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February 06, 2019

Online Video News

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.

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.

Featured Articles

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.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Streaming Super Bowl LIII

CBS Interactive Director of Engineering Zac Shenker discusses CBS Interactive's Multi-CDN strategy for streaming the Super Bowl in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: What to Look for in a Captioning Vendor

VITAC's John Capobianco discusses the essential offerings of an effective captioning vendor for live video and VOD in this clip from his Live Streaming Summit presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

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.

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?

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.

Industry News

Cinedigm Closes Acquisition of Global VOD Service Viewster And Its Subsidiary Platform Viewster Anime

The Deal Bolsters Cinedigm’s Extensive OTT Content Portfolio, Perfectly Complementing the Company’s Roster of Anime and Fandom-Focused Offerings

Sporting Rights to Drive Annual Digital Content Revenues to $250 Billion This Year, Juniper Research Finds

$23 billion rise fuelled by on-demand subscriptions as Amazon, Facebook & Twitter acquire sporting rights to bolster content market share

New VersaStreamer From Videon Simplifies Video Streaming

All-in-One Video Streaming and Recording System Provides Unparalleled Flexibility in Simultaneous Streaming to Multiple Platforms and Destinations

Ooyala Teams With DPP to Advance Metadata Applications in News Production

BBC, Reuters, Sony and Others to Participate in February 6 London Event to Further News-Industry Metadata Standards

FuboTV Gives Apple Customers More Ways to Find and Enjoy Their Favorite Sports, Shows, and Movies

Subscribers Can Easily Stream NBA, NHL, La Liga Soccer and More Through the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, Use Siri to Search and Will Soon Be Able to Unlock Video Apps with Single Sign-on