Brightcove’s New Player Fights Ad-Blockers

AMSTERDAM — Video technology vendor Brightcove last week unveiled Perform, a new service offering publishers its HTML5 video player with analytics, content protection and ad insertion built in. One other feature signifies a war on the ad blockers: “By being able to circumvent ad blockers, we allow you to capture that 30% to 40% of […]

 

Programmatic Video ‘Three Years Behind Display’: Videoplaza’s Muehle

AMSTERDAM – So-called “programmatic” techniques for controlling and targeting online ad trading are already revolutionizing sales of static display ads; but video is later to the ad-tech party. Display has been like this for a while. Video is two to three years behind,” London- and Stockholm-based video ad platform Videoplaza‘s director David Muehle tells Beet.TV in […]

 

HTML5 Video Caters To Savvy Scandinavians: Smartcom:TV’s Larssen

AMSTERDAM — Scandinavian consumers are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology adoption – and that means the video industry must cater for what is one of the world’s first mobile-viewing markets, says one exec from the sector. “We are early movers in the technical industry; our users are very tech-savvy,” Jon Andreas Larssen, technology […]

 

Opera Sees HTML5 As Cure For Video Fragmentation

AMSTERDAM — Everyone knows how splintered the online video industry is. Opera Software, a veteran web browser maker, reckons TV can learn a thing or two from web standards. “The big problem in the TV market is, everything is fragmented,” Opera Software product management VP Frode Hernes tells Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at IBC […]

 

Premium And Long-Tail Video Are Blending: Brightcove’s Jain

AMSTERDAM — The highs and lows of video content production are colliding as amateur and pro-am producers start making output that looks increasingly good to broadcast execs. “One really interesting thing is the democratization of content,” Brightcove media SVP and GM Anil Jain tells Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at IBC Show. “Mostly, (with) ‘media’ […]

 

TV, Online Video Collision Accelerating: Brightcove’s Gaydon

AMSTERDAM — TV and online video are colliding – and the result will benefit both sides, according to an exec at the epicenter. “We’re starting to see the convergence between the digital landscape and broadcast gather momentum,” video technology platform Brightcove‘s EMEA media VP Luke Gaydon tells Beet.TV in this video interview at IBC. “Broadcasters […]

 

TV Is Becoming Online Video: Adobe’s Allison

AMSTERDAM — All of traditional television is ready to be delivered using the same mechanisms as online video, says Adobe’s video spokesperson. “IPTV continues to grow all the time,” Adobe Primetime evangelism senior manager Steve Allison tells Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at IBC Show. “A lot of people are tying that back to the […]

 

Growing Demand For Video Quality Tests Networks: Akamai’s Michel

AMSTERDAM — Networks are going to have to get smarter in the future if they are going to cope with booming demand for high-quality video, says network technology group Akamai. “Demands of audiences are going to increase, expecting broadcast-levels of quality,” Akamai product marketing director Kurt Michel tells Beet.TV at IBC Show. “Quality means more […]

 

Brightcove Expands Ad Support with “Hybrid” Solution, Integration w/ DoubleClick & FreeWheel

AMSTERDAM –  Brightcove, the digital videos services company, has introduced a “hybrid” solution for its media company customers to have the ability to choose a client-side, server-side, or hybrid ad insertion solution.   The system provides integration with ad servers such as DoubleClick or Freewheel. At the IBC Show, we spoke with Albert Lai, CTO, Media at Brightcove […]

 

Brightcove Announces “Fastest” Video Player at IBC Show

AMSTERDAM – Brightcove, the big global  provider of video management and delivery services, has launched its first stand-alone video player, which is the “fastest” to load, says David Mendels, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV He states that the Brightcove player is the second most widely used video player, after Google’s YouTube. While the video player is […]

 

Comigo Want To Socialize And Commercialize Internet TV

Dov Moran once founded a business sold to SanDisk for $1.6 billion. Now he is heading up Comigo, another Israeli company making mobile software for interacting with TV platforms. “I believe we are just at the beginning of totally new TV,” Moran tells Beet.TV. “It’s going to be very different – many sources, a lot […]

 

Second Screen Movie Sells Rights to 20 Territories

AMSTERDAM — One of the first second-screen films ever made has sold rights to English-language territories, says the film’s director Bobby Boermans, during an interview with Beet.TV at IBC last month. Boermans recently directed “App,” a Dutch thriller about smartphone-addicted teens. Boermans said rights have now been sold in 20 territories including Australia, New Zealand […]

 

‘Beamr’ Touts Dramatic Video Compression Process

AMSTERDAM — The upcoming HEVC video compression codec promises to cut streaming files by up to 50% without losing quality. But what if you could go 30% to 50% smaller again? That’s what brand-new video tech startup Beamr Video is promising. Launched at the recent IBC show after four years in development, Beamr’s technology, which runs […]

 

Level 3’s Taylor: Online Is An Imperfect World

AMSTERDAM — Level 3 is trying to help broadcasters and sports teams communicate with video in what exec James Taylor says they see as a problematic digital world. In this video interview with Beet.TV at the recent IBC show, Level 3‘s EMEA cloud services director talks about the company’s Video Cloud service. Level 3 recently […]

 

Dotsub’s Crosby: Translating Video Brings Higher Completion

AMSTERDAM — More languages means more opportunity to make money from video. That’s the pitch according to Dotsub, the New York-based online video subtitling and translating outfit. “With captions and subtitles, there’s a great correlation between more views, more completions,” enterpris sales head Peter Crosby tells Beet.TV in this video interview at the recent IBC […]

 

LiveU Will Carry Olympics Video Over Brazilian Mobile Signals

AMSTERDAM — One of the coolest video networking technologies out there has to be the likes of LiveU, which combines multiple mobile networks in a single area in to a single channel of capacity for distributing online video. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, many broadcasters used the technology to funnel video between locations […]

 

Zeebox App Now TV Remote for Comcast’s Xfinity Service

AMSTERDAM — Multi-purpose social TV app Zeebox has spent the last couple of years dreaming up ways to help viewers engage with TV channels and each other. Its latest release helps them revel in shows that aren’t on conventional channels. Speaking with Beet.TV at the IBC show, co-founder Anthony Rose said the Zeebox app, which […]

 

STV Nearing Launch Of Dynamic Live Video Ad Insertion

AMSTERDAM — Scottish commercial TV broadcaster STV has spent the last few years building up its STV Player multi-platform catch-up service. Now it will soon be able to commercialize live video in the same way it is on-demand. Earlier this month, the outfit inked a deal to use YoSpace to power ads in its live […]

 

Accedo CEO: Device Fragmentation Makes Video Complex

AMSTERDAM — These days, it seems like hardware manufacturers are pushing out a new mobile or TV device every other day. For video content companies, that is a tremendous opportunity – but reaching the plethora of gadgets can also be a headache. “One of the key complexities is fragmentation of devices on the market,” Accedo […]

 

Adobe Adding Editing Tools for Ultra HD

AMSTERDAM — At the recent IBC trade show, industry tech stalwart Adobe introduced a range of new features to software such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Story and other products via the Creative Cloud model. That includes more than 150 new features across products, says Ellen Wixted, Senior Product Manager at Adobe Systems, […]

 
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