With Auditude Acquisition, Adobe Plans to Join Advertising, Content and Analytics around Online Video

Video advertising and content are essentially "separate," says Ashley Still, Director of Video Solutions for Adobe Systems in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

CBS News Launches “TV-Like” Web Experience with Chrome App for “60 Minutes”

CBS News has introduced a Chrome App for its "60 Minutes" program, the network announced today.

 

Cisco Expanding its Telepresence Video Conferencing to the Desktop with Free Software

NEW YORK/SAN JOSE (via Telepresence) Cisco’s high-end video conferencing platform for big companies and institutions, with endpoints costing $300K or more, now has a low-priced solution for small businesses.

 

Taboola Signs Reuters and the Washington Post to its Video Recommendation Platform

Taboola, the video recommendation platform which generates related thumbnail images on the pages of major news sites, including Bloomberg, CNN, Gannett and The New York Times, now has agreements with Reuters and the Washington Post.

 

Start-up “Carbyn” Bets on Appetite for HTML5 for Apps

Hoping to capitalize on the apps boom, Canadian-based startup Carbyn is banking on HTML5 as the platform that will boost its technology and services, the company told Beet.TV at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco.

 

Latakoo Helping Newsrooms Move Big Video Files Fast

SAN FRANCISCO — Austin-based Latakoo has a product which allows video producers to compress big files to under 5 percent of their size and then send via the Web.

 

Adobe’s Ashley Still: HTML 5 is “Just a Piece of the Puzzle,” a “Video Tag”

AMSTERDAM/SAN FRANCISCO – HTML 5 is essentially a "video tag," says Ashley Still, Director of Video Operations at Adobe Systems, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Adobe Has “TV Everywhere” Agreements in U.S. Reaching 90 Percent of Households

AMSTERMDAM/SAN FRANCISCO – Adobe says it has agreements in place with the top ten U.S. cable/telco operators for its Pass product. 

 

Adobe Unveils Flash Media Server for Apple iOS Devices, Announces DRM for Android

AMSTERDAM/SAN FRANCISCO – At the big IBC show in Amsterdam, Adobe announced the introduction of Flash Media Server 4.5, a platform for publishers to deliver Flash content to Apple iOS devices, including the iPad and iPhone.

 

Scripps, Hulu, Fox Sign on to Adobe for TV Everywhere Authentication Tools

AMSTERDAM/SAN FRANCISCO — Adobe has expanded its lineup of programmers using its Adobe Pass TV authentication tools to verify whether consumers can watch online content from pay TV operators to include Fox, Scripps, Hulu, AMC Networks and others, Adobe said at the international trade show IBC.

 

Brightcove Puts Emphasis on Social Tools for Apps, Co-Founder Bob Mason

Brightcove, the Boston-based online video platform, which last week announced a big initiative around App creation and management, is putting a big emphasis on social tools, says Bob Mason, co-founder and CTO in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

Le Scoop du Jour: “French Maid TV” Coming to YouTube This Summer

French Maid TV, one of the Web's first and most successful entertainment series, is coming back after a two-year haitus and will be featured on YouTube, part of the YouTube partnership program. 

 

Gawker Media’s Unconventional Online Video Strategy: Not Sharing

For the past 10 months, Gawker Media has used Viddler to manage its online video distribution. The Viddler player powers Gizmodo, Gawker TV and other properties.

 

Roku Owners are “Cutting the Cord” in Substantial Numbers

Some 15-20 percent of Roku owners are cancelling their cable or satellite services agreement and are relying solely on a broadband connection to get their television programming, said company VP Jim Funk in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.

 

Will Richmond and the Promise of “TV Everywhere”

TV Everywhere, the industry initiative around making cable fare available online and on mobile, presents a big opportunity to advertisers and publishers, says Will Richmond, digital video industry consultant/publisher.

 

FreeWheel Adds BskyB as it Expands Globally with Video Ad Management Platform

FreeWheel, the fast-growing video management firm, is providing live video ad management for a number of broadcasters including ESPN and Turner and it has just signed up the UK’s leading satellite company BskyB. 

 

KIT Digital Moves Beyond Online Video With Broad, Digital Offering for Broadcasters

KIT Digital, the Prague-based global provider of digital video services, sees opportunities beyond the online video platform sector and more broadly in digital services for broadcasters who want to reach audiences through multi-platform solutions, says Gannon Hall, EVP of KIT.

 

Kaltura Sees Upside in Video for Education, Open Source Provider Working with Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale

LAS VEGAS — Kaltura is seeing growth across many sectors around its open source video solution — a system which allows customers to use the Kaltura "toolkit" to create a customized solution, says CEO Ron Yekutiel. 

 

YouTube’s Bing Cheng on Best Practices for Content Creators

It might be hard to make a viral video hit, but building a steady audience on YouTube is doable, especially if brands and creators follow some basic guidelines.

 

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.

 
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