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September 05, 2018

Online Video News

YouTube Intros a Suite of Tools for Making Charitable Donations

Thanks to four tools currently in development, YouTube stars will be able to connect viewers directly to charities that need their help.

Amazon TV Device Owners Are Happier With Amazon Prime Video

When consumers own a Fire TV device, they're more likely to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video and rate the service highly.

71% of U.S. Viewers Are 'Loyal to the Cord,' Finds GfK Research

While many people enjoy the reliability and comfort of their pay TV services, young adults are far more likely to choose streaming options.

Featured Articles

AV1: A First Look

FFmpeg 4.0 gives many video engineers their first chance to test the new AV1 codec against H.264, HEVC, and VP9. The results? In our tests, quality was impressive, but glacially slow encoding times make AV1 a non-starter for most publishers until hardware acceleration becomes available.

OTT Moves Toward Microservices as Speed Becomes an Issue

Microservices architectures are central to the growth of OTT services, but they're widely misunderstood. Here's an intro to the major players.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Vote Now!

Voting opens today in the only awards program in our industry where the winners are selected by you, the end users.

Industry News

EPIX First U.S. Premium TV Network to Deliver 4K Content to Apple TV with BuyDRM’s KeyOS Platform

KeyOS provides DAAS (DRM As A Service) for premium media operators around the globe

The Countdown Is On: The DC UNIVERSE Digital Subscription Service Will Launch On Batman Day, September 15, 2018

New original series “Titans” to debut on DC UNIVERSE on October 12, 2018; Warner Bros. Television to host world premiere of “Titans” on October 3, 2018, at New York Comic Con

DVEO to Demo "Your Branded" OTT Video Delivery Platform at IBC

The Video Platform II: OTT is a scalable "your branded" "Cloud" or "On Premises" platform for entertainment, sports, religious, educational, military, corporate, etc. It provides a secure turn-key customizable solution for service providers.