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May 23, 2018

Online Video News

2018 Will Be Netflix's Best Year Yet; Headed for 201M Subs by '23

Strong demand outside the United States—especially in Asia Pacific—will propel record growth at Netflix, forecasts Digital TV Research,

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.

Featured Articles

Hey, Streaming Industry: Fix This!

In which our resident crank opens his craw, unleashes the italics, and goes to town on problems with the cord-cutting experience, why industry pundits lie about latency, and what's wrong with advertising (hint: everything)

DIY: Icecast Internet Radio Server

In the latest installment of our do-it-yourself series, we'll look at how to set up an Icecast server on an AWS cloud instance.

SME 2018: RealNetworks Founder Rob Glaser Talks RMHD and Real's Longterm Strategy

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews RealNetworks Founder Rob Glaser at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: Knowledge Vision's Michael Kolowich Talks Knovio Live and Multimedia Webcasting

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews Knowledge Vision's Michael Kolowich at Streaming Media East 2018

SME 2018: Brightcove's Matt Smith Talks Machine Learning and Context-Aware Encoding

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews Brightcove's Matt Smith at Streaming Media East 2018

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

Short Cuts

Video: Making the Case for HDR at Netflix

Creatives and colorists in the Netflix orbit debate the value proposition of HDR and 4K for premium OTT content in this keynote panel from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Will CDNs Meet Next-Gen Media Delivery Requirements?

Ericsson's Marcus Bergstrom identifies the keys to success in the emerging content delivery ecosystem in this clip from his Content Delivery Summit 2018 keynote.

Industry News

SMPTE® Partners With IRT to Conduct IMF Interoperability

SMPTE®, the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, is collaborating with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) to conduct a face-to-face Interoperable Master

Verizon Digital Media Services’ Content Delivery Network Now Supports Quick UDP Internet Connections

The transport protocol reduces latency, enabling faster digital media performance over mobile and connected devices

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