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March 06, 2019

Online Video News

Akamai Intros Enhancements at the Edge, Securing Premium Video

With security threats for premium video increasing, security technology must rise to the challenge. Akamai launches a variety of improvements for content protection.

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%

Featured Articles

Good News: AV1 Encoding Times Drop to Near-Reasonable Levels

The first tests of AV1 showed glacial encoding times that seriously detracted from the codec's usability. But since then encoding times have improved enough that AV1 is almost usable—and we've got the charts to prove it.

Best Practices for Premium Video Streaming, Part 6: Content Protection

New trends in content protection policies and new threats mandate new solutions. Here are the protections studios are demanding to keep premium assets out of the hands of pirates.

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.

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: The Case for QC'ing Live Streams

Tektronix Application Engineer Andrew Scott discusses the value of QC tools for live streaming 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?

Industry News

Parks Associates: 42% of Security Dealers Report Offering Video Verification Services in 2018

Annual Security Dealer Study addresses wide variety of trends relevant to security dealers

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