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June 04, 2018

Online Video News

In U.S., 40% Own a Set-Top Box, Over Half Own a Connected TV

Connected TV ownership is strong, but consumers prefer the experience set-top boxes provide when streaming movies and TV shows.

Cheap Data Plans Leading to Increase in Long-Form Mobile Video

Roughly 60 percent of all video plays start on mobile devices, and viewers are choosing long-form programming across all screens.

Verizon Backs Away From Creating OTT Subscription Video Service

Is the skinny bundle marketing saturated already? The big player everyone expected to make an announcement—Verizon—sees a future in partnerships.

Kaltura Acquires Rapt Media for Personalized Video Experiences

Rapt Media—and its personalized branching interactive video technology—is becoming part of Kaltura. Viewers can choose their own path.

Featured Articles

SME 2018: RYOT Studio's Kathryn Friedrich Talks Storytelling and Brand Engagement

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews RYOT Studio's Kathryn Friedrich at Streaming Media East 2018.

Should Video Publishers Be Manipulative to Get What They Want?

Definitely! Learn how to deliver video content and ads efficiently and effectively using lightweight, low cost manifest manipulation.

SME 2018: GigCasters' Casey Charvet Talks Large-Scale Live Event Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interview GigCasters' Casey Charvet at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: RealEyes' Jun Heider Talks AI, MAM, and Advanced Video App Development

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews RealEyes Media Chief of Technology Jun Heider at Streaming Media East 2018.

Short Cuts

Video: How Netflix Optimized Encoding Quality for Jessica Jones

Netflix Director of Video Algorithms Anne Aaron describes the encoding quality testing and optimization process used for Jessica Jones and other popular Netflix series in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Industry News

Sarah Silverman & Group Nine Studios' Jash Release New Show "Please Understand Me"On Facebook Watch

Executive Producer Sarah Silverman Narrates New Series with a Fresh Take on Couples Therapy Debuts All New Image Review Tools and Raises the Bar for Video Collaboration Products's new Image Review & collaboration tools for high resolution images and graphical assets is the first of many new features coming to the All-New this summer; manage all your team's video project assets and rich imagery in one place.

Youtube and Whistle Sports Announce “F2 Finding Football”; New Global Soccer Series Premieres This June on Youtube Premium

YouTube duo, The F2 Freestylers, take viewers and celebrity guests around the world to learn about how places effect a player's style of play, whether it's football or music

Bill Demas Joins Conviva as CEO as Company Scales Up to Meet Unprecedented Demand for Its All-Screen Measurement and Analytics Video AI Platform

Co-Founder Hui Zhang Takes on Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board Roles and Former Nielsen Executive John Zelenka Joins as SVP of Global Sales

Seachange Launches Powerful Cloud-Based, End-to-End Multi-Screen Video Management and Delivery Platform

The PanoramiC Platform offers video providers an integrated, open PaaS solution built on complementary streaming technologies from leading vendors

AP to Automate Video, Audio Transcription with Trint Launches MASV Teams, Customizable Branding & More

Microsoft Partnership Helps Firm Surge Past 10x Growth in Network Traffic

Pixelworks Expands OTA Video Streaming Leadership to Mesh Networking Platforms

Creates Groundbreaking Solution for Streaming Local OTA Broadcast by Leveraging the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform’s Video-Over-Mesh Features

Wazee Digital Launches Revamped Commerce Portal for Faster, Simpler Licensing Experience

Buyers Looking to License Clips for Their Projects Benefit From Better Search, Preview, Download, and Purchase Process

TVU Networks to provide reliable equipment and top-tier connectivity throughout Russia for major international soccer tournament

Full rental package includes the TVU One transmitter for live streaming of video footage

iStaging’s VR Maker Can Now Create Floor Plans

Haivision Releases the Makito X HEVC Rugged Encoder for Low Latency Video Transport in the Most Demanding ISR Environments

Military-grade appliance features a ruggedized MIL-STD-810G/DO-160G compliant form factor with full KLV/CoT metadata support