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January 11, 2021

Online Video News

Gracenote Powers New Live Sports Experiences for Smart TV and Auto Platforms

Turnkey solution helps consumer electronics and auto manufacturers engage sports fans pre-, during, and post-game

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

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

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

When Will Ad Revenues Recover?

Axios Media Reporter Sara Fischer projects how local and national advertising as well as specific ad verticals will fare in 2021, as the lingering effects of the pandemic persist, and how that will affect the streaming and OTT markets.

How Can Roku Help OTT Content Providers Succeed?

Roku's Mike Gamboa discusses how Roku works with its content partners--both SVOD and AVOD channels--to improve discovery and help them monetize their content.

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

Industry News

MediaFirst TV Platform advances end-to-end optimized operations and best-in-class consumer experiences across all devices

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, announces significant developments to its cloud-native, end-to-end MediaFirst TV Platform.

Yospace and ITV announce extension for ad insertion in ITV Hub

The extension builds on a collaboration which helped develop and prove the concept of server-side ad insertion technology and adds connected TV to ITV’s addressable advertising offering.

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