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February 20, 2019

Online Video News

Cord-Cutting Is Only a Factor in North America, Says Kagan Report

The number of broadband-only homes in the U.S. will continue to decline, but globally cable and IPTV are strong.

Brightcove Intends to Purchase Ooyala's OVP Division for $15M

Eyeing Ooyala's technology stack and global customer base, Brightcove will merge the best elements of Ooyala's OVP with its own offering.

CuriosityStream Takes $140M in Funding, Deepens Content Library

The science, technology, and nature streaming service will create more 4K content and promote itself outside the United States.

Featured Articles

Vudu Is In, ESPN Is Out: Examining the 2019 NewFront Lineup

The yearly schedule for the IAB's Digital Content NewFronts show which companies are succeeding with online video advertising and which companies want to make a statement.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: How Netflix Leverages VMAF, Part 2: Encoding Decisions

In Part 2 of this 2-part series, Netflix Senior Software Engineer Zhi Li explains how Netflix uses VMAF for encoding decisions in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Netflix Leverages VMAF, Part 1: Codec Comparison

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Netflix Senior Software Engineer Zhi Li explains how Netflix uses VMAF for codec comparison in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

Consolidation in the OVP Space, or What Happened to Ooyala?

How did one of the biggest names in online video go from a $270 million purchase to being snapped up for parts in only a few short years? And what does this mean for the industry?

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.

Industry News

Kaltura Releases First Video Platform Integration for Blackboard Learn Ultra

Blackboard Learn Ultra users gain advanced video capabilities directly within the LMS

Discover Video Introduces Spider Multi Encoder/Switcher

Spider combines audio/video switching and processing with multiple high definition H264 streaming encoders in a compact appliance. It can deliver up to 10 HD video streams to the DiscoverVideo Arcus CDN, DEVOS Enterprise Platform, YouTube, Facebook, an