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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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How streaming video is changing kids TV

How streaming video is changing kids TV | Online Video | Scoop.it

As children increasingly use streaming devices from tablets to OTT boxes as the primary delivery system for video, is it changing the type of content producers make for them?

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Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards

Netflix's Viewing Data: How We Know Where You Are in House of Cards | Online Video | Scoop.it

Over the past 7 years, Netflix streaming has expanded from thousands of members watching occasionally to millions of members watching over two billion hours every month.  Each time a member starts to watch a movie or TV episode, a “view” is created in our data systems and a collection of events describing that view is gathered.  Given that viewing is what members spend most of their time doing on Netflix, having a robust and scalable architecture to manage and process this data is critical to the success of our business.

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YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default | Online Video | Scoop.it

Here is one more nail in Flash's coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox.

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Twitter Video Player: Native Uploads Only, No YouTube

Twitter Video Player: Native Uploads Only, No YouTube | Online Video | Scoop.it
Details about the new Twitter video player have been spotted, and they give users some insight into what they can expect for the new feature.
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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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Hot TV News: 2015 Predicted “The Year of OTT”; Netflix vs Popcorn Time

Hot TV News: 2015 Predicted “The Year of OTT”; Netflix vs Popcorn Time | Online Video | Scoop.it

The buzz was all around OTT TV this week, with Dish’s limited launch of its Sling TV offering, and a new survey which predicts the success of HBO’s future service.

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H265 - part II : Considerations on quality and "state-of-the-art"

H265 - part II : Considerations on quality and "state-of-the-art" | Online Video | Scoop.it

In the first post of this mini serie I have analyzed the technical features of H.265 (aka HEVC) compared with the good old H.264 (aka AVC).

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Why Your Video Strategy Needs a Cloud/Client Hybrid Solution

Why Your Video Strategy Needs a Cloud/Client Hybrid Solution | Online Video | Scoop.it

“The cloud” has become the de facto solution for nearly every computing challenge under the sun these days, and it has certainly overcome some of the biggest hurdles in modern data management. This is especially true when it comes to video streaming.

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