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October 16, 2019

Online Video News

Akamai Creates Edge-Based API to Combat Piracy by Blocking Access

CDN Akamai announced enhancements to its Intelligent Edge Platform designed to improved security, and one could give video content owners an advantage over pirates.

Video Download Speed a Poor Indicator of Mobile Video Experience

Mobile carriers use download speeds to promote the video quality of their networks, but video download speeds and streaming video quality aren't always related.

Device UI Important to Consumers When Making a Purchase: Parks

Apple TV and Roku lead in providing easy interfaces for customers, an important feature for streaming video service satisfaction. However, people will leave if they can't find enough to watch.

Featured Articles

Addressable Television: The Holy Grail of Personalization

From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized advertising has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. Are we there yet?

Take Two Streams: Streaming Video on the Rise in Modern Medicine

From training to remote observations, the use of streaming video in the medical and pharmaceutical markets is growing.

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?

Short Cuts

3 Models for VOD Monetization

Comcast Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy Matt Smith compares SVOD, AVOD, and TVOD revenue models in conversation with Streaming Media Senior Editor Troy Dreier at Streaming Media East 2019.

How Twitch Delivers and Packages VP9

Twitch Senior Video Software Engineer Nikhil Purushe explains how Twitch has approached packaging and delivery following their migration to VP9 in this clip from his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.


Esports and Sports Streaming Summit Preview: Jamie Horowitz, DAZN

Sports leagues need to adapt to a new world of live streaming delivery. At the Esports and Sports Streaming Summit, DAZN will explain what interactive video can provide.

Throwback Thursday: When Bill Gates Keynoted Streaming Media West

20 years ago at the second Streaming Media West in San Jose, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates addressed a capacity crowd with a keynote on "The Digital Media Revolution."

Industry News

Advanced TV Solutions Are Changing Local Market Advertising, According to New FreeWheel Survey

Agencies specializing in local media planning and buying expect media spend on advanced TV to increase more than on any other medium over the next 12 months.

Tubi Announces Uk Expansion And Launch Of Tubi Kids At Mipcom 2019 Keynote

World’s largest ad-supported video on demand service will launch in the UK early 2020 with other countries to follow as part of rapid international expansion

Tru Optik to Launch Free Privacy.TV Solution to Solve for Lack of Consumer Privacy Coordination Across Connected TV Advertising

Privacy.TV to Usher in New Era of Accountability, Transparency and Privacy Compliance Across Advanced TV Advertising