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Canadian YouTube TV Viewership Grows 30% During 2020 Pandemic

Canadians are also watching more YouTube on TVs, bringing new opportunities to advertisers. To take advantage of that, Google is launching brand extensions embedded into YouTube content.

Ross Video Acquires Primestream

Primestream's workflow solutions enable capture, production, management, and distribution of live and on-demand video for organizations including Verizon Media and the NFL Network

Moscow State Reports: FFmpeg Still Tops for H.264, but Falters for HEVC and AV1

The good news: As always, Moscow State's codec studies are some of the most comprehensive available. The bad news: Unless you're TikTok or Tencent, you won't have access to some of the best performers.

Fastly Outage Exposes Fragility of the Internet

The edge cloud delivery service identified a "service configuration" that triggered disruptions that took down HBO Max, Hulu, Twitter, Spotify, and more. Services began coming back online within an hour.

New Report Reveals Radical Changes to Streaming Industry Over the Past Year

Streaming Media's State of Streaming Spring 2021 report, sponsored by Harmonic, shows the massive increases in streaming in previously underserved markets, as well as how the industry is addressing on-going bandwidth challenges.

AnyClip Lands $47 Million Funding; Relaunches as "The Visual Intelligence Company"

Video Company Creates New Category with First AI-Powered Platform for Business, Tackling Video Surge in Post COVID-19 Market

IBC Show Moves to December

Citing vendor and attendee reluctance to attend a September event, and the need to guarantee health and safety, IBC announced that this year's event will take place December 3-6 in Amsterdam

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V-Nova LCEVC Royalty Structure Announced

Royalty will be paid by streaming service providers; the codec will be free for encoder/player developers

Vimeo's New Corporate Video Library Keeps Teams Connected

The centralized video hub unlocks the power of video for every enterprise, including the 70% of Fortune 500s using Vimeo today

Zenlayer Raises $50 Million in Series C Funding

Edge cloud services provider announces its third round of funding

JW Player Acquires VUALTO

Acquisition of DRM provider strengthens JW Player's position in the market

Rethink Technology Forecast is Bullish on VVC

Rethink Technology Research's "Media & Entertainment Transcoding Workload and Device Royalty Forecast" breaks down anticipated codec penetration through 2030

Mux Raises $105 Million in Series D Funding

Company says it will use the funding to accelerate hiring and feature development

nanocosmos Introduces nanoMeet, an Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming/Conferencing Solution

nanoMeet is a browser-based video-conferencing and collaboration platform that integrates with nanoStream Cloud for seamless interactive live streaming—ideal for businesses and anyone looking to address large numbers of people.

Disney+ Chooses AWS to Support Global Expansion

With AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider, The Walt Disney Company leverages AWS's proven global infrastructure to improve performance and reliability for Disney+ as the streaming service continues to scale globally

Nielsen Doubles Down on Streaming, Adds Viewership by Platform and Advanced Audience Demographics

Adds unique visibility into total viewership by streaming platform alongside linear TV ratings

Bitmovin Raises $25 Million in Series C Financing

Investment led by Swisscom Ventures with Climb Ventures, Atomico, Highland Europe, and Constantia New Business, and brings Bitmovin's total funding to $68 million

Telestream Launches Cloud Transform Service

Telestream has become the latest company to take core media processing and transcoding into the cloud

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