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November 09, 2020

Online Video News

Mediasite Events Announces New Complete Virtual Event Platform

Virtual experience includes customized website, streamed sessions, e-posters, an expo hall with sponsors, interactive activities, live chat and more

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 2,200 readers voted in 26 categories. We'll announce the winners later this month, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

Featured Articles

5G's Future Is Broken. Here's Why We Need 6G

InterDigital, one of the chief architects of generational telecoms developments, says true immersive video experiences are a bust at 5G

The Algorithm Series: Live Event Scaling

There are four key delivery methods for live content, and understanding the math behind them can help decision makers determine which is the best for their applications.

Short Cuts

HBO's Best Practices for OTT Personalization

HBO's Sarah Lyons explains how HBO approaches algorithm-driven recommendations and human curation in personalization on the HBO Max OTT channel in this clip from a panel at Streaming Media West Connect 2020.

FCC Captioning Requirements for Streaming Video

FCC Chief, Disability Rights Office, Suzy Rosen Singleton breaks down FCC Captioning Requirements as they apply to streaming content in this clip from her presentation at Streaming Media West Connect 2020.

Blog

New Opportunities: 2020's Top 5 Shifts for Videoconferencing Consumption

The pandemic has put videoconferencing and webcasting platforms for distance learning, religious services, government video, and more, and they're likely to stay there permanently.

Don't Believe the 5G Streaming Video Hype

5G holds promise for smart cities, smart vehicles, and industrial automation. For video streaming? Not so much.

Industry News

Dejero and Rajant Collaborate to Support Connectivity for US Election Coverage with Innovative Wireless Mesh Network

Blended cellular and mesh Wi-Fi network further enhances reliability for major broadcasters covering the 2020 US presidential election in Washington, D.C.

TAG Adds Support for SCTE 35 Protocol for HLS and DASH Streams

Customers asked, TAG answered

Vizrt graphics seen by billions on election night as more than 100 broadcasters present and engage in real-time data

Most major U.S. broadcasters, and more than 100 major broadcasters worldwide, using Vizrt tools to cover the 2020 U.S. election.

LiveU Breaks Major Usage Records on US Election Day

LiveU reports a 35% increase in LiveU field units and an over 30% increase in the number of simultaneous live feeds compared to the 2016 US Presidential Election

Unified Streaming’s latest playlist technology enables OTT providers to move on from video files and prepare for a dynamic future

Unified Streaming, a leader in smart video streaming technologies, has announced an enhancement to its video playlist technology for OTT streams that improves engagement with viewers, creates efficiencies in streaming workflows and drives new advertising