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SeeSaw Debuts To Tap $62m Annual UK Online VOD Market

The UK’s SeeSaw video-on-demand service launches on Wednesday, initially as an online ad-supported service but with a second phase introduction of pay per view content, mainly from the U.S., to follow shortly.
Tues., Feb. 16, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 16 Feb 2010

CES 2010: Streaming Leads Consumer Electronics Growth

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, integration and service are the name of the game, with increased emphasis on mobile video and the digital living room.
Thurs., Jan. 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured News, Posted 07 Jan 2010

BBC's Project Canvas Finally Gets The Go-Ahead

After months of delay and mounting speculation that VOD venture Project Canvas would be quashed, the BBC is to push ahead with the initiative after being given the nod by its own governing body BBC Trust.
Mon., Dec. 21, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 21 Dec 2009

Offline Mimics Online: DVR Usage Up

Are frustrations with online "catch-up services" such as the BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and Rogers On Demand Online leading toward greater DVR usage?
Tues., Dec. 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured News, Posted 01 Dec 2009

Doubts Cast On BBC's $180m Project Canvas

The BBC's highly publicized broadband-to-TV project still hasn't received approval from the broadcaster's governing body, and may never see the light of day.
Thurs., Nov. 5, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 05 Nov 2009

Twofour's MEDIAFREEDOM Brings Smooth Streaming to Europe

With a major deal to be announced soon, Twofour Digital's MEDIAFREEDOM will be behind the first major European project to support live DRM for a VOD HD store using Microsoft PlayReady and Smooth Streaming.
Thurs., Oct. 8, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 08 Oct 2009

KIT digital Acquires Nunet and The Feedroom for $21 Million

Acquisitions expand KIT digital's presence in both the mobile and enterprise markets, while also giving the company a foothold in North America.
Mon., Oct. 5, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 05 Oct 2009

Sky Takes On-Demand Content To New Viewers With ioko's Help

Sky content will soon be available on Xbox and Wii, using a player designed by ioko.
Tues., Sept. 15, by Tim Siglin
Featured News, Posted 15 Sep 2009

Convergence Is A Major Theme At IBC 2009

Announcements from Vidiator, ADB, and Active Video show how companies are looking to break down barriers between TV, web, and mobile
Featured News, Posted 12 Sep 2009

IBC 2009 Starts with a Bang

Adobe announces bit-level encryption, Envivio provides live iPhone encoding tools, and much more
Thurs., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured News, Posted 10 Sep 2009

HbbTV: A New Play for a European Broadband-to-TV Standard

The consortia behind Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) is looking to establish a pan-European standard for the delivery of broadband-to-TV content.
Thurs., Sept. 3, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 03 Sep 2009

Arqiva Buys Technology Behind Kangaroo

Arqiva, the UK's largest transmission provider, will launch a VOD service based on the Kangaroo technology, in the hopes of preempting Hulu from taking hold.
Fri., July 24, by Adrian Pennington
Featured News, Posted 24 Jul 2009

NAB 2009 Highlights

Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured News, Posted 28 Apr 2009

How Webcasting Helped Wayne State Fight the Nursing Shortage

The university uses video distance learning to train more nurses without hiring more faculty.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

The H.264 Licensing Labyrinth

Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2009

Interoperability and Simplicity the Key Trends at Connections 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
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #19: InfoComm and NxtComm

Tim Siglin podcasts from Infocomm and NxtComm, both held in Las Vegas, with special guest host IdaRose Sylvester, who discusses a new set-top box from Amino and the VN-Matrix streaming encoder/decoder from Electrosonic.
Tues., June 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2008

BBC iPlayer: The First Three Months—Trials, Tribulations, and Success?

Much has been made of the iPlayer’s shortcomings, but its market penetration within the first three months of its availability indicates that the BBC may indeed have a winner on its hands.
Mon., 7 April, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Apr 2008

CES 2008 Keynote: Bill Gates' Last Hurrah

Microsoft’s chairman reminisces on the past, pokes fun at the present, and pushing streaming as part of the company’s future—including a partnership with NBC to deliver video of the 2008 Summer Olympics with Silverlight.
Mon., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jan 2008
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