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February 28, 2018

Online Video News

Facebook Is Overtaking YouTube for Live Mobile Video Streaming

A report from Openwave Mobility shows that Facebook live video is already more popular in some regions, and buffering is still a major problem.

U.S. Now Has 125M Streaming Subscriptions, Says Futuresource

The SVOD and skinny bundle markets are picking up subscribers, although they're still far smaller than the pay TV industry.

YouTube TV Adds Turner Channels, Raises Price to $40/Month

At what point does a skinny bundle stop being skinny? YouTube TV now offers over 50 channels, and the price will rise next month.

Featured Articles

Buyers' Guide to Content- and Context-Aware Encoding 2018

A new generation of encoders looks at the context of content to deliver better video playback and higher efficiency. Here's what publishers need to know about CAE.

DIY: Streaming to Multiple Destinations

Want to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, but don't need a commercial streaming service and don't mind doing a bit of coding? Read on!

AI and Machine Learning Push Video Quality to New Heights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with deep learning and neural networks, are solving OTT challenges from encoding quality to closed captioning.

Short Cuts

Video: Why Does Bad Bot Traffic Happen to Good Websites?

Distil Networks' Charlie Minesinger explains what draws bad bot traffic to commercial websites and offers some statistics and analysis on current bot behavior.

Video: How to Use Rebuffering Metrics to Optimize Delivery

At Content Delivery Summit 2017, Jon Alexander explain why rebuffering metrics are so critical to gauging end-user QoE and pinpointing delivery issues, and how analysis of those metrics can help content publishers optimize delivery with great specificity.

Industry News

Qumu Announces the Release of Software-Based iPTV

Qumu iPTV allows organizations to leverage existing infrastructure, deploy television streams on any device

SMPTE and Eagle Hill Consulting Team to Deliver C-Suite Webcast Series

Quarterly Webcasts Focus on Corporate Culture and Values, Change Management, Performance, and Technology Transition Strategies

Aperi and Video Clarity partner to test high-quality H.264 compression at VidTrans 2018

Pioneer of live native-IP media processing will also present on IP: fact vs fiction

CBS Launches "CBS Sports HQ," a New 24/7 Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Network for Sports News, Highlights, and Analysis

CBS Sports HQ Is Available for Free and Features Live, Anchored Coverage with Game Breakdowns and the Day’s Top Sports Stories

AirTV Player releases 'Local Channels DVR' into customer beta; records shows on free over-the-air broadcast channels

Local Channels DVR beta available at no cost to all AirTV Player customers

One Month In, Locast.org Gains Thousands of Users who are Streaming Local News, Sports and Programming in NYC

Unsued, Unbowed, Unrepentant-- Locast.org Giving the Airwaves Back to the People