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January 06, 2021

Online Video News

Take the State of Streaming Spring 2021 Survey

We're sizing up the size and health of the streaming industry in early 2021, and we need your help. In return, you'll be among the first to get a copy of the report and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2

Discovery+ Launches Today in the U.S.

New service features more than 55,000 episodes from Discovery brands, and will include more than 1,000 hours of originals by the end of 2021

Featured Articles

The Algorithm Series: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The math behind the magic of protecting live and on-demand streaming video content

How Does VVC Measure Up Right Now?

VVC today can be both useful and usable; let's hope that VVC IP owners can formulate a royalty policy that delivers the same.

Short Cuts

The Value of Building Organic Streaming Service Offerings

Roland Martin of Roland Martin Unfiltered and Roku's Tim Natividad discuss how (and how not) to grow an audience in a crowded OTT market in this clip from Streaming Media West 2020.

How to Balance Encoding Bitrate and Streaming Quality

SSIMWAVE CEO Abdul Rehman discusses the search for the magic number at which streaming quality is high enough to please the audience and bitrate is low enough to ensure successful and cost-effective delivery in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect.

Blog

The Greening Of Streaming: Akamai Achieves Renewable Energy Goals Despite Pandemic Surge

The content delivery network used only renewable energy for its east coast U.S. data center in 2020, a year marked by notable traffic spikes for video, online gaming, and software downloads

Why Video Streaming Issues Aren’t Going Anywhere

The explosive growth in OTT viewing is good news, right? Only if the industry keeps innovating to make sure quality of experience issues don't send people back to pay TV.

Industry News

Telestream Further Simplifies IMF File Production & Delivery with CaptionMaker and Vantage Enhancements

Netflix, major networks and content distributors standardizing on IMF delivery need look no further than Telestream for all their file production tools

Haivision and SRT Alliance Bring Broadcast and Cloud Leaders Together with SRT InterOp Plugfest

More than 40 companies established multi-vendor interoperability for low latency broadcast and streaming across three major cloud platforms globally

RTVE Takes Multi-Camera, Live Video Production to the Cloud with Solutions from TVU Networks

With Cloud-Based TVU Producer and 5G transmitters, Spanish Broadcaster RTVE Produced and Distributed A Musical Event of Radio 3 to Traditional and Streaming Channels