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Streaming Media's Success Story

With technical obstacles gone and costs dropping, rich media makes more sense than ever for the enterprise market.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2004

Sports Drive IP Video Subscription Services

Lack of ubiquitous broadband access means that, for now at least, downloading rules the mound while streaming is still warming up in the bullpen. But more and more content delivery portals are offering free streaming to lure users in, in the hopes that they’ll pay for downloads.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Sep 2004

Understanding Media Asset Management

Not every company can benefit from a Media Asset Management (MAM) system, but many can. It may be easier to deploy a MAM system in your organization than you think. Jump in; the water’s fine. Or if you’re the timid type, take it one baby step at a time.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Sep 2004

IBC Update: From a Streaming Perspective

IBC2004 offered a host of streaming-related announcements, from the ISMA’s Conformance Program to a video headend from SkyStream with eight MPEG-4 AVC encoders. Learn more about the latest and greatest in streaming media in this IBC2004 roundup.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Sep 2004

Meet the New Draft, Same as the Old Draft

The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed an alternative to the much-criticized “Induce Act.” But critics say it does little to change the fact that the bill would essentially undercut the landmark 1984 Betamax decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Sep 2004

Acacia Update: Busy Little Bees

From revising its licensing fees for schools to suing more cable companies, Acacia’s been keeping the streaming media industry on its toes. Here’s a look at what’s gone on in the last month.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2004

Case Study: Maven Helps AtomFilms Reach Net-Savvy Cinema Buffs

The Maven Media System uses a combination of streaming and progressive download to help the film site reach the broadband demographic with Hi-Def video.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2004

Measuring and Monitoring Streaming Media Quality

How can you judge the quality of your streaming media (and the success of the overall project) if you don’t have a yardstick? In the biz, such yardsticks are called metrics. Here’s a guide to understanding streaming quality metrics and how to set up streaming quality tests.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Sep 2004

The Last Mile: Streaming’s Bottleneck

The future of full-screen, high-quality streaming media hinges upon the widespread availability of ultrabroadband as well as the business models necessary to make it all profitable.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Sep 2004

Case Study: ViewCentral Helps Xerox Get Serious About Webinars

The collaboration management tool allows the office products giant to schedule and deliver multiple Webcasts, as well as offering management reporting and analysis tools that help them analyze their effectiveness.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Sep 2004

Strictly Commercial: A Streaming Look at Presidential Campaigns Ads

Most people skip television commercials, however The American Museum of the Moving Image (AMMI) has found a way to take those ads and turn them in to the main event.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Aug 2004

Player Penetration By The Numbers

250 million and 93%. Those are just two of the figures given by Microsoft, Apple, Real, Macromedia, and others in reference to the number of people who have downloaded their media players. This is a realistic look into what those numbers actually mean.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Aug 2004

Macromedia Introduces Flash Video Kit

The Flash Video extension allows users of Dreamweaver to select media, choose streaming or progressive download, select from six different skins, and specify video playback options.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2004

Acacia Releases Second Wave Aimed at Colleges and Universities

The company has made limited-time licensing offers to colleges and universities across the country, creating confusion among schools as to how to respond.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2004

Industry Perspectives: Beyond Compliance—Webcasting Evolves into a Strategic Communications Tool

For investor relations professionals, Webcasting has been the “killer app” for compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation FD. Now, however, savvy communications professionals are leveraging the benefits of Webcasting for other applications beyond the quarterly earnings call.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Aug 2004

Tools for Schools: Streaming Helps Teachers Reach More Students

When it comes to the task of revitalizing public education, the power of streaming media is already proving to be more than just hype. Take for example, Los Angeles' Olive Vista Middle School, where streamed video clips are successfully and cost-effectively stimulating young minds.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Aug 2004

Local Heroes: Solutions for LAN- and WAN-based Streaming (Part 2)

In the second of a two-part article, we dig deeper three different solutions—from Certeon, Kontiki, and Network Appliance—and provide questions you should ask yourself before you go hunting for a streaming service provider.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Aug 2004

Local Heroes: Solutions for LAN- and WAN-based Streaming (Part 1)

In the first of a two-part article, we take a look at three different solutions—from Certeon, Kontiki, and Network Appliance—to offer a sense of the options available for moving your content from LAN to WAN.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2004

Commentary: No Matter What You Call It, the Inducing Infringement of Copyright Act Spells Trouble

Though it’s not aimed solely, or even primarily, at streaming media, the "Inducing Infringement of Copyright Act" should give anyone involved with moving content across the Web cause for concern.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jul 2004

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