September 06, 2017
Online Video News
Set-Top Box Maker Roku Files for IPO, Could Raise $100 Million
Roku boxes have taken the lead with consumers and the company seems well-poised for an IPO, but financial disclosures show the company has never turned a profit.
Twitch Embraces Ecommerce with Amazon Associates
The new Gear on Amazon extension lets viewers go directly from the stream to purchase their favorite gamers' gear and gives broadcasters a share of the revenue; Twitch also announced heatmaps and video overlays
IBM Watson Media Takes Center Court at US Open
The tennis tournament is using an AI-based solution that IBM calls "cognitive highlights" to deliver the most important clips to fans
AV1: A Status Update
Netflix and YouTube could start using AV1 as soon as early 2018, while hardware implementations will take much longer.
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.
NexGuard partners with Ericsson to launch Network ID watermarking
RhythmOne PLC to Acquire YuMe, Inc., Creating One of the Largest Independent Digital Video Advertising Marketplaces
Combined entity will provide a fully-integrated, end-to-end online advertising solution, driving advertising efficiency and effectiveness