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January 20, 2021

Online Video News

CES 2021: The Dial's Not Moving on 5G

Mobile edge compute and in-person experiences provide the strongest use cases for 5G, but the pandemic has stalled progress. Wi-Fi 6, on the other hand, will have a real impact in the short term.

CES Talks Seismic Impact of Streaming

Netflix's "Ozark" led the SVOD original content pack in 2020 with 30 billion minutes viewed, in a year when the average U.S. household subscribed to four streaming services. 2021 looks even bigger.

Sony Is All Ears at Virtual CES

Sony showcased its 360 virtual mixing environment and 360 Reality Audio Services at its CES 2021 showcase

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.

How Can Direct-to-Consumer Platforms Better Protect Their Exclusive Regional Content?

Staggered release schedules, the explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings, the cost of multiple subscriptions, and the ease of finding illegal or unlicensed content online is resulting in growing amounts of piracy. A multi-pronged approach to combating piracy is necessary to prevent lost revenue, job cuts, and poor brand association.

Spotlights

CEO Interview: Richard Oesterricher, Streaming Global

Streaming Global aims to solve three of the online video industry's biggest pain points: high delivery costs, lack of reliable scalability, and too-long latencies

CEO Interview: Steve Orlando, Seaborn

Seaborn is helping its customers respond to the overwhelming demand for new OTT services with capacity and scale

CEO Interview: Claudio Lisman, Primestream

Primestream's Media IO and Xchange Media Cloud work together to create an IP Network Operations Center for live production and editing using any streaming protocol

CEO Interview: Christopher Levy, BuyDRM

We spoke with BuyDRM CEO and co-founder Christopher Levy about how his company is keeping up with the demand, how CMAF is changing the video landscape, and how watermarking and DRM are working hand-in-hand to thwart piracy.

Short Cuts

Pros and Cons of Mixing AVOD and SVOD

Roku's Mike Gamboa and VUDU's Mark Young discuss the pros and cons of OTT services that use hybrid monetization models.

How to Improve OTT Ad Revenue

Verizon's Darren Lepke discusses traditional and emerging OTT ad operations strategies in this clip from Streaming Media West Connect.

Industry News

Datazoom Announces 3rd CDN Integration, Releases Collector for Amazon CloudFront

New Collector Integration Facilitates The Real-time Analysis of Amazon CloudFront Performance Alongside Other CDN Logs and Video Playback Datasets for Content Owners

Firstlight Media-NPAW Partnership to Tackle CDN Switching for OTTs

YOUBORA enables visibility into, execution on CDN options to deliver premium quality data analysis for top Streaming VOD and live providers.

IBC2021 Technical Papers Submission is Now Open

IBC announces that the call for Technical Papers is open for the IBC2021 Conference.