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December 19, 2018

Online Video News

Facebook in Talks with HBO, Showtime, Starz to Sell Subs: Report

In what could be a high profile failure for the social network, it's reportedly in talks to sell subscriptions to cable networks to its members.

CTV Ad Requests Up 1,640% in 2018, Says Beachfront Media

Premium connected TV apps enjoy the highest completion rates, with over 95% of ads being watched from start to finish.

Live Video Sees Growing Support in the Workplace, Finds Brightcove

Younger employees are more positive about live video in the workplace, while many have experienced quality issues during streaming.

Featured Articles

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.

SMW '18: nanocosmos' Oliver Lietz Talks Interactive Streaming and H5Live

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews nanocosmos CEO Oliver Lietz at Streaming Media West 2018.

Up to 40% of Ad Requests Never Reach the Ad Server: Conviva

Publishers have been diligent in uncovering and repairing quality issues in content delivery, and now they need to do the same for ads.

Short Cuts

Video: What Is CMAF?

NexTreams Multimedia Systems Architect Iraj Sodagar defines the Common Media Application Format (CMAF) for attendees at the Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: How Microservices Succeed and Fail

MediaKind chief technology and strategy officer Mark Russell discusses common pitfalls of microservice-building in this clip from his panel at the OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Industry News

Noticias Telemundo to Develop English-Language Newscast for YouTube

The project, which will be Noticias Telemundo’s first-ever English-language newscast, obtained a Google News Innovation (GNI) YouTube grant

Sling TV Brings First vMVPD to Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset

Sling TV launches first virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) on all-in-one Oculus Go virtual reality (VR) headset