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April 10, 2019

Online Video News

AWS Promises 25x Faster Processing With Accelerated Transcoding

NAB attendees are getting a first look at Amazon Web Services Accelerated Transcoding, a cloud-based feature for ultra-fast video processing.

NAB '19: Netflix and Intel Release SVT-AV1 Codec as Open Source

Capable of real-time 4K/60p 10-bit encoding when running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon D processors, the the SVT-AV1 codec represents an order of magnitude acceleration of AV1 encoding.

Akamai Finds Widespread SVOD Credential Attacks From Hacking

Entertainment and gaming services are increasingly suffering from credential stuffing attacks, in which hackers attempt to gain access using stolen IDs.

Featured Articles

H.264 Continues to Dominate, and AV1 Is Looking for a Day Job

The annual Global Media Format Report is out from Encoding.com, and it's essential reading for streaming produceres looking for hard data on the state of video formats, codecs, and DRM.

The Streaming Media Producer 25

The inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 highlights companies that make gear that not only demonstrates promise or prowess in a single stage in the process, but fits well in a kit that makes your live production workflow work.

4 Tools Under $500 to Enhance Production Value

Read on to discover the tools one agency regularly uses to enhance the production values on each video project it creates. The best part is that these items are all under the $500 price point.

Short Cuts

Video: Is Streaming Content Piracy Getting Worse?

Twentieth-Century Fox's Ron Wheeler, Kudelski Group's David Wurgler, and Verimatrix' Petr Peterka, discuss the current state of streaming piracy in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Why Aren't Advertisers Insisting on OTT Innovation?

Fox Networks SVP, Distribution Sherry Brennan makes the case for a stronger consumer proposition in OTT advertising in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Why Haven't We Implemented Industry-Wide Anti-Piracy?

Limelight VP, Product Strategy Steve Miller-Jones discusses the challenges of standardizing anti-piracy in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

YouTube Execs: Take Responsibility for the Mess You've Created

Vaccination misinformation, white nationalists, improper kid vids: YouTube pretends it's a library, while its videos are doing real harm. It's time for YouTube execs to take out the trash.

Video Codecs Today: Minefield, Muddle, or Multiple Choice?

Advances in video codec technology driven by the explosion in video over IP are creating heated competition and a fragmented market. Will one winner emerge or is this the new normal?

Everything Is Video: Rocket Mortgage Offers Lessons for Success

How can marketers make people want to watch content about mortgages? By experimenting, keeping things fun, and not worrying about budgets.

Industry News

Haivision Announces the Addition of Peer-to-Peer Low Latency Streaming to the SRT Framework

Haivision extends the SRT open source initiative with a high performance peer-to-peer video delivery technology

Verizon Digital Media Services cements partnerships with THEO Technologies and IRIS.TV

THEOplayer Universal Video Player, and Iris.TV Video Personalization Platform now integrated into the VDMS’ award winning Platform

Harmonic Simplifies OTT Delivery with New CDN-Enabled Primary Distribution Solution

Harmonic's New Workflow Solution Enables Programmers to Efficiently Deliver Linear Channels Via the Cloud to OTT Distribution Partners

NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019

Revolutionary automation, limitless live production software, and 4K NDI® converters simplify and expand user capabilities in unprecedented ways

Imagine Communications Helps Customers Maximize the Life of their Broadcast Assets

Rolling out a new program in association with Fortress Solutions to provide all-embracing support and service