Streaming Media Magazine: Summer 2010
This is the sixth issue we've published since we brought Streaming Media magazine to Europe, but I have to admit it feels like it's the one where we've finally hit our stride.
Amid all the hyperbole surrounding cloudbased video hosting, the ability to distribute broadcast-quality live TV on closed wide area networks (WANs) or local area networks (LANs) seems to get a little overlooked.
The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) are MTV's annual award celebration for the European region, and are held at a different major European city every year. MTV has been live-streaming the event on the web since 1996, and with its viewership turning more and more towards online media, the significance of the EMA web show grows steadily from year to year.
Forget wooden shoes, windmills, and tulips. Forget Rotterdam Harbour, the world's busiest port for 40 years until it was surpassed by Shanghai in 2004. The Netherlands wants you to understand that it has a new business—as a major accelerator for digital media services on a global scale.
The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the U.K. The DTG publishes and maintains the D-Book-the detailed interoperability specification for U.K. digital terrestrial television (DTT)-and runs the industry's test centre, DTG Testing, which provides the benchmark test and conformance services for the U.K.'s Digital Tick certification mark, UK DTT platform Freeview, and free-to-air satellite platform Freesat, as well as international platforms.
Our annual list of the most innovative, important, and just plain coolest stuff in online video
Since last year's Streaming Media Dream Team marked our first attempt to honour the leading lights in the world of online video and audio, we cast our net both wide and deep. So it was no surprise, really, that many of the names on the list were, well, no surprise.
 

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