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How to build your own streaming video HTML player

<b>We have in the article,</b> <b>Demystifing HTML5 Video Player</b><b>, described what is under the hood of a HTML video player and that a streaming video HTML player</b> …

CDNs closing the gap between internet streams and live TV

CDN vendors attending the NAB conference showed off the latest advancements for live-streamed video. On the technology side, providers such as …

Facebook video adds AV1 support

The recent release of AV1, a new open, royalty-free video format, promises to be an important step forward in compression efficiency. Following our …

The NFL and Amazon sign new 2-year streaming deal

The NFL will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video again for the 2018 and 2019 seasons per a new deal for NFL Thursday Night Football. Amazon Prime will …

Beamr Transcoder Interview with Dror Gill, Jan Ozer, Dirk Griffioen

Scaling Hulu Live Streaming for Large Events: March Madness and Beyond

By Andrew McVeigh, Principal Architect and Justin Goad, Senior Technical Program Management Lead<p>For many of our viewers, Hulu’s live TV service is …

Live UHD Streaming of Sports is Gaining Momentum

In 2015, the NFL streamed an entire football game over the internet. As the first live sports event to be streamed to a worldwide audience, this was …

Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source

by Amit Joshi, Andrew Leung, Corin Dwyer, Fabio Kung, Sargun Dhillon, Tomasz Bak, Andrew Spyker, Tim Bozarth<p>Today, we are open-sourcing Titus, our …

Three reasons every major TV programmer will launch a DTC service

CBS has done it, Disney is doing it, and Discovery is thinking about it. Launching direct-to-consumer services is the new wave of television. Here …

NBA Makes Deal With Twitch to Stream eSports League

The National Basketball Association announced a multiyear partnership with video service Twitch, which will live stream all of the games of the new …

Gaming

Netflix growth exceeds expectations

Netflix added over 8.25 million paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2018, a gain of almost 7.5%. As well as adding 2.28 million paid subscribers …

The OTT video market landscape: observations from NAB 2018

The first quarter of 2018 saw a lot of activity in the video media industry, and that was reflected on the show floor at NAB Show 2018 last week. …

Ericsson Media Solutions will ‘continue to grow’ following One Equity Partners acquisition

<b>Ericsson Media Solutions’ three constituent product areas – compression, delivery and platforms – can all continue to deliver growth following</b> …

Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR

You might only know JPEG as the default image compression standard, but the group behind it has now branched out into something new: JPEG XS. JPEG XS is described as a new low-energy format designed to stream live video and VR, even over WiFi and 5G networks. It's not a replacement for JPEG and the …

IP counting or revenue counting?

In a now distant­ past companies used to be run by engineers. If a company had the right product – backed by good research and developed, indeed, by …

Automated Canary Analysis at Netflix with Kayenta

<i>by</i> <i>Michael Graff</i> <i>and</i> <i>Chris Sanden</i><p>Today, in partnership with Google, we have open sourced Kayenta, a platform for Automated Canary Analysis (ACA). …

DevOps

NAB 2018: Hardware Support a Big Step Ahead for AV1

1<p>SHARES<p>Las Vegas -- AV1, the royalty-free, next-gen video codec from the heavily backed Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), is initially targeting web …

Disney kicks off its streaming future today with ESPN+

First comes sports, and then next year the Disney-branded video service<p>Today is the debut of ESPN+, a $4.99 direct-to-consumer subscription video service that offers a little bit of MLB and NHL action with a <i>lot</i> of stuff that you don’t typically see on ESPN when channel surfing. There’s no separate …

Netflix offering more than $300 million for billboard company: sources

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world's entertainment capital, according to people …

Netflix FlameScope

We’re excited to release FlameScope: a new performance visualization tool for analyzing variance, perturbations, single-threaded execution, …

Data Visualization

How to be data-driven when you aren’t Netflix (or even if you are) — Part 1

Data analytics has always played a key role at Streamroot. From day one, our core goal was to improve quality of service for end viewers, as well as …

Big Data

Commentary: HEVC and AV1—A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Video Codec Race

Commentary: HEVC and AV1—A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Video Codec Race<p>For the streaming industry, NAB will be all about HEVC vs. AV1. Here's a …

Tech Trends

Molotov reaches 5mi subs, goes hybrid with Samsung

French OTT platform Molotow has teamed up with Samsung and transmitter company TDF to offer a hybrid service combining DTT reception and OTT delivery …

Challenges with Server-Side Ad Insertion

<b>In this post we’re explaining the challenges that comes with Server-Side Dynamic Ad Insertion. If you are already familiar with video streaming</b> …

Software Development

Google Play Movies & TV becomes a one-stop shop for nearly everything that streams

With the explosion of streaming services now available, it’s becoming more difficult to figure out not just what movie or TV show to watch next, but where you can actually watch it. Google today is rolling out its solution to this problem with a significant revamp of its Google Play Movies & TV app …

Smart TV

STSWE17: Jai Krishnan from Google and AOMedia giving us an update on AV1

India

AWS re:Invent 2017: How the BBC Built a Massive Media Pipeline Using Microservices (ARC330)

Amazon Web Services

Beyond Streams and Files - Storing Frames in the Cloud - BBC R&D

BBC R&D<p>Beyond Streams and Files - Storing Frames in the Cloud<p>Posted by on 29 Mar 2018<p>We've been talking about end-to-end IP production for some time now, and it's finally becoming reality. Manufacturers are getting on board, IBC had an IP showcase and BBC Wales are getting an IP core. Our …

24i Media acquires Vigour

<b>Netherlands-based streaming technology provider 24i Media has acquired multiscreen video platform provider Vigour in a move that it says will enhance</b> …

Innovation