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April 29, 2020

Online Video News

Verizon Media Introduces New Publishing, Advertising Features

Output Syndication makes it easy to publish directly to social media platforms, while Content Control simplifies the creation of live linear channels and Smartplay Prebid improves the ad bidding process

Interview: PreK-12 Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Christ Episcopal School Director of Technology Bob Krieger discusses distance learning measures for early childhood to high school students implemented since the school shut down in mid-March in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Featured Articles

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

Quarantine Covers: Making Music During Lockdown

Filmmaker and musician Bill Grant describes how he and former bandmates and friends are collaborating across social distance to create mosaic music videos he calls "Quarantine Covers."

Buyer's Guide to Live Webcasting Hardware

Software-based webcasting tools are ubiquitous, but there are times when only hardware will do. Here's a look from single-button hardware all the way up to portable vision mixers.

Short Cuts

Will Open Source Streaming Save You Money?

FandangoNOW's Rema Morgan-Aluko, Mux's Steve Heffernan, and Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault discuss practical reasons for deciding between open source and commercial streaming tools in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019. Learn more at

Key Benefits of Microservices

Twitch Director of Enginerring Tanu Aggarwal explains the basics of microservices and the advantages of designing and deploying self-contained, single-purpose services in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.


Online Gaming's Need for Speed

Online gaming and esports require both performance and speed, and a robust multi-CDN strategy is essential for their future success.

Live Streaming Steps In When We Can't Step Out

While COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are keeping us housebound, real-time video apps are enabling everything from talk therapy to working out

Industry News

Texas A&M Goes IP with Imagine Communications for Integrated Sports Production

SMPTE ST 2110 implementation boosts operational efficiency, reduces points of failure

Zixi Announces Irdeto TraceMark Content Protection Integration

Joint Software Based Solution for the Embedded Invisible Forensic Watermarking of Live Video

NAGRA launches NexGuard forensic watermarking on Akamai edge network to protect high value live and VOD OTT content

NexGuard Streaming forensic watermarking solution integrated with the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform to ensure added protection of high value live and VOD OTT content on a global level

Zidivo Makes Live Streaming and Virtual Events Easy

V-Nova Collaborates with Amazon Web Services for On-Demand Low-cost High-quality Contribution over Commercial Internet

Combination of V-Nova P.Link software with AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Direct Connect provides intra-only grade contribution feeds without the need for leased dark fibre lines

Telecine Deploys MediaMelon’s SmartPlay to Intelligently Utilize Streaming Bandwidth While Improving the Viewing Experience

As Viewing Hours & New Subscriptions Surge from Stay-at-Home Orders, MediaMelon’s Content-Aware QoE Solution Cuts Telecine’s Bandwidth Consumption & Costs, Delivers High-Quality Viewing Experience

Bitmovin Integrates Dolby Vision to Deliver High Dynamic Range Viewing Experiences Via Streaming Services/Providers

NAGRA launches NexGuard ClipMark forensic watermarking to protect valuable short content assets

Industry-first solution allows content owners and post-production houses to detect any source of pre-release leaks on very short video clips, down to thirty seconds in duration

NAGRA and Avid enable seamless deployment of forensic watermarking into editing and collaboration workflows

New NexGuard Plug-in for Editing Software enables content owners and post-production houses to securely exchange pre-release assets with creative agencies or editing departments using the Avid Media Composer platform