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March 07, 2018

Online Video News

YouTube Brings Automatic Captions, Location Tags to Live Streams

Live video gets a little more inclusive, as YouTube brings automatic English captioning to live streams. Also, location tags let viewers search by geography.

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.

Featured Articles

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks

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!

Short Cuts

Video: Why Scale and Distance Make It Harder to Deliver Low-Latency Streams

Wowza's James Jackson discusses the persisting challenges to delivering low-latency streams for large-scale events with far-flung live audiences and emerging strategies for meeting those challenges.

Video: Key Caveats of Satellite-Based Streaming

Microsoft's Jeff Tyler, ReelSolver's Tim Siglin, and Take One's Troy Witt discuss the attendant challenges and risks of using satellite delivery for large-scale live streams.

Industry News

MainStreaming Cited as an Emerging Vendor in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for CDN Services

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Syncro Services Steps Up Productivity with Telestream Vantage

Syncro calls Vantage the backbone of its digital content services company and credits workflow automation as key operational benefit

Muvi to Demo The World's Fastest Deployable OTT Platform at NAB Show 2018

Experience the future of OTT with Muvi at NAB Show 2018