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February 11, 2019

Online Video News

Disney Reveals Streaming Plans With Direct-to-Consumer Segment

Yesterday's Walt Disney earning call was the first to spotlight the company's direct-to-consumer segment, showing deep investments in Disney+.

Haivision Releases Makito X4 4K With 8 Core Encoding Engine

This latest upgrade has similar power requirements as the original model, yet promises a 16x increase in performance.

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

Remembering Pixelon: A Former Executive Looks Back

We sat down for a Q&A with Pixelon's chief technology officer, Robert Feldman, getting an inside account of the deeply troubled streaming video company profiled in NatGeo's Valley of the Boom.

Best Practices For Premium Video Streaming, Part 5: Performance Testing

Advances in monitoring and analytics anchor superior OTT user experiences. Here's a road map for pre-event testing that will ensure high-quality performance across the board.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Video Engineering Toolbox: The Last Two Feet, Part 1

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses Beamr View, Telestream Switch and other tools you can use to test playback for your streaming content in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Get Started with Live Captioning

VITAC CMO John Capobianco offers a primer in captioning for live streaming in this clip from his Live Streaming Summit presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

PBS Is Missing From Streaming Lineups, and That Needs to Change

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? And all the other great programs on PBS? For cord-cutters, PBS is a no-show and it's sorely missed.

CBS Streamed the Super Bowl to 7.5M Devices, But None in 4K

In 2019, 4K video should be table stakes for major events. While CBS streamed 560 million minutes of game time with no major problems, viewers deserved a better experience.

Industry News

8K broadcasting at CSTB 2019 with Elecard CodecWorks

Elecard provided CodecWorks platform for the first in Russia 8K video broadcasting which took place at CSTB 2019.

9 Scientific and Technical Achievements to Be Honored With Academy Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award

Brandlive Launches Video Production Software For All Skill Levels

Video solutions company Brandlive has released Brandlive Producer, a powerful new addition to its end-to-end video platform for enterprise companies.