Video Conference Platform ‘Vidyo’ Raises $20 in New Round

Vidyo, the live video platform solution that powers Google Hangouts and a number of other enterprise-level implementations. has raised an E round of $20 million, the company announced today.   Last year we sat down with VP Ray Glynn about the company and the opportunities to implement live streaming across a variety of business and […]


WebRTC Lights Up Tokbox’s Video Chat Plans

After Tokbox closed its own-brand consumer video chat service in 2011, it began opening up its own technology to offer as a platform for rival services. Two years on, CEO Ian Small is thanking a Google-backed web video initiative for supporting his company. “A little over a year ago, Chrome introduced WebRTC,” Small tells Beet.TV. […]


LiveU Will Carry Olympics Video Over Brazilian Mobile Signals

AMSTERDAM — One of the coolest video networking technologies out there has to be the likes of LiveU, which combines multiple mobile networks in a single area in to a single channel of capacity for distributing online video. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, many broadcasters used the technology to funnel video between locations […] Finds Upside as “White Glove” Live Streaming Services Business

SAN FRANCISCO –, the pioneering Web video portal for authoritative conferences, has transformed its business strategy from a subscription and advertiser based model to a high end,  “white glove” services company for customers seeking end-to-end  live event and conference video services, says Blaise Zerega, CEO, in this interview with Beet.TV Zerega said that pay-per-view […]


Adaptive MPEG Streams Gain Backing From Microsoft, Others

AMSTERDAM — At the International Broadcasting Convention, a video standard that enables high-quality live streaming from conventional HTTP servers took a step forward to satisfy content rightsholders. Microsoft announced the next version of its forthcoming PlayReady digital rights management standard would support the so-called MPEG-DASH standard in Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11. “You can […]


Livestation Tries Brand Videos, Mid-Rolls To Make Live News Pay

SAN FRANCISCO — Live TV news rebroadcaster Livestation has spent the last few years building up its portfolio of 49 partner channels. Now it is trying to strike a balance between those conventional linear news sources and a new line-up of ad formats. “We have pre-roll advertising, we also have display advertising,” CEO Lippe Oosterhof […]


AOL Set To Expand Live Programming, Susan Lyne

CANNES –  With the success of the HuffPost Live,  a 12-hour live interactive video program, parent company AOL  be will doing more live shows around both day-part programs and special events on its home page, says Susan Lyne, CEO of the Brand Group, at AOL. The veteran television executive explains that a confluence of forces, […]


Ustream Makes Big Move into Video Services Sector

Ustream, the widely popular live web streaming site, has been quietly moving into a full-services, video solution provider for small customers and  big enterprises and media companies, says David Gibbons, VP for product marketing, in this interview with Beet.TV Some customers for the Ustream video platform include Cisco, Dell and Sony, says Gibbons. We spoke […]


mDialog Has Dynamic Ad Insertion for Live, Linear Programming

BOSTON – mDialog, the Toront0-based video advertising technology company, has a new product to insert video advertising dynamically into live programming.  The product, launched in collaboration with Brightcove, was announced last month at NAB. Last week at the Brightcove global customer event, we spoke with CEO Greg Philpott about the live streaming solution and an overall […]


Brightcove Announces Live Streaming Platform

BOSTON – Brightcove, the big video services company, announced today a full-blown, live streaming platform.  The company allows the live file to be uploaded to the cloud and and then encoded into as many as 20 live renditions, says founder and executive chairman Jeremy Allaire in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him at […]


Livestream Strives to Make Live Streaming Accessible

LAS VEGAS – Livestream‘s mission is to connect people and live events, says Sam Kimball, EVP of advertising and brand sales for Livestream which attracts more than 30 million viewers a month. Beet.TV spoke with him in this video interview at NAB. “We have a very sophisticated and global leading platform for streaming live,” Kimball […]


Burberry is Changing the “Entire Value” Chain of Retailing with Live Video and Social Media

By making its London and Paris runway shows “shoppable” in a special streaming video preview for its 15 million Facebook fans, London’ fashion house Burberry is transforming the entire “value chain” fashion retailing, says Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO of Vivaldi Partners Group, a global brand consulting firm, in this interview with Beet.TV Launches Time-Shifting & Sharing Tool with SnappyTV for Presidential Debates

ATLANTA (via Skype Video) Beginnig with the first presidential debate, has provided the tools to viewers to "DVR" footage, and share video clips of their making, to Facebook and Twitter.


The New York Times Teams with YouTube for Live Political Programming

With extensive live coverage at the Republican and Democratic national conventions, The New York Times is expanding its live programming around big political events says Ann Derry, Editorial Director for Video and Television, in this interview with Beet.TV


Dailymotion Expands Live Music Programming with Virgin Mobile FreeFest Series

CHICAGO – Dailymotion, the world's second biggest video site, is expanding its live music programming with the streaming of Virgin Mobile's FreeFest, says Roland Hamilton, U.S. head of the Paris-based company, in this interview with Beet.TV


miniCASTER Demos Pocket-Sized Live H-264 Encoder At IBC

AMSTERDAM – “Television has to get more mobile and more and more broadcasters and news stations want to have real feeds from the street, from the events and from different venues,” says miniCASTER’s Director of Marketing, Norbert Gierlich.  miniCASTER aims to make live streaming easier and more mobile with a pocket-sized live H-264 Encoder.


The newly launched HuffPost Live is streaming 12 hours of programming daily, but it may be that most of the consumption of the content is via edited clips created from the shows.

The newly launched HuffPost Live is streaming 12 hours of programming daily, but it may be that most of the consumption of the content is via edited clips created from the shows. The clips are seen on the pages of the Huffington Post and are widely syndicated.


Google Ups its Video Conference Platform with “Cameraman,” HuffPost Implements

Google Hangouts On Air, a video conference tool on Google+, which is getting traction from big publishers including The New York Times, the HuffPost Live and the NFL, has recently added a tool to allow producers to screen contributors via video before they join the live show.


The New York Times, the Huffington Post Embrace Google Hangouts as Live Video Platform

After testing Google Hangouts for the past six months on a number of interactive video projects, The New York Times has embraced Hangouts as a primary social video platform says Lexi Mainland, Social Media Editor of The New York Times, in this interview with Beet.TV


Webcasting Graphic, War Video from Syria, Bambuser Plans Product Offering for Broadcasters, Marketers

LONDON – Stockholm-based Bambuser, the creator of a mobile video App and distribution platform, which has become widely used by activists in the Arab Spring, and today is streaming (graphic) videos of the conflict in Syria, hopes to grow its business by providing a "white label solution" to broadcasters and other enterprises says Hans Eriksson, […]

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