Streaming Media – 12/29/2016

Thursday, 29 December 2016


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Featured Articles




Live OTT Warrants Advertising Premium, Says Massive CTO
Massive CTO Max Ramsay discusses Facebook Live, 4K, 360° video and more in this look at the trends in OTT and live video as 2016 comes to a close

Streaming Forum Preview: OTT An "Unstoppable" Force
Dan Finch of TVPlayer and Simplestream will present one of the Streaming Forum keynotes, and here he offers his take on the state of OTT as we head into 2017

SVOD Is the Clear OTT Winner
Amazon Prime Instant Video's expansion and the introduction of BritBox drive home the point: SVOD will be the leading OTT business model for the foreseeable future.


Featured News



Top Shopping Sites Have 2.7M Listings for Video Piracy Devices
E-commerce sites including Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba have millions of listings for products that let consumers subscribe to pirate online video platforms.

Mid- to Long-Form Content Views Grow Across All Screens: Ooyala
In the latest version of its Global Video Index, Ooyala warns about the growing piracy threat for sports publishers offering 4K live video.

YouView Takes Service to the Cloud
YouView claims to be the first large-scale UK broadcaster to embrace the cloud; changes include a redesigned UI and a move from Flash to HTML5


Industry Announcements

Big Sofa Technologies Group Admission to AIM and First Day of Dealings

Edgeware streaming TV technology provider goes public
TV CDN provider lists on the NASDAQ Stockholm exchange, joining other successful Stockholm-based IT companies

V-Nova Joins SMPTE® to Encourage Deployment of Next-Generation Video Encoding
V-Nova will participate with the SMPTE UK Section membership to assist the industry in devising practical and valuable steps to utilise standards effectively, regardless of the infrastructure in place.

Events by Streaming Media Europe




SForum 2017

28 February – 1 March 2017 | ExCeL London

 Streaming Forum is back in London for 2017, this time with the spotlight on OTT. 

Get your programme preview here.

Join us in London to understand how OTT is revolutionising the entire video landscape, and stay on top of the seismic shifts in technology, content and monetisation that are leading the way in the new multi-platform, multi-device world.

Right now you can benefit from generous early bird and multi-delegate conference discounts. So, read the full programme here and register today.

Co-located with BVE 2017

Streaming Forum 2017 is once again co-located with BVE, the UK's premier broadcast and technology production event, and part of London Entertainment Week.


Streaming Media Magazine European Edition




IN THIS ISSUE: the Winter 2016 European edition is now available. Make sure you see your copy in future – SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE!

Current issue features:

  • The 2016 Streaming Media Europe 101
  • 2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards Winners
  • The Multiplatform Analytics Challenge
  • An Object Lesson: Object-based Media Showing the Way
  • Top 10 Enterprise Video Trends
  • Review: Livestream Mevo
  • PLUS DASH Superguide AND 2017 Executive Predictions

ATTENTION VENDORS! Thousands of new customers are waiting to meet you in Streaming Media magazine's European edition.

Get your company in front of the European readership of Streaming Media magazine. Published four times a year, the European edition is loaded with news, comment, features, tutorials, and reviews that help content producers and publishers make wise business decisions and maximise online video ROI all year. Put Streaming Media's European magazine in your 2017 advertising budget – read more about reaching thousands of new customers here.


Sponsored Downloads

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Stay Safe IN CYBER SPACE: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks – Insights and Solutions
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Are you wondering what the big deal is about cyber security and DDoS attacks? Think it will never affect your company because you have all the right firewalls and detection systems in place? Then consider what today’s cyber criminals are capable of and how even the largest organizations have not been able to stop them. Imagine you’re an employee of a huge media or broadcasting company. You feel secure and never think that your sensitive information might be accessed. But one day you come to work and discover that cyber criminals have stolen your unfinished project, along with confidential files. In fact, they have managed to infiltrate devices across the company’s entire IT infrastructure, stealing and erasing data on servers and PCs. The network contained email addresses, salary lists, bank account data and health insurance records, as well as your own personal credit card numbers…..     READ ON…..    

White Papers

The 2016 MPEG-DASH Superguide
Platinum Sponsor: Bitmovin. Gold Sponsor: Dash Industry Forum. Silver Sponsors: DVEO, MediaMelon, THEOplayer

As this latest DASH Superguide goes to print, the MPEG-DASH third edition is being finalized, and we expect the specification to be published in early 2017.

Key areas addressed include latency reduction, support for next generation immersive audio, reliability and fault tolerance, MPD chaining and virtual partitioning.

For anyone in the video industry, this is another must read installment in the DASH story.

Streaming Media Europe Editorial Submissions

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