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March 20, 2019

Online Video News

Mobile Video Frustrations Are on the Rise: 88% Report Issues

A report from Penthera shows that people expect instant start up and no buffering from mobile video. If they experience problems, most of them will leave.

The Average Video Streamer Has 3.4 Services and Pays $8.53 Each

A report from Vindicia and nScreenMedia shows people like having multiple streaming services and prefer low-cost options. Also, Amazon Channels has a strong following.

Ad-Free Video App Portal Creates Subscription Payment Option

Brand advertising is a rip-off, claims the entirely user-supported video app. It lets creators bill fans directly and avoid the brand safety concerns of advertisers.

Featured Articles

Buyers' Guide to Encoding Appliances 2019

Software encoding, especially in the cloud, is all the rage these days. So why stick with on-premises hardware? There are good reasons for keeping operations in-house.

The State of Media and Entertainment 2019

Peak TV has peaked. Well, that didn't take long. We now have more of a good thing than we ever wanted—and more is on the way. Just how long can this last?

Project OAR Fights Fragmentation in Connected TV Advertising

NBCU, CBS, ABC, Turner, Hearst, FreeWheel, Xandr, Vizio, and others are working on an addressable CTV ad standard that will create a global marketplace of engaged viewers.

Short Cuts

Video: How Google Cloud Leverages Machine Learning

Anvato, Google Cloud North American Sales Lead Adam Handman explains how integrated machine learning augments Google Cloud's media workflow in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How Does WebRTC Differ From HLS?

Millicast's Alex Gouaillard breaks down the differences between WebRTC and HLS in the streaming pipeline in this clip from his presentation at Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

It's Time to Disband the Unofficial Netflix Protection Society

As the first global network, Netflix has attracted a lot of criticism, but it's attracted even more defenders. That's really not necessary; Netflix can take care of itself.

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Industry News

GB Labs launches Mosaic asset organization software at NAB 2019

NAB 2019, 6-11 April, Booth SL5324: GB Labs will release its new asset organization software, Mosaic, for its existing SPACE, ECHO and VAULT intelligent storage range with new features that save users time and money by providing an easy and efficient solu

Cinedigm to Acquire Future Today Inc.

Acquisition of One of the World’s Largest AVOD Channel Networks Increases Cinedigm’s OTT Footprint to over 7.6 Million Monthly Active Users and 67 million app installs

Televisions remain the most popular medium for viewing live programs

Despite technology making it possible to view content from any device, 70% of viewers still tune in via their television set