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Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
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Video Encoding/Transcoding
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Buyers' Guide to Live Encoders 2018

While nearly any encoder can connect to any streaming service, some encoders make it easier than others. Here's how to choose the right tool for the job.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Buyers' Guide to Per-Title Encoding 2018

If you're not already using per-title encoding, it's time. Here's a guide to choosing the tool that's best for you.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2018

Streaming Forum: Building an HTML5 Video Workflow

HTML5 video workflows are being more widely deployed, but missing components are slowing further adoption, says Streamroot's Erica Beavers
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2018

Streaming Forum Keynote: Sky Spins Up New Channels in Minutes

Sky principal streaming architect Jeff Webb shared how a move from appliance-based workflows to container-based workflows now means that the broadcaster can spin up new channels in minutes, a process that used to take up to 4 weeks
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2018

Buyers' Guide to Content- and Context-Aware Encoding 2018

A new generation of encoders looks at the context of content to deliver better video playback and higher efficiency. Here's what publishers need to know about CAE.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2018

DIY: Streaming to Multiple Destinations

Want to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, but don't need a commercial streaming service and don't mind doing a bit of coding? Read on!
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ericsson Unveils MediaFirst Content Processing

Firm's media unit continues to innovate while looking for a buyer; MediaFirst Content Processing promises low latency via distributed cloud infrastructure
Featured News, Posted 07 Sep 2017

V-Nova Integrating Perseus 2 Compression Into Theoplayer

The lightweight codec designed for streaming high-quality video over any network meets the player meant for any platform or device.
Featured News, Posted 05 Sep 2017
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