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April 22, 2019

Online Video News

How Much Will Fans Spend on Sports Content? $39/Month: Deltatre

For two-thirds of sports fans, their devotion has a financial limit of $39 per month. Two-thirds refuse to pay more than that for content from their favorites teams.

AT&T Sells its 10% of Hulu Back, Valuing the Company at $15B

Three years ago, Time Warner bought a minority stake in the streaming service for $600 million. Yesterday, AT&T sold that minority position for $1.43 billion.

Vimeo Buys Video Creation Company Magisto for an Undisclosed Sum

Using Magisto's AI-powered video editing tools, Vimeo aims to help small businesses turn out professional-looking videos for less time and money.

Featured Articles

Tutorial: How to Leverage IBM Watson Media’s Latest Interactive Webcasting Features

The live-streaming platform formerly known as Ustream now lets users add slides and captions to their videos. We take a deep dive into these features and also discuss ongoing issues with its polls and registration gate.

NAB 2019: Encoding.com Talks About its 2019 Global Media Format Report

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and Encoding.com's Greg Heil discuss findings from the 2019 Global Media Format report, such as why better codecs don't always find wide adoption.

NAB 2019: NETINT Talks High-Density H.265 Encoding

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and NETINT's Ray Adensamer discuss NETINT's Codensity T400, which is aimed at companies that need to do large live video encoding jobs at scale.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Create Smarter Networks for Streaming

Hive Streaming VP Global Streaming Stephen Condon discusses the challenges of enterprise video distribution in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Blog

28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook

They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.

Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall

Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.

Industry News

US SVOD subscriptions to reach 270 million

Make.TV teams up with Mixer to create ‘battle royale’ live gaming events across the U.S.