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November 27, 2017

Online Video News

Majority of Viewers Expect Problems in OTT Sports Streams

According to a survey by YouGov, sponsored by Phenix, nearly three-quarters of fans expect some sort of issue, whether buffering, delays, poor picture quality, or even complete service loss.

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.

Featured Articles

Apple Got It Wrong: Encoding Specs for HEVC in HLS

Adding HEVC to your HLS streams is looking like a no brainer, but if you decide to do so, you may not want to take Apple's HEVC encoding recommendations verbatim. You'll deliver noticeably higher quality video if you follow the advice detailed below.

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.

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: Is Apple's HEVC Support a Game-Changer for Content Providers?

Bitmovin's Stefan Lederer and Twitch's Tarek Amara discuss the changing market dynamics of HEVC in the current codec climate.

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