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Nominate Now for the 2022 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.

Survey: Enterprise Video

Annual survey of enterprise video asks readers to update us on use of video in the workplace

Comcast Urges Advertisers to Buy into FAST

In a report designed to focus advertiser attention on its own FAST service Xumo, Comcast finds that FAST penetration has more than doubled year-over-year. 

Netflix and Microsoft Team for Ads as Wider Consolidation Looms 

Having signalled its intent to launch an ad-supported service earlier this year, Netflix' announcement of Microsoft as its partner in the venture prompted immediate speculation about Redmond's intent to buy the streamer wholesale.  

SVODs Target Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

As more OTT services begin to look to the region as an expansion point, CEE's SVOD subscriber base is projected to grow over 60% from 2020 to 2022, primarily driven by Netflix. This strong growth is forecast to continue into the future, supported by the launch of new services including SkyShowtime and the steady improvement of broadband availability.

State of Streaming Spring 2022 Report Launches

New report expands on trends revealed during Streaming Media East 2022 Research Keynote

M&A in Media and Telecoms Hits Record $469 Billion in Teeth of Recession

Despite increasing interest rates, the stock market decline in the tech sector and a potential recession, M&A business among media and telcos is heating up.

Pay TV Fighting Decline With OTT Offerings: PwC Report

While pay TV revenues are down overall, as cable companies step up as OTT aggregators. That's one of the notable findings in the new Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report from PwC.

Innovid Launches New Cross-Platform TV Measurement Service

InnovidXP is driven by more than one billion TV impressions daily and delivered to more than 95 million households, tied to an ad-serving footprint representing 88% of U.S. connected TV homes.

Research Brief Exposes File-Transfer Challenges and Opportunities

Legacy solutions don't address overall workflow complexities, especially in the face of partner growth, increased production scale, and disparate storage and workforce locations. This new survey-based research brief highlights the complexity of delivering and tracking file transfers, and provides insights into current industry trends.

Comcast Report Suggests Advertisers Spend Up To a Third of Their Budget on CTV

Advertisers are advised to use a combination of tactics to achieve their goals: Reach more potential buyers with traditional data-driven TV and then use addressable advertising as a tactic to reach those more likely to buy sooner.

Live Streaming Carbon Cuts Are Working, But There's More to Be Done: Blackbird Report

TV production's carbon output in the UK dropped by more than half in 2021, and though some of that is due to production shutdowns, there are clear signs that industry efforts to become more sustainable are working. Still, there's a long way to go, according to a new report from Blackbird.

Telestream Acquires Encoding.com

The addition of Emmy-award-winning cloud media processing platform Encoding.com marks the 13th acquisition for Telestream. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Survey: The Business Value of Real-Time Streaming

Real-time streaming at global scale has long been the holy grail for live delivery, and a new Streaming Media survey looks to gain insight into both the current state of real-time streaming and where it's headed in the near future, particularly for sports and betting.

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