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August 14, 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.

Featured Articles

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.

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.

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.

Short Cuts

Pros and Cons of Shot-Based Encoding

Streaming Learning Center Principal Jan Ozer discusses why shot-based encoding makes sense for some organizations and applications in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

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.

Class Act

YouTube's Do-it-Yourself Videos Show the Best Teachers Are Online

There are plusses and minuses to having instant access to a world of knowledge, but YouTube's do-it-yourself repair videos are a godsend for technical education.

The Producer's View

DASH Patent Pool—Criticized From the Start—Might Cease Operations

The fact that DASH was always marketed as being free didn't stop MPEG LA from forming a patent pool. But lack of support from the major IP contributors appears to have doomed the effort.

Industry News

MediaRadar Study: Amazon Prime Video Overtakes Netflix as Top OTT Spender

Study revealed Amazon Prime Video surpassed Netflix as top OTT spender in 2019, with Netflix coming in second and Hulu remaining in third place

NHL scores with GB Labs

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has announced that North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has purchased GB Labs’ MiniSPACE SSD 1RU storage system.

Telaria and Sling TV Research Reveals Connected TV Is Key to Reaching Undecided GenZennial Voters Ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election

66% Say CTV Ads Are Relevant and Informative; 50% Prefer CTV Ads vs. Linear TV Ads