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August 12, 2019

Online Video News

Global Pay TV Market Reaching 1.1B Subs by 2024: ABI Research

Don't count the pay TV market out too soon, because it's still growing. ABI Research forecasts the industry will count over 1.1 billion subscribers by 2024.

On-Demand Viewing Growing Much Faster Than Live, Says Conviva

Across all streaming devices, on-demand video viewing times are growing at a faster rate than live viewing times, finds a Conviva quarterly report.

Surprise: It's the Pay TV Companies That Are Driving Cord-Cutting

Pay TV operators are raising prices and forcing people to stop service. When consumers drop low-priced bundles they pay more for standalone broadband.

Featured Articles

The 2019 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our exclusive industry-defining list is back for 2019. Here are the 50 companies every Streaming Media reader must know, the ones leading us into the future. These are the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video universe.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our panel of streaming media experts has spoken, and these are the 50 companies doing the most important and innovative work in online video today.

Advertisers See Need to Work Collaboratively to Drive Growth

The holy grail of being able to insert targeted ads into linear broadcast feeds for any spot is almost here, but first agencies need to learn how to work together.

The Key Streaming Video Challenges the Industry Faces Today

…and how to solve them. Bandwidth limitations, latency issues, and device compatibility challenges prevent viewers from experiencing ideal video streaming. Here's what to do.

Short Cuts

Is it Critical for a CDN to Have Its Own Backbone?

Jolokia's Pete Mastin and Limelight Networks' Rob Coluantoni discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different content delivery architectures in this clip from a Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Video: Pros and Cons of RTSP for Live Streaming Playback

videoRX CTO Robert Reinhardt discusses the benefits and drawbacks of RTSP compared to other protocols for mobile app development in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Blog

Disney Raises the Stakes, and the Competition Should Be Worried

The Disney+/ESPN+/Hulu triple-play offers something for the whole family, and comes at a budget-conscious price. As opening shots go, it's a howitzer.

$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services

Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?

Industry News

HBO’s “Recommended By Humans” Tool Lets You Stream 50+ Free HBO Episodes, Movies & Documentaries

Find Your New Favorite Show With These Recommendations From Real HBO Fans

Pluto TV Serves Up a New Viacom Slate for Summer

The Leading Free Streaming Television Platform in the US To Launch The Next Wave of All-New Channels With Viacom’s Leading Entertainment Brands

Mediasite Announces New Integration with Zoom

Mediasite is the central destination for all Zoom cloud recordings