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April 18, 2018

Online Video News

Dish Creates Group to Sell Bundled Video Services Through ISPs

Dish sees partnering with ISPs as a win-win, as the ISPs get access to video services and Dish gets access to new households.

HLS and H.264 Top Dogs in 2018 Encoding.com Global Format Report

The strong got stronger in 2017, with HLS and H.264 growing while VP9 took a tumble. Despite all the noise around 4K, it still isn't used much.

Hulu and Spotify Team Up to Offer Combined Subscription

Following a successful pairing aimed at college students, Hulu and Spotify create a music and TV subscription for $12.99 per month.

Featured Articles

NAB Roundup: The State of HEVC, AV1, and Proprietary Codecs

H.264 still leads, HEVC is starting to gain traction, and AV1 had its coming-out party. To add to the confusion, other codecs offer alternatives to all three. Jan Ozer makes sense of all the codec news from this year's NAB.

NAB 2018: Netflix's Anne Aaron Talks AV1 Adoption

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews Netflix' Anne Aaron at the AV1 Coming Out Party at NAB 2018, where she discusses Netflix' plans for the codec as well as how HEVC will continue to play a prominent role.

NAB 2018: The Alliance for Open Media Talks AV1 Launch

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews Alliance for Open Media executive director Gabe Frost at NAB 2018, talking about AV1's launch, its future, and how it will likely co-exist with HEVC

NAB 2018: Mozilla Talks Daala, Firefox, and AV1

Mozilla researchers Nathan Egge and Michael Bebenita discuss Daala's role in the AV1 codec, and how a codec can be developed without stepping on third-party IP. They also discuss early performance numbers and when AV1 decode will be available in Firefox.

Spotlights

NAB 2018: Harmonic Talks SaaS-Based UHD/HDR Live Sports Streaming

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Harmonic Director, Market Development Jean Macher in the Harmonic booth at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: VDMS Talks End-to-End Live Event Managed Services

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Verizon Digital Media Services CMO Mary Kay Evans in the Verizon booth an NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Akamai Talks OTT, Hacking, and DDoS Protection

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Akamai Director, Industry Marketing Shane Keats in the Akamai booth at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Magewell Talks UltraStream Standalone Encoders

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Magewell's Mike Nann in the Magewell booth at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Zype Talks Social Media Multicasting

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Zype's Ed Laczynski at NAB 2018.

NAB 2018: Tulix Talks Quality Live Streaming at Optimal Cost

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Tulix's George Bokuchava at NAB 2018.

Short Cuts

Video: Two Hardware Solutions for Streaming Directly to Multiple Platforms

Jan Ozer discusses simultaneous streaming to multiple platforms simultaneously using Matrox Monarch HDX and Teradek T-Rax at Live Streaming Summit West 2017.

Video: Pros and Cons of On-Premise Software-Based Streaming

Jan Ozer discusses bandwidth, latency, and other issues associated with on-prem and cloud-based streaming solutions in this clip from Live Streaming Summit West 2017.

Industry News

Mux Launches Instant Per-Title Encoding, Improving Video Quality For Everyone

Ericsson Media Solutions launches MediaFirst UHD for end-to-end UHD experiences

Industry first end-to-end media processing, encoding, storage and experience solution delivers content from camera to consumer in UHD and HDR