CNN, TBS And TNT Following Viewers To Emerging Distribution Outlets: Turner’s Johnson

MIAMI – While CNN mines new and younger-skewing distribution outlets to future proof itself, TBS and TNT want to re-aggregate audiences at some of the very same nascent channels. To Turner’s Nick Johnson, it pays to view the media landscape on a continuum. “We have sort of these mature off channel distribution points that scale […]

 

Enders’ Consultant Maude: Content Is Key For Video Upstarts

LONDON – Online video services may be growing thanks to carriage on new devices – but only top-quality programming will help internet upstarts really revolutionize the TV industry, industry analyst Ian Maude warns. “Time-shift and catch-up haven’t really disrupted the traditional advertising and pay-TV models. More and more people are spending more time watching traditional […]

 

Transmedia Storytelling Targets Kenyan Youth

CANNES – Whether it be via cell phones, radio, Facebook or other websites, Melvin Alusa, director of Well Told Story, a multimedia communications project based in Kenya, says he found it effective to deliver his message to young people on platforms and devices where they already spend their time. “The way I perceive transmedia is just basically […]

 

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.

 

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.

 

Rovi Rolls Out More Support for DivX Streaming, Online Storefronts

AMSTERDAM —  Digital entertainment technology company Rovi added more support for DivX streaming for IPTV platforms, says Paul Stathacopoulos, Senior VP of Strategy at Rovi during an interview with Beet.TV at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

 

Blip Networks Has Syndication Deal with AOL On, Readies App Roll-out

Blip Networks, the New York-based video site for original web series,  has a deal with AOL On to syndicate 60 shows. It is an the arrangement that is driving significant traffic for Blip, says Kelly Day, CEO, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

London 2012 Olympics Will Reshape the Distribution of Live Sports, Analyst

The distribution of live coverage of the London 2012 Olympics on mobile devices, by many broadcasters around the globe, will have a profound impact on the way that sports is consumed —  and the very relationship between sports teams, broadcasters, and MSO’s says Ashley Swartz, head of the New York digital consultancy Furious Minds and […]

 

BBC Has Massive Digital Offering of the London 2012 Olympics (in the U.K.)

LONDON – The BBC's promise to deliver coverage of every Olympic sport from every venue, will mean 2,500 hours of live coverage, across 24 simultaneous live streams, on PCs, tablet devices, connected TVs and mobile phones, says its Head of Product, Sport and London 2012, Cait O'Riordan, in this video interview with Beet.TV

 

U.S. Video Services Company Tapped to Stream London Olympics Video in China

PLAINVIEW, NY – NeuLion, the digital video services company based on Long Island, New York, with offices in Canada, China and the U.K. has been selected by China's main national broadcaster, CNTV, to stream over 5600 hours of live and on-demand video of the London 2012 Olympics.

 

Dailymotion Launches Online Video Platform for Publishers

Dailymotion, the giant Paris-based Web video portal has launched a “white label” product, offering publishers a custom platform to distibute and monetize video on the Web and across multiple digital devices.

 

Video Content Delivery via Multi-Screen Drives Consumption, Brightcove’s Whatcott

LONDON – Giving customers more screen time by driving content through apps, mobile devices and smart TV platforms, will grow news organizations' video consumption in the future, says Brightcove's Marketing Chief Officer, Jeff Whatcott in this video segment from the recent Beet.TV journalism summit.

 

Adobe Adds Digital Rights Managment (DRM) to Native iOS apps

BOSTON –  As part of the Adobe’s “Project Primetime,” the Adobe Media Server (formerly known as Flash Media Server) is being upgraded to version 5 and Adobe Access, Adobe’s DRM solution, is upgraded to version 4.

 

Brightcove Readies Publishers for Apple TV with Release of “Dual Screen Solution”

BOSTON – While the utility of the highly anticipated new Apple TV is a matter of considered speculation, what is clear is that it will be app-based and publishers need to get ready for the new platform, says Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Brightcove, in this inteview with Beet.TV

 

Ovation Selects Kaltura For Video Management And Distribution

Multi-platform arts video network Ovation, announced Kaltura as its video management and distribution platform.

 

Financial Times Digital Chief: We’re Doing Quite Nicely without Apple

The Financial Times has created its own App based on HTML5 and it is better than the earlier "native" App created for the Apple iOS, says Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of the FT.com in this interview with Beet.TV

 

WordPress Founder: Mobile Blog Platform Growing Fast

Mobile blogging is growing quickly with over four million active users of the mobile WordPress platform, says WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg in this inteview with Beet.TV

 

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

 

Elemental Technologies Raises $13 Million in New Round

Elemental Technologies, the fast-growing provider of GPU-based, video transcoding products to a number of digital video publishers and networks including HBO Go, ESPN and Comcast, has raised a new venture round of $13 million lead by Norwest Venture Partners, the company announced today.

 

Revision3 To Be Acquired by Discovery Communications

Revision3, the popular technology and geek lifestyle original video network will be acquired by Discovery Communications, the company announced today.  Terms were not disclosed.

 
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