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February 27, 2019

Online Video News

Telestream Announces Channel Creation, Cloud Processing Solutions

At long last, Telestream has discovered the cloud. New options let content owners spin up channels in minutes and shift demanding video processing online.

Lightstream Announces $8M in Series A Funding, Will Expand Abroad

Thanks to a 2018 partnership with Microsoft, this live streaming company is seeing fast growth. Now it needs channel that momentum with new hires and smart expansions.

CTV Transforms Online Video Ads, Now With 44% of All Impressions

All eyes are on connected TV: 44% of video ad impressions in Q4 2018 were on CTV, a massive jump from 15% just one year prior.

Featured Articles

Huawei Chairman Has a Message for Trump: There Are No Back Doors

Despite the White House's accusations, Huawei tells an MWC audience it doesn't plant back doors—but that's not true for its U.S. competition.

MWC 19: 5G Operators Promise the Moon But Won’t Shoulder the Cost

"Don't get short-term greedy to kill the long-term goose," mobile operators warn governments. They want governments to ease up on regulations and spectrum costs.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: The 8 Key Elements of Live Stream Monitoring

Tektronix Application Engineer Andrew Scott discusses automated live stream monitoring tools for delivery engineering and operations in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

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.

Blog

Skip the Oscars This Year and Stream Some Movies Instead

Paying attention to the Oscars is a cultural tradition, but the show doesn't reflect how we get our entertainment. This year we stayed in and streamed—and we loved it!

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?

Industry News

Limelight Networks Plays Key Communications Role at Cern Physics Research Center

ATEME TITAN Software Encoder Enables ATSC 3.0 Testing for Pearl TV and the Phoenix Model Market Project

5G Roll-Out Will Need $2.7tn Investment in Next Two Years

Greensill research shows real magnitude of funds needed by end of 2020