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Fox Tries (Again) on Digital Movie Sales, while UltraViolet Moves (Slowly) Forward

Fox Tries (Again) on Digital Movie Sales, while UltraViolet Moves (Slowly) Forward | Online Video | Scoop.it

This week Fox Filmed Entertainment announced a new digital sell-through program for movies. As reported in The New York Times, Fox will soon start selling HD digital film downloads three weeks prior to VOD and disc release, while lowering the price from $20 to $15. This, Fox hopes will stimulate the still small digital sell-through market, with the ultimate objective of doing something about the eight-year industry-wide decline in home video sales.

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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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Cloud Essentials, Part 1

Cloud Essentials, Part 1 | Online Video | Scoop.it

Visit any trade show these days and you’ll hear a lot about cloud computing. It’s clearly one of the biggest trends in our industry today, but what is cloud computing really all about? And furthermore, what does it mean for video delivery and especially for live processing?

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YouTube promises support for 360-degree videos

YouTube promises support for 360-degree videos | Online Video | Scoop.it
Google's video streaming service has promised it will roll-out support for 360-degree video in the following weeks. Now users will be able to immerse themselves fully in whatever they're watching.
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Twitter Video will be a lot more like YouTube than Vine

Twitter Video will be a lot more like YouTube than Vine | Online Video | Scoop.it

Twitter's plans for a built-in video player have been public for a while, but now we're finding out more details.

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OTT video – open browser, hit play and watch. But for how much longer?

OTT video – open browser, hit play and watch. But for how much longer? | Online Video | Scoop.it

Up to now, your viewers open their browser, go to your website, hit play and it just works. Right?

On web browsers, DRM plugins are being phased out. Next month, both PC and MAC users will be affected when Google stops support for the Silverlight plugin on Chrome. So, how is this impacting your viewer base?

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Wowza Predictions for Online Video in 2015

Wowza Predictions for Online Video in 2015 | Online Video | Scoop.it
When I first started working on streaming media products in 1999, my co-workers and I were convinced that online video was going to be big someday. Fueled in large part by mainstream successes within the last decade by pioneers such as YouTube and Netflix, few would argue that online video ubiquity is spreading across the globe and "someday" has arrived.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video begins streaming in 4K

Amazon Prime Instant Video begins streaming in 4K | Online Video | Scoop.it

Amazon just announced another benefit for folks with a Prime subscription: 4K video streaming. That's right, Ultra HD content is now available via monthly membership through the Instant Video app or on compatible smart TVs.

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The Case for VP9

The Case for VP9 | Online Video | Scoop.it
HEVC might be getting all the attention, but Google's VP9 appears to match H.265 in quality and might play a bigger role in the transition from Flash to HTML5
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Tronsmart releases world's first eight-core Android TV box

Tronsmart releases world's first eight-core Android TV box | Online Video | Scoop.it
For the spec lovers, this is a TV box to check out. 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 802.11ac WiFI and a mammoth eight cores are packed into this Android TV box. Oh, and it scores 55,000 on Antutu!
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Kaltura Intros eCDN Plus for Live and On-Demand Video

Kaltura Intros eCDN Plus for Live and On-Demand Video | Online Video | Scoop.it
eCDN Plus works behind the firewall, supporting multicast and unicast, to reduce demand on the company WAN.
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Elemental streams world's 1st live 4K broadcast over the internet

Elemental streams world's 1st live 4K broadcast over the internet | Online Video | Scoop.it
The Vienna State Opera will use Elemental video processing solutions to stream the world’s first live production in 4K high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) delivered via MPEG-DASH over the internet....
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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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Facebook Is Going Big On Video, Acquires Video Technology Startup QuickFire

Facebook Is Going Big On Video, Acquires Video Technology Startup QuickFire | Online Video | Scoop.it

Facebook has acquired video technology startup QuickFire Networks for an undisclosed amount.

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Borrowing From Snapchat’s Playbook, Curated Film Platform MUBI Raises $15M

Borrowing From Snapchat’s Playbook, Curated Film Platform MUBI Raises $15M | Online Video | Scoop.it
MUBI, the global curated film streaming service, has closed a new $15 million funding round, bringing the total amount it’s raised so far to $20 million...
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NeuLion to acquire DivX

NeuLion, a provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX, a provider of next-generation digital video solutions.

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Microsoft will offer PlayReady encryption for live streams on Azure Media Services

Microsoft will offer PlayReady encryption for live streams on Azure Media Services | Online Video | Scoop.it

Microsoft is adding another option for encrypting content that media companies choose to live-stream over the Internet. In addition to allowing for the use of AES encryption on the Azure Media Services cloud service, Microsoft today announced that customers can tap the Microsoft-developed PlayReady encryption technology.

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15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft FTW

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft FTW | Online Video | Scoop.it
Did you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.
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Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling

Media companies looking to catch online video wave need to start paddling | Online Video | Scoop.it

It’s becoming commonplace to look at various year-over-year metrics that quantify the way online video and Internet TV is being consumed and to expect growth of 30% or 40% or more. But, what we may not be seeing or, perhaps, appreciating, is the speed at which the change is occurring, and the change in the magnitude of the growth.

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SeaChange opens up new OTT platform

SeaChange says its new OTT platform will cover every form of premium video experience. The new SeaChange Rave serves on-demand, time-shifted, live and downloaded content enjoyed on any device. A key feature is Rave’s ability to unify OTT and television delivery into a single platform.

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Cloud Encoding Startup Encoding.com Gets Strategic Investment From Harmonic

Cloud Encoding Startup Encoding.com Gets Strategic Investment From Harmonic | Online Video | Scoop.it
Cloud encoding startup Encoding.com has gotten a bit of validation from one of the big players in the more traditional video processing world. That's because..
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SVOD: Changing the Content Landscape Again

SVOD: Changing the Content Landscape Again | Online Video | Scoop.it
SVOD players are changing the television landscape daily – not merely through siphoning eyeballs away from broadcast and cable TV, but through altering the entire Hollywood content production and exch
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DivX HEVC Video Compression Software | HEVC Plug-in | DivX.com

DivX HEVC Video Compression Software | HEVC Plug-in | DivX.com | Online Video | Scoop.it
DivX HEVC Video Compression Software. Download a free video player and video converter that makes it easy to play and create DivX HEVC video up to 1080p.
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