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Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Content Delivery Summit [7 May 2018]
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]

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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

BBC Streams FIFA World Cup in UHD HDR, But Not to All Viewers

Live UHD streams of World Cup football over iPlayer are a BBC first, but HDR is not under the corporation's full control
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2018

HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

Live video is getting interactive requiring bidirectional communication with low latency. Companies like Ex Machina, Haivision, nanocosmos, and Wowza—as well as the SRT Alliance—are working on solutions.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 May 2018

How to Measure Video Encoding QoE

An insightful new service called Mux Data makes quality of experience monitoring and analysis easy. This illustrated guide explains how to use it when diagnosing problems big and small.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2018

Buyers' Guide to Encoder Appliances

Sometimes software-only solutions just don't cut it. Here's how to understand the tradeoff between hardware and software encoding, and how to select the best appliance when low-latency and delivery matter.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 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

MWC 2018: With 5G, World Is 'On the Cusp of Hyper Connectivity'

After years of demos and trials, 2018 is the year when 5G finally becomes commercialized. Look for a dramatic impact on the internet of things—but only if security problems are conquered.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 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

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

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

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

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

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
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