March 31, 2015

Media streaming industry news for March

Our team continuously tracks news about media streaming, online video and audio from around the globe. This helps us understanding where the industry goes and what can we follow it.

So we decided to make a small digest of what we thought might be interesting for our customers and followers.

A few words on finances.

Twitter acquires Periscope, the Meerkat-style live streaming app. Congrats to both teams!

Interesting news from music industry: US streaming revenues overtake CD sales. Spotify, Rhapsody and other audio services work hard on that.

A long-time case between Wowza and Adobe about RTMP is now closed. Wowza Media Systems and Adobe Systems Settle Patent Cases. Which seems to be the right thing, especially now when RTMP share is continuously going down.

A new patents pool has been started for HEVC/H.265. The HEVCAdvance company will be now responsible for it with more new to appear in Q3 2015.

Now back to technologies.

Nicolas Weil from Akamai has released a great article on The State of MPEG-DASH 2015 which gives ideas on where DASH is now and where it's moving towards.
More news on DASH: bitmovin has released MPEG-DASH Device Compatibility digest to give visual overview of what's up with DASH from devices' and browsers perspective.
WMSPanel is an associate member of DASH Industry Forum and we keep watching after this technology very closely. gave a great article on How to Shoot Aerial Video Using Drones and Quadcopters. We look forward to seeing more on aerial video at NAB Show 2015 soon.

YouTube sheds some light on its 360-degree video: A new way to see and share your world with 360-degree video.

Same news from Facebook: they will support spherical video In news feed and Oculus as was announced on F8 conference.
Speaking of F8: Facebook Will Now Let You Embed Facebook Videos On Other Sites which reminds of YouTube embedding techniques. We'll definitely see something new in embedded videos soon.

And a few materials from about the state of codecs, encoding and transcoding trends for 2015:

NAB Show in April

April will be full of news from NABShow. Our team representative will be there to bring something interesting, so follow us to get news and updates, and let us know if you'd like to meet there.

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