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January 06, 2020

Online Video News

Brightcove’s Latest Global Video Index Sees Streaming Sports Scoring Big

Sports streaming views are way up, especially on connected TVs and smartphones, and the longer the content, the more likely viewers are to finish it on the big screen

Akamai Reports Improved Performance with BBR Algorithm

The Bottleneck Bandwidth and Roundtrip Time (BBR) algorithm is now being deployed to 80% of the CDN's customers, resulting in performance improvements of up to almost 19%.

Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise

Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise

Featured Articles

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

How to Leverage Opportunities in eSports Streaming

The latest innovations and growing affordability of livestreaming technology have opened the esports livestreaming market to the average consumers, allowing anyone to become a live streamer with the right tools. Learn how the latest technology developments have enabled esports fans to join YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or other livestreaming services.

Winning in 2020: What Incumbents Can Do to Compete with Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Apple

The same technology that has become a massive enabler for new market entrants can also be used by incumbents saddled with legacy systems to transform their businesses into nimble, omnichannel offerings.

Short Cuts

Global vs. Local Strategy in Live Sports Streaming

Google's Kiran Paranjpe, WWE's Jared Smith, World Surf League's Rich Robinson, and NASCAR Digital's Brendan Reiley discuss sports streaming distribution strategies in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

6 Things Every Live Stream Needs

VideoRx CTO Robert Reinhardt outlines the essential elements of a successful live stream from capture to delivery to playback in this streaming producer's primer from Live Streaming Summit at Streaming Media East 2019.

Blog

Going Live with the Teradek VidiU Go at Streaming Media West 2019

The Teradek VidiU Go makes streaming interviews from Streaming Media West 2019 easy and seamless.

Industry News

Eros Now chooses Verizon Media Platform to meet global demand for Bollywood streaming content

Media platform will be used to deliver the highest quality streaming experience for fans of Indian cinema anywhere in the world

ESP xMedia and Matrox Offer Breakthrough Cloud-Based, Multi-Camera Workflows

The ESPxCloud video platform and Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder solution delivers personalized, broadcast-quality productions for unprecedented viewing experiences

SRT Alliance Eclipses 300 Members with Alibaba Cloud, Internet Initiative Japan, Kiswe, and Red5 Pro supporting the SRT Open Source Video Streaming Project

SRT protocol continues meteoric rise in popularity, fuelling low latency video transport across the globe