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August 21, 2019

Online Video News

Apple+ Will Reportedly Cost $9.99/Month at November Launch

Unconfirmed reports say Apple's Apple+ subscription video service will debut by November with a monthly price of $9.99.

Disney+ to Cost $6.99, Debut on All Major Platforms (But One)

The Disney+ service will be available in more than just the U.S. at launch, as the company announced Canada and the Netherlands will get it at the same time.

Roku Launches Channel for Kids, Partners With Lionsgate, Mattel

Set-top box and connected TV platform Roku continues to expand its free ad-supported viewing options with the debut of the Kids and Family channel.

Featured Articles

HEVC, AV1, VVC: How to Make Sense of 2019's World of Codecs

The old realities that used to dictate codec adoption no longer apply. Opening up new markets now matters more than reducing operating expenses. How are HEVC, AV1, and VVC positioned for the future?

Now Streaming: Video for the Government and Public Sectors

The online video revolution isn't just changing how we watch our favorite shows. Learn how video is informing and entertaining government and public sector employees.

Shangri-LA Chases Streaming Video Success in Paradise: A Q&A

Online series Shangri-LA is a funny and heartfelt look at oddballs on the extreme fringes of Hollywood. Here's a conversation with the director about calling in favors and creating a show.

Short Cuts

What Is Intel SVT-HEVC?

Streaming Learning Center Principal Jan Ozer introduces the SVT-AV1 codec and the efficiency it brings to encoding in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Does Adding HDR Justify Multi-Codec Delivery?

Mozilla Senior Research Engineer Nathan Egge discusses the value of enabling new use cases in determining whether to pursue a multi-codec strategy in this clip from a panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Editor's Note

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.

The Producer's View

The Compressionist's Aha! Moment: 'The Other Leg, Lanczos'

Every compressionist fantasizes about discovering the perfect configuration option, but our columnist learns that some results are too good to be true.

Industry News

Tidal Unveils Playable Video Sharing Capabilities For Instagram Stories

Users Can Also Share Songs and Albums Directly to Stories Across Social Channels

Chocolate Launches Premium: World's First Video SSP With 100% Server-Side Auctions

Chocolate Premium is an invite-only platform connecting premium brands with premium video supply in a fraud-free ecosystem with 80%+ viewability rate