Experts Say YouTube Red Will Ultimately Compete with Netflix, HBO Go

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StreamDaily askes three experts to weigh in on the newly announced YouTube Red, the company's ad-free subscription service that has also promised future original content.

“Google is creating the platform as kind of a placeholder,” says Kaan Yigit, president of Solutions Research Group.. “Ultimately, [it will compete with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO Go], using a [combination] of indigenous content, originals like Netflix, as well as licensed content.”



SMPTE's Latest IMF Plugfest Makes Significant Progress Toward Interoperability

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) plugfest, held Oct. 18-19 in Hollywood, California, marked another milestone in the development of the IMF family of international standards (SMPTE ST 2067), with more than 48 participants making progress toward interoperability.