thePlatform Announces Full HTML5 PDK

LOS ANGELES — thePlatform, the Seattle-based online video services provider,  aunched today what it calls the first commercially-available, ad-supported video player development kit (PDK) with HTML5 support from a major online video publisher. Raises $10.1 Million in New Funding, the New York-based online video services site, has raised $10.1 million in new venture funding, the company announced this morning.


Adobe’s Big Peer-to-Peer Plans: “We can Eliminate Bandwidth Costs”

With the imminent launch of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe will provide publishers with tools to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs with a new peer-to-peer system, explains Kevin Towes, Product Manager of Adobe Flash Media Server, in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.


Kyte Integrates with Most Ad Networks for iPad Video Ad Insertion

As video platform companies and publishers scramble to make video run properly and to insert advertising into the Apple iPad, Kyte is integrated with several ad networks, as well its own ad sever, to manage ads onto the emerging format.


Adobe Readies Flash Player Debut for Android Devices

While the Adobe vs. Apple, Flash vs. HTML5 struggle rages on, engineers at Adobe are readying the debut of the Flash 10.1 player on Android-powered smart phones.  The player is also working on a Google Android tablet, according to some reports.


“TV Everywhere” is All Around the Cable Show

LOS ANGELES — As this week annual Cable Show conference, "TV Everywhere" is expected to be a huge topic.  This new industry initiative allows cable subscribers to access their fare on computers wherever they are.


Online & TV Viewing Merge as More Consumers Become Platform “Agnostic,” comScore

Nearly thirty percent of U.S. consumers of scripted television content are watching programming both online and on TV, as viewers are becoming increasingly platform “agnostic,” according to a study by comScore which has been made available to Beet.TV


Canada’s mDialog Has Ad Insertion Platform for iPad

With more than one million iPad's now in consumers' hands, a number of publishers are looking to serve up ads across those tablets and other mobile devices that are not in the Flash ecosystem, which is the standard for most video advertising.


Ooyala, Kaltura Ready Implementation of Silverlight Players

Later this summer, we can expect to see wider implementation of Microsoft Silverlight as two of the bigger online video platform companies Ooyala and Kaltura ready video players for their customers.


Alphabird Nests with Fremantle Media in Syndication Deal

New online video syndication service Alphabird recently inked a deal with FremantleMedia to push out the studio's new branded entertainment series, the company's CEO Chase Norlin told me last week at ad:tech San Francisco.


Financial Times Engages Brightcove to Manage Online Video Services

The Financial Times, which has been ramping up its online video services, has integrated Brightcove as its online video provider, the publisher announced today.


Top TV Nets Turn to Stealthy Conviva to Micro-manage User Bandwidth

Delivering a high quality, non-buffering video experience has become essential for distributors of premium content online.  To assure a satisfactory experience, several networks, including NBC, ESPN3, AT&T,,, and, are working with Conviva, a San Mateo, venture-backed company.


Adobe Sees Upside in HTML5 Developments

LAS VEGAS — Much has been said about the looming showdown over software dominance to run video on the Web between Adobe's Flash and HTML5, an "open source" solution which is gaining traction.  HTML5 is one of the emerging standards for the iPad and iPhone which don't use Flash.


KIT Digital to Power Tribeca Film Festival Video Site

KIT Digital, the big Pague-based video services company will be powering video on the Tribeca Film Festival site, which will feature several live events and clips from films from this and previous festivals.


Epix, the new HD Movie Channel Has Deal with Dish Networks

Epix, the premium HD movie channel co-owned by Viacom and Lion's Gate, has a big distribution deal with Dish Networks which adds 14 million more subscribers, Reuters reports.


Microsoft Silverlight Heading to OVP’s, Set-top Boxes, 3-D Video and “Enhanced Movies”

LAS VEGAS–Last week at NAB, Microsoft made a number of announcements for Silverlight, its rich Web plug-in technology.


Akamai Reports All Time Single Day Peak of 3.45 Terabits Per Second on April 9

LAS VEGAS — Demand for bandwidth at Akamai reached a new, single-day peak of 3.45 Terabits per second (Tbps) of content served on Friday, April 9th, the company says. 


Adobe’s New Premiere Allows Editing of Native HD Camera Files at “Blistering Speeds”

LAS VEGAS — The much anticipated release of Adobe's CS5, the suite of creative tools for graphics, web design, and video editing, includes some significant improvements in Premiere, the widely used video editing program. 


Akamai’s Tom Leighton: The Internet Won’t Scale With Centralized Data Centers

LAS VEGAS — Tom Leighton, co-founder and chief scientist of Akamai, says that television content will delivered primarily over the Internet in rich, interactive forms.


Kyte has Full Video Ad Monetization “Workaround” for iPad

While a number of publishers and video service providers are scrambling to create a system to  insert and manage ads around video for the iPad, Kyte has a system in place, according to Gannon Hall, COO.

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