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January 27, 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

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

How CDNs Prepare for Large-Scale Live Events

Touchstream CEO Brenton Ough stresses the importance of redundancy, testing, and more when delivering large-scale live-streamed events.

Top OTT Trends Coming in 2021

TAG Video Systems' Peter Wharton and Hub Entertainment's Jon Giegengack, and forecast OTT's future 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.

What Will CTV Look Like in 2021? Hint: It Might Be Different from 2020

While obstacles remain, connected TV advertising should see a rebound this year.

Industry News

SSIMWAVE Team Wins Second Emmy Award in Six Years

Honored for leadership in perceptual quality metrics for video encoding optimization

Beamr Honored with Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its Content-Adaptive Video Encoding Technology

Beamr's content-adaptive encoding technology cuts video bandwidth by up to 50%, reducing congestion on backbone and last-mile networks

StriveCast joins the Streaming Video Alliance in 2021

StriveCast, the leading German P2P eCDN provider, has been granted an annual membership to the Streaming Video Alliance. The exclusive membership program selects companies that contribute to streaming video innovations each year and grants them an annual

IBC’s 2021 Accelerator Innovation Programme is Now Open for Project Challenges

Ground-breaking Media Innovation Programme Gets Set For 2021 Cycle Kick-start!

Telestream Unveils Latest Version of Wirecast

Featuring new ISO recording options and back-channel chat for Rendezvous

Haivision Introduces Hitless Failover to its Real-Time IP Video Networking Solutions

New Path Redundancy feature within the latest releases of the Makito video encoders and Haivision SRT Gateway delivers uninterrupted live video streaming over multiple IP paths

Smallest CES for a decade marks the start of a technological revolution says the DPP

The media industry’s business network, the DPP, has published its popular report on the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES 2021: What consumer trends mean for the media industry unpacks the trends from this year’s show and combines them with a br

Encoding.com Honored with the 2020 Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering

Innovative Developer of Cloud-Media Processing Platform Acknowledged for its Development of Massive Processing Optimized Compression Technologies