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October 01, 2018

Online Video News

Bitmovin's Free Tool Offers OTT Encoding Recommendations

Publishers are invited to test their content with a free online resource that shows the quality and bandwidth improvements of per-title encoding.

CollegeHumor Debuts Dropout, a Comedy SVOD With More Than Video

Dropout is not an "all-things-to-all-people SVOD," says one exec, but more of a fan club for CollegeHumor's legion of superfans.

Dolby Acquires Hybrik to Grow Media Processing Business

Dolby Laboratories has plans to build up its media processing business, and believes an acquisition of Hybrik will help it get there.

Featured Articles

Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow

As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Use Machine Learning to Create Personalized TV Experiences

ZoneTV's Tom Sauer describes how machine learning can be used to overhaul the TV world and deliver more individualized experiences in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

Future in Focus

Can AI Make the Streaming Video Experience Even Better Than TV?

Look for artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve content delivery, video compression, and viewer personalization, strengthening the entire workflow.

The Producer's View

Time to Start Testing: FFmpeg Turns 4.0 and Adds AV1 Support

AV1 delivers equivalent quality to HEVC, but with a lower data rate. For now, though, it's slow. A five-second clip took 23 hours and 46 minutes to encode.

Industry News

Kaltura Achieves VPAT Compliance for Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 for Level A and AA and Section 508

Following self-initiated accessibility audit and overhaul, video platform releases Voluntary Product Accessibility Template - demonstrating commitment to accessibility

YouTube Named Official Presenting and Global Distribution Partner for 8th Annual Streamy Awards

David Dobrik Leads with Six Nominations; Casey Neistat and Escape The Night each have Five Nominations; Emma Chamberlain, Shane Dawson, Ninja and DeStorm Power’s Caught all received Four Nominations

36,000 Alexander Street Streaming Videos Now On OASIS Platform

For the first time, libraries can purchase single video titles through ProQuest's search, selection and ordering platform

Wibbitz Pursues Further Growth in Europe with New Office in London, Appoints Jane Loring as Managing Director

Expansion in the UK accommodates increasing European market demand for digital video

MediaAMP partners with Linius to deliver Cognitive Video Search to US education market

Strategic partnership provides clear route-to-market for one of Linius’ four target markets.