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May 28, 2019

Online Video News

What's the Price of Video Rebuffering? In One Example, $85,000

Putting a dollar sign on the cost of rebuffering, a report from Akamai and MTM finds the costs are surprisingly steep. For example, $85K in lost ad revenue.

Broadband-Only Customers Use Twice the Data of Bundle Subscribers

As households cut the cord and stream more of their video entertainment, data use is growing at a fast rate. 4.2% of homes are dubbed "power users."

Video Marketers Say Lack of Time, Budget Are Biggest Obstacles

Organizations that outsource their video creation to agencies average 1 to 2 videos per month, while those with an in-house team get 3 to 10 videos.

Netflix Rules in Customer Satisfaction Survey, Followed By Vue

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) released its annual telecommunications report today, and Netflix achieved the highest scores of all video streaming services.

Featured Articles

The State of Machine Learning and AI 2019

For events like the royal wedding and the World Cup, machine learning and AI are taking center stage.

SME '19: fuboTV's Geir Magnusson Talks Server-Side Ad Insertion

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and fuboTV CTO Geir Magnusson discuss SSAI and ad personalization on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

SME '19: Notre Dame's Eric Nisly Talks University Social Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Notre Dame Studios Lead Streaming Engineer Eric Nisly discuss streaming operations at the University of Notre Dame at Streaming Media East.

Short Cuts

Video: Where Are the Emerging Opportunities for OTT Advertising?

FreeWheel Advertisers' Sarah Foss, Roku's Youssef Ben Youssef, and Nielsen's Jason Bolles discuss the evolving OTT advertising landscape in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: How Much Bandwidth Will You Need to Deliver 8K?

Akamai Principal Architect Peter Chave discusses bandwidth demands attendant to the inevitable (however unnecessary) arrival of 8K streaming in this clip from his keynote at Content Delivery Summit 2019.

Blog

HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties

Demos and conversations at Streaming Media East showed that HEVC is an excellent technology, and there's real anger around its disfunctional royalty policies.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

YouTube Won the 2019 NewFronts Because of What it Didn't Say

Brand safety? Predatory comments on videos? YouTube is laser-focused on fixing that. Now, back to the massive star-packed, music-filled party.

Industry News

FanDuel Group and fuboTV Sign Extensive Partnership

Sports Fans Can Now View Odds and Data Powered by FanDuel on fuboTV

Tremor Video DSP Expands Premium Supply Formats with Outstream and Digital Out-of-Home Video

Evergent and Synamedia Join Forces to Power and Monetize Next-Generation Video Experiences