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 […]

 

Akamai Thinks Differently For 4K Video Future

LAS VEGAS — 4K TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show – but 4K content for those shiny new screens was not so much in evidence. The chicken-and-egg problem likely involves the realization that, today, broadband pipes just aren’t big enough to deliver next-generation TV quality en masse. “We know that customers […]

 

Ericsson Taps Elemental Technologies for “Virtualized Encoder”

LAS VEGAS  —   As part of Ericsson’s expansion into cloud-based video encoding with its “Virtualized Encoder Solution,” it has tapped Portland, Oregon-based Elemental Technologies, the companies announced at the NAB Show. We sat down with Ericsson’s Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression, for an overview the company’s expanding role in video encoding and how […]

 

GroupM’s Gotlieb: 8K TV Coming In 2020, Thanks To Tokyo Olympics

No sooner has 4K video emerged on to the technology scene, now 8K is rising up as a future viewing option. In this insightful interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show, ad agency GroupM’s chairman Irwin Gotlieb explains higher-resolution TVs are being driven by a need to eliminate pixellation for close-quarters viewing on ever-larger […]

 

Rovi’s Baumgartner Sees HEVC Enabling 4K

LAS VEGAS — The 4K content being showed off on TVs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going to come in much larger file sizes than plain old HD video. Fortunately, the new wave in super-sharp TV fare can be shrunk back down to size. “With the picture being four times the resolution, […]

 

Cisco’s Cozzolino: Compression Is Essential For Broadband 4K

LAS VEGAS — 4K televisions being touted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) promise phenomenal-quality viewing in the years ahead. But traditional broadcast infrastructure may not be able to cope with the extra demands, and broadband pipes may not be fat enough either, says one exec. “The only way a wireline operator is going to […]

 

Vimeo Pro Upgrade Readies Creatives For 4K Future

The coming advent of 4k’s 8.3 million-pixel videos is going to mean a distribution headache for resolution-hungry video makers – their file sizes may end up four times larger. That’s one reason why video-hosting service Vimeo last week upgraded its Pro tier to offer a whopping 1Tb of storage space per year – up from […]