising platform’s strong U.S. presence

Vizio SmartCast TV Adds Amazon Video For Quick Access to Thousands of Movies and TV Episodes

Users Can Effortlessly Access Content Directly On the Display Via Dedicated Amazon Video Remote Button

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

Comics Legend Mark Millar Joins Forces With the Leading Global Internet Entertainment Platform to Blow Minds Everywhere.