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January 25, 2021

Online Video News

AVOD Service Tubi Reaches Audience 20+ Years Younger than Traditional Linear TV

With major viewership growth - +58% - over the past 12 months, Tubi viewers streamed 2.5 billion hours in 2020, nearly doubling in streaming hours year-over-year

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

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.

Blog

Simplifying Live Streaming at Scale with DASH-IF

As competition for viewer attention increases, features that rely on timed metadata and low latency will become more important. Underpinning these features will be a need for better reliability and the new DASH-IF ingest specification should go a long way to addressing that.

Server-Side Selection is a Game Changer for Video Streaming

As adaptive bitrate streaming soars, operators are losing control over quality and resources. Server-side selection gives them back that control.

Industry News

FRAND Forever? Or Are Other Business Models Possible?

In the context of the development of new technology standards, Intellectual Property Rights (IP Rights) are the engine that ensure and sustain technology innovation. The FrameWork License approach intends to move past FRAND assurances which haven’t reduce

Limelight Networks, Inc. Appoints Seasoned Growth Executive Bob Lyons as New CEO

Global 8K Live Streaming Showcase 2020

In a significant milestone for the adoption of 8K, Intel, NHK Technologies, PSNC, Spin Digital, and Globo collaborate to deliver a live 8K program to multiple locations worldwide.

EEG Video Launches Customer Success Program, Names Caleb McKerley Customer Success Manager

New Division Expands on Support, Training, and Educational Resources to Bring Added Value to Users of EEG’s Industry-Leading Captioning Solutions