July 03, 2019

Online Video News

SVOD Services Correlate With Lower Rates of Video Piracy

Ampere Analysis shows a correlation between large drops in video piracy and the availability of unlimited streaming SVOD services.

MobiTV Takes $50M in Funding, Plans to Spur Growth Abroad

The company will use the money to drive growth in foreign markets and improve its Connect platform, which helps pay TV operators create IP-based services.

Americans Spend 11 Hours 27 Minutes Daily on Media, Up 21 Minutes

Nielsen also breaks down how long different age groups search for something to watch on a streaming service. The average is 7.4 minutes.

Featured Articles

5G Speeds Just Aren't Good Enough: 6G and 16K Are Inevitable

Technological progress, Moore's Law: Call it what you will but the buck does not stop with 4K resolutions over 5G networks. Wait for 2030 when 6G will be here.

For ESPN, it Takes a Army of Producers to Engage Online Fans

The ideal social media producer is a writer, photographer, and videographer all-in-one. ESPN has a team of them working onsite and off for major events.

Short Cuts

Video: Should You Cultivate a Brand Presence on All Social Platforms?

Mobcrush's Lee O'Connor, Stratigro's Denise Alison, and Mighteor's Elizabeth Giorgi debate social streaming brand strategy in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: Audio Analysis and Machine Learning for Video

RealEyes Media CTO Jun Heider discusses audio-specific machine learning services, from speech-to-text to sentiment analysis in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

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.

Future in Focus

Too Much of a Good Thing: OTT Falls Into the Same Trap as Cable

Viewers turned away from cable because it offered them too many choices. OTT recreates the same problem, but on steroids. So what is the industry going to do about it?

Blog

Trouble for Netflix: When the Insurgent Becomes the Incumbent

Little by little, Netflix's lead could get chipped away. A research report shows that the company's expense and engagement numbers don't add up.

Welcome to the Matrix: Beyond Scene-Based Encoding for Video

The encoding ladder served its purpose, but as streaming becomes more nuanced a ladder just doesn't provide enough options. It's nearly time for the video matrix.

Industry News

Zixi Announces Partnership With Gigcasters For Hydra Live

Integration Facilitates Real-Time Transport of Ultra/HDTV Feeds

Arc Publishing unveils streaming video app Broadcast

Media and Entertainment Companies Increase YouTube Ad Spend While Retailers Cut Back 20%

Highest ad spenders in 2019 include Samsung, Toyota, Geico, Disney and Walmart