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April 29, 2019

Online Video News

Telestream and Tektronix Combine, Forming a Co-Owned Business

Under the new arrangement, Telestream gains more than QoE services. It also gains R&D talent and the ability to reach new markets.

Viewers Prefer Licensed Content to Originals; Bad for Netflix?

According to a new report from PwC, viewers spend most of their time watching licensed content, and that holds true for all age groups.

How Bad Will Disney+ Be for Netflix? 23% Say They'll Leave

A new survey suggests that Netflix could be in real trouble when Disney+ launches and Disney stops licensing its premium content.

Featured Articles

NAB 2019: Brightcove Talks Cost Savings and QoE Improvements From Context-Aware Encoding

Per-title encoding is on the way out as Brightcove and others demonstrate the value of a more holistic approach. Streaming Media's Jan Ozer interviews Brightcove's Yuriy Reznic at NAB 2019.

NAB 2019: Telestream Talks Cloud Transcoding and Hybrid Workflows

When Telestream Vantage customers need a large video library encoded in a hurry, they can now turn to a hybrid cloud option. Streaming Media's Jan Ozer and Telestream's Ken Haren discuss Vantage Cloud Port on the show floor at NAB 2019.

NAB 2019: LiveU Explains What 5G Will Mean for the Future of Cellular Bonding

In this interview from NAB 2019, LiveU clears up some of the hype around 5G (it won't make an impact until next year and there's no special health risk) and talks about the testing it's already doing with 5G modems.

NAB 2019: Twitch Talks VP9, AV1 and its Five-Year Encoding Roadmap

Twitch uses a head-and-tail encoding strategy where popular content (the head) is encoded one way and less popular content (the tail) another. In this interview, a Twitch engineer explains what's on the video gaming powerhouse's five-year roadmap.

Short Cuts

Video: How Rights Complicate Sports Streaming

Evertz Senior Director, Live Media Production Mo Goyal discusses how increasing sports broadcast rights are impacting the streaming industry in this clip from Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2018.

Video: Demo: How to Make Your Video More Searchable

SeaChange International SVP, Strategy Mark Tubinis demonstrates how to use enriched metadata in OTT personalization in this clip from Streaming Media West 2018.

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.

Blog

Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019

The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.

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

IAB Tech Lab Releases for Public Comment a New Specification to Improve Transparency and User Experience in Video Advertising

SIMID (Secure Interactive Media Interface Definition) Replaces VPAID to Improve Trust, Creativity, and Interactive Capabilities for Digital Video Ads

Northern Waves TV 2019 Conference Agenda and Speakers Announced!

The Northern Waves TV conference is confirmed and scheduled this year on 23 May 2019 in Oslo, Norway. The TV tech and business conference will bring the TV community together to present and discuss the latest developments in TV technology and its impact o

How will Disney+ stack up against its rivals?

Every Disney+ title will need to punch above its weight