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August 30, 2017

Online Video News

AWS Elemental's Sam Blackman Dies at 41

Blackman led Elemental Technologies from a startup in 2006 to an acquisition by Amazon in 2015, inspiring the industry with his commitment to streaming technology and community service

Apple to Release 4K Apple TV With HDR Support, Reports Bloomberg

While Apple hasn't updated its TV streaming device in two years, an update could be only weeks away. Is 4K finally coming to the Apple TV?

Snapchat May Create Original Scripted Programming Later This Year

The social video platform has found success working with established media properties; now, it wants to produce and promote original series, as well.

Featured Articles

MP3: The End of the Beginning, or a New Dawn?

MP3 may be the VHS to other audio formats' better-quality Betamax, but it's here to stay, especially now that the format is royalty-free.

NASA Relies on Teradek for the Official Eclipse 2017 Multicast Live Streaming

During the historic solar eclipse of August 2017, NASA EDGE deployed 5 Teradek Cubes to make multiple telescope feeds available for live broadcast to multiple streaming platforms.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Acquire and Engage Users on the Mobile Web

Google Chrome Product Manager Husain Bengali discusses how progressive web apps leverage the discovery benefits and cost-of-acquisition advantages of the mobile web while reducing its engagement deficiencies when compared to mobile apps.

Video: Is Smartphone Streaming Good for Live Video?

Kathryn Jones from VisualArts.tv, Scott Grizzle from IBM Cloud Video, and Brent Hieggelke of Brandlive discuss the consequences of proliferating live cellphone video and the resurgent "good enough for the web" attitude at Live Streaming Summit

Industry News

NTT Communications Addresses Top Internet Trends: More Businesses Defending Against Cyberattacks, Surging Demand for OTT Video, Faster Data on the ‘Edge’

Growing Number of Businesses Have Cyberattack Response Plan In-Place, Surging Popularity of OTT Driving Need for PoP Installations in Smaller Markets - NTT Com Analyzes Top Internet Trends.

BuyDRM Announces KeyOS CloudPack: Encryption in The Cloud as a Service (EaaS)

The KeyOS™ CloudPack™ Service provides encryption in the cloud for the most popular consumer formats and DRMs

Total Eclipse Off the Charts: Akamai and MobileRider Power NASA TV’s Live Streaming Coverage of Solar Eclipse for Massive Global Audience

12.1 million unique viewers on NASA.gov watched NASA TV’s live streaming coverage of the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in nearly 100 years

Wowza Announces SRT Support in Wowza Streaming Engine

Teradek and BlueFrame Technology Validate SRT for Reliable Video Transport Across Unstable Networks

Eurovision Media Services, Matrox and Telvue Join SRT Alliance

Eurovision Media Services, Matrox and Telvue Join SRT Alliance

Nordic TV Summit 2017 Announces Speaker Lineup Featuring Netflix, Amazon Video, NRK, Facebook, Roku, Sinclair Broadcasting Group and more..

Nordic TV Summit 2017 - taking place in Copenhagen September 28- today unveiled a phenomenal speaking lineup that includes some of the OTT industries foremost experts and thought leaders.