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October 16, 2017

Online Video News

Viewers See Quality Gap Between Live Streaming and Live Pay TV

Streaming quality has made gains, but isn't yet a match for pay TV, finds a survey. Viewers have little patience for stalls and buffers.

Nokia Axes Ozo VR Camera Citing Slow Industry Development

The Nokia Technologies division will lose 310 of its 1,090 employees, while putting more resources into creating digital health products.

Featured Articles

Can Better Monitoring Prevent a Replay of Class Action Against Showtime?

Showtime faces a class action after problems with the Mayweather-McGregor fight stream. Continual and complete testing might mitigate future brand damage if the issue was not with the content provider.

Demuxed: A Video Engineer's Nirvana

This year's Demuxed event was jam-packed with 19 speakers covering topics including HDR, AV1, per-title encoding, low latency, optimization, and more.

2017 Readers' Choice Awards: The Finalists

We've counted all the votes—more than 37,000 of them—and we're announcing the finalists in this year's awards, ahead of presenting the winners during Streaming Media West and the Live Streaming Summit in November.

Short Cuts

Video: Choosing a Streaming Production Platform

In this clip from Live Streaming Summit, Jan Ozer looks at streaming production platforms, which add functionality like overlays, PiP, stream insertion, etc. to what you get with distribution platforms.

Video: Choosing a Web Distribution Platform

Jan Ozer discusses the leading web services for delivering a stream to multiple outputs--Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms--and the key differentiating factors between them--in this clip from Live Streaming Summit.

Industry News

Kudelski Group agrees to a patent cross license and technology collaboration agreement with Roku

Zattoo enters US market with TV Everywhere for Hotwire Communications

Zattoo and Hotwire Communications enter a long term agreement for a feature-rich TV Everywhere service.