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May 30, 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

Re-Engineering Real-Time Video Delivery

A Stanford University research team has created an architecture called Salsify that might offer a better way to deliver video for real-time applications

SME 2018: Red5 Pro's Chris Allen Talks Ultra-Low Latency Large-Scale Streaming

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Red5 Pro CEO & Co-Founder Chris Allen at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: Mobeon's Mark Alamares Talks Challenges of Making Immersive Video Mainstream

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews Mobeon CEO Mark Alamares at Streaming Media East 2018

SME 2018: Roku's Bernarda Duarte Talks Channel Acquisition and OTT Direct Publishing

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Roku's Bernarda Duarte at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: IBM Cloud Video's Scott Grizzle Talks Protocols, Codecs, and Latency

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews IBM Cloud Video's Scott Grizzle at Streaming Media East 2018

SME 2018: Kelley Green Consulting's Lisa Larson-Kelley Talks App Development and Facebook Live

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews Kelley Green Consulting's Lisa Larson-Kelley at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault Talks Machine Learning and Content Delivery

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault at Streaming Media East 2018

Short Cuts

Video: Is WebRTC Today's Best Real-World Option for Low-Latency Streaming Playback?

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the pros and cons of WebRTC in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: How Have HDR and 4K Changed the QC Process?

Netflix' Chris Fetner and Eurofins' Michael Kadenacy discuss what new challenges, if any, working with HDR and 4K for premium OTT entertainment media has brought to the quality control/assurance stage of content development in this keynote panel from Streaming Media East 2018.

Industry News

Watch free local channels at home, on-the-go with new AirTV

AirTV connects to over-the-air (OTA) antenna to wirelessly deliver free local channels to TVs, tablets, phones — in and out of home

Panopto announces the easiest way to consolidate video collections

Company’s latest product release also expands support for video management, editing, analytics, and quizzing

Cloud is no Broadcast Cure All: Telestream Favors Hybrid Approach to Workflow Deployment

In broadcasting, cloud-based workflows have been in vogue for a number of years, and many technology companies are focusing so strongly on cloud deployments that it almost seems that the answer is cloud, but no one is sure of the question!

Caffeine Launches New Monetization System Aimed at Broadcasters in Gaming, Entertainment and the Creative Arts

No partner program required - monetization is open to anyone who broadcasts on Caffeine

Redbox Launches 4K Ultra HD Rentals in Six Markets

Kiosks in Austin, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Seattle Now Feature 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Rentals for Just $2.50 a Night

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

London Video-on-Demand Provider Alchemiya – Transforming the image of Islam

East London based Video on Demand (VOD) service, Alchemiya, launches campaign on ‘LaunchGood’ to offer 500 new titles of video content.

ATEME Enables Swisscom’s Innovative Video Headend to Go Virtual at Lower Costs

ATEME announces today that Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company has selected ATEME’s TITAN virtual encoding solution.