May 27, 2010

Featured Articles
New Competitors in UK’s VoD Arms Race
Portals, aggregators, platforms, and broadcasters are working—in concert and in competition—to claim audience share and advertiser commitment in the UK
First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared
VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.
Does Interphone Report Spell Trouble for Mobile Streaming?
GSMA welcomes report saying link between mobile phones and brain cancer is "inconclusive," yet researcher admits potential flaws and calls for further study
Featured News
Google Intros Google TV, Adds Flash 10.1 to Mobile OS 2.2
Google TV plans to bridge TV and Web, giving living room viewers the best of both.
Google Open Sources VP8
As anticipated, Google open sourced VP8 today, in a new container format called WebM
Stream UK Introduces Updates to Stream Connect, Crowdsourcer
Stream UK has added a dedicated encoder option to its Stream Connect platform, and Crowdsourcer now integrates with Facebook and YouTube APIs, among others
Industry News
Microsoft PlayReady and Protected Interoperable File Format (PIFF) to enable instant streaming from Netflix on a wide variety of consumer devices.
Comprehensive turnkey solution enables operators and media companies to provide a consistent, personalized pay video experience across multiple devices
Android users will now receive live streaming of high-quality mobile TV and video on demand for the first time since the operating system’s launch in 2008, following beta release by mobile TV provider Yamgo.
Kaltura now provides a one-stop-shop solution for publishers looking to encode and publish video content for HTML5 video, and enjoy the benefits of open source encoding with VP8.
Inlet builds VP8 support into its entire suite of solutions, including its Spinnaker live streaming appliances and Armada high-volume transcoding system.
 
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