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August 06, 2018

Online Video News

Musical.ly App Folds Into TikTok, Users Urged to Switch Over

Chinese technology company Bytedance is once again getting out of its own way and reducing competition in the video app market.

Facebook Live API Change Has Some Creators Upgrading Their Tools

While Facebook signaled that it would change Live API permission rules several months ago, some producers were likely still caught off guard.

Streaming TV Viewing Doubled in the Past Year, Finds Conviva

Viewing hours are way up and so is quality. While major events like the World Cup drove live views, Conviva sees a few quality issues remaining.

In the U.S, 17% Get Video Solely From SVOD Services, Finds NPD

Young adults lead the way in streaming video, but growth has slowed for that demo. Older adults are now joining in and subscribing to more services.

Americans Now Spend Nearly 6 Hours Per Day With Video: Nielsen

While Americans talk about unplugging, we're watching more video than ever. Plus, we spend over 11 hours per day with some kind of media.

Featured Articles

A Hybrid Approach Guides the Changing Face of On-Prem Encoding

Demand for on-prem encoding is waning, and vendors are responding with innovative hybrid approaches that offer the best of on-prem and the cloud.

The Arrival of OTT Live Video

Consumers now expect near-broadcast quality from OTT, whether it's live or VOD. It's more important than ever for providers to analyze and mointor their streams and to act quickly when problems arise.

Five Tips For Talking About Video with IT

IT departments aren't as resistant to video as they once were, but there's still pushback. Here are five ways to get the conversation started.

Short Cuts

Video: Personalization and the Push and Pull of Video

Sea Change International VP Marketing Kurt W. Michel explores the difference between "push" and "pull" video and the value of personalization in push/pull live streaming in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East.

Industry News

Nickelodeon Breaks Ground With Development of Virtual and Augmented Reality Series for TV

Chris Young, Head of Net’s Emerging-Tech Division—The Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab to Oversee Meet the Voxels (Working Title) Development and Production

Vonage Acquires TokBox, the Leading Programmable Video Provider

Telestream Announces Version 8 of ScreenFlow Video Editing & Screen Recording Software

New version makes it easier to streamline workflows and centralize media

Brandlive Announces Appointment of Jeff Allen as Chief Executive Officer

Brandlive, the leading live video events platform, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeff Allen as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

More Than 50 Pay TV Operators Rolling Out App-Based Television Through MOBITV Connect Platform's Managed and In-Network Service Options, Pushing Future-Proof Cable

ATMC, Fidelity Communications, Greenlight Community Broadband and Others Future-Proofing TV Services, Impacting Approximately One Million Subscribers in U.S.