OTT/Streaming

Sony’s Streaming Service Crackle Unveils its Plans for VR Content…and VR Ads (TechCrunch)

VR content will soon be arriving on yet another digital streaming service — this time, Sony’s Crackle. But it will also include VR-enabled ads, the company announced today. Tha... More

Battle Of The Giants: Amazon Joins Hulu In The War Against Netflix (Forbes)

In the last year, numerous monthly subscription services have entered into direct competition with Netflix. HBO launched its direct-to-consumer SVOD service for $14.99 in April 201... More

More People are Paying to Stream Music, but the Industry is Still Wobbly (The Economist)

Once upon a time record-industry executives could all but weigh their profits on scales. Each pallet of compact discs they sold translated into predictable quantities of cash for t... More

NAB 2016: Amazon Wants to be a One-Stop VOD Shop (StreamingMedia)

During its NAB 2016 keynote address, Amazon announced its lofty plans to dominate another part of the online world. "We would like to have every digital video service and channel o... More

NAB 2016: Amazon’s Paull: Streaming Partners Program Is Legit Cable Rival (MCN)

Unlike Netflix, whose strategy relies on scaling a single, stand-alone TV app, Amazon is poised to threaten both traditional and skinny MVPD bundles with a cable-esque portfolio of... More

Netflix Considers Offline Viewing (Variety)

Netflix is considering to let its subscribers download content for offline viewing, suggested CEO Reed Hastings during the company’s Q1 2016 earnings call Monday. That’s great ... More

NAB 2016: How IBM Cloud Video is Powering the Future of OTT (The Drum)

NAB, a major conference and marketplace for TV and technology is underway in Las Vegas. IBM is having their biggest presence ever as they expand and promote their Cloud Video busin... More

NAB 2016: Kaltura and Encompass Digital Media Team Up to Offer Managed OTT TV Solution (Multichannel News)

Kaltura and Encompass Digital Media today announced they have partnered to offer OTT media companies an end-to-end managed TV platform. The new offering combines Encompass’ medi... More

YouTube First Major Platform To Launch Live 360 Video (Fast Company)

YouTube today will become the first major platform to offer live 360-degree video. Since March, the Google-owned service has offered 360 video, which allows viewers to see what’s... More

IBM Moves to Grab More of $110B Cloud Services Market with AOL, Broadway Video, CBC and Comic-Con HQ Deals (VideoInk)

IBM is making a show of force the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas with its announcement that Comic-Con HQ, Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC), AOL and Broadway Video are using the company... More

NAB 2016: Akamai Creates Broadcast Operations Center to Support OTT Video (StreamingMedia)

To better support its over-the-top video delivery customers, the content delivery network Akamai has announced the opening of its Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC) in its ... More

NAB 2016: Deluxe Launches Industry First Software-Defined TV Playout At SBS Australia (MESA)

One year after announcing their partnership, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (Deluxe) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) have successfully delivered – ahead of sched... More

NAB 2016: DADC Looks to Amazon Web Services for OTT Platform (B&C)

Sony DADC New Media Solutions (NMS) will now have its white-label OTT and broadcast playout service Ven.ue powered exclusively by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, with AWS in turn ... More

Disney Wants to Invest in Major League Baseball’s Video Streaming Company (Recode)

Disney is in talks to invest in pro baseball’s video streaming business — a sign that the media giant wants to own the technology to help it power direct-to-consumer video serv... More

NAB 2016: Akamai Preps Fresh OTT Capabilities (Rapid TV News)

Akamai Technologies is prepping new capabilities, including accelerated ingest, latency reductions and predictive delivery, to help improve overall performance of over-the-top (OTT... More

Netflix Has Lowest Churn Rate Among OTT Services: Study (Multichannel News)

When it comes to acquiring subscribers and keeping them, Netflix has found the right recipe. Netflix is by far the largest subscription OTT video service provider, with 52% of all ... More

Xstream, Vindicia Partner to Provide Powerful OTT Solution (MESA)

Today, Vindicia and Xstream have announced a partnership that will deliver a powerful OTT solution to organizations looking to build, maintain, and monetize audiences. This relatio... More

NAB 2016: Akamai to Showcase New Technology for OTT Video Quality and Service Performance (MESA)

Akamai today announced plans to demonstrate new capabilities at the 2016 NAB Show that can help improve overall performance of over-the-top (OTT) video services and support growing... More

Xstream to Showcase its Cutting-edge OTT Platform at NAB 2016 (MESA)

At NAB 2016, Xstream will showcase their turnkey, next generation OTT Platform, Xstream MediaMaker™ with a wealth of integrated tools and features designed to automate complex In... More

‘Walking Dead’ Producer Hammers FCC Set-Top Plan (Multichannel News)

The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd clearly does not like what she has been hearing out of the FCC recently on set-top box reforms. Hurd took to the op-ed pages of USA Today T... More