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October 07, 2019

Online Video News

Vice Media Acquiring Women-Focused Refinery29 for $400M

Two leading online publishers are combining, with Vice Media announcing it has acquired Refinery29 in a reported mix of stocks and cash.

Half of Video Ads Now Streamed to Connected TVs: Extreme Reach

The industry has reached an important milestone: 50% of all video ad impressions are now served to connected TVs.

U.S. Households With 2 or More OTT Services Rises to 46%: Parks

One streaming service isn't enough for nearly half of broadband-enabled households, as niche services fill a void in their entertainment lineup.

TiVo Eyes Cord-Cutters With Hardware and Streaming Service

The company announced set-top boxes and an ad-supported streaming service today, and both show it paying attention to the growing number of cord-cutters.

Featured Articles

Instructional Video in the Academy: In the Can or On-the-Fly?

The use of both asynchronous and synchronous video by colleges and universities has skyrocketed. But which approach is better for learning?

Akamai Offers Best Practices for Troubleshooting Live Streams

Providing flawless live streaming quality has never been more complex—or essential. However, relying on performance monitoring, real-time communications, and AI can ensure satisfied end-users.

Netflix Goes to the Other Side of the Mirror With Bandersnatch

Learn the streaming challenges Netflix faced presenting Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which gave viewers choices and advanced interactive storytelling.

Short Cuts

What Is Slowing OTT Ad Insertion?

SeaChange Senior Director, Advanced Advertising Scott Apgar explains why OTT ad insertion isn't ramping up more quickly in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

How to Make VR Take Off

Stringr's James Payne, FlightLine Films' Jay Nemeth, and SkyRae's Scott Gillies discuss current challenges to moving VR into the mainstream in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Editor's Note

$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?

The Industry

Cutting the Cord and Why It Took So Long: A Streaming Wish List

Yes, cutting the cord leads to a better experience in every way…almost. Here are the top three things traditional TV still does better than the streaming services.

Industry News

Harley Quinn Animated Original Series Debut Date Announced at Grand Opening of Art Gallery Pop-Up Dedicated to the Delightfully Deranged Super-Villain

Additional Live Action and Animated Shows Coming from Blue Ribbon Content to the Subscription Platform in 2020

Zixi to Discuss Emmy-Winning IP Transport Solutions at NAB Show New York 2019

Hear from Zixi Leadership at SVG TranSPORT and NAB Show New York

NAB New York: Cobalt Digital Offers New 4K Decoders, SafeLink Video Transport over Unsecure Networks

Cobalt Digital will showcase its new 9992-DEC Series of HEVC/AVC/MPEG-2 decoders at NAB Show New York Oct. 16-17, 2019, at the Javits Center.