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December 24, 2018

Online Video News

JW Player Launches a Free Developer Edition to Spur Innovation

Getting back to its open source roots, JW Player offers six-months of free access so developers and engineers can create and explore.

AT&T to Launch Standards-Based 5G Access Later This Week

Select individuals and businesses will get free access for 90 days. After that, they'll need a $500 hotspot and $70/month service.

YouTube Announces Innovation Funding for 87 News Organizations

News organizations in 23 countries will receive funds through the Google News Initiative to grow and experiment with video in news reporting.

Featured Articles

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

Elecard Video Quality Estimator: Review

This video analysis tool—VideoQuest for short—offers deeper metrics and is more configurable than others on the market, especially when exploring the differences between two encoded files.

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: Pros & Cons of WebRTC for Live Streaming Playback

VideoRx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of WebRTC in this clip from his presentation in the Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West.

Video: What Is the Goal of CMAF?

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

Industry News

Akamai Hits New High for Peak Web Traffic Delivered

World's largest CDN exceeds 72 Tbps of data delivered; concludes record-setting year with another milestone

VIVA Entertainment Group Announces Addition of DVR Service to its Subscription OTT Platform

Service has full record, playback and pause of live TV capability

LiveXLive Launches Global OTT Streaming App for Select Samsung Smart TVs