Streaming Media

How Streaming Video Service Crunchyroll Strikes A Balance Between Subscriptions and Ads

For video service Crunchyroll, finding the right mix of ads and subscriptions is critical for long-term success in the OTT space.<p>That strategy also …

Streaming

3 winners and 3 losers in the streaming video wars of 2018 - MarketWatch

I was a cord-cutter before it was cool, parting ways with cable television subscriptions back in 2002.<p>I’d like to say that it was a philosophical …

Televisions

What Defines a Successful Media-Based App?

Video: What Defines a Successful Media-Based App?<p>Ingest.io's Jamie Stackhouse defines what contributes to the success of a VOD platform or other …

Digital Media

Netflix is sliding after Disney outlines its plan to overthrow the streaming video king (NFLX)

• <b>Netflix is falling after Disney talked about its new streaming service on its earnings call.</b>• <b><br>Disney plans to price its streaming service lower than Netflix.</b>• <b><br>Netflix is going after new, original content to keep its customers from jumping ship.</b>• <b><br>Watch Netflix's stock price move in real time</b><p>Netflix's …

Netflix

Survey: HEVC Encoding and HLS

Survey: HEVC Encoding and HLS<p>We're looking to find out how publishers are using HEVC with their HLS streams. Take our survey to help us find out—and …

Software

Roku’s 4K Premiere+ Streaming Media Player hits $50 shipped at Amazon + Best Buy

Amazon offers the Roku Premiere+ 4K Streaming Media Player for <b>$49.99 shipped</b>. Also at Best Buy. That’s a good for 50% off the original price, down $30 or some from the regular price and an Amazon all-time low. Roku’s streaming media players are perfect for adding thousands of channels to your TV, …

Televisions

PeopleTV Strikes Deal With Twitter for Streaming Video

Time Inc. has struck a deal to provide streaming content from its PeopleTV online video network on Twitter in its latest bid to bolster revenue.<p>Beginning Nov. 20, the content will be available via @PeopleTV on Twitter. Advertisers will be able to sponsor and promote across both Twitter and the …

Business

Don't Pay Verizon's $10 'Premium Video' Upcharge

There’s a lot not to like about Verizon’s initiative, which kicks in Friday, to charge $10 per month extra—per line!—for the privilege of streaming …

Phones

What Today's Movie Posters & Covers Can Learn from Horror VHS Covers

<i>(PG-13, Gore)</i> Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting …

Pop Culture

Hack the Radio, a French startup, aims to liberate podcasts by streaming audio from a chatbot

People who subscribe to dozens of podcasts may forget that there is indeed a podcast learning curve. For people who’ve never listened to podcasts before, the technology may feel like enough of a hurdle to to induce them to skip them all together. Meanwhile, those who do subscribe to a lot of …

Media Industry

Apple Says Apple Watch Series 3 Lasts Up to 7 Hours When Streaming Apple Music Over LTE

Following yesterday's release of watchOS 4.1, which enables Apple Music and Beats 1 streaming over LTE on cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 models, Apple has outlined how much impact the functionality has on battery life.<p>While all Apple Watch Series 3 models are rated for up to 10 hours of …

Smartwatches

Apple Details Apple Watch Series 3 Battery Life When Streaming Audio

Apple has detailed its expectations for Apple Watch Series 3 battery life when streaming audio. Music streaming was part of a recent watchOS 4.1 …

Smartwatches

Three Streaming Video Challenges We Still Face Today, and How to Solve Them

Three Streaming Video Challenges We Still Face Today, and How to Solve Them<p>Bandwidth limitations, device compatibility, and latency and reliability …

Televisions

Why are we disappointed with the best streaming media box on the market?

<b>Review</b> The Roku Ultra is great. But its limitations are showingIf you are going to buying a streaming media box – and you really should if you want …

Televisions

CDN Optimization: Working Towards Broadcast Economics and Quality At Scale

While CDN prices have never been lower, OTT delivery continues to weigh heavily on broadcasters’ budgets. Growing audiences, higher resolutions and …

Peer-to-peer

Movies Anywhere Is the Best Thing to Happen to Streaming Video Since Netflix

I’ve been using Movies Anywhere since the service launched two weeks ago and have started buying VOD movies again for the first time in years. If …

Entertainment

Deep learning algorithms could secure the future of 4K streaming

If you click out of a YouTube video when it fails to buffer, you’re not alone. With recent research suggesting that nearly 70 percent of web content is streaming video and audio, whether a stream has to buffer or not is more important than ever. Luckily, researchers at MIT are breaking new ground …

Business

Will Roku Start Streaming Video On Third-Party Devices?

Like Apple and Google, Roku reportedly wants to begin streaming videos on devices made or controlled by rivals. “Roku’s first foray into streaming on …

Streaming

Readers' Choice 2017: Consoles, Streaming Devices, and Services

In this edition of PCMag's Readers' Choice Awards, we asked about your favorite game systems, media hubs for streaming video, and on-demand video …

Televisions

How To Self-Publish An Audiobook

Shares 20<p><b>Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing market</b> and more opportunities arise every month for authors who want to get …

Publishing

Where are the Verizon video freebies?

Moves by rivals AT&T and T-Mobile raise the question of whether Verizon needs to offer a video perk, even as customers flock back to its unlimited plan.<p>AT&T dangles HBO and the promise of "Game of Thrones" when you sign up. T-Mobile throws in Netflix for its family plan customers.<p>Where's the …

DirecTV Now

Samsung 360 Round has 17 lenses and captures 4K 3D streaming video

Samsung 360 Round was revealed this week at the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 for enthusiasts and specialists in the 3D content field (for VR). …

Streaming

Nielsen launches new measurement for subscription streaming video

Nielsen (NLSN +4.2%) launched its Subscription Video On Demand Content Ratings, a syndicated move to tap into viewing of streaming media.<p>Eight …

Business

Can Roku Compete in Streaming Video on Demand?

The Roku Channel offers free streaming video to Roku device users, but will anyone watch it?<p>The future of <b>Roku</b>'s (NASDAQ:ROKU) business relies on its …

Televisions

What Does the Shift to 'Social First' Mean for Media Brands?

Video: What Does the Shift to "Social First" Mean for Media Brands?<p>Brightcove's Anil Jain, Keli Network's Michael Philippe, and Dailymotion's Claudia …

Digital Media

How to Fix Roku Error Code? Call 1844-308-0646

Roku is one of those media service providers who has left no stone unturned when it comes to streaming media services. Roku is a device meant for users who wish to spend a little more for streaming media content. But It has some errors also, to know more about it call (Toll-Free) 1844-308-0646

Internet

Vox Media announces 24-episode streaming video series, Divided States of Women

1:05 AM ET, October 7, 2017<p>RELATED:<p><b>Weinstein Company board says Harvey Weinstein on indefinite leave as it investigates sexual harassment claims;</b> …

Harvey Weinstein

Netflix Price Hike Helps Disney: Wells Fargo | Investopedia

Netflix Inc.’s (NFLX) move to raise prices is getting accolades from Wall Street, but it’s not the only one that stands to benefit from an increase …

Wells Fargo

Amazon, Netflix and Hulu's Most Popular Shows Revealed

The streamers don't share their ratings, but a new measurement looked at streams, viewers, engagement and more to determine which series have the …

Netflix

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 …

Streaming