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 […]

 

‘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, […]

 

Brightcove’s Expands a la Carte Video Solutions

AMSTERDAM — Is this the end for “end-to-end”? It often seems like every online video technology vendor is flaunting its “end-to-end” credentials. But, whilst they have boasted of offering content clients every single video function under the sun, the big video services Brightcove has gone in the opposite direction. “The single biggest strategic pivot that […]

 

Akamai Puts Video Transcoding In Its Cloud

AMSTERDAM — Akamai may be best known for helping speed up the flow of internet packets of all kinds using its distributed network technologies. But the Cambridge, MA-based outfit is also zeroing in on the booming online video industry. In this video interview with Beet.TV at the IBC show, EMEA product director Stuart Cleary says […]

 

Civolution Moves Into the Second Screen

AMSTERDAM — Technology company Civolution is using its tools for second-screen applications to enable multi-screen synched advertising, says Alex Terpstra, CEO of Civolution, in an interview with Beet.TV from IBC at the 2nd Screen Summit. The Netherlands-based company’s watermarking and fingerprinting tools can also be used to identify ads in real time at the moment they […]

 

Zeebox Anthony Rose: More Real-Time TV Interaction Slated for the Coming Months

AMSTERDAM — Given the growth in second-screen applications, expect broadcasters to build in tools and technology to deliver real-time graphics, text and information with their shows in the coming months. That’s the prediction of Anthony Rose, Co-Founder and CTO at Zeebox, a companion TV app, in an interview with Beet.TV from IBC at the 2nd Screen Summit. […]

 

Cisco And Innovid Partner For Another Second-Screen Ad Solution

AMSTERDAM — At this year’s video industry conferences, we are hearing a lot from technology vendors claiming to have cracked the second-screen advertising opportunity. The latest is a pairing, Cisco and Innovid, who used IBC to show off two proofs of concept. In the first, the pair would use metadata describing a linear TV ad […]

 

Opera Sees The Web Browser As TV’s Ad Booster

AMSTERDAM — Norwegian web browser maker Opera is having a busy International Broadcasting Convention show. It announced IPTV firms Amino and AirTies will adopt Opera’s software on their devices, giving Opera greater traction for its ambitions to break in to interactive TV. And the firm also announced it is basing the latest version of its […]

 

TV Apps Maker 24i Media Coming To America

AMSTERDAM — Content owners who want to get their content on new smart TV platforms frequently need technology vendor help. One such TV app maker, 24i Media of the Netherlands, is expanding globally on this quest. “We probably will start an office this year in the United States in order to be closer to our clients,” […]

 

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 […]

 

Brightcove CEO Sees Fundamental Video Shift

AMSTERDAM — One of the biggest beasts amongst online video technology vendors says the space has never seen such change. “We are at a time of fundamental change in the way people are delivering video, and it’s all driven by consumers,” Brightcove CEO David Mendels tells Beet.TV in this video interview at the IBC show. […]

 

Videoplaza Sees Boost in Mobile, Tablet Traffic

AMSTERDAM — Multiplatform advertising is growing quickly for ad management platform Videoplaza, says David Muhle, a regional director at the company in an interview at IBC with Beet.TV. About 40% of Videoplaza’s total ads served are now from non-PC traffic, he explains. Of that, about half originate on tablets and mobile phones, with tablets rising as a viewing […]

 

Qualcomm To Put Adaptive-Bitrate Video Standard On More Phones

AMSTERDAM — Delivering adaptive-bitrate video streaming efficiently to smartphones could soon get much easier, with mobile chip maker Qualcomm pledging to use the MPEG-DASH video standard in a broader range of devices. “We believe it is the right direction for the video industry,” Qualcomm senior product manager Aytec Biber tells Beet.TV in this video interview […]

 
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