Streaming Video of London 2012 Olympics is “Huge” for Verizon FiOS

Verizon FiOS, a leading provider of broadband and cable TV services to consumers in the U.S., is giving customers access to over five thousand hours of live streaming video from the London 2012 Olympics, via NBC Sports, on various digital devices.

 
 

U.S. Video Services NeuLion to Stream 2014 and 2016 Olympics in China

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.

 
 

YouTube Streaming London 2012 Olympics: It’s a Global “Branding Moment”

SAN BRUNO, CA — YouTube is streaming 3500 hours of 10 separate live channels of the London 2012 Olympics in the United States, via NBCOlympics.com, and to 64 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, including Ghana, Kenya, India, Malaysia and Singapore.

 
 

BBC Taps Adobe for Digital Delivery of London 2012 Olympic Games, Streamed in the U.K.

SAN FRANCISCO – (Via Skype Video) Adobe will power live streaming and on-demand delivery to digital devices of the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC, says Ashley Still, Director of Video Solutions at Adobe Systems in this interview with Beet.TV. The BBC will use Adobe's Project Primetime video technology platform to reach viewers in the United […]

 
 

Britain’s Sky News Introduces Timeshifting via the iPad

LONDON – Sky News, a unit of the highly profitable satellite channel in Great Britain, has introduced the functionality for viewers to timeshift live programming via its iPad app, says Rob Owers, Producer/Team Leader for the iPad at Sky, in this segment from our recent video journalism summit at the offices of the Financial Times.

 
 

London 2012 Olympics Will Reshape the Distribution of Live Sports, Analyst

The distribution of live coverage of the London 2012 Olympics on mobile devices, by many broadcasters around the globe, will have a profound impact on the way that sports is consumed — and the very relationship between sports teams, broadcasters, and MSO’s says Ashley Swartz, head of the New York digital consultancy Furious Minds and […]

 
 

BBC Has Massive Digital Offering of the London 2012 Olympics (in the U.K.)

LONDON – The BBC's promise to deliver coverage of every Olympic sport from every venue, will mean 2,500 hours of live coverage, across 24 simultaneous live streams, on PCs, tablet devices, connected TVs and mobile phones, says its Head of Product, Sport and London 2012, Cait O'Riordan, in this video interview with Beet.TV

 
 

Iranian and Russian 24-Hour English-Language News Channels Gaining Traction via the Web, Russia is Huge on YouTube

LONDON – State-supported, English-language Russia Today (RT) and Iran’s Press TV are building a “loyal following” via the live news aggregator Livestation, says the company’s CEO Lippe Oosterhof in this segement from the recent Beet.TV video journalism summit at the Financial Times.

 
 

Livestation: Keeping Live Video News “Fresh” by Time Shifting on the Web

LONDON – Livestation, an aggregation site for linnear satellite and cable news channels, has introduced a means to “time shift” viewing in a sort of DVR-type scenario, explains Lippe Oosterhof of the London-based company.

 
 

THOUSANDS OF LIVE STREAMS FROM SYRIA: THE EMERGING CORPS OF BAMBUSER USERS

LONDON – Mainstream news broadcasters are airing user generated content from Bambuser's live video service to bring audiences breaking news from areas of conflict that has restricted media access, says its Executive Chairman, Hans Eriksson.

 
 

Livestation Bringing BBC, Sky News, Euronews to the U.S. in Subscription Package

LONDON – Livestation has signed aggreement with the BBC, Sky News and Euronews to bring this bundle of news channels to digital consumers in the U.S. and  Canada, says CEO Lippe Oosterhof in this inteview with Beet.TV

 
 

WSJ Digital Network GM: Syndication Generates Half of Video Views

Half of The Wall Street Journal’s video views are coming sites other than its own says Alisa Bowen, General Manager for the paper’s digital network, in this interview with Beet.TV

 
 

WSJ Readies Live Video Show from D.C. Bureau

The Wall Street Journal, which has been expanding its daily live video programming to more than five hours, with a show from New York and a new one from Hong Kong, will debut a weekly live show from the paper’s DC bureau, says Rahul Chopra, Director of Video at the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, […]

 
 

Boston Globe’s Moriarty on the Upside of Live Video

"Live video has a lot of opportunity for us," says Jeff Moriarty, VP for Digital Products, in this interview with Beet TV

 
 

New York Times Debuts Google+ ‘Hangouts On Air’ As Video Platform

The New York Times used Google+ ‘Hangouts On Air,’ streaming live video on its home page, YouTube channel and Google+ page for the first time. In this video interview with Beet TV, Alexis Mainland, New York Times Social Media Editor describes the on air feature as a “lightweight production tool with inherent social elements.”

 
 

The Boston Globe Launches Live Video Sports Show

BOSTON (via Skype Video) – The Boston Globe, which has been producing and streaming video clips for over five years, has launched it first regular live show. 

 
 

Livestream Debuts Camera-Mounted Wireless Streaming Device, New Ad-Free Pricing

LAS VEGAS — Livestream, the popular free-webcast service which claims some 30 million users, demo'd at the NAB conference some big developments including a camera-mounted device to stream video directly to the Web via WiFi or cellular, and a new ad-free model for event producers.

 
 

New Live Streaming Standard Championed by Akamai at NAB

LAS VEGAS — Some 50 of the industry’s leading video services companies are rallying around a unified live video streaming protocol known as DASH, says Akamai’s Will Law, Principal Architect, Media Division, in this interview with Beet.TV

 
 

Livestation: Making Time Shifting Instant For Live News On The Web

As the consumption of online video content has grown, so has the demand for live news streams.  More viewers than ever are watching live news broadcasts online, but live video streaming is still far from perfect. 

 
 

The Associated Press in Pact with Bambuser for Live Video News

LONDON (via SkypeVideo) Bambuser, the fast growing Swedish start-up that allows users to stream live video over mobile devices, has entered into an agreement with the Associated Press.  The pact provides the Bambuser platform to AP staffers and provides "citizen" journalists to provide unique live video to the wire service.

 
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