Category: Content Everywhere

Microservices – Good on a Bad Day [podcast]

Live streaming is arguably the least forgiving industry in today’s market. Anyone involved with live streaming workflows understands the sensitivity and high stakes involved with live streaming any event. Your viewers, on the other hand, don’t factor in the complexities of what happens behind the scenes when it comes to their quality expectations – but […]

Increasing Your Website’s Google Ranking With Smaller Images

For web users, waiting on slow-loading websites is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Those slow-moving progress bars and spinning wheels indicate you’re going nowhere fast, but what some may not realize is that the real impact reaches far beyond a poor user experience. Google is moving to de-prioritize slow-loading sites in mobile search […]

Are viewers the new content aggregators?

Consumer spending on video streaming services is expected to rise 39% this year to about $13 billion, according to the Consumer Technology Association—a staggering factoid, especially when one considers that the average consumer around the world already views 4.4 hours of video a day. That CTA data point, released at the just-wrapped Consumer Electronics Show […]

CES 2018: Connected TV Tunes into the User Experience

As we roll into 2018, almost half of all US broadband households (45%) now own a smart TV, according to Parks Associates research – and it’s now the most commonly used platform for watching online video content. At the same time, consumers are getting choosy about their user experience (UX), meaning that key points of […]

2016 Paves the Way for a Next-Gen Video Encoding Technology Explosion in 2017

2016 has been a significant year for video compression as 4K, HDR, VR and 360 video picked up steam, paving the road for an EXPLOSION of HEVC adoption in 2017. With HEVC’s ability to reduce bitrate and file sizes up to 50% over H.264, it is no surprise that HEVC has transitioned to be the […]

Patent Pool HEVC Advance Responds: Announces “Royalty Free” HEVC Software

HEVC Advance Releases New Software Policy November 22nd 2016 may be shown by history as the day that wholesale adoption of HEVC as the preferred next generation codec began. For companies like Beamr who are innovating on next-generation video encoding technologies such as HEVC, the news HEVC Advance announced on to drop royalties (license fees) […]

The State of Commercially Available 4K UHD Services

In a recent article we did a little investigative research on the state of 4K and four significant trends: The upgrade in picture quality is significant and will drive an increase in value to the consumer – and additional revenues for services. Competitive forces are operating at scale – Service Providers and OTT distributors will […]

Can we profitably surf the Video Zettabyte Tsunami?

Two key ingredients are in place. But we need to get started now. In a previous post, we warned about the Zettabyte video tsunami – and the accompanying flood of challenges and opportunities for video publishers of all stripes, old and new.  Real-life tsunamis are devastating. But California’s all about big wave surfing, so we’ve […]

Data Caps, Zero-rated, Net Neutrality: The Video Tsunami Doesn’t Take Sides

We Need to Work Together to Conserve Bits in the Zettabyte Era Over the past year, and again last week, there has been no shortage of articles and discussion around data caps, binge-on, zero rated content, and of course network neutrality. We know the story. Consumer demand for Internet and over-the-top video content is insatiable. […]

Translating Opinions into Fact When it Comes to Video Quality

This post was originally featured at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/translating-opinions-fact-when-comes-video-quality-mark-donnigan  In this post, we attempt to de-mystify the topic of perceptual video quality, which is the foundation of Beamr’s content adaptive encoding and content adaptive optimization solutions.  National Geographic has a hit TV franchise on its hands. It’s called Brain Games starring Jason Silva, a talent described as “a […]

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