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November 18, 2019

Online Video News

Live Channels Not Part of Many Households' Streaming Strategies

Streaming video entertainment grows more popular each quarter, but will live channels be a part of it? "Live is dead," declares senior analyst Craig Moffett.

Instagram Takes Aim at TikTok With Reels, Launching in Brazil

Reels looks a lot like TikTok, and invites members to create 15-second music videos they can share with their followers.

Facebook Announces International Expansion of Collaboration Tool

The social network is expanding access to its Brand Collabs Manager tool. Using it, advertisers can find the right partners for branded partnerships.

Featured Articles

Streaming Media West 19 Keynote: Amazon Launches Fire TV Blaster

Having a simple voice interface that transcend devices creates a magical experience, Amazon said, and that explains the strategy behind the Fire TV Blaster.

How the Online Video Industry Can Prepare for 5G and Win Viewers

When OTT providers invest in building a user experience-centric culture they will instinctively gravitate to the leading edge of technology and dominate 5G.

How to Create Company Videos People Will Want to Watch

Videos are a great way to connect with prospective buyers and turn casual customers into superfans. Here's how to create corporate videos people actually enjoy watching.

What Is ...

What Is VVC?

Advance testing shows the codec producing strong bitrate savings over its competitors, but a tiered licensing model could prevent all users from enjoying the best performance.

Short Cuts

Streaming Analytics Demo: Datazoom

VideoRx CTO Robert Reinhardt demos Datazoom analytics in his Video Engineering Summit presentation at Streaming Media East 2019.

Can AI and Blockchain Help Fight Streaming Piracy?

Synamedia's Christopher Sass, NCTA's Matt Tooley, and Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault discuss the role emerging technologies can play in streaming content protection in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2019.

Class Act

Educators Need Resources That Simulate the Digital Divide

With more learning materials going online, educators need to be sure all their students have access. Learn about programs that show the limits of poor-quality networks.

The Video Doctor

Squashing the Bugs: 6 Steps for Solving Video Streaming Problems

As a video solutions architect, our columnist has a lot of experience dealing with streaming issues that others created. Here's how he goes about solving them.

Industry News

New SSIMWAVE Feature Delivers Actionable Insights Into Video Player Output

VOD Inspector Player Test allows source-to-playout visibility into viewer experience quality

Roku Announces Limited Edition onn. • Roku TV and Limited Edition $18 Roku SE Player Exclusively at Walmart for Black Friday

$29.99 Roku Streaming Stick+, $49.99 Roku Ultra and $149.99 Roku Smart Soundbar Price Specials at Major Retailers; Plus Nearly $65 Value in Entertainment from Hulu and Pandora with Purchase of a New Device

Prezi Unveils First-Ever Video Platform That Puts Creators and Graphics On Screen Together in Real Time

Prezi Video Lets People Interact With Their Content Through Live and Recorded Video