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December 12, 2018

Online Video News

Inside Secure Acquiring Verimatrix, Joining Two Security Leaders

The combination creates a security giant with specialties in entertainment, mobile, and network security, with an eye to IoT and connected cars

Hulu and AT&T to Show Commercials When Content Is Paused: Report

Both networks plan to increase commercial loads by using ads that fill the screen when viewers take a break. Will viewer outrage convince them to back off?

Ooyala and 24i Partner on OTT Creation and Delivery Platform

With OoyalaReach, content owners can manage their video assets and create app-based offerings to reach viewers on TVs and mobile devices.

Featured Articles

Roku Wireless Speakers Review: This Pair Sounds Like a Success

The leading set-top box maker has released its first hardware accessory, and it's a must for anyone who's struggled to understand dialogue in a TV show.

SMW '18: Tim Siglin Recaps Highlights of Streaming Media West

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discusses key topics of Streaming Media West 2018, including microservices, interactive streaming, eSports, MR/AR (but not VR), low latency, and Women in Streaming Media.

Short Cuts

Video: Are US Viewers Watching Ad-Supported Online Video?

Kagan Senior Analyst Michelle Abraham discusses survey data on ad-supported VOD viewership in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What Are the Current Trends in Video Cord Cutting?

Kagan Senior Analyst Michelle Abraham discusses survey data on current trends in cord-cutting in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

The Producer's View

Creating a Recipe for Codec Success to Please All Palates

Looking back and the successes and misfires of H.264, HEVC, and VP9 show what the industry can expect from AV1 and VVC.

Industry News

Acorn TV Expands Worldwide to 30 More Countries

North America’s largest streaming service for British and international television is now available in India, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, and more South American countries; Launch series feature Daniel Craig, B

First-Ever Roku Stream-a-thon Kicks Off December 26

Roku Customers Can Access Full Seasons of Top Shows in Featured Free from December 26-January 1