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July 22, 2019

Online Video News

BritBox Launch Will Pile More Pressure on Netflix

The "Best of British" SVOD launches domestically soon with content pulled from rivals including Netflix. But with BBC keeping content on iPlayer for 12 months, will it offer enough to get people to pay?

Vobile Group Buys Content Identification Tools From Zefr for $90M

The company is getting RightsID, which lets content owners see where their material is being used on major social platforms, and ChannelID, which manages official IP on YouTube.

The Four Major Carriers Are Hyping 5G, and Using Social to Do It

5G networks and phones aren't available to most of us, but that hasn't stopped the four major carriers—AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint—from promoting their services.

Minute.ly Solution Automates Brand Stories on Multiple Platforms

Making it easier for brands to connect with followers using the Stories format, Tel Aviv-based Minute.ly today launches an automated solution.

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.

Featured Articles

How Brands Can Succeed With Sponsored Live Video Experiences

Engaging with fans through brand-sponsored live events can drive tremendous value, but getting them right means facing unique challenges.

Fullscreen to Announce Strategic Services for Mainstream Celebs

Taking the lessons its learned working with young online creators, Fullscreen has started strategizing with A-list talent from movies, TV, music, and sports.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: Why Curation Is Critical in VOD and OTT

Tribune Media's Rob Dillon underscores the importance of making sure your content is curated, tailored to, and discoverable by your audience in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: OTT Content Aggregation and the Challenge of Discovery

MAD Perspectives' Peggy Dau, Tribune Media's Rob Dillon, IBM Watson Media's Ethan Dreilinger, and Eureka Productions' Wes Dening discuss OTT content aggregation and distribution in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Blog

Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

If TV Watching Goes Social Is it Still Passive Entertainment?

We all know that hours of passive boob tube watching aren't good for our bodies and minds. But what if we're active viewers? Is there a safe way to binge?

Industry News

Kaltura Launches New Integration With Zoom Video Communications

Customers can now easily, edit, enhance, transcribe, manage, search publish and distribute Zoom recordings.

Magewell Unwraps Powerful New Features and New Model in Ultra Stream Encoder Family

Enhancements include browser-based remote control and optional mobile broadband support, while new configuration expands benefits to users with SDI sources

TAG Video Systems to Highlight Expanded IP Workflow Tools and Application-Centric Feature Sets at IBC 2019

TAG Video Systems to Highlight Expanded IP Workflow Tools and Application-Centric Feature Sets at IBC 2019