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August 23, 2017

Online Video News

YouTube TV Expands to More Markets, Now Covers 50% of U.S.

With an additional 14 metropolitan areas, half the homes in the United States can now subscribe to YouTube TV. 17 more markets will soon follow.

PVOD on the Horizon: Movie Studios Plan Premium In-Home Rentals

Major Hollywood studios are in talks with Apple and Comcast to offer streaming sales just two weeks after a movie debuts in theaters.

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.

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 Important Are Fast Start Times in Keeping Viewers' Attention?

Panelists at Live Streaming Summit from JW Player, Daily Burn, and Live X discuss the challenges of meeting viewer and advertiser expectations vis a vis buffering and time-to-first frame, and the consequences for publishers.

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

Telestream Announces Timed Text Speech, a New File-based Auto-transcription Service for Subtitling & Captioning Workflows

Saves time by automatically creating a text transcript of a video using cloud-based speech-to-text technology

Magewell Ships Highly-Anticipated 4K USB Video Capture Devices and Enhances Software Tools

4K models in plug-and-play USB Capture Plus family now immediately available, alongside updated software for end-users and third-party developers

Streaming Video Alliance Announces New Membership Grant Program

Grant Program, Available to Smaller Organizations and Individuals, Will Begin Accepting Applications in September