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June 10, 2020

Online Video News

Enterprise Video Viewing Rose 91% in First Quarter, Says Brightcove

We know that COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented increase in enterprise video, and the new Q1 Global Video Index from Brightcove finally reveals just how big of a rise we've seen.

RealNetworks Brings Facial Recognition to Real 20/20 and StarSearch Chrome Plugin

RealNetworks' SAFR technology has been primarily deployed in security-related applications, but the new Chrome plugin StarSearch and the company's own RealPlayer 20/20 bring it to consumers

Global OTT Revenues to Hit $167 Billion in 2025

Disney+ has helped SVOD revenues continue to rise on a steady pace, while COVID-19 has temporarily stunted AVOD's growth

Featured Articles

The Streaming Toolbox: Cinnafilm PixelStrings, THEOplayer, and Resonance AI

In this installment of The Streaming Toolbox, we'll cover a platform that transforms video formats, another tool that actually looks at what is resonating with viewers using AI and machine learning (ML), and a third that is a player which is delivering the product the first two tools are working with.

Roundup: Compact Mics for Compact Cameras

Compact, prosumer 4K cameras like the Canon XA40 and XA45 pack enough professional features that they're well worth considering for pro producers who need to travel light or with a compact kit. Choosing such a camera also means accessorizing it with properly proportioned compact audio gear--like the options we'll explore here.

Android TV: The Future of Television?

Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.

Short Cuts

Streaming Architecture Tips for Live Events at Scale

id3as' Dom Robinson, Disney's Eric Klein, and CBS' Flavio Ribiero offer practical advice for delivering large-scale streams, including how CBS Interactive honed their Super Bowl workflow before game day.

Is Large-Scale Streaming Infrastructure Moving to the Cloud?

id3as' Dom Robinson, Disney's Eric Klein, and CBS' Flavio Ribiero discuss the pros and cons of the ongoing cloud-ward migration of streaming architecture.

The Video Doctor

Protect Yourself: Predict Your Production Costs

For your sake and your clients', spend extra time predicting and planning your production process to avoid cost overruns

The Producer's View

When it Comes to Bitrates, Less is Always More

What can streaming producers do in the short-term to reduce the load during these COVID-19-related bandwidth usage spikes?

Blog

Dawn Patrol: Remembering Robert Klug

Robert Klug, who passed away suddenly from a heart attack, was an early streaming media innovator, and he brought that creativity and passion to everything he did.

Industry News

Comcast Technology Solutions and FreeWheel Partner to Bring Programmatic Advertising to the On-Demand Living Room

New Solution Enables Content Owners and Distributors to Sell Set-Top-Box (STB) Video-On-Demand (VOD) Inventory Programmatically; Opens New Demand Channels for STB VOD, Allows More Unified Buying Across All Premium Video

First universal NDI®4 to HDMI converter

Thanks to its additional developments, the new DELTA-neo N2H firmware V2.0 is the first standalone converter that utilizes NDI®4.0 with next generation NDI®|HX technology. This makes DELTA-neo N2H fully compliant with any NDI® sender device.

Zixi Powers 4K UHD Bloomberg TV+ Service

Zixi, Bloomberg and Samsung to deliver direct to consumer on Samsung TV Plus

NAB Announces NAB NY Will be a Digital Event