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September 23, 2019

Online Video News

Roku Devices Get Smaller, Faster to Battle the Competition

An upgrade to the Roku OS will offer curated selections for popular searches, the ability to search by movie quote, and a sleep timer for Roku TVs.

Facebook Announces Portal TV, Video Calling Device for the Home

Video calling comes to the biggest screen in the house with the introduction of Portal TV. But is this something consumers have been asking for?

Adobe's Marketo Engage Gains Video Through Vidyard Partnership

Adobe and Vidyard announced a partnership that will bring video support to Marketo Engage, Adobe's lead management tool for B2B marketers.

NBCU Peacock Mixes Comforting Reruns and High-Profile Originals

Fans can tune in new versions of Battlestar Galactica, Saved By the Bell, and Punky Brewster, or watch familiar hits including The Office and Parks and Recreation.

Featured Articles

Achieving Zero Latency for Video and Audio Is a Zero-Sum Game

In the AV world, zero-frame latency isn't just a pipe dream—it's a requirement. Here's why the streaming industry would do well to pay attention.

Imminent Privacy Regs Force Brands to Get Serious About Data

The California Consumer Privacy Act will go into effect in a few short months, requiring a whole new approach in how companies collect and transact personal data.

IBC '19: Facebook Shows Live and Interactive Tools for Publishers

The social network outlined how it grows partnerships with broadcasters and content owners, then unveiled new tools and a route to audiences and monetization.

Short Cuts

Why Does SCTE 35 Matter in SSAI?

Reality Software's Nadine Krefetz, Sinclair's Jason Justman, and fuboTV's Geir Magnusson discuss the importance of SCTE 35 to server-side ad insertion in this clip from their panel at OTT Leadership Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Cloud Video Architecture: Buy or Build?

Beamr VP Strategy Tom Vaughan discusses the technical and business arguments for buy vs. build in cloud video architecture in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Streams of Thought

Engineering Women: IBC Plays Host to a Powerful Force for Change

Women in Streaming Media has announced a mentoring program to encourage and empower talented women in the industry.

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.

Industry News

Innovid Bolsters Omni-Channel Advertising Offering With Acquisition of Herolens

Deal Expands Innovid’s Independent Omni-channel Advertising Platform for Delivery, Personalization, and Measurement To Include Display

Parks Associates: Subscriptions now Account for Nearly 86% of US Internet TV and Movie Spending

Parks Associates' OTT Video Tracker analyzes competition from new vMVPD services in OTT video space

Intertrust Roars Past 2 Billion Devices With OTT Content Protection for One-Quarter of the Globe

ExpressPlay DRM — World's Most Complete Cloud-based Multi-DRM — Marks Big Year Spanning Support for Hundreds of Millions of Viewers in Major Sports Events and Ecosystem Expansion in India, Europe, U.S., and China