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April 24, 2019

Online Video News

Cord-Cutter and -Never Households Rising 4 Points in 2019 to 34%

While more households now have an OTT subscription than a pay TV account, pay TV is still more lucrative. That won't change anytime soon.

SVODs Reach 60% of North American Households, Finds Futuresource

As the streaming video market gets more crowded, consumers get more confused. Look for aggregation services to grow in importance, with Apple and Amazon taking the lead.

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.

Featured Articles

NAB 2019: NGCodec Talks Hardware-Based High-Quality Live Video Encoding

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and NGCodec's Oliver Gunasekara discuss NGCodec's live HEVC 4k60 encoder, and why the company was wrong about the future of H.264.

The State of WebRTC and Low-Latency Streaming 2019

It's not a standard yet, but that will likely change. Here's a detailed look at the state of WebRTC, the project that could finally deliver instantaneous video streaming at scale.

NAB 2019: Phenix Talks Low Latency Solutions for the Oscars and Online Betting

Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews Phenix Technologies' Kyle Bank on the show floor at NAB 2019, and hears why low-latency CMAF isn't good enough for Phenix's demanding customers.

Short Cuts

Video: The Challenge of OTT Personalization

SeaChange International SVP, Strategy Mark Tubinis discusses the difficulty of managing the data necessary to create personalized OTT experiences in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: How to Measure Picture Quality

Tektronix Applications Engineer Andrew Scott discusses objective and subjective methods and tools for picture quality measurement in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media West 2018.

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

Closed Captioning (Finally) Comes to StreamingMedia.com

It's about time we practiced what we preach. Captions make videos more accessible in a variety of ways. Here's the workflow we use to caption all the videos on our sites.

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.

Industry News

How will Disney+ stack up against its rivals?

Every Disney+ title will need to punch above its weight

WePlayed and XOS Digital Announce Major College Video Deal

First digital platform to offer comprehensive sports video catalog to empower athletes and fans

Verizon Media Announces Global Studio Expansion, Advancing the Emergence of Storytelling & Technology with 5G

Opens First 5G Studio in Los Angeles to Create Next-Gen Content Experiences