Viewers Wield Ultimate TV Power: Broadcom’s Del Rio

LAS VEGAS — Semiconductor firm Broadcom is watching the evolution of a video distribution industry quite different to the one it entered two decades ago. “You’re familiar with the channel guide … that is about to change in a very big way,” says Broadcom’s broadband marketing associate director Joe Del Rio. “Now we’re talking about […]

 
 

Adobe Will Support MPEG-DASH Across All Platforms in 2014

As the industry seeks a consistent, unified codec across devices and screens, Adobe Systems will support MPEG-DASH in early l2014, says Ashley Still, Director of Product Management in this interview with Beet.TV Still explains the utility of the new codec. One question for the industry is whether Apple will support MPEG-DASH, she notes in the […]

 
 

Rovi tries to crack video compression’s chicken-and-egg problem

Six months after H.265, branded “High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC)”, was ratified as the successor to the widely-used H.264 video compression standard, there is lingering suspicion that adoption will be as rapid as its forebear. But video tech firm Rovi has given the new standard one shot in the arm by unveiling the latest version […]

 
 

Rovi bets consumers will push Hollywood’s HEVC adoption

AMSTERDAM — The next-generation video compression codec to succeed the popular H.264 standard promises up to 50 percent smaller video sizes for cheaper online transmission – if the industry can ignite both consumer demand and producer inertia. To jump-start adoption of the so-called “High-Effiency Video Compression” (HEVC) – or H.265 – codec, video tech firm […]

 
 

Streaming Media Author Discusses HEVC Implementation

The benefits of H.265 aka HEVC are obvious – 4K video provided at an equivalent quality to H.264 at half the data rate, says Jan Ozer, who works with the Streaming Learning Center and is an author for Streaming Media Magazine. Beet.TV spoke with Ozer at the Streaming Media East conference where he was a moderator for […]