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April 23, 2018

Online Video News

Netflix Brings Video Previews to Mobile, Starting With iOS

Mobile viewers can now sample Netflix programs through previews using a vertical interface designed for smaller screens.

Group Video Viewing Becomes an Event With Facebook Premieres

A select group of video creators can now post recorded videos to Facebook Live and create buzz-worthy events for fans.

FuboTV Takes $75M in Series D Funding, Will Invest in Engineering

The fast-growing sports-leading over-the-top subscription service takes funding from AMC and 21st Century Fox as it plans app improvements.

Featured Articles

20 for 20: The Most Important Standards of the Last 20 Years

To celebrate Streaming Media's 20th year, here's an overview of 20 major patents and standards that have impacted the growth of the streaming media industry.

Buyers' Guide to Cloud VOD Encoding

When moving to the cloud, don't let price be the only consideration. This guide explains the different categories for cloud VOD encoding and the features to look for in each.

20 for 20: The Top Mergers and Acquisitions of the Past 20 Years

Streaming Media has been around for 20 years, and has seen a lot of interesting technologies, opportunities, and business acumen come together.

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: Lightcast Talks Cloud Media Management and Delivery

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Lightcast's Andreas Kisslinger in the Lightcast's 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: How Has Native Hardware Support Made HEVC Encoding More Cost-Efficient?

Beamr's Dror Gill and Intel's David Hoff discuss how increased hardware commitments have transformed HEVC encoding from cost-prohibitive to cost-effective.

Video: Has the Time Come for Mass HEVC Adoption?

Beamr's Dror Gill makes the case for widespread HEVC implementation now.

Industry News

Dailymotion OTT App Arrives on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Vivendi-Owned Video Discovery Platform Brings Premium Publisher Partnerships to Amazon’s Connected TV Product

Amazon partners with Best Buy because of its industry-leading role in bringing the latest technology to millions of customers

Best Buy chooses Amazon Fire TV Edition for its innovative user experience combined with the intelligence of Alexa

Registrations Open for Northern Waves 2018: TV Tech & Business Conference

New event in Oslo, scheduled for 31 May, will bring together broadcasters and pay-tv operators to discuss OTT technology and monetization.

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