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March 04, 2019

Online Video News

Sling TV Offers Limited Discount for Dissatisfied Taxpayers

Tax refund not what it used to be? Sling thinks a three-month price drop for new customers might just cheer people up, and earn it some new subscribers.

Disney Said to Be in Discussion for WarnerMedia's Share of Hulu

The Walt Disney Company currently owns 30% of Hulu, but after an acquisition and a possible buyout, it could own 70%

Mobile Operators Are Being Crushed By the Demand for HD Video

Video is taking up an increasingly large share of mobile traffic. The reason is HD video using more data. So how will operators manage the shift to 4K?

Featured Articles

MWC 19: Liberty Media Calls 5G a Pipe Dream Turned Bad Dream

5G's massive cost outlay is a concern for mobile operators, while Liberty Media's boss says increases in broadband speeds will feed a growing demand for content.

MWC 19: 5G Begins Rolling Out in 2019, But Look for 6G in 2030

5G networking is being phased in and will be transformative to society. But operators are already looking to its successor, theorizing plans for far-faster 6G.

MWC 19: AR, VR, and 5G Create the Future of Online Entertainment

Speakers from Magic Leap, Niantic, HTC, RYOT, and the Olympic Committee talked up immersive media and entertainment experiences made possible with 5G.

Short Cuts

Video: Pros and Cons of SRT for Streaming Playback

Video Rx CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Objective Quality Metrics--What You Need to Know

Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer lays out the basics of objective quality metrics for encoding assessments in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

MWC's Inflated Claims for the Future of 5G Demand a Reality Check

The experts at Mobile World Congress were certain 5G will change the world and weren't shy about making exaggerating claims. But how much is hype and hot air?

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.

Industry News

The Dodo Announces New Children’s Programming Division: “Dodo Kids”

No. 1 Most Engaged Media Company in the World to Launch Kids Channel in Spring 2019

Anevia and Infinitum Media jointly offer the world’s first On Demand TV service for hospitality

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, and Infinitum Media, a market leader in the delivery and licensing of on demand TV, today announced the official launch of their fully integrated On Demand TV service, exclusively for the hosp

Inside Secure Announces the Closing of the Acquisition of Verimatrix Creating a Software-based Security and Analytics Powerhouse

Combined company creates driving force to secure and enable the connected future across a broad range of industries