Vanguard Video, an HEVC and H.264 video encoding provider with customers like Netflix, Microsoft, Imagine Communications and other major OTT service providers, has been acquired by Beamr, a media optimization vendor, for an undisclosed amount.
Online video optimization vendor Conviva sued Nice People at Work, a big data and business intelligence provider that recently stepped into the online video analytics space, alleging that NPAW is violating a number of its U.S. patents.
Thought the controversy between Netflix and major Internet service providers on data throttling was in the past? Hardly, as the SVOD provider said that it has been lowering the quality of its video streams for five years to wireless carriers worldwide, including Verizon and AT&T.
Google may be adding another live streaming component to YouTube: VentureBeat reports that the company is creating a new app, YouTube Connect, which would face off against Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live streaming initiative.
As broadcasters prepare to release much of the coveted 600 MHz spectrum for the Federal Communication Commission's incentive auction, bidders are lining up. And the commission has released the names of the 104 applicants, including Verizon and T-Mobile, two wireless carriers that are also competing to win viewers on their go90 and Binge On over the top services.
Since Facebook announced its live streaming capability last December, the social media giant has been testing its usability and popularity with its membership. Now, monetization is coming into the picture as E! Online announced it will stream a daily infotainment series, Live From E!, on Facebook.
The NFL is taking its presence a bit further into the OTT world, this time announcing a new original series that will debut this summer on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The factual series, titled All or Nothing: A Season With The Arizona Cardinals documents the NFL team's behind the scenes activity during the 2015 season.
So long, Xbox 360 -- or at least, some of the TV Everywhere apps available on the aging gaming console. Both Verizon and ESPN are pulling their apps from the device, and Verizon is targeting other devices as well for app removal.
When Netflix content guru Ted Sarandos first proposed the strategy to release films in theaters and on its SVOD service on the same day, theater owners went into a minor uproar. That attitude hasn't appeared to soften in the face of a proposed new transactional service, Screening Room, which would let viewers pay $50 to watch a movie at home the same day it's released in theaters.
Adobe is adding cross-platform measurement to its Primetime multiscreen delivery offering and teaming with comScore to better measure and target viewers in multiscreen environments.
New consumer privacy rules being proposed by the FCC this month could have a detrimental effect on the pay-TV industry, particularly when it comes to digital advertising, according to a new report by Moody's.
Sony is revving up its OTT strategy, launching its PlayStation Vue linear streaming service nationwide. But its other product announcements signal that it may be planning to take online video in some slightly different directions to set it apart in the exploding VOD and live linear markets.
Verizon and AOL's media-focused IP transport wing, Verizon Digital Media Services is taking closer aim at the broadcast industry with its latest acquisition, Volicon, a video capture and archiving vendor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Digital video, once considered a way to extend a traditional TV broadcaster's audience reach, is rapidly coming into its own. A new comScore report reveals that the rapid expansion of mobile viewing is making it possible marketers to match online audience reach levels with those of television for the first time ever.
Online video content provider mitú is leveraging its popularity with younger Latino viewers to encourage them to vote as the 2016 election approaches -- and teaming with a nonpartisan organization, Voto Latino, to build the message through a social media campaign launched at the SXSW trade show in Austin, Texas.
Video compression solutions provider V-Nova is releasing its signature product, Perseus, as a software development kit (SDK) that can be integrated into third-party encoders and video players. The company said SDK availability will make it easier to deliver HD-quality video over bandwidth-constrained networks such as mobile networks.
Building on its experience live-streaming select NFL games last season, Yahoo is partnering with the National Hockey League to bring a number of its games to online viewers. An NHL "Game of the Day" will live-stream up to four days per week on the Yahoo Sports page.
Within the past 12 months, no less than five virtual MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) services from major operators like Comcast have debuted. While some, like Stream, are in the trial phase, others are full-fledged consumer products -- and they could revolutionize the pay-TV industry, whose video subscriber rates have stagnated.
Live-streamed, long-form content appears to be catching on in a big way as ad views on this type of streamed content leaped 129 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a new FreeWheel report. And how viewers are watching those ads is changing, too, with smartphones and streaming devices like Roku and Google's Chromecast outpacing desktop browsers as the primary viewing device.
Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu are some of the "most important" paid online subscriptions to consumers, well ahead of their paid subscriptions to other services such as streaming music and shopping services, a new survey by Vindicia revealed. What's more, 90 percent of adults surveyed by the online billing services provider said they were interested in upgrading to higher subscription tiers with added privileges like discounts, exclusive offers and access to premium content.