Brightcove Lands Viacom, Discovery International as Customers

In a conference call on Q3 earnings, Brightcove, the big Boston-based video services company, said that both Viacom and Discovery International have become new customers.


Qualcomm Backs New Video Streaming Standard, MPEG-Dash

AMSTERDAM – After two years of work on standards, MPEG-Dash, a new industry format for streaming video, is being "productized" by Qualcomm, says Thomas Stockhammer in this interview with Beet.TV


London’s ‘PayWizard’ Finding Growth for its Video Payment Services via Connected TV’s

AMSTERDAM – PayWizard is finding a growing aruond  pay-per-view and subscription scenarios for video consumption via over the top devices (OTT), says Richard Jacobs, head of business development of the London-based company, in this interview with Beet.TV


miniCASTER Demos Pocket-Sized Live H-264 Encoder At IBC

AMSTERDAM – “Television has to get more mobile and more and more broadcasters and news stations want to have real feeds from the street, from the events and from different venues,” says miniCASTER’s Director of Marketing, Norbert Gierlich. miniCASTER aims to make live streaming easier and more mobile with a pocket-sized live H-264 Encoder.


Dolby Bullish On MPEG Dash Becoming a Global Streaming Standard

AMTERDAM – Dolby believes that streaming media is clearly the future, says Patrick Griffis, Senior Director, CTO Office at Dolby Laboratories in an interview with Beet.TV at the IBC show’s Dash Industry Forum, where companies from around the globe came together to discuss MPEG Dash, the newly standardized format for streaming digital technology.


Microsoft’s John Simmons: Standardization Of Web Video Will Lead To An Explosion Of Content

AMSTERDAM – Microsoft sees the new video streaming standard MPEG-Dash, and the standardization of web video as a whole, as a stepping-stone into the next era of commercial web video discovery.


Adobe to Integrate MPEG Dash from the “Player to the Server”

AMSTERDAM – MPEG Dash, the newly standardized format for streaming digital video, will help broadcasters seamlessly move content to digital devices, will be part of the Adobe ecosystem from its player to its servers, says Arjun Saksena, Senior Project Manager in this interview with Beet.TV


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.


Microsoft is Committed to Growing MPEG Dash

AMSTERDAM – Microsoft is committed to the new video streaming standard MPEG Dash and is integrating it into its Azure Media Services, its full line of cloud-based media services, says Sudheer Sirivara, Director of Media Services for Microsoft, in this interview with Beet.TV


Ericsson Launches Multi-Screen Solution To Meet Growing Demand For Social TV

AMSTERDAM – At the IBC show in Amsterdam, Ericsson showcased new consumer insight and multi-screen solutions designed to meet the growing demand for social TV and the changing television landcscape.


Adobe Touts “Project Primetime,” Solution for Building & Monetizing Online Video Audiences

AMSTERDAM – Earlier this year,  Adobe launched Project Primetime, a unified video platform that provides a single solution for Adobe streaming, digital rights management, advertising, audience management and analytics.  We interviewed Ashley Still, Director of Video Solutions at Adobe, earlier this month at the IBC show to get an update on the initiative.


Ooyala Focused on Global Broadcasters

AMSTERDAM — Started as a digital video solution for onilne media companies, California-based Ooyala is focused on global broadcasters and operators, says Bismark Lepe, co-founder, in this interview at the IBC conference.


MPEG Dash is “Blossoming” via Industry Support and EU Regulation, Akamai’s Will Law

AMSTERDAM — Ratified in April, MPEG Dash, the first international standard for delivering segmented media to digital devices, is getting considerable support from industry leaders including Akamai, Adobe, Microsoft and others, and is being quickly adopted in Europe where its use is mandated by regulation, says Will Law, Principal Architect, Cloud Media Engineering at Akamai […]


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 […]


Kaltura’s Multi-Screen Strategy

AMSTERDAM – "Kaltura’s promise is to be able to deliver every video to every user on every device, everywhere around the world," says Shay David, co-founder and chief revenue officer of the open source online video platform in this interview with Beet.TV at the IBC show.


Comcast’s thePlatform Intros Video Commerce Solution

AMSTERDAM – Comcast's thePlatform,  has introduced a video commerce solution, says Marty Roberts, SVP of Sales and Marketing at thePlatform, in this interview with Beet.TV done at the IBC Show.


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.


Akamai Launches Cloud-based Video Transcoding Service

AMSTERDAM — Seeking to address the growing demand of video producers to create files in multiple streams, for numerous digital devices, Akamai has launched a cloud-based transcoding service called Sola Vision.


KIT Digital Focuses on Second Screen TV, Social Program Guide

AMSTERDAM — The advertising opportunities in second screen TV are highly promising and can offer a more targeted and precise reach for marketers, says Alan Wolk, Global Lead Analyst at video management and services company KIT digital during an interview with Beet.TV at the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam.

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