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Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]

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AI and Machine Learning Push Video Quality to New Heights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with deep learning and neural networks, are solving OTT challenges from encoding quality to closed captioning.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Sky and BT Sport Retain EPL Rights; Amazon to Pick up the Rest?

Pay TV operators pay £4.464 billion for the majority of English Premier League rights through 2022, with two more packages yet to be awarded
Featured News, Posted 13 Feb 2018

Streaming Will Have More Customers Than Pay TV in 5 Years

As global streaming increases, traditional pay TV will start to decline. Look for SVOD and TVE to overtake pay TV by the end of 2022.
Featured News, Posted 07 Feb 2018

Streaming Forum Preview: The Rise of Disney and the Future of OTT

Leaving Netflix behind, Disney is boldly charting new territory in the OTT space with its own streaming service and its purchase of 21st Century Fox, which includes Fox's stake in Hulu. What does it mean for the rest of the market?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Feb 2018

Eurosport Grounds Ambitious Olympics in IP Connectivity and the Cloud

Discovery Communications' sports division spent €1.3 billion on pan-European digital and linear rights to Olympic Games until 2024, and aims to make every second of every event from PyeongChang available on multiple platforms.
Featured News, Posted 30 Jan 2018

Sky Moves to All-Streaming Era

Pay TV operator, soon likely to be owned by Disney, details plans to ditch the dish and continues drive to go beyond its traditional long-term subscription with streaming services.
Featured News, Posted 25 Jan 2018

Streaming Forum Preview: Broadcaster Streaming Strategies

Hear speakers from Sky, BT, and CenturyLink discuss their organisations' approaches to OTT technologies, including virtualisation, containerisation, micro services, and encoding, as well as their overarching strategies for reaching multiple devices and audiences.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

Subscription Entertainment Plans to Double by 2020, Says Deloitte

Advertisers, beware: Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for streaming video and music services in order to avoid ads.
Featured News, Posted 17 Jan 2018

Commentary: It's Not AV1 vs. HEVC

With Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media, there's been a lot of talk about AV1 vs. HEVC. But we no longer live in an either/or world, and can now give viewers what they want with minimal cost and effort compared to years gone by.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2018

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Why Should We Care About Video Quality?

Video quality is more important than ever, and OTT services should embrace a multi-stream strategy to ensure both picture and stream quality to every customer
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Encryption is Key to Live Streaming Success (No Pun Intended)

Sky has an inherent responsibility to protect the IP of both its own original content and the content that it licenses. Encryption by way of DRM is crucial, and HTTPS streaming is on the horizon
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Eutelsat: CDNs More Expensive than Satellite for Pay TV

Satellite provider tables plans to enable multiscreen at home and TV everywhere, says content delivery networks are too costly at high volume
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Dec 2017

Why Is Video Packaging Important?

In the second installment of a five-part series looking behind-the-scenes of Sky's live streaming services, Streaming Forum keynote speaker Jeff Webb looks at the crucial role packaging playes in preparing video for OTT delivery and consumption
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2017

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

OTT Revenues to Nearly Double in 5 Years, Finds Juniper Research

The subscription services are fueling their rise with lavish original content budgets, outspending traditional broadcasters.
Featured News, Posted 13 Dec 2017

Video and Young Adults Pushing Mobile Traffic: Ericsson Report

By 2020, half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen. Look for mobile video traffic to grow by 50 percent each year.
Featured News, Posted 28 Nov 2017

Report IDs 5 'Television Tribes,' Shows How to Appeal to Them

While there are multiple types of viewers, one group in particular represents the future. A report shows how pay TV can appeal to streaming connoisseurs.
Featured News, Posted 14 Nov 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

Klipcorp Helps Sports Rights Holders Gain Legit Viewers with SportsBox

The broadcast media model where scarcity breeds value is surviving only on momentum, says Klipcorp's Peter Lewinton. As long as that's the case, piracy will continue. SportsBox helps rights holders redirect social media viewers from pirated streams to legal ones
Featured News, Posted 08 Nov 2017
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