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January 16, 2019

Online Video News

LiveU and Sinclair Broadcasting Sign $20M Upgrade Agreement

News teams at Sinclair will upgrade to LiveU's latest cellular bonding solution, plus use its cloud solution to share live video.

CBS Sports Plans Extensive Streaming Coverage for Super Bowl LIII

CBS is aiming to drive traffic to its CBS Sports HQ free streaming service, with over 30 hours of live content coming from Atlanta.

IMDb Launches Freedive for Free Ad-Supported Movies and TV Shows

Viewers and advertisers have one more option for free, ad-supported premium video, as Amazon's IMDb debuts Freedive.

Featured Articles

A Video Codec Licensing Update

The fragmented, frustrating future of HEVC licensing dominated discussion at the Media Coding Industry Forum's recent meeting, which attempted to influence licensing for the upcoming Versatile Video Codec.

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

CES 2019: D2C in 1, 2, 3

With Apple, Warner, and Disney prepare to launch direct-to-consumer (D2C) offerings, other streaming services might struggle to keep up. At CES, executives from YouTube, Hulu, FandangoNow, Tubi, and others offered suggestions on how to compete.

Short Cuts

Video: Key Considerations of Migrating to VP9 for Live Encoding

In this clip from Video Engineering Summit 2018, Twitch Senior Video Specialist Tarek Amara discusses the three key factors Twitch considered before migrating from H.264 to VP9 for live encoding: legal risk, decoder support, and compression gain.

Video: Is SMPTE 2110 the Future of Sports Streaming?

NFL Networks' Jon Raidel, Nelco Media's Philip Nelson, FloSports' Jack Lavey, and JupiterReturn's Victor Borachuk debate the present and future of SMPTE 2110 and IP video in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Industry News

Total Webcasting Releases TW.AI, Automated Live Transcription and Captions

“Total Webcasting introduces TW.AI, Real-Time Transcripts and Captioning for Live Webcasts, Powered by IBM Watson.”

Endeavor Integrates Internal Video Platform Technology With Neulion Acquisition to Launch Endeavor Streaming

New clients include WWE, BT Sport, and OSN

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Acquires APlus.com

Simplified Structure Expected to Increase EBITDA by $5 million in 2019