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November 14, 2018

Online Video News

Roku Expands Ad-Supported Options With Entertainment and Sports

As Roku transitions from hardware to advertising, creating content partnerships is crucial. Viewers now have more free options to watch.

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu the Most Popular OTT Services in the U.S.

HBO Now and Starz enter the top five, showing the popularity of premium original content to subscribers, says Parks Associates.

Verizon Reorganizes Into Three Segments, Oath Gets a Demotion

Starting January 1st, Verizon's online content, sales, and technology properties will be grouped as Verizon Media Group/Oath.

Featured Articles

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 2

We continue our survey of the encoding & transcoding market with looks at Encoding.com, Bitmovin, Brightcove, Beamr, Cisco/Synamedia, and Ericsson/MediaKind

The OTT Ecosystem Needs an Open Platform

If the industry is to continue to innovate, grow, and provide the best value and quality of experience, then we need to stop building closed systems and move toward open-platform, best-in-class infrastructure solutions.

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 1

Encoding and transcoding are at the heart of every OTT and online video workflow. The first article in this three-part series gives an overview of the technologies and a look at three major players in the space: Harmonic, AWS Elemental, and Telestream.

Industry News

Harmonic Enables SKY Perfect JSAT to Deliver a World-Class Video Experience

Leveraging Harmonic's Software-Based Solutions, SKY Perfect JSAT Deploys Cutting-Edge UHD and HD Services With Unprecedented Operational Efficiency

Roku Announces Black Friday Deals Starting at $20 Unveils Limited-Edition Roku SE; $50 Off the Roku Ultra, $20 off the Roku Streaming Stick and More

Plus, Nearly $50 Value in Entertainment from Sling TV and SHOWTIME with Purchase of a New Roku Device