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October 04, 2017

Online Video News

Video Starts Up 26%, Ad Views Up 17% in Q2 2017, Finds FreeWheel

Viewers are embracing new streaming video options and are turning away from broadcast TV. Advertisers are shifting their budgets in response.

Roku Freshens Hardware Line, Updates OS to Support Antennas

The leading STB maker quietly drops two models from its hardware line while pushing its devices to support more than just streamed content.

U.S. Viewers Like OTT Services and Live Linear TV: J.D. Power

While we're moving to an on-demand, video anywhere system, Americans still crave event-driven programs that drive online and offline conversations.

Featured Articles

The Interoperability Challenge: Is OTT Ready for Standards?

OTT companies innovate to differentiate their products from their competitors' products, but for the industry to reach its potential, they'll have to cooperate.

MAM and DAM Evolve Into the Cloud, Going Beyond the Basics

Managing media assets is about far more than storing and finding clips, and cutting-edge MAM and DAM systems are moving to the cloud and taking on VR and 4K.

Cutting the Cord? That's So Five Years Ago, Google Says

The OTT world is changing and once again young viewers are leading the way. What's needed is more differentiation and experimentation in the industry.

Short Cuts

Video: What Are the Challenges of Bringing Live Linear to the Masses?

Live Streaming Summit panelists from NBC, Comcast, Hulu, Calkins Media, and the Streaming Video Alliance discuss the obstacles to mass delivery and consumption of live linear content today.

Video: Can Cloud Encoding Deliver the Same Quality as Hardware-Based?

According to Bitmovin's Sean Longworth, it depends.

Industry News

Fastly Launches Media Shield to Optimize High-Traffic Streaming

Fastly now powers major brands including A+E Networks, Brightcove, Dish Network, and Vimeo

Evolution Digital Launches New Live Streaming Service for Cable Operators Nationwide

App-based streaming video service, eVue-Now, delivers skinny bundles to the leading consumer-owned streaming and mobile devices