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June 05, 2019

Online Video News

YouTube Highlights Video Policies Meant to Protect Minors

Following another damaging story about bad behavior on its platform, YouTube put out a blog post highlighting recent moves it made to safeguard minors.

Video Enhancements Take Center Stage at Apple WWDC Keynote

Apple announced a variety of releases today at its Worldwide Developers Conference, with video enhancements showing up multiple times.

Number of Global SVOD Subscriptions to Near 1B by 2024: Report

The total number of subscriptions will grow by 439M from 2018 to 2024—an 86% increase—reaching 947M. In 2019 alone, the number will increase by 119M.

Featured Articles

Buyers' Guide to Streaming Playback Testing Tools 2019

The CEO of RealEyes shares his personal video engineering toolbox, which contains solutions for diagnosing, fixing, analyzing, and interpreting problems with streaming video.

Buyers' Guide to On-Prem Encoding 2019

Despite all the hype around the cloud, plenty of use cases still call for on-prem video encoding. Here's what to look for when choosing a solution.

Short Cuts

Video: Real-Time Apps Demand a New Dynamic Delivery Platform

Limelight Networks' Neil Glazebrook makes the case for a shift to a new dynamic platform to deliver real-time apps in this clip from his presentation at Content Delivery Summit 2019.

Video: The Case for Specialized Hardware Acceleration in Cloud Services

HellaStorm CTO Brent Yates argues that Moore's Law is dead, and the time for addressing the demands of cloud delivery with more traditional CPUs has passed, in this clip from his presentation at Content Delivery Summit 2019.

Blog

2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Make Your Nominations Now

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics

Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.

The SVOD World Is Close to Being a Zero-Sum Market, Says Report

Three services are enough, say many households. With so many choices, consumers wonder which are essential and which they need to drop.

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.

Industry News

Wipster Launches New Side-by-Side Version Comparison

Wipster's new side-by-side comparison feature enables users to compare current and previous iterations of videos to compare progress and creative decisions.

NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider

NASCAR enhances the fan experience, accelerates artificial intelligence efforts, and improves operational efficiencies by leveraging the cloud

What the TV Universe Looks Like Now, Dramatic Shifts Toward Streaming and Antennas