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June 24, 2019

Online Video News

Most Pay TV Operators Will Gain Subscribers and Revenue: Forecast

A report created by Digital TV Research finds that, for 505 operators in 135 countries, three-quarters will increase their subscribers between 2018 and 2024.

Quibi Sells $100M in Ad Inventory Well Ahead of April 2020 Launch

The mobile-only short form video network announced it has already taken in $100 million in upfront ad sales by selling category exclusives to major advertisers.

Gracenote Creates Video Popularity Score to Deepen Engagement

Automating the process of identifying hot shows, entertainment data company Gracenote today unveiled the Video Popularity Score.

Comcast Advertising Creates Initiative for Addressable TV Ads

Addressable advertising will be coming to pay TV services in a big way, and Comcast Advertising is leading the charge.

Amazon Rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, Plans European Rollout

The ad-supported service will still be free, and new deals with Warner, Sony, and MGM are helping bolster its catalog with more recent blockbusters and catalog titles.

Featured Articles

Streaming Sites Crunch the Numbers on Interactive Video

Creating an interactive online experience, such as Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, takes a lot of extra footage and budget. Viewers like it so far, but do the economics add up?

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

Streaming Innovation in Manufacturing: Building the Future

The assembly line has changed. Streaming video and audio, as well as machine learning and computer vision, are helping manufacturing become smarter and leaner.

Short Cuts

Video: How to Make MLaaS Work for You

Will MLaaS work for you? Depends on the kind of content you have, how you're using it, and the type of results you need, as RealEyes' Jun Heider explains in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: The Current State of AV1 and VVC

Bitmovin Codec Engineer Christian Feldman provides a snapshot of the current state of the AV1 and VVC codecs in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

The Industry

Searching for Answers: Where Did All the Video Podcasts Go?

It's been a long time since Diggnation and Best Week Ever, but podcasting used to have a lot of video available. Why did audio take over the medium?

The Producer's View

Announcing the Swift Death of Per-Title Encoding, 2015-2019

Once revolutionary, pre-title encoding was replaced by shot-based encoding and then context aware encoding. Here's how to evaluate vendors when choosing a solution.

Industry News

Comscore and DISH Media Surpass 100 DISH and Sling TV Cross-Platform Addressable Ad Campaigns

Since partnering with Comscore in January 2018, DISH Media has executed more than 100 cross-platform addressable advertising campaigns across DISH and Sling TV, using Comscore as currency.

Live Nation Unveils Augmented Reality Products Elevating The Fan Experience

Hyundai to promote its all-new 2020 Sonata at Music Midtown festival with Live Nation's AR experiences

Discovery, Inc. and fuboTV Sign Multi-Year Live and On Demand Carriage Agreement

18 Discovery Networks to be Available to fuboTV Subscribers