September 16, 2010

Featured News Debuts Clickable Hotspots

Simple hotspot tool makes e-commerce video easy and affordable for smaller companies.

KIT Digital Continues Acquisitions Spree with Megahertz and Accela

Megahertz and Accela bring the number of KIT acquisitions to five in the past 11 months

SeeSaw to go International

Arqiva announces that it will begin licensing the VOD technology behind SeeSaw to third parties, and boasts that SeeSaw has received more than 3 million unique visitors in its first eight months

Canvas Sets Out to Meet the Connected Content Challenge

There's no shortage of connected TV initiatives in the works. Richard Halton, likely CEO of the UK's Project Canvas, argues that what makes the initiative different is that it's owned not by technology companies, but content companies

Digital Media on an Olympic Scale

Alex Balfour, head of new media for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, plans to make the 2012 games the first truly social summer Olympics

Ooyala Raises $22 Million to Accelerate Global Expansion

Investment will help the online video platform move beyond the U.S. and Europe into Asia, and brings total investment in Ooyala to $42 million

SRS Adds Surround Sound to Silverlight

Toolkit lets developers add 5.1 surround sound to videos played on computers and consumer devices.

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.

IBC 2010: Here Comes 3DTV

If there's any buzz word for IBC 2010, it's 3D. But will it make it beyond the television set?

Featured Articles

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.

First Look: Flash Media Server 4

Today Adobe announced the immediate availability of Flash Media Server 4, including Flash Media Enterprise Server, which includes "Fusion," an approach to multicasting that combines IP multicasting with what the company calls "application multicasting." Here's a detailed look at what's available in each of the three new FMS products, including a look at a test implementation by MediaPlatform.

Commentary: The Five Key Myths About HTML5

Pay no attention to the man behind the Mac. HTML5 won't be a serious consideration for at least a few years.

Industry News

Oregan Networks and Widevine Join Forces to Bring a Wide Range of Over-the-Top Content to Connected Devices

Widevine Provides Adaptive Streaming and DRM for Oregan's Onyx Media Browser for Over-the-Top Delivery of Premium Content to Connected TVs

Humax selects ANT Galio Platform to deliver Sky Player

Netgem Launches Multi-Screen Solution For Pay TV Operators

Adaptive TV Technologies Dramatically Extend Operator Reach

Ioko Teams With Samsung to Boost TV Services to the Living Room

Developer of LOVEFiLM’s direct-to-TV video player gains Samsung accreditation

Front Porch Digital Launches Another Industry First With Online Automated Metadata and Integrated Video Publishing Solution

IBC2010 Debut for DIVApublish; Customers Can Now Seamlessly Take Video Content From Tape on the Shelf to Online Communities Through Content Storage Management

Telestream Debuts Vantage 2.0 Unified Video Workflow Management at IBC2010

Feature enhancements include the Vantage Workflow Portal, an SDK, and significant new workflow design, analysis, transcoding and automation capabilities

Microsoft IBC Announcements Include IIS Media Services 4.0

Microsoft showcases enhanced portfolio of technologies, including cloud-based services, that create new monetization opportunities for media companies.

SENCORE Debuts Comprehensive Solution For Video Encoding Compliance Testing at IBC2010

Enhanced CMA 1820 Adds Capability of Testing Leading IP Codecs

Telestream Completes Acquisition of Anystream

Acquisition secures Telestream’s leading position in enterprise-class video transcoding and workflow management markets