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Featured Articles

25 Years of Internet Radio, Part 2

Back when online video was the size of a postage stamp, audio companies were changing the way the world heard radio. Here are reminiscences from RealNetworks and other pioneers.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Oct 2018

Telestream Tells IBC of Plans to Track Live Stream Latency

With help from Unified Streaming, Telestream has diverted all of its R&D into Project Orchid, which is designed to offer one-click live channel origination that supports real-time self-optimisation
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Sep 2018

Amazon Alexa Voice Control Becomes a Concern for Broadcasters

As Amazon pushes into the living room with TV voice control, broadcasters push back. Channel 4 is worried that niche programming will be hidden from the viewer.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

Netflix Focusses its Growth on Broadcast Carriage, Not Sports

Let's get this out of the way: Netflix won't be carrying live sports. But, one Netflix exec said at IBC, "We never say never."
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

At IBC, an AI Startup Hacks the Brain for Audience Insights

Can technology scan viewers' brains to understand how they emotionally respond to stories? One startup searches deeper for the future of recommendations.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2018

At IBC, an Investment in IP Begins to Take Hold for Imagine

As its broadcaster customers make the difficult switch to online distribution, Imagine is struggling to go with them. The new CEO outlines the path ahead.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Arqiva Urges the Industry to Join a Blockchain TV Pilot Project

The pilot begins next month, and its success could lead to longer-term explorations of ultra-local peer-to-peer video distribution.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2018

Portable Streaming Encoders Shrink and Grow

As companies launch small-form-factor encoders (SFFEs) for live streaming and (sometimes) recording, one of the biggest questions potential users ask is whether these devices offer the same encoding functionality as larger units.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2018

Developers Pay the Pioneer Tax for WebRTC Live Streaming

There's a cost to being cutting-edge, and for low-latency live video streaming that involves learning WebRTC and accepting limited browser support.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2018

25 Years of Internet Radio: Part 1

Can you believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first internet radio broadcast? In this first installment of a two-part series, we talk to some of the trailblazers who started a revolution.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2018

Testing HEVC: Please Take a Moment to Help Measure Performance

Early testing of HEVC playback in HLS showed positive but inconsistent results. We need StreamingMedia.com readers to step up and help provide more data.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Sep 2018

Virtual Reality Development Is Moving in the Wrong Direction

VR faces huge production and consumer challenges and is still evolving at a rapid rate. So why is the industry already talking about standardization?
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Sep 2018

OTT Moves Toward Microservices as Speed Becomes an Issue

Microservices architectures are central to the growth of OTT services, but they're widely misunderstood. Here's an intro to the major players.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Aug 2018

In Defense of Autoplay, an Unloved and Unmourned Feature

While most people cheered when some browsers deactivated autoplay on videos, our columnist lamented. Here's why this is actually a step backward for the web.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2018

Streaming Video Exploration Makes the World a Little Smaller

Both armchair explorers and scientists are making use of new video technologies that are able to see more deeply than human vision can.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2018

The 2018 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners

When only the best will do, this is the guide to use. The readers have spoken and now we're ready to announce the top streaming media players in our 17 categories.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2018

UK Media Regulator Calls for British Netflix

In a marked shift from almost a decade ago, a consolidated UK broadcaster VOD service is on the cards after the UK media regulator appeared to greenlight such a development.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jul 2018

Vote Now in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

It's time for you to cast your vote in one or all of our 17 categories in the only industry awards program in which the winners are decided by the people who use their products and services.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jul 2018

As Brexit Looms, UK Creative and Media Tech Industries at Risk

The UK's position as the leading international hub for global media groups is under threat as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit grows
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jun 2018
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