Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]
Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]

Featured Articles

Live Streaming at Sky: Streaming Forum Keynote Preview

Sky's prinicipal streaming architect Jeff Webb will keynote Streaming Forum 2018 in London. In the first article in a five-part series, he takes a look at the transcoding challenges involved in delivering live sports and entertainment OTT content to Sky's viewers.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Dec 2017

Buzzword Bingo Creates Tomorrow's Most Talked-About Products

Play along: Just draw buzzwords out of a hat to invent the latest online video essential. Not sure what the product does? That's a feature, not a bug.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Dec 2017

The 2017 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our sixth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. These are the companies lighting up the online video industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2017

Divideon Creates xvc, an HEVC Codec With Reasonable Pricing

The surprise royalty payments on HEVC have some publishers looking for alternatives. Learn how one company created a better codec price plan.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2017

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Dec 2017

The Chinese Streaming Market Rife With Possibilities and Pitfalls

Western publishers that want to stream video to audiences in China need to overcome unique hurdles that are more political than technical.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience

A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

The Telcos Are Embracing Streaming—For Real, This Time

After attending 7 conferences in 9 weeks, it's apparent that telcos are moving into online video again in a big way, and they no longer view OTT and streaming as something tangential to their core business
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

Take Back Control of Content Rights with Forensic Watermarking

Forensic watermarking allows rights holders to ID pirates within 15 seconds of the content appearing on an illicit site or platform
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Nov 2017

BBC "Reinvents" Free-to-Air Sports Online

The BBC will produce and distribute an additional 1,000 hours a year of sports online, including rugby, tennis, swimming, and basketball
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2017

Sales of 4K Playback Devices Belie the Lack of Content

4K was always a format pushed onto the market by consumer electronics vendors, and the relative lack of consumer interest in the higher resolution along with distribution bottlenecks are restricting adoption
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

IMF: One Format to Rule Them All or Just One More Format?

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) offers the appeal of a universal distribution format for all video, but it's not quite there yet. Here's where development stands today.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

Status Update: Encrypted Media Extensions and the Future of DRM

While publishers wait for a single content encryption system that works across all browsers, standards bodies debate the future of EME. Here's what rights management will look like in a post-plugin world.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open

Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Oct 2017

Can Better Monitoring Prevent a Replay of Class Action Against Showtime?

Showtime faces a class action after problems with the Mayweather-McGregor fight stream. Continual and complete testing might mitigate future brand damage if the issue was not with the content provider.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2017

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2017

IBC '17: Kantar Offers Facebook Video Metrics

Comparisons between video performance on Twitter and Facebook offer advertisers and broadcasters a new layer of understanding audience behaviour
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2017

IBC '17: ITV and Channel 4 Tout Value of OTT

UK commercial broadcasters emphasized the value of an OTT offering that hews closely to the traditional TV experience
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2017
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