How quickly the distribution and consumption of video has transformed in the past year with connected TV’s and the emergence of mobile video.
Pioneering P2P file sharing platform BitTorrent has 100 million active users, the company announced on Monday.
While most of the the major video sites and online video services providers are providing HTML5 support, primarily for Apple iOS devices, Blip.tv is going to adopt HTML5 as its standard player for the Web and other platforms, says Justin Day, co-founder and CTO in this interview with Beet.TV
In November, Verizon FiOS announced a substantial increase in connection speed to 150 MBPS down and 35 MBPS up for all of its 12.5 million U.S. subscribers.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass — With its acquisition of ON2 and its video codec VP8, Google is seeking to establish a unified, industry-wide codec for publishers to create HTML5 video.
While Netflix, the MLB.com and Amazon have sophisticated payment systems in place on the Roku platform, smaller publishers have few options to generate subscription or pay-per-view payments.
MONACO — KickApps, the New York-based online video platform, known for helping publishers with video integration into social networks, is integrating its player/platform with NBC Universal for all its online video — both its destination sites and for syndication, says CEO Alex Blum in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.
With its small, one-pound box priced from $60 to $100 depending on features, Roku is the “value leader” in the connected living room, says company spokesperson Brian Jaquet in this interview with Beet.TV
MONACO — A small start-up from Copenhagen, 23 Video, has launched globally its online video platform.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif — Google TV was never intended to replace subscriptions to cable or satellite TV, but to integrate Web video and Apps with television offerings, says Google's Saluhuddin Choudhary, project manager, in this interview with Beet.TV
MONACO – Distributing video content via Apps has “real advantages,” says David Kenny president of Akamai in this interview with Beet.TV
MONACO — With the approval of its governing body, the BBC is readying the global introduction of the iPlayer, the highly successful video on-demand platform which registered 139 million video program views in October.
LOS ANGELES — The talk of platform wars between Flash and HTML5 has apparently ended, at least publicly from Adobe’s side.
Ran Harnevo on AOL's 5MIN Acquisition Beet.TV is live on 5MIN, the fast-growing video syndication and portal which was acquired by AOL last month.
LOS ANGELES — While the television industry is abuzz in anticipation over Google TV, the big story in the convergence of television and the Web could be the Xbox, says Forrester's James McQuivey, a top industry analyst.
Last week, Adobe announced it was providing developers with a tool to convert Flash video files to HTML5, the new format which is increasingly widespread on mobile devices.
NEW YORK — Brightcove, the big Boston-based online video platform has integrated Tabloola to provide publishing customers, including The New York Times, with the means to increase video views by serving up related video thumbnails around a video player or as supplement to text page.
While pay–per-view has become pervasive for live sports, Amazon’s on-demand service and adult entertainment, subscriptions and micro-payments are emerging for online video publishers.
PARIS — Dailymotion, the big global video sharing site, has been developing tools for content discovery including "hubs," areas of content around themes and personal interest.
Vimeo, the video sharing site favored by independent content creators and an increasing number of consumers, is developing an iPhone App, according to a report on NewTeeVee.