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February 25, 2019

Online Video News

The Number of Cord Cutters Will Grow By 17% in the Next 5 Years

OTT video services will see more support in the short-term, as OTT-only cord-cutting households will grow by 17% from 2018 to 2023.

Zixi Will Release a RIST-Compliant Version in Time for NAB

Zixi announced its first commercial product that supports the RIST emerging standard is only two months away. Look for it at NAB.

Nielsen Buys Sorenson for $11.25M, Launches Addressable Ad Solution

Nielsen isn't just in the TV measurement business, anymore. It's now in ad sales, as well. The company announced that it has purchased Sorenson Media.

Kaltura TV SDK Offers Improved Mobile Streaming and HEVC Support

The SDK now keeps an eye on connectivity data at the network, device, and player level, which should improve mobile connections in emerging markets.

Video Will Make Up 79% of All Mobile Traffic By 2022, Says Cisco

In 2022, 71% of the world's population will have a mobile device and the internet of things will increase mobile traffic greatly.

YouTube Revises its Strikes System for Consistency and Clarity

The leading video destination overhauls its notification and strike system, making community guidelines easier to understand and obey.

Featured Articles

Does Facebook's Video AI Suppress Some Clips? BET Says Yes

Network clips that display tune-in information are automatically suppressed by Facebook's AI, says BET, forcing the network to spend more on promotion.

How to Automate FFmpeg and Bento4 With Bash Scripts

With just a few beginner-level scripts, you can encode and package multiple filds to HLS and DASH output using open source tools.

What Will 5G Mean for the Broadcast and OTT Video World?

The coming 5G cellular revolution will bring big changes in how consumers view content on-the-go, but even bigger changes in how creators produce it.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Handle Unexpected Traffic Spikes

IBM Watson Media and Weather Head of Consumer Web & Content Engineering Wendy Frazier and Fastly Market Lead Alicia Pritchett discuss strategies for managing unpredictable traffic spikes in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Lessons Learned from Streaming the World Cup

FuboTV Principal Software Engineer Thomas Symborski discusses Fubo's experience delivering 4K live streams of the World Cup and the lessons they learned in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

MWC 2019 Preview: Manufacturers Look Beyond the Handset

Mobile World Congress starts next week, and it won't be all about the phone. 5G, driverless cars, and the internet of things will bring a whole new world of cellular connectivity.

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

New Streaming Media Startup Loop Media, Inc. Acquires Commercial Streaming Video Solutions Leader ScreenPlay, Inc.

Purchase of ScreenPlay's Profitable Business and Video Library Accelerates Loop’s Expansion Efforts

Bon Appétit Expands to TV With Launch of Free Streaming Network

Featuring exclusive new shows from Bon Appétit’s viral Test Kitchen talent

Major New Subscription Services to Add $3.6 Billion to the US Direct-to-Consumer Video Market by 2023

Planned online video subscription services from Walt Disney, Apple, Warner Media and NBC Universal are expected to further propel market growth