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February 04, 2019

Online Video News

Yes, UltraViolet Is Still Around, But Not for Much Longer

The cloud locker service will shut down at the end of July. Members are advised to link to retailer accounts to save their collections.

Hulu Begins Testing Pause Ad Unit With Charmin and Coca-Cola

The new format will show an overlay ad over part of the screen when a program is paused, and is currently in beta testing.

Criterion Channel to Launch April 8th, a New Home for Cinephiles

Charter subscribers will enjoy a discount for the life of their membership, and can start streaming weekly movies today.

More U.S. Households Now Have Netflix Than Pay TV, Says PwC

In a major milestone, adoption of the leading SVOD service now beats pay TV. Viewers have more choices than ever, and they're happy about that.

Featured Articles

How Vimeo Pivoted Away From Original Content and Found its Niche

Just a few years back Vimeo was preparing to follow Netflix with an indie-minded SVOD service. But new management and a new strategy helped it find a stronger market: video creators.

Treetop Companies With Weak Sales Rule the Online Video Ecosystem

Many of the industry's biggest names are in a rut, generating income but nowhere near where they want to be. A management advisor explains how to make hard choices, reorganize, and grow.

ATSC 3.0 and the Future of Broadcast Television: OTA Meets OTT

A new television standard, expected to debut in live broadcasts by 2020, brings the best of streaming—such as 4K video—to over-the-air delivery.

Short Cuts

Video: What Defines the New OTT Experience?

nanocosmos' Oliver Lietz and Google Cloud Media's Luke Dyer discuss many-to-many and other emerging trends in the OTT experience in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Does Live Content Monetization Differ From On-Demand?

M2A Media's Marina Kalkanis and Zype's Steven Tripsas discuss the unique demands of live content monetization in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

What Vimeo Learned From Amazon: Be Obsessed With the Customer

While their business models are different, one strategy works for both companies. Here's how Vimeo found focus thanks to a stop in Amazon's marketing department.

Beyond 'Bandersnatch': Choose Your Own Inspiration at SME

Netflix's Andy Schuler will reveal how the company makes interactive content work when he presents a Streaming Media East keynote in May.

Content Discovery Has Viewers in a Rage, So What's Being Done?

Welcome to endless scrolling, the same choices over and over, and frustrating interfaces. Wasn't AI supposed to save us from this?

Industry News

BirdDog Announces World’s First NDI Hardware Decoding

New Updates Add Free NDI Decoding in Hardware allowing for Content Delivery Across Existing Gigabit Networks; Free for all Studio NDI and Mini Users.

New CaptionMaker Subtitle Software Supports Over 100 Languages and Auto Transcription

Provides direct access to Telestream Cloud Timed Text Speech auto-transcription service from within CaptionMaker application