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August 21, 2017

Online Video News

Roku Issues Warning Messages to Those Adding Private Channels

Ahead of a rumored IPO, Roku is warning those who add private channels to their accounts, and may be banning services with pirated content.

86% of Skinny Bundle Subscribers See Value in Their Services

While few customers have adopted Sling TV, DirecTV Now, or similar services, user sentiment is strong among those who have.

Disney Pullout Could Be Trouble for Netflix; 19% Likely to Cancel

When Disney removes its movies from Netflix in 2019, one-fifth of Netflix subscribers could decide to leave, according to a poll conducted by Fluent.

Featured Articles

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Voting Deadline Extended

We've extended the deadline to vote for your favorite products and services in the only industry awards program with results determined by the people who matter most—the end users. Voting will now close October 2.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Reduce Latency for Mobile VR Streaming

Yahoo Director of Engineering Satender Saroha discusses latency issues particular to VR streaming to mobile and technical measures to address them.

Video: Best Practices for Content Syndication

Panelists from The Washington Post, Take One, and NBC Today discuss strategies for increasing discoverability through content syndication to Facebook Live and beyond at Live Streaming Summit 2017.

Industry News

OTT/TV Everywhere Enabler Xstream Launches New Monetisation Tool

Customer engagement tool enables OTT and Internet TV providers to accelerate video content revenue streams; also launches business analytics tool

Amazon Web Services Selected by NOWO to Drive OTT Video Services

Leading Portuguese telecommunications provider launches unified headend with AWS Elemental video processing power for new OTT services

Virtual Reality has Strong Interest from U.S. Businesses