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May 21, 2018

Online Video News

Amazon Prime Channels Leads for Direct-to-Consumer Sales: TDG

Over 70 percent of Showtime's online subscribers go through Amazon Prime Channels. Amazon has a hit, but Apple is close behind.

YouTube Debuts Music and Ad-Free Video Subs, Folds YouTube Red

One service becomes two, as subscribers have the choice of a $9.99 per month music plan, or paying $2 more to add ad-free video playback and YouTube originals.

Syncbak Creates OTT Video Platform for Local Broadcasters

With SBTV, local broadcasters can stream content to their sites or the SBTV app, and serve ads on their exclusive programming.

Featured Articles

SME 2018: IAB's Eric John Talks Brand Safety, Blockchain

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews IAB's Eric John at Streaming Media East 2018

Virtual Idols: YouTube's Next Generation Stars Are Made, Not Born

Thanks to affordable real-time motion capture software, virtual characters are gaining fans on YouTube. Before long, they'll find a place in the enterprise.

Short Cuts

Video: Where is the Edge in Content Delivery?

Ericsson's Marcus Bergstrom discusses latency, edge computing, and the expansion of CDNs' role into a broader range of media delivery expectations in his keynote from Content Delivery Summit 2018.

Video: How to Compete as a Niche Publisher in the SVOD Marketplace

Kaltura's Daniel Webster and YuMe's Felix Gomez discuss how to circumvent the challenges of building an audience and a revenue stream in an SVOD marketplace dominated by a few big players.

The Producer's View

What Does Netflix Know About Prime Time Video Streaming, Anyway?

Sometimes an industry benchmark—such as Netflix's ISP Speed Index—only tells half the story about video delivery. Before picking a codec, dig a little deeper.

Industry News

Subscription Video Platform Uscreen Ushers In New Era Of Brands Delivering Premium Video Content

Washington, D.C. Start-Up Proves Streamed Video Content Is Gaining Steam With Brands Across the Globe

Long Beach Yacht Club Premieres 360-Degree VR Livestream of 2018 Congressional Cup

Samsung 360 Round professional VR cameras and TVU Router provide high-end production quality and untethered, high-bandwidth IP connectivity for LBYC stadium match race event

Sports Illustrated TV and Major League Baseball Announce Content Agreement

Deal Includes Co-Production of Original Documentaries and Expands SI TV’s Robust Offerings with a Library of MLB Games and Programs