The Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 have now opened for voting. An annual tradition since 2007, the awards represent the online video industry’s shining stars as selected by users. Categories range from cloud based solutions, like the Live Streaming Platform category, to physical offerings, like Encoding Hardware (Live). This year, IBM has been nominated in the following categories for the following solutions:
- Closed Captioning Solution: IBM Watson Captioning
- Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Service: IBM Streaming Manager
- End-to-End Workflow Solution: IBM Streaming Manager
- Enterprise Video Platform: IBM Streaming Manager for Enterprise
- Live Streaming Platform: IBM Streaming Manager
- Media & Entertainment Video Platform: IBM Streaming Manager for OTT Video Management
- OTT Platform for MSO and MVPD: IBM Streaming Manager for OTT Video Management
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For more information on the awards, including our history at them, please read on.
Looking to monetize your video assets or live streams? Interested in pay-per-view (PPV)? Pay-per-view video and paywalls solutions offer content owners a method to create a revenue stream from live broadcasts or on-demand video libraries. This enables organizations to sell their content to viewers, having them pay to access content.
This article describes this process, talks about adding a paywall to your content, strategies and use cases for pay-per-view.
Want additional strategies on video monetization and also methods to reduce churn, increasing predictable revenue from your content? Also be sure to register for our How to Monetize Videos & Reduce Subscriber Churn webinar.
Curious on the artificial intelligence capabilities of the IBM Watson Media solutions for managing video content, but looking for a way to develop them into existing workflows?
APIs are available to integrate IBM Watson Video Enrichment and IBM Watson Captioning into other applications, such as existing dashboards and interfaces. This includes both generating metadata using the artificial intelligence and managing training the AI to be better attuned to a use case. In addition, the APIs are launching with new, additional features, some currently unavailable elsewhere.
If you are interested in putting these APIs to use, contact us to learn more.
Need a guide for creating lower thirds for live video?
This article walks through, briefly, what are lowers thirds before discussing what makes a good lower third and use cases. It finishes off with instructions on adding a lower third to a live stream with instructions for several popular encoders.
Looking for some additional advice as part of your live streaming strategy? Download these 5 Pro Tips for Live Video Production.
Looking for live broadcast closed captioning solutions?
IBM Watson Captioning offers a service for broadcast television to caption their live content. This uses a combination of artificial intelligence in the cloud and hardware on location. For the on-premise component, the Watson Live Captioning RS-160 is hardware created specifically for this use case by the Weather Company to complement the Captioning service. For accuracy, the AI can be trained in advance, expanding both vocabulary and relevant, hyper-localized context through providing corpus.
This delivers a solution that can not only be highly accurate, but one that is both scalable and built for high availability.
To learn more about automatic closed captioning, register for our Auto Closed Captions and AI Training webinar.
The future of human resources, from hiring to training and on-boarding, is getting a digital overhaul. The credit goes to HR streaming video use cases, improving scale and time efficiency. And for young jobseekers, that’s great news.
More than 50% of employees are applying online using a mobile device, says Andre Lavoie, CEO of ClearCompany, a Boston-based talent management firm. And according to a new survey by HR software firm Yello, 85% of respondents appreciate the use of text messages in the hiring process, and 76% feel positively about video interviews.
“There is no question that this generation’s use of mobile, video and text is pervasive now and will only continue to increase in popularity,” says Dan Bartfield, co-founder and president of Yello.
One trend is clear: The digital tools today’s job seekers are using in their everyday lives are rewriting the rules for HR. In turn, human resources departments are using video to transform their processes. In fact, 79% of organizations plan to use video for HR and corporate communications, equipping themselves to better break down geographic barriers and serve a large, worldwide workforce.
A streaming media and video terms glossary that contains definitions of acronyms, technologies and techniques. The definitions are related to live streaming, broadcasting, video hosting and compression.
These video terms are relevant for both new techniques and legacy methods, which still have ramifications today when handling older media. There is a larger emphasis for online video applications, although a few terms which have roots in older methodology and processes. The glossary will be continuously updated as the industry evolves. If you are looking more for some tips on executing these terms, check out these 5 Pro Tips for Video Production.
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Want to know how to embed video into a website? Looking for a rundown of some of the many options available for video embedding?
This article covers how to embed a video, both live and on-demand content. It also discusses many of the features through combined and playlist embeds. This includes emphasis on the updated solutions from IBM Cloud Video, which have been recently expanded with the ability to embed video chapter navigation and playlists into websites through combined embeds. To see the process of creating these improved, combined embed code, also be sure to register for our Getting Started with IBM Cloud Video demo.
Want to learn more about how to live stream presentation slides?
This article discusses how to add a presentation slides to a live stream, use cases and tips for creating engaging broadcasts that include a slide deck. It mentions both methods for broadcasting through an encoder to discussing a new feature on IBM Cloud Video that can allow content owners to upload and include slides inside the platform.
Want to see this explained in webinar instead? If so, register for a live demo.
Looking for some best practices around using internal communication tools?
This article walks through some tips and advice for crafting an internal communication strategy. Topics covered range from collaboration tools to a strong focus on internal video solutions as well. It also emphasizes the importance of the ability to have communication that can be not only archived, but also in a search friendly manner as well to improve ROI (return on investment).
For those looking for strategies specific to video, download this Using Video for Internal Corporate Communications, Training & Compliance white paper.