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October 08, 2018

Online Video News

27% of Streamers Don't Think Live Video Is Worth Paying for Yet

Live video streamers are tired of buffering and latency, says a Phenix report, and they aren't willing to wait for streams to improve.

Amazon Announces 4K Streaming Stick, Plus Alexa Voice Remote

The lowest-priced stick device for 4K video—as well as Dolby Vision and HDR-10+ support—the Fire TV Stick 4K lists for $49.99.

Facebook Premieres Gets Global Launch, Enhances Group Viewing

Starting today, any creator can schedule a video premiere a week in advance. Look for upcoming premieres staring Ant Man, the Wasp, and Aquaman.

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 IRIS.TV Implements Machine Learning in Production Environments

IRIS.TV CEO & Co-Founder breaks down discusses IRIS.TV's approach to helping traditional media companies capture and leverage audience data and machine learning in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.

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.

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

StreamElements Launches SE.Pay - Moving Streamer Tipping Beyond PayPal, Sets the Stage for International Payment Portal

With tipping market on pace to reach $222 million in 2019, new payment portal brings seamless credit card tipping with lower transaction fees for millions of streamers

FuboTV Increases NBA Basketball Coverage With Addition of NBA League Pass

Basketball Fans Can Now Watch Live Out-of-Market Games with NBA League Pass

Ownzones Connect Adds Support for Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), Becoming First Cloud-Native Solution to Support both ACES and IMF Standards