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January 07, 2019

Online Video News

Gracenote to Show Video Descriptors at CES, Boosting Video Search

Created by humans and advanced machine learning software, Video Descriptors provide more granular connections than standard metatags do.

Roku Adds Premium Subscriptions, Unified Billing to Roku Channel

Viewers will be able to trial and sign up for over 25 premium services on the Roku Channel, viewing content on a TV or mobile device.

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.

Featured Articles

Speak at Streaming Media East 2019

Executives and engineers from companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney have presented at Streaming Media East in the past. This year, we'll be featuring the OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, and Live Streaming Summit, and it could be your turn.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Progressive Web Apps vs. Native Apps, Part 1: Pros

THEO Technologies CEO Pieter-Jan Speelmans discusses the benefits of progressive web apps (PWAs) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West.

Video: Progressive Web Apps vs. Native Apps, Part 2: Cons

THEO Technologies CEO Pieter-Jan Speelmans discusses the drawbacks of progressive web apps (PWAs) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West.

Industry News

MobiTV Announces Data Center Expansion to Prepare for Projected Growth

New Data Center in Atlanta to Serve as Redundant Site to Company’s Primary Sacramento-Based Data Center