Brightcove’s New Player Fights Ad-Blockers

AMSTERDAM — Video technology vendor Brightcove last week unveiled Perform, a new service offering publishers its HTML5 video player with analytics, content protection and ad insertion built in. One other feature signifies a war on the ad blockers: “By being able to circumvent ad blockers, we allow you to capture that 30% to 40% of […]

 

Growing Demand For Video Quality Tests Networks: Akamai’s Michel

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 […]

 

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  […]

 

Akamai and Qualcomm in Pact for UltraHD Streaming

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 […]

 

Rovi’s Baumgartner Sees HEVC Enabling 4K

LAS VEGAS — The 4K content being showed off on TVs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going to come in much larger file sizes than plain old HD video. Fortunately, the new wave in super-sharp TV fare can be shrunk back down to size. “With the picture being four times the resolution, […]

 

Cisco’s Cozzolino: Compression Is Essential For Broadband 4K

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 […]