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Plex Introduces Discover, a "Google for Streaming TV"

In addition to its own library of free, on-demand movies and shows, Plex is now offering Discover and Universal Watchlist, which allow viewers to find content across streaming services and save it to their personal watchlist

Bitmovin Introduces Stream Lab, an Automated Streaming Testing Platform

Bitmovin's Stream Lab allows for easy testing of streaming experiences across multiple devices and platforms; will debut at NAB

Take the Spring 2022 State of Streaming Survey

Every 6 months, we gauge the state of the streaming industry with a survey looking at monetization, audience sizes, video quality choices, and more. Take the survey and be entered into a drawing for an Oculus Quest 2. Survey closes Friday, May 12!

NFTs Come To Connected TV

"What we've created isn't TikTok or YouTube, it's straight art," says Kevin McCarthy of StreamNFT, which just launched on the Roku Channel Store, bringing non-fungible tokens to your TV set.

Haivision Report Shows Broadcasters Embracing HEVC and 4K

Third annual Broadcast IP Transformation Report highlights how broadcasters are rapidly adopting 4K and HEVC, IP networking, cloud services, and hybrid workflows

Limelight Will Acquire Edgecast; New Company To Be Called Edgio

Limelight Network's all-stock acquisition of Yahoo's Edgecast is valued at $300 million, signal's Limelight's focus on edge delivery and security

MPEG LA VVC Licensing Terms: What Do They Mean for the Streaming Industry?

Who's contributing to the two VVC patent pools, and will the combined royalties accelerate or discourage adoption? We sat down with two industry experts and the CEOs of both MPEG LA and Access Advance to get their insights.

Haivision to Acquire AVIWEST for $22.9 Million

The deal will bring cellular bonding and 5G mobile technology to Haivision's stable of streaming, networking, and encoding solutions

Is FTP Really Dead? Survey Deadline Extended to March 1

We're doing research into the state of file transfer, and we need your input. Just for taking the Media and Broadcast File-Transfer Workflow survey, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a DJI Mini SE drone.

Innovid Announces Acquisition of TVSquared for $160 Million

The combined business brings cross-platform measurement to Innovid's ad-serving and delivery capabilities

Survey: Broadcast TV Is Here To Stay (For Now), But Convergence Is On the Way

As broadcasters, operators, and streaming services work to bring combined service offerings to consumers, they're looking for converged security and content protection solutions. Those are the key takeaways from the latest research from Streaming Media, Help Me Stream, and Intertrust ExpressPlay

Dolby Acquires Low-Latency Streaming Platform Millicast

Millicast becomes the third video-related acquisition in 4 years, and will be available immediately as part of the Dolby.io suite of APIs.

Brightcove Acquires Wicket Labs

The acquisition will give customers greater insights into content and subscriber analytics

MPEG LA Announces VVC Licensing Terms

The terms are out—20 cents per unit for hardware/paid software and 5 cents per unit for free software—but there's lots of fine print and plenty of questions remain, including those about the contributors that aren't in either the MPEG LA pool or the Access Advance pool.

FuboTV Acquires Premier League Rights for Canada, Starting with 2022/2023 Season

FuboTV will carry all 380 Premier League matches each season through 2024/2025, as well as shoulder content.

Mux Acquires Stream Club for Live Streaming

Acquisition deepens Mux's commitment to simplifying the live stream creation process for developers from broadcast to playback

Interactive Video on the Rise: The State of Streaming Autumn 2021

The fourth State of Streaming Survey explored the use of ultra-low latency solutions for real-time communication and interactivity, as well as revealing significant changes in the mix of live and on-demand video delivered to viewers.

JW Player Launches Broadcast Live and Studio DRM Solutions for Broadcasters

The launch culminates JW Player's acquisition of VUALTO, integrating their teams and services to create the industry's most powerful platform for video orchestration and encryption.

Driven by News, FAST Grows Globally, According to Amagi Survey

Driven by the rise of connected TV, FAST is growing quickly in the U.S. and across the globe, according to Amagi Global FAST report analyzing 1200 channels

H.264 Usage Drops for First Time in Bitmovin Video Developer Report

HEVC and AV1 usage are on the rise, while H.264 is beginning to fade, according to Bitmovin's annual survey of video developers and engineers. That's not the only surprise in the report.