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 […]


Innovid Co-Founder: Ad Agency Structures Holding Back Digital Video

AMSTERDAM — Is corporate split personality syndromestopping online video advertising from reaching its potential commercial heights? That’s what one sector exec thinks. “Digital video is managed by the digital teams on the buy side, whereas, at broadcast linear TV, buying is managed by a completely different team,” says Tal Chalozin, CTO and co-founder of interactive […]


Cracking Device Fragmentation High On IBC Agenda, Brightcove CTO Lai

AMSTERDAM — Speaking with multiple online video players at the International Broadcasting Convention, you get the feeling the industry has converged on one main challenge this year – how to deliver video to a burgeoning number of different devices. “We see device fragmentation,” Boston-based Brightcove media and broadcast services CTO Albert Lai tells Beet.TV in […]


UK’s “YouView” is Important New Digital Platform for Scottish TV

AMSTERDAM – Launched in the U.K. earlier this summer by a consortium of that country’s leading broadcasters and ISP’s, YouView provides nearly 100 digital video channels via an Internet-connected box to the TV.


Brightcove Doubles Down On Open Source Video Technology With Zencoder Acquisition

AMSTERDAM – Earlier this summer Brightcove acquired cloud video encoding service Zencoder, and with it their open source HTML5 video player.


Facebook Beats Twitter in Driving Video Views, Brightcove’s Chris Johnston

AMSTERDAM – In this video interview at the IBC show, Brightcove VP of Digital Media Solutions, Chris Johnston, tells Beet.TV that while it’s important "to be in the places that your audience is interested in finding you," Facebook is a much more effective platform than Twitter for online video publishers when it comes to driving […]


Cloud Based Video Transcoding to Dominate Industry, Brightcove’s Dahl

AMSTERDAM — Jon Dahl, co-founder of the San Francisco-based Zencoder, a cloud-based encoding/transcoding company which was recently acquired by Brightcove, says that cloud-based transcoding of video files will represent 90 percent of the market in five to ten years, up from 5-10 percent today.


Brightcove’s Zencoder, Providing Streamlined Transcoding in the “Cloud”

AMSTERDAM – Zencoder, the San Francisco-based software company recently acquired by Brightcove, sees demand for various streaming formats to be created, or transcoded, instantly in the "cloud."  


Videoplaza Ready to Serve Video Ads without Cookies

AMSTERDAM – Videoplaza, the Stockholm-based video ad serving platform, is prepared to serve ads without using cookies, says Alfred Ruth, CTO in this inteview with Beet.TV


Brightcove Ups Digital Rights Offering with Google’s Widevine

AMSTERDAM — As media companies deliver more programming to digital devices, they’re looking for ways to protect the content, grow ad revenues, and place bets on which platforms are the best fit, says Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove’s Chief Marketing Officer, during an interview with Beet.TV at the IBC Show.


Brightcove Debuts On-Demand Playback Tools via Zencoder

AMSTERDAM — Following its acquisition of encoding company Zencoder earlier this summer, online video technology company Brightcove rolled out a slate of new features for faster live and on-demand video playback and publishing, says Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove's Chief Marketing Officer, in an interview with Beet.TV at the IBC Show.