AMSTERDAM — Networks are going to have to get smarter in the future if they are going to cope with booming demand for high-quality video, says network technology group Akamai. “Demands of audiences are going to increase, expecting broadcast-levels of quality,” Akamai product marketing director Kurt Michel tells Beet.TV at IBC Show. “Quality means more […]
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 […]
VIEQUES, PR — Advertising technology firms are fond of flexing their “stack” – each boasts the varied strata of their connectable platform pieces. But what does “full-stack” even mean? To AOL video sales VP Charles Gabriel, that’s quite clear. It’s about creation, curation, programming, distribution across all screens and platforms, Gabriel says. “It’s not just distributing in digital to all […]
Two cores good, 192 cores better. The history and future of digital media is the story of computer processing power. And the industry is still giving us better, faster, stronger. In this interview, media agency GroupM’s visionary chairman Irwin Gotlieb ruminated with Beet.TV on where chip engineering is taking media. “Qualcomm just put out the […]
LAS VEGAS — With a growing number of connected screens, streaming services having risen above local playback and the demands of UltraHD video looming, internet infrastructure is being sorely tested. Akamai and Qualcomm think one solution is to cache popular digital content in the home or office. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Qualcomm’s Atheros […]
LAS VEGAS — 4K televisions being touted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) promise phenomenal-quality viewing in the years ahead. But traditional broadcast infrastructure may not be able to cope with the extra demands, and broadband pipes may not be fat enough either, says one exec. “The only way a wireline operator is going to […]
Akamai is commonly thought of as the content powerhouse in the sky, thanks to its online server capacity. But soon it wants to start turning consumer devices in to a video delivery network. Elaborating on October’s announcement, in which Akamai struck a relationship to add its software to Cisco routers, its media SVP and GM Bill Wheaton […]
AMSTERDAM — The upcoming HEVC video compression codec promises to cut streaming files by up to 50% without losing quality. But what if you could go 30% to 50% smaller again? That’s what brand-new video tech startup Beamr Video is promising. Launched at the recent IBC show after four years in development, Beamr’s technology, which runs […]
With the arrival of new broadband technology such as Google Fiber, power will return to the consumer as existing broadband companies fight to remain competitive, says Ashley Swartz, CEO and founder of Furious Minds. Nielsen’s recently-released “Zero TV” study found that more than 5 million U.S. households watch television without cable or satellite providers; these […]
AMSTERDAM – Elemental, the Portland, Oregon-based video compression hardware and cloud provider, presented its video compression solution for H.265 at the IBC conference. According to Keith Wymbs, VP, the “next generation” video standard has shown reduction of bitrate of 40 percent, while retaining the quality of H.264, the current standard.
AMSTERDAM – Zencoder, the San Francisco-based software company recently acquired by Brightcove, sees demand for various streaming formats to be created, or transcoded, instantly in the "cloud."
AMSTERDAM — Following its acquisition of encoding company Zencoder earlier this summer, online video technology company Brightcove rolled out a slate of new features for faster live and on-demand video playback and publishing, says Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove's Chief Marketing Officer, in an interview with Beet.TV at the IBC Show.
PLAINVIEW, NY — NeuLion, a U.S.-based digital video services company, has won the contract with China Central Television (CCTV) to provide video streaming services for the 2014 Winter and 2116 Summer Olympics in China, the company says.
Cisco‘s, latest report on internet network growth and trends, the Visual Networking Index Forecast (VNI) predicts that the Internet will generate 1.3 zettabytes of traffic in 2016.
LAS VEGAS – The industry consortium of five of the the major Hollywood studios, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), is readying a common file format for digital content distribution, says Mitchell Singer, President of the group and Chief Technology Officer of Sony Pictures in this interview with Beet.TV
Software security firm Irdeto is migrating its service provider-centric business to also include content protection now for online services, said Jan Steekamp, VP Business Development & Sales at Irdeto, in this interview with Beet.TV.
NEW YORK/SAN JOSE (via Telepresence) — "Video is invading all aspects of our lives" and in three years will account for 90 percent of Internet traffic, says David Hsieh, VP for Marketing and Emerging Technologies at Cisco in this interview with Beet.TV.
CBS News has introduced a Chrome App for its "60 Minutes" program, the network announced today.
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.
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.