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July 17, 2019

Online Video News

Dalet Acquiring Flex Media Platform; Is This the End of Ooyala?

Dalet will pay up to $5.4 million in cash and stocks for Flex Platform software, customer contracts, and personnel. Will the last person at Ooyala please turn off the lights?

Verizon Improves its Mobile Video Streaming Experience, Finds Report

Verizon's video performance has improved in the last six months, as it achieved a 56.1 in Opensignal's latest report, making it the first U.S. carrier to reach the Good category.

Amino Acquires UX Specialist 24i Media for €21.4 Million

The acquisition will allow Amino to offer pay TV operators a better-integrated user experience solution; 24i will retain its brand.

Half of Young People See Major Tech Sites as Too Powerful, Finds Viacom

Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google are too powerful, agree half of today's young people, says a VidCon panel called "Youth Culture: Power in Progress."

Skinny Bundles Plus A-List Content Could Sway Cord-Cutters

Pay TV providers remain under pressure from cord-cutting but could use skinny bundle offerings to staunch the flow, finds a new report.

Featured Articles

IGTV’s Most-Requested Feature—Monetization—Is Coming Soon

To attract top creators, video platforms need to help them build a business. Instagram's IGTV doesn't have monetization tools yet, but they're nearly here.

What the Dawn of the 5G Era Means for Immersive Technologies

Believe the hype: 5G will change the game for immersive technologies, such as VR and AR, allowing us to do things which are impossible today.

Twitter Debuts ArtHouse at VidCon, Brings Delight to the Timeline

Brands can tap into a global network of creative talent using Twitter ArtHouse, launching one-of-a-kind projects that entertain while they sell.

LinkedIn at VidCon? Yes, LinkedIn Works and Plays With Video

When LinkedIn added live video streaming it instantly transformed from a destination members visited occasionally to one with real-time appeal.

Short Cuts

Video: The State of Data in Video

Datazoom CEO & Co-Founder Diane Strutner discusses the current issues with video data in this clip from her OTT Leadership panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: Survey Says: How Consumers Are Using Video in 2019

Altman Vilandrie Director Jonathan Hurd reveals 2019 consumer video use survey results in this clip from his OTT Leadership Summit panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Streams of Thought

For Thought-Provoking Video, Forget About Slick Production Values

In a previous age, videoconferencing was bright, sterile, and unpleasant. It lacked the multi-sensory input that makes face-to-face meetings valuable.

Future in Focus

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?

Industry News

SSIMWAVE Debuts SSIMPLUS VOD Monitor Inspector At IBC2019

Cloud-based tool drives business, QoE success via unprecedented pixel-by-pixel analysis

Eighth Annual PBS Online Film Festival Showcases The “Power of Community”

Twenty-Five Short-Form Independent Films Available on All PBS Digital Platforms, July 15 - 26

Introducing Shutterstock Elements, Thousands of Cinema-Grade Video Effects for Filmmakers

Blockbuster-quality video effects created by industry professionals, including 4K lens flares, essential transitions, captivating video kits with smoke, fire, explosions and more