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Telepresence: Are Rising Oil Prices Videoconferencing's Best Hope?

Today’s confluence of environmental, financial, and political issues—along with new solutions from Polycom, Tandberg, and LifeSize—have breathed new life into the world of videoconferencing. That’s good news: Ultimately, more videoconferencing leads to more webcasting.
Mon., May 5, by Tim Siglin

Featured Articles, Posted 05 May 2008

Comcast, Pando to Work With Industry on P2P Bill of Rights

In an effort to help manage network congestion, Comcast and Pando are proposing a list of “rights and responsibilities,” a proposal that’s met with mixed reaction. The Distributed Computing Industry Association will take up the issue at the P2P Media Summit in Los Angeles on Monday.
Fri., May 2, by Bill Greenwood
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2008

When DRM Key Servers Vanish, Where Do Users Turn?

Piracy and "borrowed" content is often in the news, but even legitimate purchasers sometimes face a conundrum, such as that posed when MSN announced that music files purchased before 2006 would no longer be supported beginning later this year.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2008

VBrick Eyes Live, Practical Streaming With VBoss

The new service, in partnership with Akamai and other CDNs, aims to simplify live streaming for enterprise and education, as well as entertainment.
Fri., April 25, by Bill Greenwood
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2008

Industry Perspectives: Internet TV Ready for Prime Time?

Internet television might be in its infancy, but all signs indicate that—like radio, broadcast TV, and the internet itself—it stands to be a major evolution in media distribution and monetization.
Tues., April 22, by David Glassman
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Apr 2008

Twenty-Year-Old Broadcast International Gets Boost from Big Blue Partnership

Broadcast International has joined forces with IBM for its new CodecSys solution, which switches on the fly among multiple codecs to encode a single piece of H.264-compatible video.
Mon., April 21, by Ezra Davidson
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2008

NAB 2008: MobiTV Moves Into Server Technology's Heavyweight Division

With the introduction of its Optimized Delivery Server at NAB, MobiTV is going head-to-head with the likes of Real and Microsoft in the mobile video server market.
Fri., April 18, by Ezra Davidson
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #15: NAB Day Two

Tim Siglin interviews two more companies at the National Association of Broadcaster's show (NAB) in Las Vegas: Akamai talks about its partnership with transcoding companies, while Wowza talks about competing with Adobe on a whole new price-point playing field.
Fri., April 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Apr 2008

NAB 2008: Andy Beach Writes a Book . . . And Other Amazing Tales

Inlet's Andy Beach published a book on practical encoding, while his company and Adobe are showing off metadata and automated encoding solutions at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
Wed., April 16, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #14: NAB Day One

Tim and Jose explore topics of interest at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, talking with companies about piracy, high-definition streaming and the disappearance of two major companies—Apple and Avid—from the show floor.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Apr 2008

NAB 2008: Broadcasting by Any Other Name . . . Is Broadcasting

Not surprisingly, the takeaway from the president's keynote kicking off NAB 2008 is that broadcasting—whether it's online, offline or a combination of both—is alive and well. But clearly traditional broadcasters have much to learn from their web counterparts, and some key announcements indicate how the two worlds are merging.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #13: Broadcasting from 3G Mobile Devices

In this interview from the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Cristoforo Mione of the Milan-based Mirial discusses the PSE Broadcast Genie, which takes video sent from a 3G mobile phone and converts it for television broadcast and web streaming.
Thurs., April 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Apr 2008

Adobe Media Player Now Available

The new player—called AMP for short and first announced almost a year ago—will let viewers watch Flash Video content while online or offline, and lets content owners apply Flash Media Server Rights Management rules to their video.
Wed., April 9, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #12: Snacking on Mobile Content

An interview with representatives from mobile TV solutions provider NuNet on the implications of video "snacking" for consumers, content creators, and carriers alike.
Thurs., April 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2008

The State of High-Definition Streaming

The bitrate race may have slowed down a bit, but as high-definition online video has become a reality, publishers and CDNs are making HD a priority.
Tues., April 8, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2008

Mobile Video: It's Not About the Phone

When it comes to getting the music and video you want on the go, forget the services, or even the phones, for that matter. What matters most is carrier lockdowns, as iPhone-related news this week suggests.
Fri., April 4, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Apr 2008

Streaming Media Infocast #1: Ripcode CEO Brendon Mills

In the premiere episode of Streaming Media's new sponsored podcast series, Tim Siglin speaks with Ripcode CEO Brendon Mills about the streaming video mobile market and the new On Demand Signaling Server (ODSS) solution that the company announced today at CTIA 2008 in Las Vegas.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2008

CTIA Brings U.S. Mobile Video Into Focus

CTIA, the U.S. equivalent of the Mobile World Congress, is creating additional interest in streaming content to the mobile device by emphasizing new approaches. RealNetworks' Rob Glaser used his keynote to discuss "entertainment as a service."
Tues., April 1, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2008

The Watchman: March Madness Online Is Both Mad Cool and Just Plain Maddening

Issues with video quality, player functionality, and browser compatibility have marred CBS' live streams and on-demand delivery of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, but in the end, the very fact that all of the games are available in all markets is still a win for fans.
Tues., April 1, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Apr 2008

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