AI at IBC 2023: The GenAI Is Out of the Bottle
AI dominates IBC discussion but application remains thin on the ground
Report from IBC 2023 - Paramount, Warner Bros., Marvel Execs Discuss the State of MovieLabs 2030 Vision
Adrian Pennington reports from IBC 2023 on a panel of Hollywood CTOs from Paramount, Warner Bros., Marvel, and Universal Pictures focusing on the state of the MovieLabs 2030 Vision, which aims to create a shift from siloed legacy moviemaking workflows to software-based and interoperable cloud workflows.
Report From IBC 2023 - Fremantle, XUMO, Tubi, and Fuse Talk FAST's Rush to Quality
FAST channels are beginning to look a lot like TV - and with good reason, agree executives at major FAST providers Fremantle, XUMO, Tubi, and Fuse. What has evolved is curation. Adrian Pennington reports from IBC 2023 about a panel on the future of the free ad-supported TV phenomena.
Update from IBC 2023 – Warner Bros. Discovery Eyes “Massive Opportunity” for Ad-Lite VOD
Adrian Pennington reports from IBC about Warner Bros. Discovery's new "ad-lite" VOD approach, with its launch of an ad-lite version of Discovery+ in Germany and its new TNT Sports venture. He also reports on the recent YouTube Primetime European launch.
Take Streaming Media's Autumn 2023 State of Streaming Survey
The teams at StreamingMedia.com and Help Me Stream Research Foundation are getting a jump on fall by releasing the Autumn 2023 edition of the State of Streaming survey. This survey is our twice-annual look at the overall streaming industry. Take the survey today and help us understand just how the streaming landscape has shifted in the past six months.
Disney vs. Charter: Another Feud in the Battle to Reshape Pay TV into Streaming
Charter says the video ecosystem is broken; proposes a new paradigm where ad-supported streaming apps from cable network brands are packaged into linear products at an affordable price-point. But Disney has its own plans.
Enter CNN Max: News, Then Sports the Differentiators for WBD’s Max Überplan
WBD hopes CNN Max, its latest attempt to solve news streaming, will finally crack the code. But it has its work cut out since the platform, launching September 27, is behind the curve of its competitors.
Vote in the 2023 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
Voting HAS BEEN EXTENDED until September 30 in 18 categories. Cast your vote today!
Nielsen Reports Streaming Viewing Growing, But With Growing Pains
While streaming may be inching ahead, according to Nielsen's latest report, this is far from a sure bet. Both Disney+ and Netflix have had ad-supported accounts out for less than a year. It's way too early to call this "good."
Andy Howard to Discuss Making Hybrid Events Work for All Viewers at Streaming Media Connect
Steve Vonder Haar talks with Andy Howard of Howard & Associates about the panel he will moderate for Streaming Media Connect 2023, "Best of Both Worlds? Making Hybrid Events Work for All Viewers," this Wednesday, August 23 at 11:30am ET.
Why Everyone Is Talking About xHE-AAC
Media and hardware companies are embracing xHE-AAC (the combination of Extended HE-AAC and MPEG-D DRC) to deliver high-quality audio and video content. Helene Jay, Senior Director, Audio Programs at Via LA explains why.
Take Streaming Media's Live Streaming Technology Trends Survey
New survey launches today covering live event market
UPDATED: Media Cartographer Evan Shapiro to Host, MC, and Moderate Streaming Media Connect Virtual Event, August 22-24
Streaming Media announced today that Evan Shapiro, self-described "media cartographer" whose incisive data presentation, analysis, and commentary is mapping out the future of the streaming media industry and overall entertainment sector, has signed on as host and MC of the next Streaming Media Connect virtual event, which runs August 22-24.
Generative AI and the State (and Future) of Media Financing
Following the disruptive rise of ChatGPT, in the coming months and years, if a VC or private equity firm wants to invest their pool of money in a streaming or media technology business, will Generative AI be a must-have component?
Following Q2 Earnings Report Netflix Facing Uphill Climb for Building Ad Revenue
Jason Fairchild, CEO of growth marketing CTV ad platform tvScientific, weighs in on the Netflix Q2 earnings report and the challenges the premium OTT platform faces in growing ad revenue in the near- and long-term
Nominate Now for the 2023 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? What is the year's biggest innovation? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.
How FOX Teamed Up with AWS for AI-powered Highlights
Groundbreaking Recap Feature, Catch Up With Highlights, Built with Amazon Media Replay Engine (MRE)
Synthetic Scabs Are Awful: Netflix, AI, and the M&E Industry's Ongoing Labor Struggle
Somehow, greenlighting "Joan Is Awful" has made Netflix look oddly actor strike-sympatico, via its winking endorsement of a show that warns against a writer-less, actor-less "profits without people" media and entertainment future from whose realization they stand to benefit.
New Research from Theorem Finds Media Companies Recognize the Importance of Automation to Scale
Ad ops professionals see automation as complementary, and as a solution that empowers growth in their careers
Rethink TV's Alex Davies Talks New M&E Codecs Market Forecast
When it comes to making roadmap decisions about adopting emerging codecs for media & entertainment content delivery between now and 2030, what do the numbers say, and how has the forecast changed since the pandemic shook up the streaming market? In this in-depth exclusive interview with Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer, Rethink Technology Research Senior Analyst Alex Davies discusses the findings of Rethink's new M&E Codecs Market Forecast.