Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 November 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 November 2019]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East 2019 [7-8 May 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Content Delivery Summit [6 May 2019]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]

Formats/Codecs/Protocols
Articles

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Nov 2019

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners

Who took home the prizes in the only awards program where the winners are chosen by the people who use the products and services every day? Read on!
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Nov 2019

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Nov 2019

IBC '19: BT Sport Resets the Bar with 8K Live Demo

8K video might be years away for most consumers, but BT Sport's demo showed that the technology exists now
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2019

IBC '19: CMAF Ready for Wider Stage

Apple, Microsoft, and the industry bodies backing the interop standard feel the time is right to take it to the next stage
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2019

IBC 2019: Codecs Top the Agenda

Also trending: 8K TV, data-driven personalised content, and automated production solutions
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2019

Bitmovin: Codec Complexity is a 'Nuclear Bomb'

Video streamers want "broadcast-like" latency but device and codec complexity is holding back the entire industry, finds a new report from the company. Among other findings: 20% of respondents don't use any video analytics.
Featured News, Posted 05 Sep 2019

iSize Claims Massive Performance Savings for its Debut AI Codec

BitSave promises 70% bitrate savings via machine learning, and currently works with H.264, with H.264, H.265, and VP9 on the way
Featured News, Posted 27 Aug 2019

Blackbird Plans Launch into Video Distribution

The firm is best known for postproduction, but its underlying compression technology is being commercialised to solve latency and buffering in live streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2019

DVB-I Promises Sub-Second Latency for Broadcast and IP

DVB will release the first DVB-I specifications at IBC in September, promising low latency as well as the ability to deploy standalone or as a broadcast-OTT hybrid
Featured News, Posted 10 Jul 2019

VVC and AV1 Show Efficiency Gains; MPEG Announces Third Next-Gen Codec

BBC R&D finds that AV1 produces better low-bitrate quality than HEVC, but the codec picture will get even muddier in 2020 as MPEG fast tracks VVC, MPEG-5 EVC, and LCEVC
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2019

Vimeo Announces Support for AV1 Codec, Starts With Staff Picks

Vimeo announced that it now supports the AV1 codec, which it believes will let it deliver videos with a low bitrate and high visual quality.
Featured News, Posted 18 Jun 2019

Encoding & Transcoding 2019: ATEME

Continuing our look at the major players in the encoding and transcoding space, we look at what ATEME has been up to.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 May 2019

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2018

AV1: A First Look

FFmpeg 4.0 gives many video engineers their first chance to test the new AV1 codec against H.264, HEC, and VP9. The results? In our tests, quality was impressive, but glacially slow encoding times make AV1 a non-starter for most publishers.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Dec 2018

Finding a Video Player That Works for You and Your Budget

The video player landscape has changed tremendously since Streaming Media examined it four years back. Here are the questions to ask when choosing a player and the features to watch for.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Dec 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 2

We continue our survey of the encoding & transcoding market with looks at Encoding.com, Bitmovin, Brightcove, Beamr, Synamedia, and Ericsson/MediaKind
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Nov 2018

Encoding & Transcoding 2018: Part 1

Encoding and transcoding are at the heart of every OTT and online video workflow. The first article in this three-part series gives an overview of the technologies and a look at three major players in the space: Harmonic, AWS Elemental, and Telestream.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Nov 2018

New Codecs Are Coming; Here's How to Evaluate Codec Evaluations

When comparing the video quality created by different codecs, consider the companies running the comparisons and the metrics they're offering.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Nov 2018
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