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July 24, 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.

Featured Articles

Review: Grown Up Microsoft Stream Is Ready for Business

Once an underfeatured and clumsy beta release, enterprise video platform Microsoft Stream is now an excellent solution for companies that rely on Office 365.

Discover the Six FFmpeg Commands You Can’t Live Without

Anyone who does performance or benchmark testing, please take a look: The six commands in this article help with essential tasks that crop up in any studio or encoding facility.

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.

Short Cuts

Video: How Can Better Data Improve the End User's OTT Experience?

NBC News Digital Director, Product Management Joshua Kinberg discusses how to leverage better data reporting in personalizing the OTT UX in this clip from OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

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.

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

Otter Network Launches Otter Director App; Multi-Cam Live Streaming Tool Turns Your Team Into Video Pros

Free download for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets in the App Store or Google Play and at otter.network

Telestream Completes Tektronix Video Combination

The United States Tennis Association has partnered with LiveU to provide content producers with complete live coverage support during the US Open 2019!

FreeWheel and Centro Partner to Give Agencies a New End-to-End, Automated Solution for Digital Media Campaigns

Integration of Centro’s Basis into FreeWheel’s Strata Platform Offers Agencies Best-in-Class Capabilities for Media Planning, Buying, Operations and Finance Across Both Traditional and Digital Media