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March 13, 2019

Online Video News

NBCUniversal Will Launch a Free, Ad-Supported News Stream in May

The network will join ABC, CBS, Cheddar, and others in providing an ad-supported live news option for viewers who don't have pay TV.

VidAngel Loses Court Case on DVD Filtering and Streaming

By filtering past adult content and streaming DVD titles online, the service is violating Hollywood studio copyrights, a judge asserts.

Twitter Creates Video Marketing Tool for Publishing Partners

Called Timing Is Everything, the tool presents a graphical view of when video watching is most active. But don't let that limit posting times, Twitter cautions.

Featured Articles

Tomorrow's Channel-as-a-Service Solutions Will Work in Minutes

If they're going to seize the moment and monetize all their available assets, content owners need to be able to create video channels in minutes, and those channels need to be highly robust.

JW Player Engineer Offers an Update on LHLS Development

Relying on chunks instead of larger video segments, LHLS brings latency down to two to seven seconds. Now the open source project is looking for publisher support.

How an Evolving Pay TV Infrastructure Can Coexist With OTT

The future belongs to blended servcies. Creating an IP transformation that relies on multicast-assisted ABR streaming is a potential key to quality improvements and cost savings.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Use Data to Create Dynamic User Experiences

Ownzones CTO Aaron Sloman discusses how Ownzones provides value to its enterprise video clients through big data analytics in this clip from his panel at OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: 5 Questions to Ask in UX Personalization

contentwise VP, Technical Services Ronato Bonomini discusses OTT personalization strategies in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

What Defines OTT? Even the Experts Can't Agree on a Meaning

The theme of this year's Streaming Forum was "OTT: Better Than Broadcast?" But before they could debate that topic attendees needed to decide what OTT means.

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

SUNY Orange Becomes First US College to Implement Augmented Reality for Student Retention

Imagination Park Expects More Colleges to Adopt AR for Student Guidance, Tours, and Events

Triveni Digital Simplifies ATSC 3.0 Service Assurance With New StreamScope XM Verifier