NBA Breaks Record with 17 Million Video Streams of All-Star Game

NBA Digital reports that it had 4.95 million video streams of the All-Star game on Sunday, February 15, with a total of 17 million views, which is 20% more than last year.  Andy met up earlier this month with Bryan Perez, Senior VP & GM of NBA Digital to discuss the developments in the NBA's […]


Brightcove Has “TV Everywhere” Initiative

Brightcove, the big online video services company, has announced an initiative to enable its customers to participate in the much anticipated initiative known as "TV Everywhere."


“MyDamnChannel” Wins Daisy’s New Media Minute Award for Excellence

At this time last year in my New Media Minute, I picked five new media companies to watch in 2009: Kaltura, My Damn Channel, Quantcast, 5min, and Boxee.


Elemental Technologies Focused on Encoding for Adaptive Streaming

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.


Ooyala Sees Value in Realtime Analytics for Video Producers

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.


Elemental Technologies is Transcoding Video in “Record Time,” The New York Times

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.


Adobe’s Flash Player 10 on Nearly All the World’s Computers — Getting Ready for 10.1

SAN JOSE, CA – Adobe’s latest version of Flash has been installed in some 98 percent of the world’s computers, according to Kevin Towes who is product manager for Flash Media Server.*


Streaming Media West Download: Broadband-Enabled Devices are Big

SAN JOSE, CA –  Streaming Media West, the annual industry gathering of broadband executives, drew a bigger crowd this year then last and the focus has changed from delivery and distribution to devices and content, says Dan Rayburn, head of the show.


Microsoft Readies Silverlight for Offline Use: Adobe’s Flash Heading to Smart Phones

NBC Sports will announce plans today  to use Microsoft Silverlight as the software for Web viewing the Winter Olympics Games in the United States.


With 700K Users, Boxee Set to Launch New User Interface Next Month

In answer to regular consumer complaints about the clunkiness of its user experience, Web-to-TV service Boxee plans to introduce a new user interface in late November, Boxee told Beet.TV in this  recent interview.


Silverlight Usage Rises, Buoyed by France TV, NBC Olympics

REDMOND, WA — Adoption of Microsoft Silverlight streaming tools are on the rise, including use by France TV, Microsoft’s Senior Director Tom Honeybone told Beet.TV during an interview at Microsoft headquarters.


Big Global Expansion for Brightcove and Implementation on iPhone

NEW YORK, NY — Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company, has been enjoying annual 300 percent growth, global expansion, strong balance sheet and is hooking up with devices including Vudu.


News From NAB: Microsoft Rolls Out “Adaptive Streaming” for HD Video

LAS VEGAS — In an effort to deliver the same experience for HD online video streams for consumers with different bandwidth connections, the industry is embracing a technology called "adaptive streaming."  


Ustream Expands with Streaming Video Services for Business

The future of streaming video is in live events, according to Ustream CEO John Ham, who says that whereas on-demand video services separate viewers, live events bring them together.


Video RSS Feeds Boost Viewership by 10X, CEO

Video RSS feeds, made publicly available by many video publishers, lead to high levels of consumption by subscribers, according to Sean Doherty, founder and CEO of


Hold the Presses: The Subscription Model Works for Online Video (Major League Baseball, at least)

Paid subscriptions to online video is not a business model for most publishers, save the porno biz, but it is working out well for Major League Baseball, Brad Stone of The New York Times reports today.  Brad has the scoop on the new video player and subscription service unveiled by Major League Baseball.


Gates Foundation Has 20 Percent Loss but Accelerates Spending, Bill and Melinda Tell the BBC

The BBC sat down with Bill and Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for a 14-minute video interview today, during which the couple discussed foreign aid and the economy.


YouTube Wins Award for Best HD Video Web Service

YouTube came out the victor today in the comparison of best HD video sites by's Webware, impressive for a site so new to HD. Webware's Josh Lowensohn writes that "YouTube was the runt of the litter last year, and one of the reasons we put together the initial comparison."


Al Jazeera Finds Growing Audience for Online Video Clips with Conflict in Gaza, AP Reports

The English service of broadcast network Al Jazeera saw a 600 percent increase in worldwide viewership of its website’s streaming footage during the conflict in Gaza, The Associated Press reports.


CES News: Akamai, Others Have “BD Live” Production and Distribution Solution

LAS VEGAS, NV — Blu-ray, the new generation of entertainment DVDs, has an interactive component called BD Live. The functionality allows consumers whose television sets are connected to the Web to interact and integrate additional material into their viewing experience. This integrated platform was talked about at the last CES and there have been a […]

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