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Dom Robinson
Co-Founder, Director, and Creative Firestarter, id3as-company ltd ('id3as')

He first got involved in the sector when, while working as an event promoter, he produced a webcast with Netscape and the Ministry of Sound in October 1996. Since then has produced thousands of webcasts, been involved in a number of streaming start-ups and provided consultancy for a wide number of broadcasters and telcos.

He has Professed as a Streaming Media Consultant and Pioneer and Webcaster since the end of 1996. He has worked for many of the largest webcast consumers, service providers and technology providers in the sector and considers himself to be at the forefront of the Streaming Media industry. Clients include Reuters, BT, UK Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, Eutelsat, BskyB, BBC and countless others.

Over the years he has worked with a number of ventures spanning all layers of the vertical markets around streaming, from telecoms and routing, through CDN, Serving, Management, integration, front end, ASIC, Set Top Box, DRM, Payment, Advertising, production, editing and development.

He is a proper little know it all :)

His company, id3as, is a boutique technology consulting and development group specialising in Internet Video and Audio delivery.

Significantly the company currently delivers the back-end platforms for a variety of blue chip clients, including Thomson Reuters Market reporting Video and Audio Workflows, and also  what will soon be launched as the Digital Service Platform for the domestic Digital Television broadcast networks in the UK.

id3as also works as an angel finance provider and has also made a number of smaller investments, both financial and 'sweat equity' based (from it's own skills and resources) into several smaller startups in and around the IT space, including wearable technology, display technology, content delivery networking and telecoms and audio processing.

Highly specialised and agile in its approach, the company brings all the skills of its team to a diverse range of projects. The founders' backgrounds include 20 years of pioneering in Software Development, Financial Services, Broadcast and Streaming Media. 

id3as has all the right experience to bring its event focussed expertise in the webcasting and online video streaming sector.

From 2004 until 2008 Dom was Founder and CTO, and then from 2008 until 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer at Global-MIX (a UK CDN specializing in Multicast and Live content delivery on the Internet), taking it to winning the StreamingMediaGlobal.com 'Best Delivery Network in Europe' Readers Choice Award, before winding the company down voluntarily after a very tough trading year.

He was added to StreamingMediaGlobal.com's Dream Team and the European Conferences 'Advisory Board' in 2009.

He speaks and and writes on streaming media technology for Broadcast Engineering, ISP World and StreamingMedia, StreamingMedia producer and other Information Today publications. He programmed the European Content Delivery Summit, and the Video Infrastructure Summit, and chaired CDN World Forum.

He provides 'front-line' streaming journalism for StreamingMedia and Broadcast Engineering from his European based professional life, has written for several publishers, and speaks at several global conferences focussing on Internet Video and Audio infrastructures. On occasion he still produces live events and is continually working with many clients on infrastructure architectures and technology innovations providing specialised solutions into the space. He is mad about streaming - particularly Live Streaming—and also enjoys evangelizing about it—he wants nothing more than people to take a deep interest in the industry and, above all, enjoy and benefit from streaming products and services.

Please leave him shouts (good and bad) by email (dom@streamingmedia.com or dom@id3as.co.uk ), on the comments with the articles or on the advanced list (where he spends a little too much time to be healthy!)

(For a full 'track listing' of all his writing click here for the StreamingMedia Global Authors page.)

Articles By Dom Robinson

DIY: Live Audio Streaming Using Icecast with FFmpeg

Building on previous DIY articles, this installment will walk you through capturing audio, encoding and packaging with FFmpeg, then playing out through the Icecast server you set up in the last article
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2018

Hey, Streaming Industry: Fix This!

In which our resident crank opens his craw, unleashes the italics, and goes to town on problems with the cord-cutting experience, why industry pundits lie about latency, and what's wrong with advertising (hint: everything)
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2018

DIY: Icecast Internet Radio Server

In the latest installment of our do-it-yourself series, we'll look at how to set up an Icecast server on an AWS cloud instance.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2018

DIY: Rudimentary Audio Streaming

For the second installment in our do-it-yourself series, we look at how to set up a very basic audio stream between two computers on the same LAN. While the coding is simple, the concepts underneath are crucial to an understanding of how streaming works.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Apr 2018

DIY: Streaming to Multiple Destinations

Want to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, but don't need a commercial streaming service and don't mind doing a bit of coding? Read on!
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2018

Streaming Forum Preview: Broadcaster Streaming Strategies

Hear speakers from Sky, BT, and CenturyLink discuss their organisations' approaches to OTT technologies, including virtualisation, containerisation, micro services, and encoding, as well as their overarching strategies for reaching multiple devices and audiences.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

Commentary: It's Not AV1 vs. HEVC

With Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media, there's been a lot of talk about AV1 vs. HEVC. But we no longer live in an either/or world, and can now give viewers what they want with minimal cost and effort compared to years gone by.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2018

MP3: The End of the Beginning, or a New Dawn?

MP3 may be the VHS to other audio formats' better-quality Betamax, but it's here to stay, especially now that the format is royalty-free.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Aug 2017

CDN Market Pricing Down, but Overall Growth Continues

At last week's Content Delivery Summit, Dan Rayburn presented his annual survey of pricing and trends in the industry. Per-GB prices are down, but CDNs are making up for the drop with increased efficiencies and value-added services
Featured Articles, Posted 22 May 2017

Commentary: Pointing Fingers in the Wrong Direction After AWS Outage

Sites and services that went down when an Amazon Web Services region failed shouldn't blame Amazon. They should blame their own poorly architected cloud infrastructure.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2017

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