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Google cooks up new open-source video compression standard, VP10

Google is developing a successor to its open-source encoding standard VP9 in attempt to head off competing video compression technologies like HEVC/H.265.

MStar's Nagra-on-chip security integration enables pay-TV 4K services to play directly on Ultra HD TVs

Content security specialist Nagra and chipmaker MStar Semiconductor have announced a new partnership that allows pay-TV operators to integrate 4K services directly on connected Ultra HD TV sets without the need for a set-top.

Hulu offers commercial-free option as pay-TV crams in more spots than ever before

In a move that signals yet another viewer-experience advantage for SVOD services, Hulu announced an $11.99-a-month commercial-free subscription option.

CBS takes TV's most expensive program asset OTT, plans unauthenticated streaming of two NFL games

CBS Corp. will offer unauthenticated streaming access to two NFL regular season games this season, taking the pay-TV ecosystem's most expensive programming asset over the top.

Verizon's go90 video service to debut in the 'coming days,' Bloomberg reports

Verizon's ad-supported mobile video service, reportedly dubbed go90, is set to launch "in the coming days," Bloomberg reported.

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