Chinese streaming broadcaster rights now licensed to several interested parties, and On2 is getting into the act, announcing that Chinese Central Television’s CCTV.com will be using the Flix Engine to encode content with VP6.
Thurs., July 17, by Tim Siglin
Posted 17 Jul 2008
This year's Connections conference highlighted the paths and pitfalls to streaming in the home, with competing approaches offering simplified user experiences. And while there's a push towards a unified standard, its realizations seems a long ways off.
Tues., July 8, by IdaRose Sylvester and Tim Siglin
Posted 08 Jul 2008
Content owners need to monetize their videos. But, writes the Watchman, if you're going to make people watch ads to get to free video, you should make the experience as easy and painless as possible.
Friday, June 20, by Geoff Daily
Posted 20 Jun 2008
BBC One will be the first major channel in the UK to be streamed live in its entirety, building on the success of the iPlayer. The news comes on the heels of a BBC Trust audit that severely scolded bbc.co.uk for overspending.
Mon., 16 June, by Tim Siglin
Posted 16 Jun 2008
This months' question: At this point, just about anyone with a broadband connection, a recent-model TV, and a few hundred dollars to spend on a set-top box can watch internet-delivered video on his TV screen. We know they're able; the question is, are U.S. consumers ready and willing to embrace the PC-to-the-TV leap, or are they not quite there yet?
Posted 15 Jun 2008
We cannot escape. We cannot look away. Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by screens pumping out video and speakers piping in audio. Good or bad, it is a way of life for most of the world—even more so for those of us who are hyper-connected.
Posted 15 Jun 2008
Whether his venture succeeds or fails, the involvement of an A-list Hollywood star like David Caruso in a streaming video startup says volumes about the level of attention online video is receiving these days.
Posted 15 Jun 2008
As part of StreamingMedia.com's tenth anniversary, we've gone through the archives and compiled some of the most interesting news stories and commentaries that have appeared on the site.
Mon., May 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 18 May 2008
With more and more broadcasters simulcasting content online in H.264, issues of licensing and piracy are once again coming to the fore.
Fri., May 9, by Tim Siglin
Posted 09 May 2008
Streaming Spotlight is a new regular feature where our ‘man on the ground’ in Europe, Dom Robinson, is asking companies to answer (some of) a fixed set of questions, and present their answers as a video stream, to provide working examples of their skills and capabilities.
Tues., May 6, by Dom Robinson
Posted 06 May 2008
The video team at MSN Autos offers a peek into the latest and greatest in the auto industry.
Posted 20 Apr 2008
Tim and Jose explore topics of interest at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, talking with companies about piracy, high-definition streaming and the disappearance of two major companies—Apple and Avid—from the show floor.
Posted 16 Apr 2008
The new player—called AMP for short and first announced almost a year ago—will let viewers watch Flash Video content while online or offline, and lets content owners apply Flash Media Server Rights Management rules to their video.
Wed., April 9, by Tim Siglin
Posted 09 Apr 2008
The bitrate race may have slowed down a bit, but as high-definition online video has become a reality, publishers and CDNs are making HD a priority.
Tues., April 8, by Geoff Daily
Posted 08 Apr 2008
Philippine media company ABS-CBN was looking to cut costs and increase delivery speeds of their TV and movie content online; EdgeStream's video delivery network proved to be the answer.
Friday, March 21
Posted 21 Mar 2008
By speeding up page load times by 88%, Edgecast's CDN helps world film site Jaman keep its bounce rate down and its return visit numbers up.
Mon., 17 March, by Nancy Davis Kho
Posted 16 Mar 2008
The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Posted 11 Mar 2008
In this installment of his Emerging Media column, Damien Stolarz tries to get off the broadcast TV grid entirely, and finds it's not so easy.
Fri., Jan. 25, by Damien Stolarz
Posted 22 Feb 2008
Toshiba’s decision to end HD-DVD production—leaving Blu-ray the clear leader and only the scarcely used EVD and VMD as the other HD alternatives—widens the window of opportunity for streaming media entertainment delivery, if only just a bit.
Mon., Feb. 18, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Feb 2008