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November 15, 2017

Online Video News

Mux Branches Out With Mux Video, Promises Easy Optimization

When it comes to encoding settings, don't just "set it and forget it." Mux Video dynamically encodes videos when needed to provide the best results.

YouTube Creates Vetting Policy to Safeguard Children's Videos

A variety of channels churn out low-quality, often disturbing videos using familiar children's characters. YouTube aims to keep these away from young viewers.

Starz, YouTube Red Enter Top 10 for OTT Subscriptions: Parks

The OTT market is booming, as 69% of broadband households now have a subscription, and many subscribe to 3 or more services.

Featured Articles

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.

Short Cuts

Video: How Can CDNs Measure and Improve QoE?

CBS Interactive's Zac Shenker and Level 3's Ryan Korte discuss the challenges of meeting heightened user QoE expectations for live streams in this clip from Streaming Media West 2017.

Video: What Defines a Successful Media-Based App?

Ingest.io's Jamie Stackhouse defines what contributes to the success of a VOD platform or other media-based app by balancing key cost and performance factors.

The Industry

So Many Decisions! The Future of Streaming TV Is Nettlesome

Some people are never happy. U.S. viewers now have scores of premium streaming options at their fingertips, but a few see those choices as a problem.

Streams of Thought

The Chinese Streaming Market Rife With Possibilities and Pitfalls

Western publishers that want to stream video to audiences in China need to overcome unique hurdles that are more political than technical.

Industry News

Roku Offers $20 off the New Roku Streaming Stick+ for Black Friday Weekend

Activate a New Roku Device and Get One Month Free of DIRECTV NOW, Up to $70 Value in Subscription Entertainment

Telestream Delivers New Tools for Enterprise-Scale Streaming Ecosystems at CABSAT

First MENA regional exhibition of new enlarged company highlights strategic market position

Alliance for Open Media Welcomes Facebook to Its Board as Founding Member

Facebook’s Board-Level Position Reflects the Organization’s Commitment to Pave the Way for Royalty-Free, High-Resolution, Internet Video Experiences

Tulane University and ShareStream Collaborate On the Rollout of a New Closed-Captioning Service

The ShareStream Video Platform’s Closed-Captioning Service Provides Higher Education with a Scalable, Reliable and Affordable Solution for Captioning Massive-Scale Media Repositories