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Europe’s pay-TV sees worst growth since 2010; a sign OTT traction is gaining

Europe’s pay-TV sees worst growth since 2010; a sign OTT traction is gaining | Online Video | Scoop.it
Europe’s pay-TV sees worst growth since 2010, a sign OTT traction is gaining
Looks like Europe may finally be feeling the effects of increased OTT traction as pay-TV subscriber growth hit 0,4% in Q2 2015, the slowest increase since the end of the Great Recession in 2010.
IHS reports that subscriptions declined in a significant number of markets throughout Europe and pointed to continued decline in the cable sector, which lost about 185,000 subscribers in the quarter.
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Why sports and OTT content are a winning combo

Why sports and OTT content are a winning combo | Online Video | Scoop.it
There are streaming video on demand services that are transmitted to all types of digital devices, making it easier for football fans to get the content they want.
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New Compression Opens New Opportunities

Perseus, a new video compression technology unveiled at the NAB Show by V-Nova promises to allow more efficient use of spectrum to deliver SD, HD and even 4K ultra HD as part of a next-generation digital TV standard than previously thought possible.
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DASH Industry Forum launches OTT framework

The DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF) has announced the publication of version 3.0 of its Interoperability Implementation Guidelines.
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Social networks and streaming: the race to online video

Social networks and streaming: the race to online video | Online Video | Scoop.it
Social networks and streaming: the race to online video. In the last few weeks, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and newcomer Meerkat have made big video news.
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Making OTT Analytics Work for You

Making OTT Analytics Work for You | Online Video | Scoop.it

As the range of content available online grows exponentially, it is becoming more important than ever that we understand users’ preferences, and put them to good use. Unfortunately, the industry hasn’t yet fully taken advantage of the potential opportunities. Many aggregators, distributors and content owners may be addicted to consuming the data generated by the services they run, but they aren’t successfully turning that data into knowledge that can enhance their offering and customer experience.

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Will 4K Change The World Of Video?

Will 4K Change The World Of Video? | Online Video | Scoop.it
4K is the hottest tech in the world of video for sure. What is all this fuss about 4K and can we live for another couple of years without it?
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Transcoding Solutions – What Does the Future Have in Store?

Transcoding Solutions – What Does the Future Have in Store? | Online Video | Scoop.it

One question which is probably on the lips of most Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) is what transcoding solutions will emerge in 2015? Many have seen issues with codecs, DRM schema and formats become more complicated, as the number of connected devices and operating systems in the arena has expanded.

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The OTT TV ecosystems matures

The OTT TV ecosystems matures | Online Video | Scoop.it
At the DEW 2015, my panel discussing the OTT TV ecosystem. It looks like the ecosystem is maturing, uncovering new opportunities in the process.
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How to encode Multi-bitrate videos in MPEG-DASH for MSE based media players

How to encode Multi-bitrate videos in MPEG-DASH for MSE based media players | Online Video | Scoop.it
Two-part series on encoding multi-bitrate videos in MPEG-DASH
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Wyplay integrates Netflix for Proximus TV

Wyplay integrates Netflix for Proximus TV | Online Video | Scoop.it

Wyplay is deploying Netflix on Proximus TV, the IPTV service from Belgacom. The integration will take place over a period of several months.

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The State of MPEG-DASH 2016

The State of MPEG-DASH 2016 | Online Video | Scoop.it
The industry is turning away from plug-ins and embracing HTML5 everywhere. Here's how the vendor-independent streaming standard is gaining momentum.
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Wowza Media Systems Announces REST API for Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Media Systems Announces REST API for Wowza Streaming Engine | Online Video | Scoop.it
Wowza Media Systems today announced the availability of a public preview version of its REST API for Wowza Streaming Engine software.
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HTML5 Comes of Age: It's Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye

HTML5 Comes of Age: It's Finally Time to Tell Flash Good-bye | Online Video | Scoop.it
Media source extensions, encrypted media extensions, and DASH offer new possibilities for player-based DRM and increase HTML5's appeal to video publishers.
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Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza

In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.
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Akamai, Octoshape and the challenge of video delivery

Akamai, Octoshape and the challenge of video delivery | Online Video | Scoop.it
Akamai's acquisition of the streaming service provider Octoshape is big news for peer-to-peer and multicast delivery models.
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BBC to increasingly look to web delivery, says CTO

BBC to increasingly look to web delivery, says CTO | Online Video | Scoop.it

The BBC will increasingly use the web to deliver programmes and services to viewers in the future, according to chief technology officer, BBC Engineering, Matthew Postgate.

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YouTube Now Lets You Upload 360-Degree Video

YouTube Now Lets You Upload 360-Degree Video | Online Video | Scoop.it
Immersive video is now accessible to just about anyone, both on the creator and audience side. Google just turned on 360-degree video uploads for YouTube..
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3 Good Reasons Why YouTube Shouldn't Be Your Only Video Publishing Choice

3 Good Reasons Why YouTube Shouldn't Be Your Only Video Publishing Choice | Online Video | Scoop.it

No one can deny that YouTube is the 800lb gorilla of the online video industry. Owning almost one fifth of the video advertising market, it is an influential video platform, to say the least. But being successful by and in itself doesn’t mean that everybody will get an equal piece of the pie. When  choosing a video hosting and publishing platform, one should consider strategic business goals, budget disposal, and carefully evaluate all the available options.

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Dailymotion Enters Strategic Video Advertising Partnership With TubeMogul

Today, TubeMogul, a leading enterprise software company for digital branding, and Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world with 3bn videos viewed per month*, announced a strategic partnership that allows advertisers purchase Dailymotion's in-stream inventory and leverage the platform's proprietary first-party audience segments through TubeMogul's software.

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The Browser Wars, and What They Mean for Your Content Strategy

The Browser Wars, and What They Mean for Your Content Strategy | Online Video | Scoop.it
Though not widely publicized, the developer community has been abuzz for many months with news of Google Chrome withdrawing its support from Microsoft Silverlight (a browser plug-in that enables online media experiences). While this is good for the stability of Google’s newest browser iteration (Chrome 40), it’s not so great for those using the Silverlight […]
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Kids-Oriented Cable TV Networks Are Being Decimated By OTT Options

There's no better illustration of the massive disruptive impact of OTT options like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime than the decimation of kids-oriented cable TV networks currently playing out. According to Todd Juenger, senior analyst at Bernstein, whose weekly TV Audience Tracker (which is based on Nielsen data), I closely follow, viewership of kids cable TV networks is down 23% quarter-to-date in 2015 vs. the same period of 2014.

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IneoQuest launches behavioural data platform

Quality assurance technology provider IneoQuest has launched a new platform to deliver behavioural and operational data directly from endpoint devices to IneoQuest’s Audience Measurement Platform for Adaptive Streaming.

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