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June 11, 2018

Online Video News

Amazon Expands Alexa Voice Commands With the Fire TV Cube

Owners will be able to control their cable boxes, sound bars, TVs, and more with Amazon's latest connected TV device. Prime members can get it for less if they hurry.

OTT to Show 10% Annual Growth Over Next 5 Years, Forecasts PwC

While the future looks bright for OTT, increased industry convergence and direct-to-consumer relationships require maintaining a high level of trust.

Pay TV Loses Numbers in Developed Countries, Gains in Developing

While OTT competition has slowly eroded pay TV numbers in the U.S. for years, the global pay TV audience is growing, finds ABI Research.

Featured Articles

SME 2018: ABC's Raj Moorjani Talks Immersive Storytelling

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews ABC News Product Manager Raj Moorjani at Streaming Media East 2018

SME 2018: Vimeo's Harris Beber Talks Monetization on Ad-Free Video Platforms

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Vimeo CMO Harris Beber at Streaming Media East 2018.

SME 2018: SeaChange's Kurt Michel Talks Content Management and Metadata Enrichment

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews SeaChange's Kurt Michel at Streaming Media East 2018.

Short Cuts

Video: The Three Keys to Reducing Churn

Streaming Video Alliance Executive Director Jason Thibeault describes three simple rules to follow to retain subscribers without resorting to gimmicks in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2018.

Video: Why Has Hardware-Based DRM Become Critical to Content Protection?

BuyDRM CEO & Founder Christopher Levy discusses why hardware-based DRM has become industry standard in the 4K era in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

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

Amagi Powers Linear Channel Launch for TYT Network on YouTube TV

TYT Network joins Amagi’s growing clientele for its innovative cloud-managed broadcast services

Love Stories TV Debuts New Real Wedding Video Series on Amazon Prime Video

First-ever content distribution agreement brings addictive real wedding series to Amazon Prime customers for hours of entertainment and inspiration

SRT Open Source Project Continues Momentum as Ericsson, BrightSign and Others Join the SRT Alliance, Now With 127 Members

First SRT Virtual Plugfest yields more than 50 successful “SRT Ready” interoperability tests including contribution encoders, cameras, gateway products, decoders, multiviewers and players.

Panopto And Matrox Introduce Jointly Developed Media Capture Appliance

Sonic Foundry Announces Speech-to-Text Integration in Mediasite to Create More Searchable, Accessible Videos

With Mediasite video creation up 49 percent year-over-year and views hitting 35 million per year, the need to index and search the content has never been greater