Comcast's much anticipated launch of its its "TV Everywhere" service, which allows subscribers to Comcast to watch selected video on their computers, has gone live in beta, today.
SAN JOSE, CA — Portland-based Elemental Technologies, a producer of video encoding hardware, sees a big opportunity in the industry's move to adaptive streaming, meaning the delivery of video to users with varying connection speeds in consistent, high quality.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Ooyala, the online video services company started by ex-Googlers, is developing realtime analytics for video producers to closely monitor the success of their content.
SAN JOSE — NBC Sports is demonstrating the highly interactive functionality of its online experience with Sunday Football. Much of this functionality will be part of NBC's Winter Olympics online presentation.
SAN FRANCISCO — At the NewTeeVee conference this month, we caught up with Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies. The company has launched a new server appliance for transcoding live HD video at very fast rates, "faster than real time," the company says.
SAN JOSE, CA — Adding another notch to its cable customer belt, online video technology firm thePlatform inked a deal to power broadband video for Rogers Cable.
Some media companies are spending in excess of 100% of their digital revenue on site development, management, and hosting, says Cisco’s Scott Brown.
Brightcove, the video platform services company, which has established a reputation for providing video services for big publishers and business enterprises, is launching a slimmed down version of its solution priced at $99 per month
Earlier this month, Peter Kafka at MediaMemo reported that Apple has a new initiative to sell broadcast and cable programming via iTunes for a monthly fee of $30.
NBC Sports will announce plans today to use Microsoft Silverlight as the software for Web viewing the Winter Olympics Games in the United States.
By most accounts, the Internet was born back on October 29, 1969 by two computer scientists, Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn. Cerf is now Google's Chief Internet Evangelist.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, says that as video on the Web continues to grow, the movie industry needs evolve from a "channels" scenario to a "random access" platform, where films can be universally searched, watched, and paid for.
Cisco is greatly expanding its capabilities in the video conferencing business with the acquisition of Norway's Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, in a deal announced earlier today.
Online video platform company Brightcove turned a profit for the first time earlier this year and is growing revenue 50% each year thanks in part to an expansion strategy that reaches past the media industry.
Earlier this summer, the Verizon FiOS, the Internet/television/phone service, integrated Facebook and Twitter into its platform, allowing subscribers to initiate Twitter alongside their favorite shows. Here's the story by CNET's Maggie Reardon.
SEATTLE, WA–Making the shift from a video aggregator to a video platform is not easy–that's the warning from Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform who spoke to Beet.TV at this company's headquarters about the shakeout in the online video business this year and how it will continue to unfold.
Extend Media is aiming to capitalize on the buzz surrounding TV Everywhere with the launch of a new platform to help multichannel providers deliver TV programming online, the company announced today.
NEW YORK , NY — There is a powerful movement underway for open video standards for the Web. The biggest implementation will be seen very soon on Wikipedia where you will watch videos in an open source video application called Ogg Theora.
SAN JOSE — To mine the growing opportunity in consumer technology, Cisco is expanding its presence in the consumer market and moving more aggressively beyond its business-to-business roots, the company told Beet.TV during an interview at Cisco headquarters.
SAN JOSE — Teleconferencing, which had been limited to a small number high end corporate users, is becoming widely adopted by users of Skype Video and of other web services as well as more sophisticated corporate products from Cisco and others.