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March 2019 - Streaming Media Sourcebook
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Akamai Finds Widespread SVOD Credential Attacks From Hacking

Entertainment and gaming services are increasingly suffering from credential stuffing attacks, in which hackers attempt to gain access using stolen IDs.
Online Video News, Posted 07 Apr 2019

YouTube Execs: Take Responsibility for the Mess You've Created

Vaccination misinformation, white nationalists, improper kid vids: YouTube pretends it's a library, while its videos are doing real harm. It's time for YouTube execs to take out the trash.
Blog, Posted 05 Apr 2019

Video: Early Window Anti-Piracy Case Study, Pt. 2: Results

Twentieth-Century Fox SVP, Content Protection Ron Wheeler presents Part 2 of a case study on UHD/HDR anti-piracy strategy presented at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 01 Apr 2019

Video: Early Window Anti-Piracy Case Study, Pt. 1: Strategy

Twentieth-Century Fox SVP, Content Protection Ron Wheeler presents Part 1 of a case study on UHD/HDR anti-piracy strategy presented at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 01 Apr 2019

No Content Royalties in Sisvel VP9/AV1 Patent Pools

Sisvel's Video Codec Licensing Platform will employ a "committed volume scheme" rather than a royalty cap, according to CEO Mattia Fogliacco, who did not rule out royalties on software-based encoding
Online Video News, Posted 28 Mar 2019

Sisvel Launches Patent Pools for VP9 and AV1

The licenses cover devices such as smartphones, computers, TVs, set-top boxes, and graphics cards, but not encoded content—at least for now.
Online Video News, Posted 27 Mar 2019

VidAngel Loses Court Case on DVD Filtering and Streaming

By filtering past adult content and streaming DVD titles online, the service is violating Hollywood studio copyrights, a judge asserts.
Online Video News, Posted 08 Mar 2019

Huawei Chairman Has a Message for Trump: There Are No Back Doors

Despite the White House's accusations, Huawei tells an MWC audience it doesn't plant back doors—but that's not true for its U.S. competition.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2019

Video: How Does Live Content Monetization Differ From On-Demand?

M2A Media's Marina Kalkanis and Zype's Steven Tripsas discuss the unique demands of live content monetization in this clip from their Live Streaming Summit panel at Streaming Media West 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 28 Jan 2019

Online Educators Enjoy Generous Copyright Exemptions for Video

Schools are covered by different copyright measures than the mass public, making it easy for streaming classrooms to get around access controls.
Class Act, Posted 23 Jan 2019

Video: Key Considerations of Migrating to VP9 for Live Encoding

In this clip from Video Engineering Summit 2018, Twitch Senior Video Specialist Tarek Amara discusses the three key factors Twitch considered before migrating from H.264 to VP9 for live encoding: legal risk, decoder support, and compression gain.
Short Cuts, Posted 14 Jan 2019

A Video Codec Licensing Update

The fragmented, frustrating future of HEVC licensing dominated discussion at the Media Coding Industry Forum's recent meeting, which attempted to influence licensing for the upcoming Versatile Video Codec.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Jan 2019

CES 2019: How Will Blockchain Reinvent Media?

Whether ensuring creators get paid, content stays locked down, or personal data is treated like intellectual property, blockchain offers solutions to some of digital media's biggest challenges, according to a CES panel.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Jan 2019

Pixelon: The True Story of Streaming Video's Greatest Fraud

A series by National Geographic uncovers the absolutely true, incredibly bizarre story of Pixelon, the streaming video company that couldn't stream video.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2019

Unified Patents Challenges Velos Media Patent

The SEP Video Codec Zone also will provide companies targeted by HEVC IP owners with unique data and tools to negotiate fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licenses
Online Video News, Posted 04 Dec 2018

Video: How to Use Machine Learning to Create Personalized TV Experiences

ZoneTV's Tom Sauer describes how machine learning can be used to overhaul the TV world and deliver more individualized experiences in this clip from Streaming Media East 2018.
Short Cuts, Posted 27 Sep 2018

Major Financial Institutions Provide the Funding for Video Piracy

Curtailing video piracy could be as simple as cutting off the money that funds it. Irdeto points a finger at Visa, MasterCard, and other payment systems.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Aug 2018

Streaming Video Alliance Releases Paper on Forensic Watermarking

At Microsoft Media and Entertainment Day, the SVA explains why adding watermarks to live and on-demand video is one part of a solution.
Online Video News, Posted 25 Jul 2018

The MPAA Seeks Stronger Actions to Fight Streaming Video Piracy

Keeping premium content from being freely distributed online will take a mix of criminal and civil charges, as well as a coordinated response.
Online Video News, Posted 24 Jul 2018

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