OVBI: COVID-19 drove 51% increase in broadband traffic during 2020

Traffic on broadband networks rose by more than half and average broadband usage approached one-half a terabyte at the end of 2020, according to the Q4 2020 OVBI (OpenVault Broadband Insights) report issued recently by OpenVault, a market-leading source of SaaS-based revenue and network improveme

Charting disruption in media and entertainment – new IABM Technology and Trends Roadmap

The IABM has published the latest version of its industry-standard Technology & Trends Roadmap for media and entertainment. It paints a picture of radical disruption across the content supply chain – but also illuminates a clear future path for M&E companies and tech developers. 

MediaKind wins two Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

MediaKind has won two Emmy Awards for Technology and Engineering.

OTT subscriptions to reach 2 billion by 2025

A new report by Juniper Research has found that there will be nearly 2 billion active subscriptions to on-demand video services in 2025 - a 65% increase over the end of 2020.

Graham Pitman awarded lifetime honorary IABM membership

Graham Pitman is the latest industry luminary to be awarded lifetime Honorary IABM Membership. The honor was officially bestowed at the IABM Awards Show earlier this month following the conclusion of the second day of BaM Live!.

AIMS announces 2020-2021 board

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced a newly elected 2020-2021 board of directors that will lead the organisation's effort toward a standards-based IP infrastructure for professional media.

RIST Forum adds APT and NBC Universal as members

15 new companies have joined the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Forum, joining the growing number of members committed to adopting the RIST protocol for high quality broadcast-grade video over the public internet. The group now has more than 80 members from across the industry.

AIMS partners with VSF for online education on media over IP

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is partnering with the Video Services Forum (VSF) to offer the 'Summer Sessions - Media Over IP Education' series of presentations, which will run from 29 May to 4 September.

Research reveals huge opportunity for live sports streaming

Sports fans are willing to pay more for streaming live sports, but only if it provides better access to the sports teams and leagues they are interested in.

2020: The year of AVoD

Ampere Analysis predicts that 2020 will be the year of Advertising supported Video on Demand (AVoD) as free ad models start to build scale and roll-out internationally.


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