Ericsson Claims to Beat Huawei's 5G Streaming Record
Speeds of 4.3Gbps could download an hour-long 4K episode in just 14 seconds; the old record was 2.92Gbps
Qumu and Synacor Agree to Merger
The merger will give Qumu access to Synacor's 1,900 channel partners and 4,000 existing customers including HBO, Dish, T-Mobile, YouTubeTV, and Cheddar.
Streaming Advertisers Still Face Challenges, Says Conviva Report
Ad start failures are down, but start times and buffering actually got worse compared to 2018. But overal streaming continues to grow, and quality of experience is better than ever.
Is Linear On Demand the Future? 3SS Is Betting on It
Super-aggregation requires a user experience capable of understanding individual taste and serving content from all of a viewer's video services. 3SS believes it has the solution.
Only 13% of Viewers Watch the Super Bowl on Connected TVs, Says AdColony
The ad platform's survey finds that 72% of viewers plan on watching the game on TV, while the number of smartphone viewers has gone up to 11%
Kaltura Expands Enterprise Capabilities with Newrow Acquisition
Newrow gives Kaltura's Meeting Solution increased collaborative features like group white board, synchronized viewing, and real-time quizzes and polls
What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020
CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.
Balance of Power Shifts Among HEVC Patent Pools
Nine members of the MPEG LA HEVC pool—including ETRI, KBS, NTT, and NTT DOCOMO—have left and joined the HEVC Advance pool
66% of National Advertisers Have Purchased OTT or CTV Ads, says FreeWheel Survey
The survey also predicts that linear TV ad spending will drop significantly in the next 12 months, while all forms of advanced TV advertising continue to grow
CES 2020: ATSC 3.0 Ready to Roll Out
NAB and others have been working on the ATSC 3.0 spec for a decade, and in 2020 we'll finally see it in action across the United States
CES 2020: ViacomCBS Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before
ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise says CBS All Access has brought churn down to single digits and seen a 60% growth in subscribers.
CES 2020: Quibi Rolls the Dice on Short-Form Content
CEO Meg Whitman and founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that the new mobile service will roll out 175 new original shows and 8,500 episodes at a rate of 3 hours of new content per weekday
CES 2020: Delta Brings Streaming to the Ground, Expands it in the Air
Delta's CEO announced that the airline would let travelers stream content on Delta Studio as soon as they check in to their flight, and may introduce a "binge button"
Brightcove’s Latest Global Video Index Sees Streaming Sports Scoring Big
Sports streaming views are way up, especially on connected TVs and smartphones, and the longer the content, the more likely viewers are to finish it on the big screen
Akamai Reports Improved Performance with BBR Algorithm
The Bottleneck Bandwidth and Roundtrip Time (BBR) algorithm is now being deployed to 80% of the CDN's customers, resulting in performance improvements of up to almost 19%.
Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise
Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise
Grass Valley's GV Alyve Brings Cloud Mixing to the Browser
GV Alyve takes inputs from GV STRATUS or any device that can generate an RTMP output stream, and offers ad insertion and VOD playout in the higher-end subscriptions
TiVo Partners with SpotX to Manage TiVo+ and CTV Inventory
SpotX becomes TiVo's first-to-market supply-side platform
Liberty Global Boosts Video Delivery with Teltoo P2P
First rollout will be in The Netherlands, with plans to deploy in all territories Liberty Global serves
Walking with Daemons: BBC Imagines Interactive His Dark Materials
Latest BBC research into object-based media takes its cue from low-latency game streaming and puts data and compute as close as possible to the user device; uses BBC/HBO drama as example