Video Services March Towards Personalization, Verizon’s Middleton

LAS VEGAS — Video services are becoming increasingly personalized as they veer closer to customized models, says Ted Middleton, Chief Product Officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, in an interview with Beet.TV. That trend is similar to what drove the shifts in the music industry in the last several years. Consumers don’t want to subscribe to channels […]

 

Netflix to Deploy Local “Cache Boxes” for Streaming HD Video to the “Last Mile”

Netflix, which dominates Internet traffic in the U.S. with as much as 30 percent of bandwidth at peak hours, is shifting from its distribution from content delivery networks (CDN’s), which stream from a central point, to a multitude of “cache” boxes which will be widely distributed to Internet providers who will store high quality video […]

 

Concurrent Powers Virgin Media Cloud-Based Entertainment Services

United Kingdom-based service provider Virgin Media inked a deal with video technology firm Concurrent to power its TV Everywhere services, in one of the latest examples of a multichannel video provider expanding its Internet-based services. Beet.TV interviewed James Brickmeier, Senior VP Strategic Marketing at Concurrent, for more insight into the TV Everywhere services.

 

Akamai Touts Deep Analytics Products for Video

MONACO – Akamai, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud infrastructure and CDN services, is expanding its media services with a range of deep analytics tools, explains Bill Wheaton, SVP and GM of Media, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Akamai Expands Video Services Offering with “Sola”

AMSTERDAM – Akamai, the giant U.S.-based content delivery network, has substantially expanded its  video offering with the introduction this week of the new  Sola Media Solution platform.

 

Internet Content Delivery Pricing Finally Leveling Off as Demand Soars

The costs for content delivery network services (CDN), which have been in steep decline since 2009, have finally leveled off says Dan Rayburn, an industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan and EVP of StreamingMedia.com

 

Limelight Networks Sees Stability in Bandwidth Costs

LAS VEGAS — Pricing compression for Internet bandwidth is “definitely alleviating” says Limelight Network’s Json Thibeault in this interview with Beet.TV earlier this week on the floor of NAB.

 

New Live Streaming Standard Championed by Akamai at NAB

LAS VEGAS — Some 50 of the industry’s leading video services companies are rallying around a unified live video streaming protocol known as DASH, says Akamai’s Will Law, Principal Architect, Media Division, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Conviva Raises $15 Million Investment Round from Time Warner

Conviva, the San Mateo-based provider content delivery infrastrure solutions, has raised a $15 million round from Time Warner, the company announced today.

 

Akamai Supports Hollywood’s “UltraViolet,” Bolsters its Content Distribution Network

LAS VEGAS — At CES, technology giant Akamai threw its weight behind Hollywood's UltraViolet video initiative — a technlogy which allows consumers to watch and share movies and TV shows across multiple devices, said Kris Alexander, Chief Strategist for Connected Devices & Gaming at Akamai, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Broadband Tiering to Increase in the U.S., Akamai’s Andrew Grant

The "all you can eat" plate of high-speed broadband access delivered to home users will shift increasingly in the near future to a "tiered" system in the U.S., says Andrew Grant, Industry Marketing Manager for Akamai.

 

Limelight Networks Finds Traction as Online Video Platform

Limelight Networks, the big content delivery network, has become a significant player in the online video platform business since its acquistion of Delve last August.

 

Limelight Reports Big Revenue Surge with Online Video, Mobile Distribution and Cloud Services

Limelight Networks, one of the biggest content delivery networks, has diversified recently into cloud services, mobile distribution and the online video services sector with its acquisition of Delve. 

 

Akamai Sees Breakthrough via HTTP Dynamic Streaming with Adobe

LAS Vegas — Akamai has become the first content delivery network to be certified to distribute content via HTTP Dynamic Streaming from Adobe, both companies announced earlier this month.

 

Akamai Sees Breakthrough in HTTP Dyamic Streaming

LAS Vegas — Akamai has become the first content delivery network to be certified to distribute content via HTTP Dynamic Streaming from Adobe, both companies announced earlier this month. At the NAB conference last week, we spoke with Akamai’s Stuart Cleary about this new delivery platform and why it is important. Andy Plesser

 

Akamai Sees Breakthrough in HTTP Dyamic Streaming

LAS Vegas — Akamai has become the first content delivery network to be certified to distribute content via HTTP Dynamic Streaming from Adobe, both companies announced earlier this month. At the NAB conference last week, we spoke with Akamai’s Stuart Cleary about this new delivery platform and why it is important. Andy Plesser

 

Adobe Debuts Flash Media Server for Multiple Platforms Including Apple iOS

LAS VEGAS (via Skype Video)  — Although Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player is not on Apple's iOS devices, its Flash Media Server will soon allow publishers to stream the same live video format to these devices as well to the desktop, Android and some smart TV's, according to Kevin Towes, senior product manager for Adobe's Flash […]

 

Akamai: U.S. Registers Biggest Percentage Increase in Broadband Connection Speed of Fastest Nations

The average speed of broadband connections in the United States has reached 5 Mbps in Q3 of 2010, up 8.6% over the previous quarter, making it the biggest percentage gainer among the world's 12 fastest connected nation's, Akamai reported today.

 

Brightcove Links With Akamai for Global Content Delivery Services

Brightcove, the big online video platform has switched to Akamai as its primary content delivery network, both companies have announced.

 

Big CDN Limelight Purchases Seattle’s OVP Delve Networks

Limelight, the big content delivery network, has purchased Delve Networks, the Seattle-based online video platform company. 

 
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