Broadcasters’ Web Strategy Just Got Real: Lakana’s Hyun

LAS VEGAS — No longer is it enough for broadcasters to regard online channels as the shop-window for core analog platforms – now digital is part and parcel of their core business, says one man who powers web output for hundreds of TV stations. “A lot of the broadcasters used to have websites as a […]

 

Digital Primates Build DASH Web Video Player

LAS VEGAS — Online video delivery is an evolution and, just as humans evolved from apes, so, too, is the next generation of video streaming evolving from primates – Digital Primates, to be exact. The Chicago-based consultancy was amongst the firms to have developed dash.js, a Javascript library that helps web publishers embed video players […]

 

Consumers Have Started The Journey To 4K: Akamai’s Fay

LAS VEGAS — Most parts of the industry seem to think it will be a while before 4K, super-high-definition content is being streamed en masse. But network company Akamai says it can see consumer bandwidth increase positively toward that time. “We’ve started seeing growth not only in traffic on the network but growth in individual bitrates,” Akamai product management […]

 

Adobe Tempts Pros With Cloud And ‘Voodoo’: Roberts

Some of the new graphics software technologies coming out of Adobe sound like they will add to the palette of creative professionals in the video and imaging sector. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, Adobe product management senior director Bill Roberts says the recently-announced “Project Candy” allows users to capture a color set using their smartphone camera […]

 

TouchCast Goes Multi-Camera With New Features

The interactive video start-up co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is getting closer to premium broadcast customers by introducing a multi-camera capability. TouchCast is a tablet video editing application that lets producers add interactive elements like photos, text, articles and web pages inside playing videos. Revealing new features, TouchCast product manager Charley Miller tells Beet.TV it now supports […]

 

Saffron Goes Live To Reduce Complexity: Bierstein

Broadcast online video technology supplier Saffron Digital is hoping to make life easier for content distributors, as it launches a solution to shift live linear TV. The outfit has added live capability to its MainStage platform, following a partnership with Nowtilus. Company sales and marketing SVP Malachi Bierstein says the idea is to reduce complexity in […]

 

DASH And HLS Go Hand-In-Hand, For Now: Verimatrix’s Christian

LAS VEGAS — Take two bottles in to the shower? Today, two online video standards are in the frame for adoption – but, in time, one may be victorious. The MPEG-DASH standard, which can use adaptive-bitrate streaming to scale quality regardless of connection speed over standard HTTP servers, is gaining supporters. But Apple’s HLS format remains […]