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

 

Akamai Jumps into “TV Everywhere” with Authentication Services

LAS VEGAS — Akamai, the world's largest content delivery network, announced at NAB this week that it is getting into the authentication management business around the "TV Everywhere" movement.

 

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 […]

 

Avner Ronen: Live Network Programming on Boxee is a “Couple Years” Away

LAS VEGAS — While consumption of video-on-demand on Boxee is growing with premium services including Vudu, the HD movie service, and the MLB.com, the integration of live network programming is a “couple years” off says Avner Ronen, CEO of Boxee in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV 

 

Fox Picks Kaltura to Power Online Video Networks Group

In a major development for Kaltura, the open-source video platform company, it has jointly announced today with Fox that Fox will use the company's technology to manage its online video distribution.

 

Comcast’s “TV Everwhere” Technology Employes thePlatform and Microsoft

Comcast's consumer program called XFinity, which allows cable subscribers to access cable fare on the Web and on mobile devices, is using tools from thePlatform and Microsoft.

 

Akamai Expects Half of Premium Video will Be Consumed via Connected Devices in Three Years

Half of premium video content will be consumed by connected deviices, via the Internet, by early 2014 says Akamai's Chief Media and Entertainment Strategist Chris Van Noy in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Ooyala is Powering Bloomberg’s Online and Mobile Video Distribution

Ooyala, the Mountain View-based video services company, started in 2007 by a group of ex-Google executives, is powering the online and mobile video distribution for information giant Bloomberg.

 

Faster than FTP: Aspera Moves Video Files for The New York Times and Producers, Big and Small

An Emeryville California start-up has developed a way to send big video files from computers and mobile devices to a special server at speeds far in excess of FTP (file transfer protocol).

 

Little Aspera Moving Giant Video Files for iTunes, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Most of Hollywood

Aspera, a small, privately-funded start-up in Emeryville, California, has developed the means to transfer enormous video files at speeds far greater that FTP and other TCP-type protocols. Quietly, it has become the industry standard for the movie and on video industry to manage and send around big files.   

 

Cisco Plans for Massive, Video-Rich Web with 500 Billion Hours of Video up by 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif — The "pipes" of the Internet will be crucial to the success of an increasingly video-rich Internet and Cisco is putting in place a number of solutions, says Scott Puopolo, VP for Internet Business, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

“TV Everywhere is Taking Over TV,” Marty Roberts, of Comcast’s thePlatform

Introduced in late 2009 by Comcast as a means for subcribers to get a selection of their cable offerings on PC’s and mobile devices, there are new, significant opportunities emerging around the technology.

 

New KIT Digital “Leapfrogs” Past Pure Play Online Video Platform Companies, COO Alex Blum

Prague-based, KIT Digital has done the year’s biggest online video industry roll-up with its  $77 million purchase of New York-based KickApps, Kyte in San Francisco and Paris-based Kewego.

 

Kaltura Gets $20 Million Investment Round with Intel, others

Kaltura, the open-source online video platform, has secured $20 million in funding from existing and new investors including Intel, the company announced today.

 

Not Much “Cord-Cutting,” But Many Young Adults are Starting Out Net Only, Nielsen’s Howard Shimmel

Nielsen executive Howard Shimmel is the latest industry pundit to declare cord-cutting a myth, but did say that “cord-swapping” is occurring. He added, consumer behavior is changing with a new generation of viewers who prefer online as their TV medium, added Shimmel, SVP, Client Insights, Media Solutions at Nielsen.

 

With U.S. State Department and Army as Customers, Brightcove Plans Expanded Government Video Work

WASHINGTON, DC — Seeing an opportunity with government agencies for the distribution of Web video, Boston-based Brightcove has launched a "federal government initiative" with Carahsoft, a big government IT consulting firm.

 

Huge Online Video Roll-up: Kit Digital to Acquire KickApps, Kewego and Kyte for Nearly $80 Million

KIT Digital, the publicly-traded, Prague-based online video services provider, with extensive operations globally, has announced the acquisition of two big U.S. companies:  San Francisco-based Kyte Digital and New York-based KickApps.

 

Boxee Readies Launch Of Hulu Plus and Netflix

LAS VEGAS — Fresh on the heels of the announcement to stream CBS television programming on the Boxee platform, the service will launch Vudu this week and will soon provide Hulu Plus and Netflix, says Avner Ronen, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Cisco Expects 12 Billion Net Connected Devices by 2014 and Plans to Deliver Video to Many

LAS VEGAS, Cisco Systems expects that there will be 12 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2014 and plans to deliver video to many of these devices through Cisco Videoscape, says Murali Nemani, Director of Video Solutions in this interview with Beet.TV

 
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