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March 30, 2020

Online Video News

Disney+, PPV Streaming Taking Off as People Stay at Home

We all know TV viewing is up these days, but data from Hub Entertainment and Wurl show just how much, and which services are seeing the biggest upticks.

News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report

Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.

Featured Articles

Review: iSize BitSave Video Preprocessing

iSize claims that BitSave can deliver a 40% to 60% bitrate reduction while keeping the same video quality. We put those claims to the test.

The State of Streaming 2020 Research Report

Live or VOD? Cloud or on-prem? The 2020 State of Streaming report reveals exclusive insights into the workflows behind the screens—download your copy now.

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Short Cuts

How Twitch Streamers Balance Chat and Gameplay

Twitch VP Sales Katherine Bowe and Streamer Brooke "Dodger" Thorne discuss streamer community building and interaction in this clip from their fireside chat at Esports & Sports Streaming Summit at Streaming Media West 2019.

The Case for Event-Driven Aggregation in OTT

MediaKind VP Erik Ramberg argues that we should rethink how we value live video and aggregate it in our OTT offerings in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

Blog

It's Time to Make Streaming Greener

The online video industry has yet to reckon with the energy demands and environmental impact of what we do. It's time to start the discussion and work towards the greening of streaming.

5 Ways the Coronavirus Business Impact Permanently Changes Live Video Streaming

The changes that COVID-19 are bringing to the live streaming industry will have lasting effects, and streaming providers who focus on latency and scale will thrive

Industry News

Wicket Labs Announces Further Funding From Madrona Venture Group, WestRiver Group, and Others to Accelerate Audience Insights Platform Development

Wicket Labs Announces Further Funding From Madrona Venture Group, WestRiver Group, and Others to Accelerate Development. Recent Customers Include Acorn TV, Brown Sugar, MHz Choice, Noggin, Yippee, and Urban Movie Channel.

Syncback's SBTV Streaming Platfrom Launches Dedicated COVID-19 Channel, Aggreggating Local TV Coverage from Across the U.S.

Viewers Are Able to Tap into A Curated 24/7 Channel Featuring COVID-19 Segments from Local Stations Across the Country – Enabling an Inside Look at How Coronavirus Impacting Communities Across the Country

JW Player launches suite of video advertising targeting products to reimagine brand safety, contextual targeting and real-time viewability 

Advertisers can target digital video advertising at scale across publishers using JW Player technology  

Live streaming the Sunday sermon with Shogun 7

St. Paul Church in London used Shogun 7 to stream its Sunday Sermon

Bitmovin launches its virtual NAB to showcase the future of video streaming

Bitmovin, a world leader in innovative cloud-based video streaming solutions, has announced its ‘Bitmovin Live: NAB Edition’ will take place between 13th - 24th April.