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July 02, 2018

Online Video News

Esports Will Be Bigger Than MLB and NHL, Says Goldman Sachs

In 5 years, esports will be watched by 300 million global viewers, making it roughly as popular as the NFL is today, says the forecast.

Sling TV Goes Free, Offers Free On-Demand Content for Non-Subscribers

Many streaming viewers say they would prefer ad-supported free content to paying for another subscription. Sling TV puts that to the test.

Wowza Streaming Cloud With Ultra Low Latency Now Available

First demonstrated at IBC, Wowza's solution for low-latency interactive video and data serves viewers around the globe on a variety of devices.

Featured Articles

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Deadline Extended

Didn't get your speaking submission in by the original deadline? Don't fret—you've got until July 6 to submit proposals to speak at Streaming Media West, including the Video Engineering Summit, the OTT Leadership Summit, the Sports Streaming Summit, and of course the Live Streaming Summit.

HEVC Is Flowing Into AVC Workflows: Survey Report

A new research report highlights how H.264/H.265 workflows have become integrated, as well as discussing VP9 and AV1 as possible AVC replacements

Did 2017 Suck for Online Video? A VidCon 2018 Panel Says Yes

Brand safety concerns, walled gardens, and general lack of direction: 2017 was a difficult time for many creators and companies.

YouTube Debuts Tools for Monetization and Community at VidCon '18

YouTube Stories will let creators shoot quick videos on-the-go, while membership and merchandizing tools will let them earn more money from fans.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Apply Real-Time Cloud-Based Graphics with the LiveU Solo

LiveU Professional Services Engineer Sebastian Alvarez-Ring delivers a tutorial on cloud-based live titling with the LiveU Solo at Streaming Media East.

Video: How Are Content Owners Contending with OTT Fragmentation?

Roku's Bernarda Duarte and A + E Networks' Raj Bahl discuss emerging channel strategies in a fragmented OTT market in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2018.

Industry News

TCL Announces Plan to Enter Canadian TV Market

America’s Fastest-Growing TV Brand Plans to Expand into Canada in Q3 with Award-Winning TCL Roku TV Models; Names Consumer Electronics Veteran Steven Abrams as Director of Business Development

Quest Achieves Rapid Distribution Milestone By Becoming First Fully Cloud-Based Broadcast Network

Quest, Amagi and WideOrbit set new bar in “speed-to-market” thanks to first-ever integration of cloud-based playout and traffic systems

Sixteen Ways to Tune in to Dew Tour Skateboard Competition This Weekend

More than a half billion fans to be reached through web, OTT, connected TV, social, mobile and television June 28 - July 1