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August 14, 2017

Online Video News

Facebook Launches Watch Tab and Original Shows to Select Users

In a bold bid to siphon ad revenue from broadcast TV, Facebook takes the wraps off Watch, its new area for episodic and live content.

CBS Takes All Access International: NBCU Says So Long to Seeso

One rises and one falls: CBS All Access is riding into new markets, while NBCUniversal's Seeso never got off the ground.

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.

Virtual Reality Causing an Additional 21,000 PB of Traffic by '21

Will new immersive video streams break the internet? Juniper Research says a crisis is coming unless network operators join the standards discussion now.

Featured Articles

Infographic: The OTT Takeover

Why the move to HDR matters for more than just 4K—and why OTT services and devices are going to lead the way

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: Technical Challenges of Monetizing and Selling Online Video

InPlayer CEO George Meek discusses the challenges of enabling and supporting online sales of video content, from transactions to localization to time-to-market and paywalls.

Industry News

RCA Roku TVs Available Now

RCA Roku TVs Available Online and In-Store Today; 50”, 43” and 32” HD models available, starting at $249.99

PureFlix.com Continues to Add Original Content, Including First Christian Sitcom, Soap Opera

Leader in faith and family streaming continues to grow thanks to new, original series

Sherpa Digital Media Secures $5.5 Million Financing to Power Live and On-Demand Video Touch Points Across the Enterprise

New funding to bolster video platform development, expand enterprise market footprint