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October 03, 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

Protecting Your Assets: How Studios Secure Their Premium Video

Piracy will always be a problem, but new advances in DRM and watermarking are making headway in the never-ending global battle.

Short Cuts

Video: How USA Today Leveraged Video AI at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Gannett Senior Director Kara Chiles discusses how USA Today leveraged IRIS.TV and data to localize and personalize their Winter Olympics 2018 coverage in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

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