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August 10, 2020

Online Video News

Pirate Subscription Services Now a Billion-Dollar U.S. Industry, Joint Digital Citizens Alliance-NAGRA Report Finds

New report called "Money for Nothing" exposes that an estimated 9 million fixed broadband subscribers in the U.S. use a pirated IPTV service, which can be found on more than 3,500 websites, social media pages, and online stores.

New Conviva Data Shows Drop in Ad Demand, Rise in Quality

Conviva's Q2 2020 State of Streaming Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19, YouTube's Move to the TV Screen and the Rise of Smart TVs

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Featured Articles

The 2020 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video

Who made our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and just plain most interesting companies in the online video space? Read on ...

First Look: BirdDog Flex 4K NDI Converters

An exclusive first-look review of the new BirdDog Flex NDI Converter, a tiny device that delivers tally, audio, video, PTZ control, audio intercom, and power via a single Ethernet cable.

Revry Takes the "Tribrid" Approach with its LGBTQ OTT Network

Revry is the first global LGBTQ video service, and it's growing like crazy. This year, it expanded with Brightcove's Beacon to offer a three-pronged approach to programming and monetization: live linear, SVOD, and AVOD.

Short Cuts

Applying Objective Quality Metrics in Your Own Encoding

Jan Ozer discusses real-world applications for per-title and per-category encoding, where applying objective quality metrics to recalibrate an encoding ladder is effective and also times when it's not as helpful.

Best Practices for Streaming Ingest and Distribution

videoRx CTO Robert Reinhardt walks viewers through the basics of streaming ingest and distribution in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Industry News

V-Nova and NETINT Technologies collaborate to enhance transcoding quality and speed with MPEG-5 LCEVC

• V-Nova and NETINT enhance Codensity™ T408 Video Transcoders with MPEG-5 LCEVC • V-Nova LCEVC enhancement provides significant quality and density uplift for NETINT modules • Represents the first step in roadmap to integrate LCEVC onto NETINT’s next-ge

Use of Qumu Cloud Hits Record Levels as Enterprises Continue to Limit Travel, Support Work-at-Home, and Virtualize Events

Leading Enterprise Video Platform Sees Massive Increase in Users, as Internal and External Video Communication Becomes the ‘New Normal’ for Organizations

SRT Alliance Surpasses 400 Members as Grass Valley, Evertz, Xilinx, and Primestream Join the SRT Open Source Project

SRT adoption skyrockets, satisfying the growing need for low latency video connectivity to support broadcast cloud contribution and distribution workflows