Livestream Strives to Make Live Streaming Accessible

LAS VEGAS – Livestream‘s mission is to connect people and live events, says Sam Kimball, EVP of advertising and brand sales for Livestream which attracts more than 30 million viewers a month. Beet.TV spoke with him in this video interview at NAB. “We have a very sophisticated and global leading platform for streaming live,” Kimball […]

 

Brightcove Aims to Aid ‘Multi-Screen World’

LAS VEGAS – Brightcove, a global provider of cloud content services, is trying to remove some of the complexity inherent in providing content to the breadth of devices available today, says Chris Johnston, VP of Digital Media at Brightcove, in an interview with Beet.TV “Seven years ago, the question was, ‘How do I get video […]

 

KIT Digital’s Social Program Guide Pairs Functionality and Social Media

LAS VEGAS – KIT digital, a leading video software and services company, debuted 2Si, a suite of products for second screen, at NAB 2013. Beet.TV spoke with Alan Wolk, global lead analyst for KIT digital, in this video interview about the new app. At NAB, KIT digital showcased their social program guide which developed from […]

 

Adobe, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Others Support MPEG-DASH

LAS VEGAS – MPEG-DASH, an adaptive bitrate streaming technology that enables high-quality streaming via the Internet, received support from industry leaders such as Adobe, Microsoft and Qualcomm  at the DASH Industry Forum at NAB 2013. There, Beet.TV spoke with seven industry leaders for their take on what MPEG-DASH is doing for the industry and why […]

 

Ooyala Rolls Out Android Video App

LAS VEGAS – To take advantage of the skyrocketing growth in Android devices, online video technology provider Ooyala recently launched a new video tool tailored for Android, says Sean Knapp, Chief Technology Officer at Ooyala during an interview with Beet.TV at NAB. Hook is a new video app that  brings premium video to Android devices. Hook relies […]

 

Microsoft Inks Deal With NBC Sports for Digital Content Delivery

LAS VEGAS – Microsoft inked a deal with NBC Sports for its Windows Azure Media Services to handle live and on-demand streaming for NBC Sports’ digital platforms as part of the tech giant’s efforts to build out its content management platform. At the recent NAB show, Beet.TV caught up with Taras Bugir, Worldwide Managing Director, Media […]

 

Rovi Presents HEVC Encoder at NAB

LAS VEGAS – The big news at NAB is about HEVC, a new compression format and successor to H.264, says Rovi’s Thomas Kramer, VP of product management, in an interview with Beet. TV at NAB. This new video compression standard will improve the online video streaming by providing a better experience with the same internet […]

 

Rovi Accelerates HEVC Technology

LAS VEGAS – HEVC technology, a successor to the H.264 video compression standard, will soon be available on DivX.com. Rovi’s tri-fold plan aims to bring HEVC into the mainstream market. By making this compression standard readily available on DivX.com, consumers will be able access technology once reserved for professionals. Users can encode, decode and playback content in […]

 

Adobe Launches Collaborative Editing Solution at NAB

LAS VEGAS  —  At NAB last week,  Adobe presented its collaborative editing solution called Adobe Anywhere.  At the show, Beet.TV interviewed Adobe Anywhere Senior Product Manager Michael Coleman about the product. Coleman explained, “Anywhere is going to allow professionals that are working with Premiere Pro and Prelude to collaborate on media over the network.”  Groups […]

 

Rovi Drives Discovery via Machine and Human-Driven Content Association

LAS VEGAS — As consumers are watching vastly increasing content on digital devices, discovery of relevant content is becoming an increasing problem.  Rovi has a discovery engine that associates content by machine and human editors, explains Rovi’s Damian Francis in this video interview with Beet.TV.  We spoke with him last week, at NAB. Francis explains […]

 

Akamai Touts Deep Video Analytics, Cloud-based Encoding at NAB

LAS VEGAS – Akamai is expanding its video analytics product that allows publishers to understand video viewing down to the individual, says Barrett Mononen in this video interview at the NAB conference last week. In this interview with Beet.TV, he explains and demos Akamai’s ability to encode quickly and render video into a number of formats […]

 

Rovi Customizes ‘TV Everywhere’ Watching

LAS VEGAS – Now that TV Everywhere has been established, the next step is customizing the TV watching experience for the individual user – what Rovi is calling ‘Entertainment Unbound’, says Andy Townsend, senior product manager at Rovi, in an interview with Beet.TV at NAB. Entertainment Unbound aims to evolve the TV Everywhere initiative by working […]