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September 16, 2019

Online Video News

Adobe Premiere Gets Auto Reframe for Multi-Platform Video Output

At IBC, Adobe announced an AI-powered tool to speed the process of creating variously sized versions of videos for different platforms.

Harmonic, Google, and 3SS Partner on Next-Gen Sports Platform

The offering streams to broadcast and OTT, and keeps fans tuned in with picture-in-picture viewing, multi-views, and personalized mosaics.

Gracenote Creates a Universal ID System for OTT Video Assets

A new system is needed to unify the fractured state of video metadata, and Gracenote thinks it's the organization to create one.

Qwilt Brings the Sharing Economy to Streaming Video Delivery

Just like Uber disrupted the paid ride industry, caching specialist Qwilt is hoping to disrupt online video delivery. Is this bad news for CDNs?

Comcast Creates Self-Service Option for Small Biz Advertisers

Advertising on TV shouldn't require a multi-million dollar budget, says Comcast Spotlight, Comcast Cable's ad division.

Brightcove Announces Beacon, a Time-Saving OTT App Creator

When Brightcove Beacon launches in late October, customers will be able to create a variety of OTT streaming apps in a fraction of the usual development time.

Apple TV+ Will Cost $4.99/Month, Offer New Originals Monthly

The SVOD will debut on November 1 in over 100 countries and regions for $4.99 after a 7-day trial period, with access for six people per account.

Featured Articles

IBC '19: YouTube Makes Play for Broadcaster Support at Keynote

With a shift away from commissioning premium original content, YouTube wants broadcasters to see it as an ally, not a competitor.

Hardware-Based Transcoding Solutions Roundup: Testing Performance

We put hardware-based solutions from NVIDIA, Intel, and NGCodec to the test to see which offers the strongest performance and the highest quality.

How to Optimize a Corporate YouTube Channel and Attract Viewers

Many brands maintain a YouTube channel, but barely skim the surface of what the platform can do. Here's a step-by-step guide to optimizing a corporate YouTube account.

Short Cuts

How CBS Sports Digital Leverages Fastly Media Shield

CBS Sports Digital Senior Director of Engineering Taylor Busch discusses Fastly's Media Shield and the role it played in optimizing high-traffic streaming in its Super Bowl stream in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Is 360 Live Event Streaming Just a Fad?

FlightLine Films' Jay Nemeth and SkyRae Media's Scott Gillies discuss the staying power of 360/VR/AR live event experiences in this clip from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Streams of Thought

Two Quick-Fix Solutions That Became Long-Term Problems

When will the industry jettison HTTP-segment-based streaming and buffer-based playback, both of which hold us back? How about right now, our columnist proposes.

Future in Focus

Taming the Many-Headed Problem of Video Content Discovery

Sure, today's OTT video platforms could share data and create comprehensive video recommendation systems, but they don't want to. Here's why they should care.

Industry News

CenturyLink Acquires Video Delivery Innovator Streamroot

Purchase strengthens CenturyLink's ability to deliver OTT video content for customers

Discovery, Inc. and 605 Partner to Expand TV Attribution Capabilities

The companies are leveraging 605’s combined dataset (the nation’s largest) to measure TV’s impact on both branding and sales

Beamr Delivers World's First 8K Live HEVC Software Video Encoder powered by an AMD EPYC™ Processor In Time for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Beamr has unleashed a world record video encoding benchmark by showing 8K broadcast-quality live encoding in software running on a single socket AMD EPYC™ 7742 processor.