Online Video Trends – NPAWering Online Video #12

In this week’s installment to our series, NPAWering Online Video, we join NPAW data scientist Hjortur Jonasson for a look into some patterns we’ve been noticing in the vast quantities of data analyzed by the YOUBORA platform. When you collect as much data as we...

super bowl LI
An Online Video Breakdown of Super Bowl LI

For fans of American Football, this past Sunday was a holy day. Super Bowl LI (51), the annual championship for the sport, matched the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. There’s something for everybody - a great game, forward thinking ads, and a half...

4K video
Hot to Watch in 2017: 4K Video

Of the many developments we’ve witnessed over the past few years, one is uniquely poised to transform online video in 2017, and that’s 4K video, AKA Ultra-High Definition. “Hey, wait a minute”, one may say, “I’m just getting used to high definition, what’s all this...

Streaming Media Moments 2016
The Top 10 Streaming Media Moments of 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, it's about time we look back on the past year and highlight some of the most interesting, influential, and revolutionizing developments it had to offer. Our Top 10 streaming media moments of 2016 aren’t listed in any particular hierarchy,...

Benchmarks – NPAWering Online Video #5

In our fifth installment to our series “NPAWering Online Video”, our data scientist explains why benchmarking is so important when performing video analytics. There can be a seemingly unmanageable amount of data generated when an end user streams a video. That’s why benchmarking is so...

Live Streaming Sports
Livestreaming Sports Comes of Age

This year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil made headlines through much of August. Most headlines referring to the quadrennial Summer games made mention to names such as Phelps, Bolt, Biles and Bellemonte-Garcia (and for less savory reasons, Lochte). But now the games are...

Why do we need analytics? – NPAWering Online Video #2

In our second installment of our series “NPAWering Online Video” we will discuss the significance of video analytics, as we explore the “whats” and “whys” of analytics, and why it matters  in this “Age of Video”. Regardless of age or generation, it seems that everyone...

Optimizing Quality of Experience – NPAWering Online Video #1

Welcome to the first NPAW video blog “NPAWering Online Video”! In this article, we are going to elaborate on what Lucas discussed in “Optimizing QoE.” The market for OTT and live video is expanding rapidly, with relationships among content providers growing increasingly more competitive. Audience...

NPAW Video Future in 4 Charts
A snapshot of video’s future in 4 charts

Often, it's said that numbers can “speak for themselves.” Here at NPAW, we’ve been talking a lot about the online video explosion – from your favorite OTT, to the rise of eSports and other live content, and then of course emerging technologies, like virtual reality....

The Wonderful World of eSports

eSports are taking over. A few years ago, could you imagine that MTV would launch a reality program based around players of the online game League of Legends? Well they have in Spain, and it doesn’t stop there. Earlier this year, the French government enacted...