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February 13, 2019

Online Video News

SeaChange Acquires Xstream in $5.5 Million Deal

The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.

Epix Debuts Epix Now Streaming Service, Starts With Mobile

The $5.99 per month service includes a library of movies and series, original programming, and downloadable content for offline viewing.

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+.

Featured Articles

Better Video Recommendations Require AI and the Smart Use of Data

The CTO of Penthera explains how to push the envelope with deep personalization, using content discovery to empower the streaming video user experience.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Video Engineering Toolbox: The Last Two Feet, Part 2

RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discusses more playback-testing tools, including RealEyes MOE:Viewer, in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

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.

Blog

Say Yes to New Ideas: Vimeo Shows How to Grow Creativity

Vimeo Stock, the company's new film stock library, was created after a producer spotted a need and the CEO took a chance on a passion project.

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