Qualcomm To Put Adaptive-Bitrate Video Standard On More Phones

AMSTERDAM — Delivering adaptive-bitrate video streaming efficiently to smartphones could soon get much easier, with mobile chip maker Qualcomm pledging to use the MPEG-DASH video standard in a broader range of devices. “We believe it is the right direction for the video industry,” Qualcomm senior product manager Aytec Biber tells Beet.TV in this video interview […]


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 […]


Bollywood Streaming Worldwide via “Spuul”

BOSTON – Spuul, a Singapore-based Netflix-like movie streaming service, is aiming to build the largest legal platform for Indian film and television content, says Michael Smith, Jr., chief product officer for Spuul. Spuul targets two audiences – people who live in India and people outside of India who love Bollywood, particularly those who have emigrated […]


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.


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 […]


U.S. Video Services Company Tapped to Stream London Olympics Video in China

PLAINVIEW, NY – NeuLion, the digital video services company based on Long Island, New York, with offices in Canada, China and the U.K. has been selected by China's main national broadcaster, CNTV, to stream over 5600 hours of live and on-demand video of the London 2012 Olympics.


WSJ And Reuters: Online Video Content To Increase Brand Awareness

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are leveraging mobile devices and reformating online video content to create a more streamlined brand of video journalism that audiences can identify with, says WSJ's Video Director, Rahul Chopra and Reuters' Head of Global Programming, Dan Colarusso, at Beet.TV's video news strategy session.


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


Shelby.tv: Customized Web Video via Social Networks

Shelby.tv, the web/APP video platform, gathers and streams video from different social networks to create a customized one-stop-shop for online video, says Chris Kurdziel, Director for Business Development in this interview with Beet TV


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.


FreeWheel Inks Deal with NBC to Power Olympics Ad Insertion

Online video technology provider FreeWheel scored a big win when it inked a deal recently with NBC to deliver and insert ads dynamically into Olympics programming this summer. 


Bloomberg Expanding Online Dominance of Business Television News with New Apps

Bloomberg News is the only news organization to provide a free, live version of its linear television programming in the U.S. online. It will soon expand its live streaming via Apps on iOS devices, according to Kevin Krim, Global Head of Web Properties for Bloomberg News, in this interview with Beet.TV.


HTML5 Video is Not Ready for the Web, W3C’s Le Hegaret

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — Despite the growing demand for HTML5, and its deployment by many big online players, its commercial introduction is premature as there is no standard for the new technology, says Philippe Le Hegaret, leader of effort at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to establish standards for HTML and SVG.


For Online Video Delivery, “Technology Curve is Accelerating,” Brightcove CTO Bob Mason

While the issues surrounding playing video on a Web browser are "solved," the technology curve around video delivery is increasing and accelerating with the introduction of several mobile platforms and connected TV's.


Captions for Web Vids is Growing Biz: PLYmedia in Deals with Brightcove, Kit, Livestream, Ooyala, Kaltura, others

PALO ALTO, California (via video Skype) — Demand for closed captions on Web videos is increasing as publishers seek audiences in new markets.


Crowd-Sourced Journalism at The Washington Post: “The Community Knows More than We Do”

LOS ANGELES — Crowd-sourced journalism at the Washington Post, which has taken a Wiki form around amateur sports and Washington politics, will expand into several verticals, with community members increasing their presence on the newspaper's site, says Vijay Ravindran, Chief Digital Officer.


Washington Post Plans Hundreds of Live TV Shows from Newsroom Staff

The Washington Post, the first and most innovative major U.S. newspaper to use video as part of  its online news offering, is launching a platform for hundreds of reporters to host their own programs live from their desks on Webcams, via a simple interface with the Post's content management system.


Cisco Has “Cached” Solution for Looming Demand for Internet Video

SAN JOSE, California –Exploding bandwidth consumption resulting from HD and 3-D video, gaming, and teleconferencing will create unprecedented demands on Internet services providers.


Writers Guild Explores Rules for Uncharted Online Video World

SAN FRANCISCO — The Writers Guild of America, the big trade union representing film and television writers, is developing rules around writing original online video content. 


Cisco “Live” on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” in Broadcast Debut

NEW YORK — Cisco Systems, which has a big* video teleconference business with a product called TelePresence, is entering the broadcast world with the MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who is using the system to conduct remote interviews.

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