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June 26, 2019

Online Video News

Piracy Costs the U.S. Economy $29.2B Yearly, 80% From Streaming

Putting a price tag on the impact of digital piracy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that global online piracy costs the U.S. economy $29.2 billion in lost revenue every year.

Mediaocean and SpotX Partner to Enable Multi-Screen Ad Buys

With the goal of simplifying the video ad-buying process, Mediaocean and SpotX announced a partnership today.

LiveRamp Acquiring Data Plus Math to Drive CTV Advertising

LiveRamp announced it will acquire Data Plus Math in a deal worth $150 million, paying $120 million upfront in cash, as well as $30 million in stocks at later dates.

Agora.io and Unity Make Video Chat Simple for Game Developers

Live video chat is part of the gaming experience, so Agora.io and Unity Technologies are making it easier for game developers to add chats directly into their software.

Featured Articles

5 Questions With the CTO of Livepeer on Its Business and Funding

Last week, peer-to-peer video encoding company Livepeer announced $8 million in Series A funding. We ask the company's CTO for details on his company's unusual, possibly revolutionary, business model.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Licensing VVC and AV1--What You Need to Know

Bitmovin Codec Engineer Christian Feldman unravels the relevant licensing issues surrounding the emerging codecs AV1 and VVC in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

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.

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?

Class Act

What Teachers Need to Know When Upgrading an Instructional Camera

For teachers, the most important feature is versatility—a sneaky way of saying the most important feature is having as many features as can be packed into the camera before rendering it uncontrollable.

Industry News

Global Superstar Meghan Trainor to Headline Youtube Onstage Live at Vidcon

Rhett & Link, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Kyle Hanagami, Sofie Dossi and More Are Scheduled to Perform

Comscore and MediaScience Announce Strategic Partnership for Industry Thought Leadership Studies on Cross-Platform Advertising

New partnership will generate insights on the importance of accurate cross-platform measurement

Tubi Surpasses 20 Million Monthly Active Users and Sets New Company Records for Revenue and Hours Streamed

Over 94 million hours of content were viewed on Tubi in May, and the company had the single biggest month for revenue in its history