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Dan Rayburn
Executive Vice President
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Dan Rayburn is EVP for StreamingMedia.com and is recognized by many as the voice for the streaming and online video industry. He is a sought after analyst, speaker, writer and consultant who's work has been featured in hundreds of articles by nearly every major media outlet over the past fourteen years. He co-founded one of the industry's first webcasting companies acquired by Digital Island and has his own line of books with eight titles available. He is a regular analyst to the investment community and has his own blog at StreamingMediaBlog.com and is a principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Dan Rayburn is recognized by many as the “voice for the streaming media industry” and as one of the Internet industry's foremost authorities, speakers, and writers on streaming and online video technologies for the past fourteen years. As a passionate leader and spokesperson, Dan is widely known for his experience and vision pertaining to both the business and the technology of online video in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise includes technology solutions, business strategy, content syndication and distribution and industry foresight in the media, enterprise, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

He is Executive Vice President for StreamingMedia.com, a diversified news media company responsible for educating the streaming media industry and companies using online video technologies. Its website (www.StreamingMedia.com), print publication (Streaming Media magazine) and tradeshows (Streaming Media East, West and Europe) are considered the premier destinations both in person and online for professionals seeking industry news, articles, white papers, directories, how-to's and tutorials. He also has his own blog about the online video business at www.BusinessOfVideo.com and is a principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Prior to StreamingMedia.com, he founded a streaming media services division for the Globix Corporation, a publicly traded NASDAQ company, which became one of the largest global streaming media service providers specializing in on-site event production for webcasts around the world. Prior to Globix, he co-founded one of the industry's first streaming media webcasting production companies, Live On Line, successfully acquired by Digital Island for $70 million dollars.

An established writer, Dan's articles on streaming and online video trends and technologies have been translated into four languages and are regularly published in major trade magazines and web portals around the world. He is Series Editor for a series of streaming media related books for Focal Press entitled “The Dan Rayburn Hands On Guide” Series, with 8 titles available in print. He is also co-author of the first business focused book on the industry, “The Business of Streaming & Digital Media” and authored a book in the NAB Executive Technology Briefings series entitled “Streaming and Digital Media.”

Regularly consulted by the media for insight into business trends and technology, Mr. Rayburn has been featured in hundreds of print and on-line articles that have appeared in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Crain's B2B Weekly, Broadcasting & Cable, Electronic Media, Mediapost.com, POST Magazine, ProAV Magazine, INS Asia, Internet.com, Radio Ink, EContent Magazine, Nikke Electronics and Wired.com among others. He has also appeared on many TV programs including those on CNN and CBS.

Dan also consults for corporations who are implementing online video in the broadcast, wireless, IPTV, advertising and cable industries. Over the past ten years he has helped develop, consult, and implement streaming media solutions for prestigious companies in the enterprise, entertainment and government sectors including A&E, ABC, Apple, Atlantic Records, American Express, BMG, BP, CBS, Cisco, Elektra, Excite.com, HBO, House Of Blues, ifilm, Indy 500, Intel, ITN, KPMG, Microsoft, MTV, NYTimes.com, Pepsi, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Qualcomm, RealNetworks, Sony Music, Twentieth Century Fox, United Nations, Viacom, VH1 and Warner Brothers among others.

For the past ten years, Dan has traveled internationally as a featured industry expert and has been sought out to keynote and speak on the current and future direction of streaming media technology, trends and business cases. A current technology advisor to many universities in the U.S., he has also taught Internet Broadcasting classes at New York University (NYU) and regularly lectures at numerous academic institutions. He is also co-founder of StreamingMediaClasses.com with the Seattle Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching people the business and legal issues surrounding the implementation of streaming and online video via on-demand training delivered to the desktop.

Dan also holds board positions with various technology corporations in the U.S. and Europe and works with many non-profit organizations enabling them to utilize streaming media for their projects including The Museum of the Moving Image and the X PRIZE Foundation.

Articles By Dan Rayburn

Amazon Fire TV Review: Don't Believe the Hype, it's a Clunky Mess

Viewers who only search for and watch Amazon content will love the Fire TV. But anyone who watches other sources, like Netflix or Hulu, will see this box is a dud.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Apr 2014

Netflix Blog Post Muddies the Waters on Net Neutrality

Reed Hastings says he wants stronger rules and will fight for the internet, but really he's only fighting for his own business interests. Where's the detailed alternative?
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Mar 2014

Netflix and Comcast: Exploring the Numbers Behind the Agreement

It's time to clear away the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the controversial distribution deal between Netflix and Comcast.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Feb 2014

Roku: 8 Million Sold and Counting

Number includes both Roku boxes and Roku Streaming Sticks; company also says that average user streams 13 hours per week and that total streaming grew by 70% to 1.7 billion hours in 2013
Online Video News, Posted 26 Feb 2014

Transit: What it Is, How it Works

Thanks to the Netflix/Comcast agreement, there's been a lot of discussion about transit in the press. Unfortunately, most of it is uninformed.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2014

Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Is a Win for Consumers

There's more misinformation being written about this agreement than actual information. Lazy tech sites need to understand: It's not about net neutrality!
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Feb 2014

Why the Netflix Vs. Verizon Debate Is Completely Off-Base

Listen up, conspiracy theorists: It's not about net neutrality! The complicated reality is that Netflix video quality is due to a variety of business decisions.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2014

Apple Starting to Build Out Its Own CDN

Apple's CDN buildout will deliver content to consumers, though it's not clear if Apple will use it for popular or longtail content, or what the effect will be on the company's relationships with Akamai and Level 3.
Online Video News, Posted 03 Feb 2014

4K Reality Check: Content Owners Can't Afford the Bandwidth

Everyone's talking about 4K and HEVC at CES, but nobody's talking about what it costs to deliver. Here's a breakdown of delivery costs, and a look into why we shouldn't look for too much 4K streaming content any time soon.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2014

OVPs Still Rely Too Much on Bandwidth Resale

With bandwidth and storage prices in decline, online video platforms need to look for new revenue models if they want to keep profits hight.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jan 2014

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