This is what happened between the 28th of September and the 4th of October.

Browsers

Source Date Item
Edge 2020-10-01 Bringing the browser developer tools to Visual Studio Code
  • Dev tools in Visual Studio? Pretty interesting move. Could make a batch of devs prefer Edge > Chrome.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
Bitmovin 2020-09-29 How to Effectively & Affordably Deliver 4K, HDR, & Dolby Vision Content
Kay Singh 2020-10-02 How Spotify is Killing the Open Podcast Ecosystem
  • This is a great piece about the Podcasting space. It's not technical though, but it's worth the read if you're looking for something different this week.
Mux 2020-10-01 stream.new: Add a video. Get a sharable link to stream it.

Content Protection

Source Date Item
Widevine 2020-10-02 Widevine Quarterly Partner Update - Q3 2020
  • Quarterly update!

Frameworks

Source Date Item
React Native 2020-09-29 v0.63.3

Ads

Source Date Item
IAB Tech Lab 2020-10-01 Anti-Fraud & Transparency in CTV Advertising
IAB Tech Lab 2020-10-01 Brand Safety in CTV Advertising
IAB Tech Lab 2020-09-28 Chrome Will Block Heavy Ads Soon: Get Your VAST Video Ads Ready
  • Read this if you're serving big, lengthy client-side ads.
IMA HTML5 2020-09-30 3.414.0
  • No changes.
IMA HTML5 2020-09-29 3.413.0
  • No changes.
Prebid.js 2020-09-29 Prebid 4.10.0 Release

Platforms

Source Date Item
Fire TV 2020-09-28 Update to Fire TV Stick - 3rd Gen
  • Tech specs for the new Fire TV Stick - 3rd Gen device have been published.
Fire TV 2020-09-28 Update to Fire TV Stick Lite - 1st Gen
  • Tech specs for the new Fire TV Stick Lite - 1st Gen device have been published.
Fire TV 2020-09-28 Update to Fire TV Cube (2nd Gen)
  • The device is now available in France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces.
Android 2020-10-02 Announcing the launch of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative
Roku 2020-09-29 Roku OS 9.4
  • Rollout starts on the 29th of September.
  • Quite a bit of video related updates. Must-read if you are on Roku.
  • 9.4 is the last version to support Adobe DRM.

Players

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Web 2020-09-30 Web 8.45.1
Bitmovin Web 2020-09-29 Web 8.45.0
Bitmovin iOS 2020-09-29 iOS 2.53.0
Bitmovin Android 2020-09-29 Android 2.53.0
Bitmovin Roku 2020-09-28 Roku 1.34.0
JW Player Web 2020-09-30 v8.17.6
Radiant Media Player 2020-09-29 5.10.2
THEOplayer 2020-10-01 2020.3.3
VHS 2020-10-02 v2.2.1
  • 1 bug fix.
Video.js 2020-10-01 v7.9.6
  • 1 small change.

Programming Languages

Source Date Item
Swift 2020-10-01 Introducing Swift Atomics