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November 22, 2017

Online Video News

Watching Video Second Most Popular Online Activity: Limelight

People are spending more time online than they did a year ago, and young adults can't get enough video—but make people wait and they'll turn away.

Facebook Launches App and Website for Independent Video Creators

With an app that gives live streams a more produced look and a website full of helpful tips, Facebook hopes to attract video creation talent.

Looking for OTT Commonalities, Conviva Finds a Range of Methods

As streaming quality becomes crucial to the OTT video industry, a report finds a lack of standardization and established benchmarks.

Featured Articles

HEVC in HLS: How Does It Affect Device Performance?

If you're adding HEVC to your HLS video, you're likely concerned about the playback frame rate and battery live on the iPhones, iPads, and computers to which you're delivering. We tested a range of devices, and found the CPU impact to be negligible on most of them.

Take Back Control of Content Rights with Forensic Watermarking

Forensic watermarking allows rights holders to ID pirates within 15 seconds of the content appearing on an illicit site or platform

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: When Will VR Entertainment Deliver ROI?

SkyVR's Bruce Courtney, Neulion's Jim Clements, and Nokia's Devon Copley debate the challenges VR content creators face in creating quality VR content that leverages the medium's strengths and delivers a profitable return within a limited market.

Video: How Can We Deliver 360 VR Streaming Beyond 4K?

Nokia's Devon Copley discusses the challenges throughout the pipeline for streaming 6K or 8K VR/360, and how viewport-adaptive streaming provides an interim solution.

Industry News

HD streaming surges to 38% of mobile video traffic - exceeding mobile operator expectations

Openwave Mobility publishes its Mobile Video Index report highlighting trends and insights from over 30 live deployments globally

PGi and Hive Streaming Join Forces to Bring Enterprise Video to TalkPoint and iMeetLive Webcasting Customers

Integration Optimizes the Utilization of Existing Bandwidth on Enterprise Networks for Enhanced Video Streaming Experience

Leading Curated Streaming Platform MUBI to Launch on VRV Platform

Taplytics Unveils New TV App Testing Support for Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV Apps

With OTT streaming video services predicted to reach 333.2 million global subscriptions by 2019, Taplytics aims to bring A/B testing and optimization to popular TV apps.