March 27, 2019

Online Video News

Apple Pitches Revamped Apple TV as One-Stop Content Aggregator

Onboarding Amazon Prime and Hulu's subscriber base to Apple TV alone gives the service the potential to become largest single VOD platform in the U.S., while Apple TV+ will feature shows from Hollywood A-listers like Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

Variety and Ease Most Important Qualities in a Streaming Service

While niche video services proliferate, viewers prefer offerings with a wide range of content—and few are interested in skinny bundles, reports Nielse.

Comcast Launches Xfinity Flex, a Low-Priced Streaming Service

For $5 per month, Xfinity customers get access to free ad-supported channels and the option to subscribe to others. Is this a good deal?

Featured Articles

Phish: 4 Nights in 4K

The relentlessly creative and adventurous band took the leap to 4K for its Halloween run in Las Vegas last year.

The State of Server-Side Ad Insertion 2019

SSAI is taking off, but problems of standardization and scale remain. Here's what Fox Networks, FuboTV, The Weather Channel, and others think of the emerging technology.

Grab and Go: 7 Ways To Make Your Content Snackable Using Video

Consumers love videos in short, tasty bites. Keep them mobile-friendly, true to brand values, and personal. And never be creepy! These seven tips are based on recent Adobe survey results.

Short Cuts

Video: What AI Platforms Can and Can't Do

Despite rumors to the contrary AI won't render humans obsolete, declares RealEyes' Jun Heider in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: AI-Driven Tools for Face and Object Detection

RealEyes Media Director of Technologies Jun Heider discusses the visual detection features of popular AI platforms in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

Join the Streaming Media Webinar: What You Need to See at NAB

Let the Streaming Media editors be your guides. NAB is an enormous conference, so we'll help you plan ahead. Take a hour to learn what this year's show has to offer.

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.

Industry News

NAGRA and MTM Launch the 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum

• Fourth edition aims to help service providers and content owners identify the strategic opportunities for growth in a rapidly transforming industry • Global research to explore key industry trends including next-generation aggregation, data and analyti

Powerhouse New SVOD Film Streaming Platform Ovid.TV Launches March 22

Missing Fandor? Missing Filmstruck? Can’t find high-quality, independent feature films on Netfilx? Where are all the hard-hitting docs on issues you care about?

Signiant Introduces Jet, the Newest Product on its SaaS Platform

Innovative New Solution Brings Fast, Automated File Transfers to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses