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June 17, 2020

Online Video News

Consumers' Appetites for New Streaming Services May Be on the Wane

A new survey-based report from Visual Objects finds that only 16% of consumers pay for more than 3 streaming services, and 78% pay $50 or less for all of their services combined.

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

Featured Articles

Game On! With Traditional Live Sports on Hiatus, Will Esports Fill the Void?

The current spike in organized, competitive online gaming--driven in part by social changes brought on by COVID-19--lands on top of a widely reported 2019 esports boom, and already-high expectations for 2020 growth.

The Streaming Toolbox: Zixi, Cleeng, and Penthera

We look at a B2B intelligence layer for content transport, a company that enables customer relationship management decisioning, and a service that facilitates offline viewing.

Short Cuts

Video Bitrate, Resolution, and QoE

Bitmovin's Paul MacDougall discusses what determines perceptual visual quality and how it impacts quality of experience (QoE) for streaming viewers in this clip from a panel on the state of AV1 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Has the Age of the Solo Live Producer Arrived?

Have the need to distance and the widespread availability of versatile, small-footprint, low-cost, multicam streaming-ready tools brought single-producer live production to the mainstream? Ben Ratner and Alex Lindsay discuss at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Industry News

Haivision Launches the Makito X4 Video Decoder Bringing Ultra Low Latency 4K Video Over IP for Live Broadcast, Interviews, and Remote Production

Newest Addition to the Makito X Series Enables Low Latency Decoding of HEVC and H.264 Video Streams in 4K UHD and HD Over Private and Public IP Networks

Digital Element and BuyDRM Form Data Security Partnership

There are many unscrupulous online users who try to access content they should not be viewing by masking their location, using proxies or Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). This represents a major threat to digital content providers. Learn how BuyDRM is pro