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Addressable TV: The Holy Grail of Personalisation
From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized advertising has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. Are we there yet?
Haivision Acquires LightFlow Media From Epic Labs, Gains AI
Haivision will add LightFlow's video encoding and multi-CDN routing AI technology to its current products, and is taking on the Madrid-based team that created it.
Video Streaming Will Be 5G's Killer App, Predicts IHS Markit
As the 5G era breaks, video streaming will be its killer app. IHS Market says 74% see streaming video as the most compelling reason to upgrade their home internet.
Netflix Rules in Global OTT Demand, But its Lead Is Slipping
Parrot Analytics sees cracks in the Netflix armor: It's still the dominant force in digital original video, but competition is slowly taking its market share.
Most Pay TV Operators Will Gain Subscribers and Revenue: Forecast
A report created by Digital TV Research finds that, for 505 operators in 135 countries, three-quarters will increase their subscribers between 2018 and 2024.
Vimeo Announces Support for AV1 Codec, Starts With Staff Picks
Vimeo announced that it now supports the AV1 codec, which it believes will let it deliver videos with a low bitrate and high visual quality.
SVOD and Broadcast TV Will Have Same Viewing Times by 2023
Netflix will remain the market leader in the near future, but Rethink Technology Research sees the SVOD leader's market share diminishing.
Cord-Cutting Is Only a Factor in North America, Says Kagan Report
The number of broadband-only homes in the U.S. will continue to decline, but globally cable and IPTV are strong.
SpotX Parent Company RTL Group Acquires Yospace for $33M
Creating a well-rounded ad tech portfolio, RTL Group adds Yospace's server-side dynamic ad insertion technology to its assets.
Worldwide Pay TV Subscribers in Decline for First Time Ever
According to Informitv, the number of cable and satellite subscribers fell, but is this a sign of things to come or just a weak quarter?
Movie Tickets Sales Are Declining, But Don't Blame SVOD Services
Think SVODs are the reason people don't go to the movies as often anymore? Think again: High prices are the true culprit.
Ooyala and 24i Partner on OTT Creation and Delivery Platform
With OoyalaReach, content owners can manage their video assets and create app-based offerings to reach viewers on TVs and mobile devices.
5G Will Make Online Video Streaming Soar, Says Ericsson Report
While standard definition video streaming is now the norm, improved networks and new video experiences will change that.
Deltatre Acquires Massive Interactive to Boost UX Offerings
Already established in sports technology, Deltatre expands into entertainment with Massive's user experience and personalization technology.
SVOD Accounts Triple in Europe, Pay TV Accounts Nearly Flat
Digital TV Research sees strong growth in subscription services in Western Europe, and a lack of the cord-cutting seen in the U.S.
YouTube CEO Warns of Dire Consequences From the EU's Article 13
If approved as it stands, the European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market will mean big changes for YouTube.
OTT to Make up 46% of Western Europe TV Revenue by 2023
While OTT is growing rapidly, don't look for it to eclipse pay TV until 2027. Netflix's domination of the SVOD market will only get bigger.
SVOD Subscriptions Will Double Between 2017 and 2023: Forecast
While pay TV is still a larger area, online video services are growing at a faster rate. SVOD revenues will reach $69 billion in 2023.
For the Best Mobile Video Performance, Head to the Czech Republic
Achieving excellent mobile video performance is about more than just fast download speeds. A report from Open Signal shows unexpected winners.
Worldwide Revenues From OTT Are Soaring, Reaching $129B by 2023
While the U.S. and U.K. are the dominant mature OTT markets, other countries—especially China—will see stronger growth in the years ahead.
Customer Satisfaction Relies on Content Discovery: IHS Markit
When people can easily find new movies and shows to watch, they like the overall experience. The challenge is getting them to use content discovery features.
MediaKind Personalization Suite Offers Custom Ad Placement
Broadcasters moving to IP delivery need to offer targeted ad placement to stay competitive. MediaKind launches a solution.
OTT Video in Western Europe Will Be a $23B Industry by 2023
Look for the U.K. to be the biggest spender on OTT services, while Norway will have the highest proportion of subscriptions per household.
Amazon TV Device Owners Are Happier With Amazon Prime Video
When consumers own a Fire TV device, they're more likely to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video and rate the service highly.
European TV-Watching Shifts to On-Demand Streamed Content
Pay TV viewing time is down and so is DVR use. Viewers in five countries are turning to online methods for more of their daily video.
OTT Providers Get Higher Marks Than Pay TV for Customer Service
A Paywizard survey reveals that viewers are far happier with OTT customer service, but OTT can still do better at building positive experiences.
Asia Pacific Region Will Have 351M SVOD Customers by 2023
Netflix may have conquered the world, but it's a minor player in Asia, says Digital TV Research. Tencent and iQiyi, and Youku Tudou are the area's biggest services.
Biggest Netflix Markets Outside U.S.: Nordics, Germany, Australia
The first global network isn't popular in all countries, however. France, for one, is not a big fan, and a French law prevents it from showing new movies.
The U.K. Now Has More SVOD Than Pay TV Subscriptions: Ofcom
The shift in viewing habits will have strong implications: People spend less time watching broadcast content which means less money for new productions.
BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Serve 66.8M World Cup Streams
Millions in the U.K. turned to the internet to enjoy the tournament, with the Sweden vs. England match the BBC's most streamed event ever.
Viewers Average 67 Minutes of Online Video Per Day, Says Zenith
Cell phones with fast data speeds and connected TV sets in the living room are helping drive an increase in streaming, a rise that will continue for years.
Ericsson Media Solutions Rebranded as MediaKind Starting Today
The video delivery solutions unit found a new majority owner in January, and today it takes on a new name and identity.
Facebook Is Top Hosting Site for World Cup Piracy: Viaccess-Orca
The biggest tools for pirates are the social networks people use every day. Facebook, Periscope, and YouTube are top sites for World Cup piracy.
45% of the U.K., 49% of U.S. Unwilling to Pay for SVOD Service
Think everyone receives at least one subscription video service? Think again. A sizable amount aren't willing to pay for even one SVOD.
Edgeware Debuts Software Suite Targeted at Popular Live Events
When content providers stream live sports or reality shows to a massive audience they can quickly get overwhelmed. Edgeware aims to reduce the strain.
YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Expand to 12 More Countries
The audio and video streaming services that replaced YouTube Red are available to more subscribers. Existing customers can keep their rate.
Amazon Buys Rights to 20 Premier League Matches for 3 Seasons
Look for Amazon Prime to see a lot of interest in free 30-day trials in December, as it offers Premier League streaming exclusively to members.
Brazil Leads in Out-of-Home Video Viewing, Finds IHS Markit
Viewers are streaming more video to their mobile devices, and demanding mobile supports in the subscription video services they choose.
Canal+ Gives Subscribers the Option of Renting an Apple TV 4K
In an effort to appeal to younger customers, Canal+ subscribers can rent an Apple TV 4K for the same price as the company's standard decoder.
Simplestream Bundles NPAW Data Into its VOD-in-a-Box Product
Customers of Simplestream's white label product will get help analyzing, predicting, and improving viewer experiences thanks to NPAW analytics.
EU to Impose a 30% European Content Quota on OTT Services
Subscription services such as Netflix will need to invest directly in European productions or pay into a group fund that promotes local works.
Pay TV Revenues to Drop $18B by 2023 as Spending Patterns Change
Cord-cutting remains a problem for pay TV operators in more developed areas, while the rest of the world signs on for lower-priced service.
Global Pay TV Falls 11% to $183B by 2023, Led by North America
While pay TV is seeing big losses in the United States, it still has plenty of room to grow in other countries. IPTV adoption is strong in China.
SVOD Will Make Up 70% of Total Home Video Spending by 2021
Subscription offerings outsell DVDs and other physical media, and they're growing as households sign on for multiple services.
Global IPTV Market to Reach $117.1B by 2025 Due to Surging Demand
The shift from cable to app-based viewing is happening all around the world, and telecoms are poised to take advantage of it.
Pay TV Subs Dropping in Eastern Europe, But OTT Isn't the Cause
Many households in Eastern Europe still get channels through analog pay TV, but that will largely be supplanted by digital in the next five years.
Trends That Will Shape 2018 Include Post-OTT Convergence and AI
Nagra details five trends it says will shape how companies deliver-and how consumers purchase-TV in the coming year.
Streaming Will Have More Customers Than Pay TV in 5 Years
As global streaming increases, traditional pay TV will start to decline. Look for SVOD and TVE to overtake pay TV by the end of 2022.
One Equity Partners Takes Controlling Stake in Media Solutions
Ericsson takes a minority share in newly independent Media Solutions, while continuing to try to improve revenues for Red Bee Media.
Subscription Entertainment Plans to Double by 2020, Says Deloitte
Advertisers, beware: Consumers are increasingly willing to pay for streaming video and music services in order to avoid ads.
OTT Revenues to Nearly Double in 5 Years, Finds Juniper Research
The subscription services are fueling their rise with lavish original content budgets, outspending traditional broadcasters.
Video and Young Adults Pushing Mobile Traffic: Ericsson Report
By 2020, half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen. Look for mobile video traffic to grow by 50 percent each year.
Report IDs 5 'Television Tribes,' Shows How to Appeal to Them
While there are multiple types of viewers, one group in particular represents the future. A report shows how pay TV can appeal to streaming connoisseurs.
Red Bee Media New Name for Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services
What's old is new again as Ericsson reclaims the Red Bee name in order to position its broadcast services as independent and agile.
Connected TVs Lead for Online Streaming in Asia Pacific
61 percent of Netflix viewing time in Asia Pacific is streamed through televisions, even though signups usually come from mobile devices.
Limelight and Qwilt Partner for Integrated Delivery Solution
Thanks to open caching tying together a CDN and last-mile delivery, viewers can expect lower-latency and improved service quality.
Half of Video Viewing Will Be Mobile and On-Demand by 2020
Consumers around the world continue to cut the cord, Ericsson finds, moving to on-demand video services. But discovering shows worth watching can be a chore.
Finnish Video AI Specialist Valossa Takes $2 Million in Funding
The video artificial intelligence company will use the investment to grow its product teams and global sales and marketing efforts.
V-Nova Integrating Perseus 2 Compression Into Theoplayer
The lightweight codec designed for streaming high-quality video over any network meets the player meant for any platform or device.
Accedo Intros Accedo One, Modular Tools for Cloud Video Solutions
Providers both small and large can create cloud-based video offerings for customers with Accedo's customizable building-block approach.
Online Video Publishers Take a Hard Pivot at 2017 Newfronts
This year's newfront presentations marked a shift in thinking by online video publishers. They're not going to create series that win against Netflix, so they'd better focus on what works.
Parks Names 5 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Online Video
Netflix and Amazon are the big players in global online video right now, but the story isn't over. There's still time for new creators to develop followings.
Amazon to Close LoveFilm in U.K. and Germany on October 31
The service provided movie-lovers with access to new releases not available through online subscription services, but it will soon close for good.
Virtual Reality Causing an Additional 21,000 PB of Traffic by '21
Will new immersive video streams break the internet? Juniper Research says a crisis is coming unless network operators join the standards discussion now.
Engagement Times Up 300% for Live Video, Even for Later Viewing
Turning the conventional wisdom on its head, TwentyThree finds live viewing popular even after the event is over, and longer videos more engaging than shorter videos.
Viewers Will Stream 47 Minutes of Video Per Day in 2017: Zenith
Streaming time will shoot up this year, and a dramatic increase in mobile viewing is the reason why. Viewing time for non-mobile devices is flat.
Online Video Revenue Will Top Box Office by 2021, Says PwC
Sales for DVDs and Blu-rays are in terminal decline, and streaming is on the rise. With so many streaming originals, viewers decide to stay home.
Pay TV Services Added 254M Subscribers Between 2010 and 2016
A handful of countries saw pay TV declines, but overall pay TV services are booming. Asia Pacific counts for 60% of all global pay TV subscriptions.
What the Kids Are Watching: The World of Tween Live Streaming
Personality-driven live streaming apps have become a huge trend for tweens and teens, but people over 30 don't know anything about them.
BBC Streams Election Debate and Specials on Twitter
In a first, viewers will be able to view live debate video alongside running commentary. Experts believe this will attract a new audience for the event.
Amazon Launches Amazon Channels Option in U.K., Germany, Austria
Streaming customers can customize their video options by choosing only the channels they want, with no long-term commitment.
In NewFront Presentation, BBC Introduces Itself to Ad Community
The BBC held its first newfront presentation today, choosing to explain its reach and reputation to the ad community—and why that matters for U.S. companies.
NAB 17: EU Privacy Changes Raise Alarms, Covatic Offers Solution
In May 2018, sweeping consumer privacy rules will change the way companies doing business in the EU can collect and store data. Is this the end to viewer personalization?
TV App Maker 24i to Debut Video CMS, SmartOTT Backstage, at NAB
Designed to sit between consumer apps and backend video systems, this CMS can collect, enrich, and organize metadata for better personalization.
Dailymotion to Relaunch in June, Emphasizing Premium Content
The YouTube competitor will relaunch with a daily curated playlist of premium content, but will it be able to clean up its image and attract major partners?
V-Nova Announces Perseus Version 2, to Debut at NAB Conference
A lighter Perseus codec will help content providers save money with greater encoding density, while streaming higher-quality video over any network.
Grabyo Helps Companies Send Live Video Streams to Twitter
With the Periscope Producer API, broadcasting live video to Twitter or Periscope is open to everyone, and several companies already support it.
52% Would Stop Watching Pirated Video if Educated, Says Irdeto
Forget watermarking and other anti-piracy measures: Simply informing people about harms to the media industry could do a lot to abate piracy.
MWC: Cisco and Vodafone Partner to Launch GigaTV in Germany
Subscribers can access a variety of SD and HD channels from their phone, tablet, or connected TV, or select from an on-demand library.
Google Leads the Global Set-Top Device Market With 33.1%
Set-top devices offer a value-priced alternative to connected TVs, but the lack of unified search on both platforms has consumers frustrated.
Video Will Be 78% of Mobile Data Traffic by 2021, Says Cisco
By the year 2021, more people will have a mobile device than have running water. Live video especially is poised for strong mobile growth.
84% of Pay TV Subs Would Cancel Due to a Poor Customer Experience
Content will get customers to take a look, cautions a Paywizard survey, but a good customer experience will keep them around.
CES 2017: Nagra Gives TVkey Dongle Solution a Public Unveiling
Samsung is the first TV manufacturer to adopt the TVkey system, but more will follow. Nagra has plans to make it a widely available industry platform.
Top Shopping Sites Have 2.7M Listings for Video Piracy Devices
E-commerce sites including Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba have millions of listings for products that let consumers subscribe to pirate online video platforms.
Mid- to Long-Form Content Views Grow Across All Screens: Ooyala
In the latest version of its Global Video Index, Ooyala warns about the growing piracy threat for sports publishers offering 4K live video.
Bitmovin Releases API to Simplify Video Development and Delivery
Patchwork video workflows happen when companies add solutions from different providers, and they can seriously hamper quality and development.
Cleeng Debuts Tattoo Lite, a Watermarking Solution for Live Video
PPV monetization company Cleeng gives its clients a simple and scalable way to protect their premium video assets from piracy.
Young Adults in the UK Prefer Getting News From Videos, Says AOL
In a study of consumer preferences, AOL finds video sharing is an expression of personality, and people like to brag about their finds.
Half of Generation Z Uses a Smartphone While Watching TV
A study of online viewing for young people in four countries shows that YouTube is nearly as popular at television, and short videos are the favorite.
Ostmodern Aims to Simplify Video Delivery With Skylark Platform
The VOD platform combines a tailored video recommendation and delivery system with the ability to create unique front-end experiences.
SVOD U.K. Gains Lead to Declines in Broadcast Viewing, DVD Sales
Brits love SVOD services, but are no longer as fond of cable, satellite, and DVD box sets, claims a survey from Zuora and YouGov.
Dailymotion Selects Streamroot for Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming
Streamroot says its P2P tech cuts CDN use by 90 percent while improving performance. But can it deliver for one of the world's biggest video sites?
France Moves to Tax YouTube, Dailymotion to Pay for Arts Programs
Some of the web's biggest sites escape without paying their share, French politicians believe. The YouTube tax clears its first hurdle.
Netflix, Amazon Double TV Programming, Outspend Most Countries
The largest online networks are moving away from licensed Hollywood movies and toward premium original series, rapidly changing the TV industry.
YouTube Creating App for Slow-Connection Video Viewing in India
Called YouTube Go, the app should roll out in early 2017, letting people choose the resolution they want for each video, then share videos without using data.
Western Europe SVOD Market Tops €2B in 2015, Will Top €3B in 2016
While the U.K. is the biggest spender for subscription video-on-demand services, some smaller countries have high averages.
Online Video Piracy: Serious Threat or Seriously Overblown?
Video piracy is widespread, but there's no consensus on how big the problem is or the best response to it. Are the biggest media companies in Hollywood throwing their money away trying to fight it?
Netflix's Future Is Outside the U.S.: International Subs Growing
Just as Netflix's domestic growth is tapering, its international investment is paying off. Netflix will have more international than domestic subs by 2018.
Subscribers Want More Flexibility From Their Pay TV Subscriptions
When preparing for a month-long holiday, subscribers want to easily pause their TV accounts, then restart them when they return.
OTT Video Revenue to Swell to $65 Billion Worldwide by 2021
Subscription services currently make up the largest share of online video revenues, but advertising-based services will take the lead by 2020.
Arkena Partners With Akamai to Grow Global Media Services
As the newest member of Akamai's NetAlliance Partner Program, Arkena will be able to offer its media management services for global distribution.
Streaming Services Put a Dent in Online Video Piracy, Finds IPO
As fair-priced legal video and audio streaming services grow in popularity, pirate activity goes down, says the Intellectual Property Office.
Women at the Top: 3 Female CEOs on the Industry Gender Imbalance
The online video industry is a boys' club, but that hasn't stopped some women from rising to the chief executive position. Here's what three of them say about hidden obstacles, acceptance for women in tech, and what they'd like to change.
Chromecast Now Shipping More Units Than Apple TV, Finds IHS
Netflix is now available on 32 percent of all connected devices in the U.S., making it the de facto rival to any other video service in the country.
90% Skip Pre-Rolls, Finds Mirriad Ad Blocking and Skipping Survey
The vast majority of young adults skip online video and TV ads at least some of the time, making them hard for marketers to reach.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Face European Commission Content Quota
Under new rules from the European Commission, the SVOD services must ensure that at least 20 percent of their catalogs are of European origin.
LaLiga Streaming on Facebook Live, a First for European Football
This Saturday, fans around the world can live stream a match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club, in TV quality and without restrictions.
BBC Reportedly Creating 'Britflix' Online Subscription Service
With a mix of archived content from various networks plus original series, the BBC hopes to stand up to more established subscription services.
Vimond Launches Collaborative Online News Video Creation Tool
With Vimond IO, journalists in various locations can collaborate on news videos, then publish work to their CMS and social media channels.
One-Third of U.K. Homes Subscribe to an OTT Video Service: Parks
Due to popular free options, such as the iPlayer, paid subscription video rates are low across Europe, but they're rising thanks to exclusive content.
Half of Germans Could Imagine Streaming Their TV: TNS Infratest
46 percent of those surveyed could imaging exclusively streaming all their video, an increase from 60 percent over the previous year.
BBC Closing Loophole, Requiring a License for iPlayer Viewing
Online viewers can currently access shows moments after they're broadcast without a license, but that will likely come to an end this summer.
Vimond Makes On-Demand Video Viewing Social With Connect
With Vimond Connect, comments are tied to a particular place within a video, only appearing when other viewers reach that same spot.
Netflix Leads to Decreased DVD Sales for Movies and TV Shows
The debut of Netflix streaming leads to rapid decreases in spending for physical media. The U.S. and U.K. have both seen DVD sales erode.
Ericsson Works with Google to Debut OTT Cloud Connect: MWC
Partnering with several major players, Ericsson spearheads efforts to bring innovative OTT experiences to viewers and meet the growing demand for streaming video.
The TV Room Is No Longer Focused on TV Viewing, Says IAB UK
The image of the whole family gathered around the telly is ancient history. People now freely switch between screens, even while watching programs.
Roku Creates Hybrid Box for Operators, Joins Linear and Streaming
The UK's Sky has announced it will be the first operator to deploy the hybrid box, which will debut sometime later this year.
Viaccess-Orca Creates Cloud-Based TVE-as-a-Service Solution
Launch TVE and OTT services in a short amount of time, says Viaccess-Orca, with Voyage, an end-to-end secure cloud-based offering.
HBO Will Launch Streaming Service in Spain by the End of 2016
Following the launch of HBO Nordic, the premium video service is set to bring it original programming to Spain, where broadband access is strong.
Millennials' OTT Preferences Are a Major Threat to Pay TV
Even when young adults start families, they're not interested in costly pay TV subscriptions. L.E.K Consulting issues a warning.
Nagra Shows a Unified Operator/Streaming User Experience
The IntuiTV system lets viewers switch between cable and online services as easily as they change channels. Now Nagra needs to sell it to the operators.
The GIVE Project Aims to Push HTML5 Video Forward
An all-star lineup of video powerhouses creates a working group to advance HTML5 video, and announces its intentions in a CES panel.
Netflix Launches in Over 130 Countries During CES Keynote
Chelsea Handler, Will Arnett, Krysten Ritter, and Wagner Moura join Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos to celebrate the SVOD's future
OTT Subscribers Are Quick to Depart, Nearly Half Plan to Cancel
Many people will get a connected TV or set-top box this month, leading them to over-the-top video services, but new customers often don't stick around.
BBC Store Debuts, Encourages Viewers to Create Digital Libraries
Fans of BBC programming are now able to create online libraries of their favorite shows and specials. Mobile apps are coming soon.
Think Streaming 4K Is Years Away? Think Again, Says XI Media
The future of UHD is happening right now. Here's how one production company streamed low-bandwidth 4K live from a South by Southwest music stage.
Parrot Analytics Measurement System Charts Real-Time Demand
With Parrot's demand ratings, broadcasters and OTT providers can measure the popularity of content streamed from any service.
Netflix Is Driving the Direct-to-Consumer Movement, Says IHS
More channels are creating over-the-top direct-to-consumer subscription services, changing the meaning of what a channel is and what it provides.
Disney Launching Movie, Music, and Book SVOD Service in UK
DisneyLife will cost £9.99 per month, and will include time-limiting parental controls and the ability to download content for offline viewing.
Grabyo Adds Square and Vertical Video Editing for Social Sharing
With Grabyo's latest addition, content creators can share square and vertical clips instantly on a variety of social networks.
YouTube Adds 7 More Local Versions of Site, Brings Total to 85
Viewers in the Adriatics, Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Belarus can now find locally popular videos in their own language.
Netflix Announces Pricing, Dates for Spain, Portugal, and Italy
The SVOD company will begin operation in all three countries in late October, with subscriptions starting at €8 per month.
ITV Announces ITV Hub, an Online Home for Multiple Channels
Refreshing its streaming video offerings, ITV announces a digital hub for all its properties. Look for it to debut this fall.
Online Video Revenue in Europe Jumps to €375M in 2015, Says Study
Programmatic online video ad sales are growing faster in some countries than others, but will count for over half of revenue by 2020.
TV Viewing Down in the U.K., Up in France, says IHS Research
Italy is the biggest TV viewer in Europe, but Americans watch even more. Catch-up services are popular in the U.K.
Netflix Raising Prices Across Europe by €1, Calls Hike Necessary
New subscribers will get the increased rate, while current customers will get their same rate for another 12 months.
S3 Survey Shows Pay TV Operators Growing as Software Companies
Operators are pushing more software releases to subscribers than ever before, and service availability and speed are their top priorities.
Dailymotion Introduces Improved Video Player, Adds 4K, Chromecast
Over a year in the making, the new player offers Flash and HTML5 feature parity, and scores with accessibility offerings.
Netflix Exceeds Wall Street Expectations, Growth Largely Oversees
The SVOD leader grew by 3.3 million subscribers in the last quarter, with 2.4 million of those coming from oversees.
RealNetworks Debuts RealMedia HD Compression Technology
Today's viewers expect high-resolution video, but low-bandwidth usage. Real's RMHD compression savings might hold the answer.
Vivendi Buys 80% Share of Video Site Dailymotion From Orange
Orange finds a European partner for Dailymotion. Vivendi will use the site to promote Canal+ and Universal Music Group properties.
Netflix Said to Launch in India by 2016, No Official Announcement
The SVOD leader has global aspirations, but is India next on its list? A rumor has local competitors scrambling to fight off the challenger.
U.K. Streaming Video Market Grew to £600M in 2014, Up 55%
While the SVOD market generated the most revenue, led by Netflix, the TVOD market also showed impressive growth.
Netflix Announces 2015 Rollouts in Portugal, Italy, and Spain
The three countries will have access to Netflix's library of original and third-party TV shows and movies, with pricing not yet set.
TiVo Acquires International Pay TV Service Provider Cubiware
The outlook is sunny for TiVo, which is gaining customers, expanding with international services, and planning an Aereo-like offering.
U.K. Viewers Place Their Trust in Online Video Reviews: Survey
When consumers need to learn a new skill or find a worthwhile product, they turn to online video, and YouTube leads the pack.
Netflix Looks to China for Expansion, Calls Plans Modest
The world's most populous country is an attractive target for Netflix, yet the streamer faces unique hurdles before it can begin offering service.
BBC Global iPlayer Subscription App Will Close on June 26
The subscription video-on-demand Global iPlayer is shutting down, and the iPlayer is seeing declining usage at home.
Cleeng Takes €1.1 Million in Series A, Plans U.S. Expansion
Live pay-per-view monetization company Cleeng will grow its U.S. operations and build up its transaction platform.
Music-Streamer Spotify Plans to Add Video, Talks With Partners
The company has been in talks with a variety of high-profile video publishers, and could announce its plans later this month.
CDS 2015: Telstra Offers Ericsson's CDN as Fully-Managed Service
At today's Content Delivery Summit in New York City, Telstra and Ericsson will announce a first-of-its-kind delivery agreement.
42% of U.K. Viewers Would Switch for A La Carte TV Programming
Interest in a la carte pay TV services is lower in the U.K. than in the U.S. Australia, or Singapore, finds Irdeto.
Pros and Cons of Running a Live Video Workflow in the Enterprise
Sure, there's a fully staffed IT department ready to assist within an enterprise, but getting on their schedule isn't always easy.
Akamai Acquires Octoshape in an All-Cash Transaction
Octoshape's global delivery and video optimization technologies will help Akamai deal with large network traffic increases in the future.
Interxion Releases Two White Papers on the Evolution of Video
Publishers are challenged to deliver higher-resolution files to more screens. Interxion offers advice on adapting to delivery changes.
Amazon Brings Fire TV Stick to UK and Germany, Adds New Features
Both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will benefit from an over-the-air software upgrade that offers easy access to hotel Wi-Fi networks.
Videoplaza and TubeMogul Announce Programmatic Ad Marketplace
2015 should be a strong year for programmatic digital video ad buying, with TV ad budgets finally shifting to online content.
Ericsson Helps India's Tata Sky Launch 4K Video Service
Using HEVC and 1080p50 encoding technologies from Ericsson, the 4K service launches in time for World Cup cricket.
MTV Creates Two Mobile Music Apps for International Markets
MTV Play will stream over 1,500 hours of the network's programming, while MTV Trax offers 100 curated songs, updated daily.
StreamZilla Debuts Multi-CDN Service, Targets Mid-Size Companies
The company plans to save customers money while improving performance by routing traffic away from underperforming CDNs.
Netflix to Launch Service in Japan, First Expansion to Asia
The company will open an office in Tokyo to build relationships with consumer electronics companies and local filmmakers.
Connectivity Rates for Connected TVs Rise to 79%: Futuresource
Not only are consumers buying connected TVs, they're using them to access online video services on a regular basis.
Screenpulse Brings Digital Ad Targeting to Broadcast Media
By tracking and analyzing ad placements and results, Screenpulse says, buyers can better target desired demographics.
Xstream Intros Loading Dock Module for Supply Chain Management
Loading Dock is intended to manage content aggregation, fulfillment, and transformation before CMS hand-off.
BBC and ComScore Strike Large-Scale Deal for Digital Analytics
The measurement specialist will provide analytics for all BBC digital content, including video, web, and mobile offerings.
Coull and PubMatic Create Programmatic Private Marketplace
Dealing exclusively in in-video overlay advertising, the marketplace is an alternative to limited premium pre-roll ads.
Aframe Improves Performance, Metrics in Fall Product Release
Sharing files with team members around the world is easier, and pages load five times faster than they did six months ago.
Netflix Headed for Australia Launch, But Local Stan Plans a Fight
The subscription VOD service enjoyed strong rollouts in Europe, but will it have the same success down under? One competitor hopes not.
Viewability Holds Online Video Ads to Low Standards
Ensuring that paid online video ads are actually seen is a good thing. But the recently created standard is more of a joke than a useful benchmark.
HbbTV Growing Outside Europe, Now Compatible with 20M Devices
Don't think of HbbTV as a purely European platform anymore, says the HbbTV Association. It's reach is global.
How to Choose a Live Encoder for Adaptive Video Streaming
Live video encoding used to be a simple operation that the broadcaster handled on-site. Now, offering streaming video to multiple platforms requires more power and bandwidth.
How to Choose and Deploy a Video Management System
There are systems created specifically for every type of video (or even audio). Read this to help narrow down the choices.
Vimond: Sport Broadcast Is a Lab for Online Video Experimentation
The online sports viewing experience needs to offer far more than television, with advanced options that engage viewers and let them see any part of the action.
Media Servers: How Customers and Consumers Access Online Video
Wowza explains how cloud functionality is allowing advanced online video viewing, and how its own products have changed for changing needs.
Bitmovin Intros Website for Bitdash MPEG-DASH Video Players
Customers can demo the DASH players online and even use a free trial version on any noncommercial website.
How to Encode Content for Delivery on Multiple Screens
It takes serious investments to stream to all viewers on all devices. For many content companies, the costs will be too high.
Videoplaza Explains the Value of Ads to a Live Event Business
Creating a scalable live event business from scratch is a risky enterprise. One way to play down that risk is by bringing in ads.
Limelight: Support for Old and New Formats Crucial for CDNs
While the online video world is shifting to HTTP, many broadcasters demand that CDNs continue to support aging legacy formats.
BBC Explains How and Why it Created Video Factory, Cloud Backend
Taking a break after the London Olympics, the BBC's Future Media team planned their biggest project yet, a scalable cloud backend.
Stay Skeptical on 4G Video Delivery Claims: The Streaming Company
4G cellular is a great advance, but don't rely on it for live video delivery. One expert says throughput claims are heavily exaggerated
Dailymotion Offers Automated Ad-Buying with Dailymotion Exchange
Using the exchange, ad-buyers can use real-time bidding to target specific viewer groups on multiple platforms
Netflix Debuts in Belgium and Luxembourg in European Expansion
Households in six more European countries now have access to Netflix; company will decide in 2015 where in Europe it will expand next.
How Be Inspired Films Shoots Conferences the TED Way
TED conferences have set a high-water mark for conference recording, creating guidelines that TEDx events need to follow. It takes planning, but the results are worth it.
Ericsson Extends Mediaroom Platform With 4K, HEVC, Unified Search
Also introduces Mediaroom Reach, a delivery platform for cost-effectively streaming over-the-top content to any device.
Unruly Intros Dynamic Video Ad Format that Matches a Site's Look
Responding to demands to reach content streams of mobile viewers, Unruly creates a scalable format for native video ads.
European OTT Market Growing to $9.45B by 2018: Strategy Analytics
A research report finds the European OTT video market poised for strong growth, and sees big differences between East and West.
The Move to HD News Video Pushed BSkyB to IP Delivery
Reporting live news video over fiber might seem more reliable, but IP delivery offers better cost, quality, and convenience.
BT and thePlatform Sign Expanded Video Publishing Agreement
thePlatform's MPX system will manage online video publishing, rights management, and more for BT TV.
Divimove Launches Brandboost, an MCN for Brands and Businesses
Bringing YouTube expertise to businesses, this division helps them create a strategy and optimize videos for YouTube.
Alugha Takes $1M USD Funding to Create Multi-Language Video Tool
Global enterprises can save space by uploading one video file and streaming it in multiple languages, promises Alugha.
Broadcasters Stretch to Offer Live Sport Streaming
While live streaming of sporting events hasn't traditionally been a focus for broadcasters, that's changing -- and online audiences are growing.
Three Reasons Broadcasters Should Use Real-Time Clip Sharing
Don't wait until a live event is over to share video clips online. Do it while the event is taking place to get the most benefit.
Bitmovin Raises 7-Figure Seed Funding, Plans International Growth
Two years from its formation, Austrian startup Bitmovin will grow its product line and expand in Europe and the U.S. with seed funding.
Unraveling HEVC Royalties: Big Payouts for Big Companies
They royalty structure for H.264 is far different than that for HEVC/H.265. It's the Adobes of the world that need to pay the most attention.
OTT Can't Take a Backseat to Traditional Broadcast, Says Freeview
For Freeview's OTT channels to be a success, Arqiva knows they need to demonstrate the same quality as broadcast channels.
The ABCs of Managing a Complex Multi-Platform VOD Workflow
A publisher's goals are simple when streaming on-demand content to multiple devices, however complexities add up quickly as the audience grows.
Netflix's Gain Is Piracy's Loss in U.K. and Europe
When viewers are given affordable access to premium content, rates of online video piracy go down notes a Futuresource analyst.
Improving the Quality of Experience with MPEG-DASH Ultra HD
Two presenters at the Streaming Forum conference go deep with MPEG-DASH and show how to provide viewers with a TV-quality experience.
Streaming Tank: Use Social Networks to Build Buzz for Live Events
Creating a massive online video live event means managing the conversation before, during, and after the event itself. Streaming Tank shows how it's done.
Dell: Merging Unified Communications and Corporate Video
The functions of UC platforms are expanding and occasionally overlapping with the role of corporate video. What's the smart way to bring them together?
How to Choose a Cloud Encoder for On-Demand and Live Video
Running encoders in-house can be costly and wasteful. Learn why so many companies are discovering the benefits of the cloud.
How Do Online Video Professionals Watch Online Video?
A survey created by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research shows that streaming insiders don't always use their own products.
'YouTube for the Enterprise' Drives ROI, But Don't Call it That
As large organizations integrate video deeper into their core services, the 'YouTube in a box' designation doesn't fit anymore.
Can Streaming Video Quality Be Too High? Yes, Says Brightcove
In a Streaming Forum panel discussion, Brightcove tells of a movie chain that wanted such high quality that not everyone could view it.
Limelight: Take an Holistic View of Video Latency
It's not just how many seconds it takes for a video to play, says Limelight. It's the full digital experience that sites present with their videos.
Streaming Forum 14: How to Evaluate Live Video Services
Moving to the cloud offers several advantages when producing a live event. Here's what to look for in an encoding and distribution solution.
Streaming Forum 14: TV 2 Sumo Rises for Olympic Success
Massive upgrades led to massive headaches for the Norwegian broadcaster. Would it be able to fix its streaming sore spots in time for the Sochi Olympics?
Streaming Forum 14: Ericsson Predicts the Video Landscape in 2020
Online video use will skyrocket, but subscriptions will only rise slightly. What will network operators do to recoup their costs?
Streaming Forum 2014 Keynote: BT Sport Sprints to the Finish Line
In the opening day keynote address, BT Sport explained how it created an over-the-top service in months that's able to scale for millions of concurrent viewers.
Streaming Forum 14: ITV Conquers Problem of Multiscreen Delivery
Major broadcasters need to encode live content for instant online streaming, and serve viewers on a variety of devices. Here's how ITV decided on its solution.
Streaming Forum 14: MPEG-DASH Is the ‘Young Turk’ of Online Video
The promising format is already splintering. Cisco, Akamai, the BBC, and Qualcomm offer hope for a standardized, unified approach.
Online Now Tops Print for Sport, Says Kantar Media Report
Looking at 16 world markets, a report finds that sports fans now turn to online sources for sports coverage more than they do print.
Viaplay Selects ThinkAnalytics for Search and Recommendations
Nordic online TV service will offer enhanced multi-platform search for customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
An Image Consultant Gives Fashion Advice to Google Glass
If Google isn't careful, Glass could turn into the next Segway: Massively hyped technology that makes the user look like a dork.
Netflix Announces Six-Country European Rollout
Later this year, residents of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland will be able to sign up for Netflix streaming.
Ericsson Releases Research Report on TV Viewing in 2020
Six years from now, viewers will expect more personalized recommendations and a viewing experience that's more interactive and social.
RGB Networks and Pi Telecom Partner on OTT Solution
The combined offering lets video providers stream live and on-demand content to a variety of devices with an agile cloud-based system.
KPN and Ericsson Conduct Live LTE Video Trial in the Netherlands
Using an LTE solution that relies on HEVC and MPEG-DASH, Ericsson successfully streamed a match live to mobile viewers.
Elemental, Placido Domingo Partner for 4K HEVC MPEG-DASH Stream
Giving ultra-high definition TV owners content worth watching, Elemental, Ooyala, and the Vienna State Opera are streaming Verdi.
Zeebox Becomes Beamly, Offers an All-Day TV Experience
One of the best known companion second-screen apps has a new name and a new focus. Beamly offers celeb-driven news and discussions.
Crackle Suspending U.K. Site at the End of the Month
It's no joke—on April 1st Sony-owned Crackle will stop showing its free, ad-supported movies and shows to U.K. viewers.
BrightRoll Expands Partnership With Equinix to Amsterdam Facility
By building a data center in Amsterdam, BrightRoll brings ultra-low latency real-time bidding to European buyers.
BBC Works With Unified Streaming on New iPlayer Backend
Strong success required the BBC to move to a cloud-based system, and one Amsterdam-based company is helping with the switch.
Cleeng Launches Live Video Monetization, Promises 2-Minute Setup
Pay-per-view doesn't have to be complicated, says Cleeng, which is launching a fast and flexible template-driven system.
TV4 Becomes First Scandinavian Channel on Apple TV
Missed a show? Swedish viewers can now catch up on their favorite programs and stream live or on-demand content via an Apple TV.
Amazon to Merge LoveFilm Instant with Amazon Prime
In a move that many expected, Amazon is combining its two video streaming services. New members can get a year of service for £49.
Private Equity Fund Capidea Becomes Xstream Majority Investor
Capidea now owns just above 50 percent of Xstream, giving the company the muscle to go after international clients.
Arqiva Acquires Capablue, Expands Connected Television Services
Strengthening its capabilities in video-on-demand and multi-screen distribution, Arqiva rounds out its media offerings.
Videoplaza Launches Aunia, Private Video Marketplace, in Spain
It's invitation-only behind the velvet ropes, where major brands can purchase targeted high-quality online video ad slots programmatically.
BBC Offers 15-Second News Breaks With Instagram
In a month long experiment, BBC News is offering three brief news videos per day on the popular social photo and video network.
AP and Streamworks Re-Up Contract for Live News Streaming
With live online video created by the AP and delivered by Streamworks, AP Video Hub is ready for another year.
BT Reaches Out to Accenture for BT Sport Multi-Screen Delivery
When BT needed to create video-on-demand and live streaming services by an inflexible deadline, it reached out to Accenture.
Viaplay Chooses thePlatform to Provide Backend Video Services
thePlatform's MPX system will handle metadata management, rights enforcement, and more for streaming customers.
Dailymotion Buys Jilion, Gains SublimeVideo Player
The second largest video sharing site hopes to provide better experiences on multiple screens with Jillion's HTML5 video player.
Live Sport Video Is a Primary Driver for Multiscreen Services
Putting broadcast content online is expensive and risky. The only way to reduce the risk is to lead with live sports, says QuickPlay Media.
Videoplaza Report: Publishers Need to Architect Their Audiences
By using data to grow audiences, publishers in Western Europe can succeed across devices and grow revenue.
HBO Europe Offers a TV Everywhere Guide for Broadcasters
HBO made all the right moves when introducing HBO Go. At the Streaming Forum conference, attendees learned how HBO Europe managed the operation.
Videology Partners With AddThis for Granular Audience Targeting
By analyzing AddThis's vast behavioral database, Videology can deliver bespoke audience groups for advertisers at scale.
Akamai and Türk Telekom Partner on Operator CDN
Using Akamai's Aura Network Solutions, Turk Telekom will stream high-quality content and create revenue opportunities.
Tips for Choosing an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder
When a desktop encoder isn't fast enough, it's time to get more powerful software. Here's how to make the best choice.
How and When to Add H.265 to a Publishing Workflow
HEVC/H.265 is moving along at a much faster pace than H.264 did, and publishers are wondering when is the right time to start supporting it.
Creating Secure Device Interoperability with MPEG-DASH
Presenting both an introduction and a master class on DASH, Verimatrix explains how to use it to create new revenue models.
How Bayer Benelux Succeeds With Internal and External Webcasts
Like many companies, Bayer began with external webcasts, then began streaming internally for various departments.
Accedo Explains the Challenges of TV Everywhere Integration
Consumers want a full video-on-demand experience yesterday. Traditional broadcasters, however, are moving cautiously in the online world.
Adobe Spells Out the Three Points of its Media Server Roadmap
What's ahead for Adobe? HLS, Primetime, and better server deployments point the direction for the year ahead.
Cellular Uplink Technology Scores a Goal at Sporting Events
While cellular-based video products might or might not work for remote news teams, sporting events are much more predictable.
OpenTV Again Sues Netflix, This Time in the Netherlands
Three weeks after expanding its subscription video-on-demand service to the Netherlands, Netflix is sued for patent infringement.
Eurovision and Mixmoov Video Contest Keeps the Music Playing
Learn how the 60-year-old music competition joined the modern age by letting online fans mix their own hits and win prizes.
Shedding Light on UltraViolet Performance
UltraViolet has launched in the U.K. and will soon debut in France and Germany. While most studios are on-board and most new releases are UltraViolet-enabled, does that mean UltraViolet is a success?
Digital TV Labs Debuts DASH Testing Solution at IBC
Hoping to spur DASH deployment, Digital TV Labs adds a service for its Ligada iSuite testing platform.
MobiTV Powers Live and On-Demand Streaming for Deutsche Telekom
Viewers will enjoy a broader range of on-demand and live content on multiple devices thanks to the partnership.
Edgeware Announces Origin Accelerator for Lowering OTT Costs
Delivering hundreds of channels to millions of customers is a costly challenge, says the company.
Sony Launches Ci Platform in Europe, Offers Cloud-Based Editing
Introduced in the United States in April, the Ci platform lets remote teams collaborate on video as soon as it's shot.
Online Sport Gives a Better Experience Than TV
According to Streamworks and Stream UK, publishers offering live feeds and data streams are reaping big rewards from fans.
Xstream to Introduce MediaMaker 7 at IBC
Improvements to the video management system promise to help customers deploy and monetize OTT solutions.
Vimond's Online TV Platform Gains Two Automation Features
With Media Importer and Content Catalogue, publishers can better add and maintain content in their systems.
Freeview HD Homes to Gain VuTV This Fall
VuTV will offer A&E, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting channels for a monthly fee.
Thomson Video Adds HEVC Support to ViBE VS7000 and A/V Analyzer
On display at IBC, the enhanced products offer OpEx reductions and in-depth video analysis.
Droplet and AGCO: Case Studies in Online Video Distribution
At Streaming Forum 2013, one startup and one global giant told how they used online video to achieve their goals.
Vimond's Onilne TV Platform Gains Two Automation Features
With Media Importer and Content Catalogue, publishers can better add and maintain content in their systems.
Nideo Launches as a YouTube for Businesses
Claiming that YouTube is an inappropriate environment for business videos, Nideo offers a clutter-free alternative.
YuMe: Does Screen Size Matter in Online Video Advertising?
Should advertisers stream different ads to different devices, or does the viewer want the same experience from every screen?
Forbidden Technologies Raises £8.9M Through Sales of Shares
By reaching out to new and existing investors, Forbidden raises funds to expand marketing and reach for editing platform.
For Education and Training Videos, an iPad Can Be an Essential
Discover the low-cost app that helps anyone create better videos. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with editing.
How to Choose a Cloud Video Encoder
There are multiple cloud encoding models, and the field isn't as simple as it first seems. Jan Ozer explains how to make the smartest choice.
Tips for Creating a Viral Video Success Story
At the recent Streaming Forum conference, marketing company ST16 explained how it created compelling must-watch videos for its clients.
Vevo and Dailymotion Extend Agreement in Europe
Music-lovers in the U.K., France, Ireland, Italy, and Spain can now view their favorite singers and bands on Dailymotion.
ShowCaster: Deliver Engaging Live Video Events
Live online video is difficult, costly, and full of risks. But for some experiences nothing else will do.
BSkyB Unveils £9.99 Set-Top Box, Takes Aim at TalkTalk
Competitors will have a hard time beating the Now TV Box on price. That £9.99 even includes shipping.
How the BBC Insured Live Streaming Resilience During the Olympics
With London hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, the online streams couldn't falter for a minute. Here's how the BBC prepared.
TalkTalk Announces 160K New Subscribers for YouView
Proving that family and children's content is just as popular as sport, YouView finds its niche.
Deutsche Telekom Creates Tools for New Online Video Challenges
To respond to the needs of its enterprise and media customers, Deutsche Telekom looks far into the future.
Vitec Puts HEVC/H.265 Support in Pro Decoder Card
Professional broadcasters that need to distribute content using the latest standards now have an HEVC option for their end-to-end workflow.
Witbe to Launch Quality Monitoring Robot at IBC
With the Witbe 4402, engineers will be able to test 8 devices at one time and speed cross-platform testing.
CDN.net Begins Offering Live Video Support
The newly launched commitment-free CDN offers live support from North American and European locations, with more to come.
Coraid Has the Affordable Answer to Storing All Those Video Files
With metadata, 4K, and a growing number of formats, video files are taking more room than ever. Coraid offers a solution that grows with a company's needs.
How to Encode for Desktop, Mobile, and OTT
It takes multiple streams to reach every viewer on every device, but the smart content owner creates as few as possible. Here's the winning strategy.
VideoElephant Launches, Offers Fully-Edited Video News, How-Tos
An Irish start-up is making it simple for sites to purchase and monetize finished videos on a variety of topics.
How Qbrick Succeeds with HBO Nordic and Other Large Clients
Offering a variety of streaming solutions for both inside and outside the firewall, Qbrick knows how to stream high-quality content to any location.
Streamworks Is Driving the Live Online Video Revolution
Combining proprietary technology with years of experience in live broadcast television, Streamworks is winning with major clients.
Ericsson Will Acquire Red Bee Media
The communications giant wants a bigger part of the broadcast services market, noting that mobile video is growing by 60 percent each year.
Mixmoov Debuts Platform for Online Video Editing Services
Streaming Forum attendees got a first look at the editing and rendering platform, as well as an alternate video editing view.
Streaming Forum: Limelight Offers Tips for Video Storytelling
In a second day keynote, attendees learned how to use video to connect with customers and drive conversions.
Streaming Forum: Are MPEG-DASH and HEVC Overhyped?
Real promise or smoke and mirrors? MainConcept shows why an efficient video standard is like a car engine.
Streaming Forum: Netflix and Partners Talk Digital Supply Chain
Getting ahead of the curve is crucial when delivery schedules are tight and a variety of assets need to be included.
The 2013 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
The votes are in and the winners are announced. Read on to discover the best of the best in online video this year.
Rightster Changes Pricing Model for YouTube Channel Management
Channel holders now keep all of the revenue that comes from YouTube, only paying a share of revenue that comes from Rightster.
Vimond Explores the Challenge of Live Online Video
While 2013 has become the year of live video, that doesn't mean working with live content is a simple operation.
Microsoft Explains the History and Future of Streaming and DASH
At the Video Infrastructure Summit, attendees learned how MPEG-DASH has developed and where it's going with Windows Azure Media Services.
Adobe Looks at the Future of MPEG-DASH
At the Video Infrastructure Summit, Adobe talked about how it will support DASH moving forward, and what questions still remain.
StickyAds.tv Gains €3.1M Series B Funding
Ad exchange and video ad network will develop new technology and expand into other European markets.
Rightster Explains Smart Caching for Long-Form Libraries
In a panel discussion on infrastructure trends, Rightster describes the better way to cache large video files when streaming.
'TV Everywhere' Has Different Meanings in Europe and the U.S.
In one market, TV Everywhere is about putting video on all devices. In the other, it means something quite different.
Thomson Reuters Saves Money, Scales With a Virtualized Solution
In a Streaming Media Europe presentation, Thomson Reuters tells how it modernized the way it streams live webcasts for investor relations clients.
YouTube and BitTorrent Rule Internet Traffic in Europe: Sandvine
When customers have legitimate access to premium content, filesharing use declines, says global usage report.
Taboola Recommendations Push Digital Spy Past 1M Streams in March
By partnering with Taboola for recommendations, Hearst U.K. properties have seen an increase in traffic.
LoveFilm Revamps Mobile App, Starting with PS3
Subscribers in the U.K. and Germany will get HD streaming, a watchlist, and improved searching.
Zeebox and Vizrt Partner to Bring Second Screen Content to TV
Broadcasters can now instantly poll their viewers or have them vote on an outcome through a tablet or smartphone.
Thomson Adds HEVC Support to Vibe Encoding System
Taking the lead on HEVC, Thomson adds live and file-based encoding which it will demonstrate at NAB.
Panasonic and AviWest Collaborate on Camera with Cellular Uplink
News gatherers can record and stream simultaneously, or conduct interviews with low latency.
Bridge Lets Publishers Monitor Stream Quality From an iPhone
Offering free and paid versions, Bridge releases an app that offers real-time stream performance analysis.
Vizrt and Vimond Partner on Complete OTT Solution
Combined offering lets journalists and other media professionals create content and distribute to multiple platforms.
Smartclip Launches SmartX for Programmatic Ad Buying
The SmartX platform offers automated purchasing of premium video ad space, while protecting publisher data.
Dailymotion Adds LG, Samsung Apps; Improves Lean-Back Experience
Viewers can relax and enjoy a more TV-like experience with revamped Dailymotion connected TV apps.
Nativ Releases SaaS Version of Media Asset Management Solution
Lowering the barrier of entry for media-based companies, Native intros a flexible software-as-a-service product.
Viewster to Stream Film Festival Titles in the U.K.
Viewers will have the option of watching celebrated independent titles for free with ads or for a standard rental price without ads.
CDN.net Launches, Offers No-Commitment Global Service
Customers can pay only for the service they need and only when they need it, without the bother of restrictive contracts.
Rovi: How Viewers Are Actually Using their Second-Screen Apps
Think viewers are engaging with the TV program they're watching when they use second-screen apps? Think again.
AmberFin: Not All Video Encoders Are the Same
What's the most difficult video to encode with good results? AmberFin has tested several movies and found the surprising answer.
Livestream Explains the Challenges of Streaming Live Video
There are several things that can go wrong during a live stream, from the camera to last-mile distribution. What's the best way to communicate that to the viewers?
SPB TV Shows Refreshed Multi-Screen Solutions at MWC
Streaming solutions company debuts Media Platform 5.0, letting publishers create a CDN for live and on-demand video delivery.
Dailymotion Opens Sales Program to All Professional Partners
Content providers are able to set sales terms however they like in Dailymotion's flexible OpenVOD program.
Microsoft: How to Deploy Windows Azure Media Services
For companies ready to upgrade their video delivery with a cloud-based solution, this presentation offers an ideal overview.
Scotland's STV Goes with Videoplaza for Multiscreen Ad Sales
Karbon platform will let STV sell ads and manage campaigns across multiple devices.
Entrepreneurial Vet Creates Online Video Show 'Vet's Klinic'
Every company can benefit from streaming video nowadays. Meet Joe Inglis, who streams live from his office in Swindon.
Dailymotion Expands Live Video Streaming to Creative Partners
Qualified "Motionmakers" can now use Dailymotion as a free live streaming platform.
Adobe Primetime Lets Broadcasters Monetize Live Video
An Adobe evangelist led a Streaming Media Europe session on the monetization options Primetime offers live video publishers.
Perform's ePlayer Gaining Sports Content from Sky Deutschland
Already a leading source for sports VOD content in Germany and Austria, this agreement brings more premium content to viewers.
Blinkx and Dailymotion Forge Revenue-Sharing Agreement
The deal embeds Dailymotion content into Blinkx pages, while bringing ad revenues to both sites.
Adobe vs. Real vs. Wowza: Comparing the Media Servers
How do these three media servers differ in iOS delivery, MPEG DASH, DRM, and other hot button issues? A Streaming Media Europe presentation had the answers.
Channel 4 Embraces IP Delivery to Attract Younger Viewers
To reach a target demographic, traditional broadcast and IP delivery need to go hand-in-hand, says Channel 4.
Microsoft Explains the Specifics of MPEG DASH Streaming
Confused over how the MPEG DASH adaptive streaming standard works? This session from Streaming Media Europe has the answers.
Will the $200B Ad Market Move to Online Video?
Offering results from its research report, Videoplaza highlights the changes still to come for online video advertising.
Xstream Debuts Versatile Media Ingest Service
Solving the problem of importing media from a variety of sources, Xstream offers an automated solution.
Study Charts Growth and Rising Quality of Online TV in Germany
Mobile video and live events are driving the country's strong growth in online video.
How to Encode for iOS Devices
Making sure video plays on Apple's mobile devices is an essential, so here's how to do it.
How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Video Encoder
Learn what sets an enterprise encoder apart from a desktop program, and discover the best choices for different encoding needs.
Dailymotion Shows How Brands Can Succeed with Branded Content
At Streaming Media Europe, video sharing site Dailymotion offered several examples of how brands are reaching targeted shoppers with video.
Eight Simple Steps for Online Video Success
There is a clear and simple roadmap for generating traffic and revenue with online video, says Brightcove. Just follow these steps.
Connected TVs Are Selling, but Often Go Unconnected
Any connected TV purchased today will be obsolete in only three years' time, says Informa Telecoms & Media.
Lights, Camera, Webcast: Go Live for Corporate Events
At a Streaming Media Europe panel, attendees learned how to create effective live events for viewers around the world.
Brits and Yanks Far Apart in Mobile TV Viewing
QuickPlay Media looks at U.K. and U.S. mobile TV viewing: U.K. has higher penetration, while U.S. watches longer.
HTML5 for Beginners: How to Encode for HTML5 Playback
At the Streaming Media Europe conference, Jan Ozer guided attendees through the essentials of serving HTML5 video.
Telefonica and Microsoft Announce Multiyear Agreement
The two companies will work together to provide video entertainment to Telefonica's customers.
Google Play Soon on Google TV in the U.K., Germany, and France
An announcement that Google Play was coming to Canada and Australia on the same date was rescinded, however.
BuyDRM and Fraunhofer Collaborate on HBO Go App
Streaming Media West attendees got a first look—and listen—at HBO Europe's HBO Go Android app.
Best Practices for Cloud Video Workflows
A Streaming Media East panel helped attendees understand the different workflow solutions and make the best choice.
Haivision: How to Bridge the Gap Between Enterprise and Internet
Streaming video inside a closed network or to the public internet only is simple; getting video inside or out of a corporate network, however, is a challenge.
Samsung: Video Apps Dominate for Smart TV Usage
At the Streaming Media Europe opening day keynote, Samsung offered hard numbers on smart TV usage, and why video is the killer app.
Keynotes Offer Windows on OTT Distribution, Piracy Challenges
The first Video Infrastructure Summit begins with an overview of the parties streaming long-form video online, and the need to combat piracy.
Skytide, Edgeware Collaborate on Quality of Experience Analytics
Joint solution reduces cost, complexity, and turnaround time for QoE reporting of multiscreen adaptive bitrate.
Viaplay Selects Envivio for Live Streaming to IP
The Nordic OTT specialist will use Envivio software-based encoders to send live video to set-top boxes.
Online Video Citizen Journalism Finds a Home at Al-Jazeera
Al-Jazeera is letting eye-witnesses upload video from some of the world's biggest hotspots, thanks to its redesigned citizen journalism portal.
Brevity Makes Euro Debut at IBC, Offers Solution for Large Files
Maker of innovative compression, transcoding, and distribution solution targets sports broadcasters in Amsterdam.
Vizrt and Never.no Offer Social Media Tools for Broadcasters
A suite of social media-savvy tools lets broadcasters harness user-generated comments or create their own.
FreeWheel Gains BSkyB as a Client for Video Ad Services
BSkyB will better manage video ad deals across its many video-on-demand offerings.
Rightster and MP & Silva Bring Love Football Channel to YouTube
International football gets a partner channel on YouTube, offering highlights from Italy, France, the U.S, the U.K., and Brazil.
Sainsbury's Will Use Rovi Entertainment Store for VOD Service
The retailer's previously announced video-on-demand store will launch later this year with Rovi's white label offering.
Netflix Will Launch in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland
The popular online streaming service will head north late in 2012, although details are sparse.
Sky Offers Mobile Enhancements for Apple iPad Owners
Redesigned app serves as a remote control, and also lets customers control content on their Sky+HD set-top boxes.
Vimond Intros Vimond Control Center Video Management Tool
The new offering lets OTT providers create multi-channel viewing options for end-users with little effort.
Chinese Internet TV Company PPTV Signs with Windows Azure
Cloud-computing partnership will help PPTV stream to domestic customers and expand globally in the future.
Channel 4 Picks FreeWheel for Video and Display Ad Management
Monetization Rights Management system gives a central place for controlling ads and monitoring performance.
LoveFilm Gains Miramax Titles for U.K. and German Viewers
While it doesn't disclose the number of titles gained, LoveFilm will stream movies from Scorsese and Tarantino.
Roku Takes in $45M Investment; Will Build Brand Awareness
News Corporation and BSkyB will help the set-top box maker expand with new products and new locations.
Rightster to Work With MP & Silva, Manage Online Sports Portfolio
London-based company will improve online distribution and monetisation for sports media rights company.
European Summit to Look at the Sharp Knives of CDN Federation
Attendees of the Video Infrastructure Summit in London will attempt to push federation forward, and also discuss online entertainment and privacy.
Advertisers Not Interested in Connected Devices, Finds Study
While video viewing on devices is increasing, advertisers aren't reaching the increasingly fragmented audience.
Rightster Launches Rightster Studios to Finance Online Content
Rightster will remove the bottleneck in online video creation by offering financing and strategic services.
Popcornflix Releases iPhone and iPad Apps for U.K. and Ireland
Free, ad-supported movie service lets mobile viewers tap into its small library of titles.
Jinni Debuts its First Set-Top Box, Released through Belgacom
Viewers will be able to discover live and video-on-demand content that suits their mood and tastes using the connected device.
LoveFilm Signs Content Deal with Twentieth Century Fox
The arrangement offers an unspecified number of movies, available for an unspecified length of time.
BrightRoll: Online Video Viewing Outpaces Ad Spending in Germany
While interest in online video advertising is strong, advertisers haven't yet embraced the medium.
Japanese E-commerce Company Rakuten Buys Spain's Wuaki.tv
Rakuten will use Wuaki.tv's online video distribution to extend its existing line of services.
OTT Video No Rival for TV Yet, Says Ovum Research
While many viewers supplement pay TV viewing with streaming video, few are dropping cable or satellite service.
Xstream Creates Newspaper App for Samsung Smart TVs, Blu-rays
The daily newspaper is now on television, thanks to a first-of-its-kind app created by Denmark's Xstream.
Zencoder, Haivision, Front Porch Digital: Cloud Best Practices
In a StreamingMedia.com webinar, three companies offered tips for bringing video workflows to the cloud.
Google Outlines Crucial HTML5 Video Development During Keynote
Opening day keynote address highlights Google's commitment and plans for HTML5 video.
Curzon Cinemas Brings Art-House to TVs with Capablue
Viewers can enjoy some movies in their homes on the same dates that those movies hit theaters.
Limelight and Level 3 Look at Changes in the CDN Market
Expect the unexpected, says Limelight. Unplanned live event spikes are a continuing challenge.
The Challenges Facing CDN Federation
Federating content delivery networks makes sense for operators and content owners. So what's holding it up?
Science.TV Encourages Students to Create Science Videos
Educational site provides curriculum-based science videos online, and also helps students make their own works.
Is DRM No Longer a Dirty Word?
With new technologies, digital rights management is working in the background -- or in the cloud -- and staying out of the viewer's way, says Irdeto.
Danish Parliament Offers Transparency with Online Video
It's not enough to put parliamentary sessions online; they also need to be easily searchable.
Transcoding: In-House or in the Cloud?
For companies that only need video transcoding occasionally, cloud computing makes sense. Amazon Web Services provides scalable performance on demand.
A First-Timer's Guide to Adaptive Streaming Video
Adaptive streaming offers viewers high-quality buffer-free viewing. Here's how to achieve it.
Cisco Will Acquire NDS Group
Deal brings player and security resources to Cisco's Videoscape platform, as well as expansion opportunities for India and China.
Cost Savings and Pitfalls in Enterprise Streaming
When it comes to streaming video internally, the IT department can be an enemy. Here's how to work with them.
Videoplaza's Karbon Offers Ad Management for a Multidevice World
Platform lets publishers keep their workflows simple while serving campaigns across devices.
IP&TV Preview: Bridge Technologies Debuts OTT Monitoring Solution
Offering lets operators monitor real-time analytics from a variety of streaming devices.
How to Encode for iOS Devices
Streaming to mobile devices means converting your videos for Apple's mobile requirements. Here are the essentials to make it happen.
Corporate Messaging and Social Media: Can They Co-exist?
Social media tools like Twitter can make live video events a disaster, if companies aren't careful.
Implementing Streaming Video within an Organization: the Basics
For those completely new to enterprise streaming video, a Streaming Media Europe panel offers answers.
Connect TV Brings 45 Channels to Freeview
Freeview HD device owners can now stream 45 niche news, sport, and foreign language titles.
The Basics of Video Search Engine Optimization
Search phrases are the key to getting videos discovered by search engines, explains a video SEO specialist.
Creating a CDN Architecture for Multi-Screen Delivery
Learn how StreamZilla can use a single server to stream a variety of media services in parallel.
Tips on Delivering Your Video Where Your Audience Wants It
The video landscape is fracturing, and streaming in Flash is no longer enough -- even when serving video to employees.
Analyzing the State of the European CDN Market
More online content and more formats means much more video to store. Archiving and filtering are growing concerns.
Groovy Gecko Releases Version 2 of Live Presentation System
Upgrade includes pre- and post-event marketing features, as well as social networking tools.
Scandinavians Lead the Way in OTT Video: Here's What's Next
Whether it's advertising options or consumer choice, broadcasters can offer more when linear TV and streaming video work together.
The Six Ways Online Video Helps Marketing Programs
It takes a visual element to break through and reach customers or partners nowadays, an Online Video Strategies panel finds.
Engaging an Online Video Audience Through Social Media
Panelists offer tips for creating active viewers and repeat customers with tools like Facebook and Twitter.
Creating an HTML5 Website Strategy
When Deutsche Welle, Germany's national broadcaster, decided to move to HTML5, it mapped out all the issues and challenges it would face.
Unicorn and Nexeven Partner for International Distribution
Nexeven invests in Unicorn Media, then decides to partner up, marketing products in over 60 countries.
Streaming Video to Android Devices: The Challenge for Developers
Is it true or just a common fallacy that Flash is a resource hog on mobile devices?
Vzaar Announces $29/month Express Plan for Small Businesses
Plan competes with Vimeo Pro by emphasizing support, customization, and security.
Telemetry Says Engagement Matters in Online Video Advertising
It's not enough to get your ad in front of the right audience; you've got to know that they're paying attention.
No Signs of Slowing Fragmentation in Mobile and TV Markets
Rather than fighting video format fragmentation, it's smarter to learn to deal with it, advises panel.
Mixmoov Debuts Video Editor for Brightcove Customers
The new Video Editor for Brightcove joins global partner ecosystem the Brightcove Alliance to support Video Cloud customers.
StreamUK Partners with Adswizz for Targeted Ads
Integration will allow online audio and video content providers to better monetize their material.
Keys to Building a Successful Online Video Strategy
It takes careful planning to reach the right audience online and create a message it will respond to.
Five Tips for Making Videos that Don't Suck -- on a Budget
Yes, companies can create captivating online videos without much money or training. Here's how.
What Works in Online Video Search? What Works on Connected TVs?
A Streaming Media Europe panel compares the active and passive ways that viewers discover new videos.
No Crystal Ball for Online Video Advertising: Here’s What Works
A panel of experts said that pre-roll ads will likely fall away, but what will take their place is a mystery.
Fraunhofer Shows Low-Bandwidth MPEG Surround at CES
New audio codec streams 5.1 audio over 64 kbps connection
CES 2012: YouTube Keynote—Plenty of Passion, No Announcements
YouTube's top channels would rank in the top 20 television channels, says company VP of global content
LoveFilm Announces Streaming Partnerships with ITV, BBC
Agreements increase the amount of premium TV content available for LoveFilm Instant subscribers.
Social Video Ad Firm Unruly Media Closes $25M in Funding
Will use investment to drive international growth, take the lead in social video advertising.
MultiStream Offers Multiple Live Streams, Launches in Beta
First 1,000 customers will get free accounts, which include 10GB of cloud storage.
Xstream Broadens Facebook VOD Offering
Application makes it easy to rent or sell video on Facebook, customizing access and DRM.
Videoplaza Introduces Two Interactive Video Ad Formats
Publishers have the option of taking over the full screen or presenting viewers with a choice of ads.
Original Branded Content Gives Best Ad Value, Says Study
Specific Media tested ad performance on four types of online videos, and one winner emerged.
Netflix Signs Multi-Year Exclusive with Lionsgate in U.K.
Subscribers gain streaming access to upcoming Lionsgate titles, plus back catalog.
TDF Group Acquires Qbrick
Parisian broadcaster gains CDN and OVP technology from Nordic video solutions company.
Netflix to Begin Streaming in U.K. and Ireland in Early 2012
LoveFilm is about to get some competition, but will subscribers welcome the new option?
Media Security Company Irdeto Buys BayTSP, Adds Anti-Piracy
Irdeto's ActiveCloak for Media platform gains piracy search and protection features with acquisition.
YouTube’s Digital Fingerprints: How Content ID Protects Videos
A top YouTube engineer gave Streaming Media Europe attendees a peek at how the video giant operates.
Viewers Moving Beyond EPG, Says Virgin: Streaming Media Europe
Cable box created with TiVo yields useful streaming data, such as a rise in app use for home TV.
Connected TV Growth 'Meteoric,' Says BBC: Content Delivery Summit
BBC finds that cable and DSL rates improving, leading to greater use of high-res streams.
YouTube Brings Over 1K Full-length Rental Movies to the U.K.
Announcement offers new and classic major studio releases for home and mobile streaming.
Lovefilm Now Available on the iPad
Streaming customers can enjoy movies and trailers anywhere they like, thanks to app.
MyVideoRights Gains Funding, Changes Name to Base79
New funding and a new name will help drive the company's international growth.
ZiXi Announces Cloud-Based Live HD Streaming
Service aims to solve first-mile hassles, while delivering streams for multiple platforms.
Gracenote Launches eyeQ Program Guide for Connected TVs
Service helps viewers discover broadcast and online content, then explore deep metadata on programs.
EncodingAll Cloud Encoder Adds Speech to Text
By automatically creating transcriptions and keyword files, service helps video SEO.
Netflix Signs Deal with Telemundo for 1,200 Hours of Content
Telemundo gains analytics data as part of the terms, helping it gauge consumer demand.
Video Sales Site Movielocker Cuts Fees
Content owners should find it easier to sell videos with Movielocker, thanks to lower fees and new features.
Is Netflix Expanding to Spain and the Far East?
A website claiming insider knowledge has published reports that Netflix is eyeing new territories.
Red Bee Buys TV Genius, Enters Search & Recommendation Business
Media management giant signals a shift from getting content online to helping viewers find it.
BBC iPlayer App Expands to 11 European Countries
Expatriates and others have two subscription offerings for streaming the best of the BBC.
Half of New Flat Panel TVs Will be Connected by 2015, Says Report
Internet-enabled TVs are growing more popular around the world, pointing to strong broadband in emerging markets.
iStreamPlanet Selects Interxion's London Data Center as Host
London hub will let iStreamPlanet stream major sporting events to a growing global audience.
Sky Go Debuts, Combines Online and Mobile TV
Sky is also freezing subscription prices for one year, to give peace of mind during a bad economy.
RealNetworks Begins Worldwide Rollout of Unifi Service in Germany
Cloud storage system allows subscribers to view and play their media content no matter what device they're using.
Netflix Expands Service to Latin America, Caribbean
Deal will bring Netflix's instant streaming service to 43 countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Nokia Gets Strong Results with Tremor inRoll Interactive Video Ad
Interactive ad had high engagement rates and showed what features the viewers were interested in.
Mobile Video to Become €12.6 Billion Market in 2015, Says Idate
Report shows that Italy is the strongest users of cellular video in Europe, thanks to content and pricing options.
TV Genius Looks to Twitter to Measure Viewer Engagement
The site's new Social TV Statistics shows which programs are being tweeted about and how often.
WorldTV.com Launches, Lets Anyone Have Own TV Channel
Finally out of beta, the site lets anyone create a video channel and improve it with a la carte features.
Cognacq-Jay Image Acquires BeBanjo
By picking up the back-office software vendor, CJI is able to offer complete digital media solutions.
Blinkx Partners with Agence France-Presse
Agreement brings multilingual global news coverage to the video search engine.
Inside Microsoft’s Cloud-Based Partner Ecosystem
An ambitious offering from Microsoft and several partners brings the full online video workflow to the cloud.
Jilion Commercializes Cloud-based HTML5 Video Player Service
Sleek HTML5 player delivers videos on a range of platforms and devices and is easy to implement.
Collective Acquires Web TV Enterprise
Companies' combined strengths should help drive TV advertising budgets toward online video.
TV 2 Spins off Vimond, Focuses on Multi-Screen Delivery
OTT delivery platform offers broadcasters a way to stream to viewers on any device.
Adap.tv Launches U.K. Video Advertising Marketplace
London office will tap fast-growing European video ad market, connecting sites and advertisers.
Qbrick Acquires Camtenna, Now Has 80% of Finnish Web TV Market
Acquisition helps Qbrick solidify the "Nordic Fortress," plan European expansion.
KIT Digital Acquires Polymedia
Prague-based company targets the network operator segment as part of its European expansion.
Lovefilm Partners with Onyx Browser for WatchNow Service
More connected television and set-top box viewers will be able to see Lovefilm's instant library.
RealNetworks Talks Helix Streaming for Enterprise
Delivering high-quality video in multiple formats and protocols to an enterprise audience is no problem with Helix, RealNetworks explained in a recent webinar.
Flash Player on Android: High Performance, Low Battery Drain
Think the Flash Player is a battery-drainer on mobile devices? Not so fast, says a new report.
Atos Origin Offers Customizable Sport Experience
Viewers will be able to personalize their online sport viewing experience with white label service.
Sky-Stream Brings On-demand Programming to Middle East and Africa
Satellite IPTV service works through the Apple TV.
Woomi TV App Launches on Samsung Sets
Connected TV platform aims to be on half of the world's smart TVs by the middle of the year.
Adobe and Juniper Offer Lessons on Scalable Video Delivery
Webinar highlights how customers are able to combine Adobe and Juniper to stream video at scale.
Siemens to Resell Kaltura Services to Media Companies
Global provider praises open source Kaltura's flexible platform, will sell stand-alone and integrated products.
VBrick Lands Five Global Resellers for Enterprise Video Services
Enterprise video streamer's solutions now available from Europe to the Mideast to South Africa.
thePlatform Will Power Sky TV’s Online TV Service
Subscribers will be able to catch up with missed TV shows and movies online, with iSky service.
NewBay Offers Adaptation and Delivery Module for Just-in-Time Video
Save storage space and costs by encoding your video files when you need them.
AOL Europe Acquires Goviral
Purchase allows AOL to better deliver video at scale and serve its advertising clients.
Free Roku HD with Streaming Media East Gold and Platinum Passes
Registration opens today for this year's conference, which includes a track devoted exclusively to HTML5 video
Amazon Buys Remaining Lovefilm Shares
Not-yet-finalized deal turns Amazon from minority shareholder to owner of video rental company.
HTML5, the iPad, and the iPhone: What You Need to Know
The world of HTML5 video is fragmented, but a recent webinar explains how content providers can best prepare for it.
BitTorrent's P2P Live Streaming: A Video First Look
At the recent CES in Las Vegas, we sat down with BitTorrent's creator Bram Cohen to talk about his latest project: video live streaming with peer-to-peer delivery. Get a first look in this exclusive video.
comScore Brings Video Metrix 2.0 to the U.K.
Upgraded service promises ad impression management, as well as planning tools for ad campaigns.
VMIX Finishes European and Asian Rollout
Partnership with Amazon Web Services bring improved performance and storage to worldwide customers.
ActiveVideo Expands with Funai TVs
Cloud-based company will soon stream content to connected TVs and Blu-ray players
Panasonic Announces Expanded Connected TV Line at CES
Company hits major themes of 3D viewing and recording, connected televisions during CES 2011 keynote, and introduces Viera Tablet
Samsung Reveals Roadmap at CES Press Event
Company introduces Smart Hub feature, which includes search for finding content on TV, networked devices, or online
Jet-Stream, DIMTEC, and Alestra Partner on Mexican CDN
VideoExchange software from Jet-Stream will power the CDN's SmartCast services.
The Flash Guru: Streaming with DVR Controls
In this month's installment, Stefan Richter tackles questions on publishing a stream with DVR options, using HTTP Live Streaming, and creating a virtual video capture device.
Stream UK Debuts Stream MP
New online media platform is built on Kaltura and uses Level 3 as its CDN.
Accedo and Popbox Partner on Apps
Customers of the over-the-top device will soon get access to a range of gaming apps.
Microsoft Announces Silverlight 5
MS reassures developers by showing future plans for the Silverlight platform.
Videojug Signs Deal with Dailymotion
By expanding its syndication network, the how-to destination is growing its viewer base.
comScore Expands Video Measurement to More Countries
Video Metrix now tracks viewership in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Spain.
VMIX Expands Into Europe
Glasgow and London offices brings OVP's platform-as-a-service to the continent.
Silverlight Comments Inflame Developers
Have the rumors of Microsoft Silverlight's death been greatly exaggerated?
Brightcove Launches Version 5 of Online Video Platform
New features allow customers to serve more viewers and work more productively
Sorenson Offers Cloud Encoding with Squeeze Server
Popular encoder expands into the cloud with service that offers dedicated instances and 99.9% uptime.
Accordent Offers Easy Capture and Upload for Lync and SharePoint
New features to Accordent Media Management System Simplify Enterprise Video
Adobe Joins with Kaltura for HTML5 Widget
Solution makes it easy to stream HTML5 or Flash video to any viewer on any platform.
Stream UK Will Offer Live HTTP Video of Streaming Media Europe
Viewers behind corporate firewalls won't have any trouble watching this year's sessions.
Live Streaming in the Works at BitTorrent
The P2P giant is close to bringing the immediacy of television to online viewers, without bandwidth issues.
Google Rolls out Google TV Website
The slick site tells buyers why they should hold out for Google TV, which joins TV and online content.
Open Video Conference Reflects a Shifting Landscape
The annual gathering shows a passion for open formats and creative work.
Videojug Launches Community Site
Videojug Pages Offers Videos Grouped by Topic, as Well as Revenue Opportunities.
Tremor Media Goes After European Ad Sales
Ad network plans to bring American experience to crowded European market.
Grab Viewers' Attention with the Free Dabber Player
A new no-cost version of the Dabber Player will introduce many to its attractive video menus.
Buto.tv Debuts Clickable Hotspots
Simple hotspot tool makes e-commerce video easy and affordable for smaller companies.
Grab Viewers' Attention with the Free Dabber Player
A new no-cost version of the Dabber Player will introduce many to its attractive video menus.
SRS Adds Surround Sound to Silverlight
Toolkit lets developers add 5.1 surround sound to videos played on computers and consumer devices.
The Silverlight Guru
This month the guru takes questions on RTSP Streaming in Silverlight, Windows Media Encoder on a Smartphone, and Windows Media Player 12 with Windows Server 2008.
Encoding.com Announces Easy Mobile Encoding
One-click presets aim to take the hassle out of serving video to portable devices.
World Television Now Reaches Mobile Devices
New offering let customers reach an audience on the move, and do so with custom mobile apps.
Blinkx Gains 500,000 Clips with Internet Video Archive Partnership
Agreement brings wealth of entertainment clips to leading video search site.
Brightcove and Akamai Partner, Deliver One-Stop Solution for Global HD
Brightcove's customers will soon have seamless access to Akamai's HD Network
YuMe Gets on Board with HTML5 Advertising
After easy integration, publishers can serve ads to Apple's HTML5-only mobile devices.
World Television Now Reaches Mobile Devices
New offering let customers reach an audience on the move, and do so with custom mobile apps.
Adobe Introduces Flash Media Playback
Web-based tool makes it easy for beginners to add videos to their sites and blogs.
Flumotion Streams Live Event in WebM
The company first to offer live streaming with Google's WebM format is now webcasting the first WebM event.
Sales of Connected TVs Will Boom, but Limits Could Hold Back Audience
Living room viewing is coming, but first the industry needs to survive wireless bandwidth caps.
Kantar Lets Customers Track Modified Videos
While other tools only track official syndication, Kantar will monitor even edited content.
Wowza and SIDSA Partnership Makes Streaming TV Easier for Broadcasters
Product integration will let customers deliver audio and video to new markets.
Netflix Streaming Coming to Canada
Canadian subscribers will get unlimited streaming, but not DVDs by mail.
Shutterfly Selects Sorenson as Video Partner
Move highlights importance of video to home users, and growing trend of video sharing.
Samsung Will Use Widevine's Technologies Worldwide
Agreement brings adaptive streaming and virtual DVD playback to a global audience
Brightcove Unveils Android SDK, Templates for Flash 10.1
Android support is crucial to the fragmented mobile video experience, says Brightcove.
Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile Arrives
Mobile devices running a variety of operating systems will soon have access to a richer, more interactive web.
Enhanced API Lets Clients Bundle Encoding.com Service
Client companies can offer transcoding to all the latest formats and save on volume pricing.
Miniweb Partners with Brightcove, Brings Video to Connected TVs
Partnership brings new possibilities for media creators looking for viewers.
Steve Jobs Makes Waves at D8 Conference, Comments on Flash and Google TV
Apple supports emerging technologies, says Apple's CEO, and that's why it has no interest in Adobe Flash.
Vzaar Announces Framework for iPad Video App Development
Getting your own custom iPad app is now easier, using Vzaar's API and this Objective-C framework.
Flumotion First with Live WebM Streaming
Just days after Google announced its royalty-free Web video format, a Spanish company is offering live HTTP steaming.
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.
Microsoft Previews NAB Demos, Silverlight Advances
Microsoft is bringing Silverlight to the TV and will be offering H.264 Smooth Streaming with PlayReady DRM via IIS Media Services
Ixia Offers Flash Platform Testing
Ixia's IxLoad offers large-scale, client-end testing of Flash streaming
The Tech Behind Chatroulette
Internet sensation Chatroulette uses Flash Player 10's peer-to-peer ability and Wowza Media Server to power its random, anonymous video chatting
iStream Planet Unveils Video Workflow Automation Platform
iStream Planet created a fully automated system for getting the broadcast feeds from the Vancouver Olympics to Akamai, and now it's making that system available to others
EyeView Quiz Tests Knowledge of Online Video Effectiveness
From autoplay vs. user-initiated playback to British vs. American accents in voiceover, EyeView's new quiz challenges conventional wisdom about online video.
SeaWell Networks Secures Funding, Working on H.264 SVC Product
Previously in stealth mode, SeaWell Networks announced today that it's raised $7 million in Series A funding for a three-screen, H.264 Scalable Video Coding solution
Brightcove: Big in Japan?
Japanese media giant Nikkei has chosen Brightcove to power the video on its new website, launching later this month.
Tues., March 2, by Troy Dreier
Three-Screen TV Comes to Belgium, Courtesy of France Telecom
France Telecom will bring a three-screen TV service to Belgium via its subsidiary Mobistar.
Fri., Feb. 19, by Troy Dreier
Visible Measures Debuts Trends, Tool for Judging Video Campaigns
To simplify the chore of gathering and comparing campaign intelligence, Visible Measures has released Trends, a Web-based application for benchmarking online video.
Wed., Feb. 17, by Troy Dreier
Video Enhancements Help Red Bee Win Channel 5 Account
Red Bee adds Channel 5's Demand Five to its VOD account list, joining Channel 4's 4oD and the BBC iPlayer.
Wed., Feb. 17, by Troy Dreier
Brightcove Brings Better Flash Video Experience to Mobile
Brightcove simplifies mobile Flash for viewers and content producers with the announcement of Brightcove Mobile Experience for Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
To Protect and Serve: A DRM Primer
Looking to monetize your content directly through subscription or pay-per-download? Then you need to find the right DRM solution and figure out the best way to deploy it.
Syndicaster Beta Launches Conference Videos Instantly
The new version of Critical Media's Syndicaster targets the conference space, and gets its first public use during a Mark Cuban keynote at the AlwaysOn NYC event in New York City Tuesday morning.
Mon., Feb. 1, by Troy Dreier
Kyte Listens to Users in Creating 2.0 Console
Kyte's developers watched how customers like ABC used its online video platform and updated the console to allow for easier content sharing among sites and create a better workflow.
Mon., Feb. 1, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru
In this month's installment, Stefan Richter answers questions about Flash and HTTP streaming, sending Skype video with Flash, and building a Flash server
Thurs., Jan. 14, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru
In this installment, Microsoft's Ben Waggoner answers questions about using an RTSP file as a video source, DVR functionality for live events, and streaming video with two audio tracks.
Sat., Dec. 26, by Troy Dreier
Reality Digital's Spotlight Points Way to Social Video
Reality Digital's new online video platform offering emphasizes monetization, brand-building, and building online social areas around video content.
Tues., Oct. 27, by Troy Dreier
Episodic Aims To Be A Complete Online Video Platform Solution
Officially launched Monday, Episodic's offering covers live and on-demand, as well as both advertising and pay-per-view monetization options, all within a single online video platform.
Wed., Oct. 21, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru: Multicast Video, Windows Mobile Support, Windows Media on the iPhone
Got a Silverlight question? Microsoft Silverlight guru Ben Waggoner answers them for you.
Tues., Oct. 20, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru: A Better Encoder, Learning Streaming Video, Delaying a Live Stream
Flash Guru Stefan Richter answers your Flash Video questions on encoding, training, and webcasting.
Thurs., Oct 8, by Troy Dreier
Magnify Aims the iPhone's Video Camera at Business Users
Could an iPhone be your company's next video camera? Magnify Mobile might just make it so.
Thurs., Sept. 24, by Troy Dreier
Adobe Expands Content Protection with Flash Access 2.0
A significant upgrade from Flash Media Rights Management Server, Flash Access will offer DRM for both streaming and downloadable content.
Mon, Sept. 21, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru: Working with Old Technologies—Streaming MMS, Windows Movie Maker
Ben Waggoner answers your questions about Microsoft Silverlight. In this month's installment, he tackles some challenges facing users of legacy technologies like MMS and Windows Movie Maker.
Thurs., Sept. 3, by Troy Dreier
iPhones Serving Live TV to Go
Live streams to the iPhone are taking off, thanks to Livestation, Akamai, and Inlet.
Tues., Aug. 18, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru: Synchronizing Flash Videos, Reading FLV Metadata, Working with Icecast
Stefan Richter answers Flash-related questions from the Streaming Media Forums.
Tues., Aug. 18, by Troy Dreier
Inlet Hits a Home Run with HD Sports
HD sports streaming is taking off, and Inlet is behind many of the major events, including MLB, the Indianapolis 500, the Tour de France, and Wimbledon.
Thurs., Aug. 13, by Troy Dreier
Kaltura Introduces Community Edition Video Platform
Available now, the platform is already being integrated with other open source tools such as MindTouch and Moodle.
Wed., July 22, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru: Silverlight 3 Sneak Peak
Microsoft officially releases Silverlight 3 Friday, but we've got a sneak preview today from Ben Waggoner, the company's principal video strategist for Silverlight.
Thurs., July 9, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru: Testing RTMP Streams, Synchronizing Slides, and More
In this installment of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter tackles questions about testing RTMP Flash streams, adding synchronized slides and QA, and recording in one place and streaming from another.
Mon., June 22, by Troy Dreier
Media Roundtable Gets to the Core of Open Video
During last week's Open Video Conference in New York, a roundtable of speakers representing Kaltura, Mozilla, blip.tv, and Harvard's Berkman Center discussed the opportunities and challenges facing open source video initiatives.
Tues., June 23, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru: Of Macs and Mobiles
In this month's installment, Ben Waggoner responds to questions about Silverlight's compatibility with Macs and its future in the mobile device market.
Mon., May 18, by Troy Dreier
Microsoft Smooth Streaming: The Best of Both Worlds?
Announced last fall and released last month at NAB, Microsoft's Smooth Streaming seeks to combine the advantages of streaming with the simplicity and ease of use of progressive download.
The Flash Guru: Servers, Bitrates, and Audio Syncing
In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter takes on questions about the best way to serve Flash Video, trouble with getting decent streams on the consumer end, and lip-sync issues.
Wed., May 6, by Troy Dreier
The Silverlight Guru: Protocols and the Big Picture
In this month's installment of The Silverlight Guru, Ben Waggoner answers questions about network protocols, slow-motion, and where Silverlight fits into Microsoft's strategic plans.
Tues., April 14, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru: Delivery Costs, Dreamweaver, and More
In this month's edition of The Flash Guru, Stefan Richter helps readers suss out ways to reduce their delivery costs and integrating Flash video in web pages built in Dreamweaver.
Tues., Mar. 31, by Troy Dreier
So What The Heck is Boxee, Anyway?
It's getting fast uptake and a lot of media buzz, thanks to a high-profile scuffle with Hulu, but just exactly what Boxee does and how to use it isn't obvious.
The Silverlight Guru
In this new series, Microsoft's Ben Waggoner answers your Silverlight questions. This month: backwards compatibility for legacy systems and metadata for online radio.
Fri, Mar. 6, by Troy Dreier
The Flash Guru
In this new monthly series, Stefan Richter answers your Flash video questions. In this installment: questions about Flash Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Live Encoder