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Biographical Information
Tim Siglin
Chairman
423.384.9962

Tim Siglin is chairman of Braintrust Digital, a digital media production company, and a co-founder of the go-to-market strategic consulting firm Transitions, Inc. Involved full-time in visual communications and digital media for over 20 years, Siglin has also served as a contributing editor for StreamingMedia.com for over 15 years.  Prior to co-founding Transitions Inc., he served as principal analyst at The Hampton-James Company, a media consultancy, and was CEO of Century VII, Inc., a production and media integration design firm. Siglin has an MBA in international entrepreneurship, has taught as an adjunct at several colleges and universities, and has worked in both motion picture production and crisis management public relations. As a co-founder of Transitions, Inc., Siglin offers customized strategy consulting for a number of customers, including three Fortune 10 companies, numerous Fortune 100 companies, and multiple small businesses. Repeat customers account for more than 80 percent of all on-going business. Siglin can be reached at writer@braintrustdigital.com.

 

Articles By Tim Siglin

Review: The Video-Enabled Adobe Acrobat 9

With deep Flash integration, including the ability to convert multiple video formats for Flash Video playback, the new version of Acrobat 9 isn't your grandma's e-paper.
Fri., Oct. 3, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2008

From C-SPAN to Drudge, Pelosi Speech Video Makes Waves

One thing that every politician agrees on: Political web video is a blessing and a curse. Just ask Nancy Pelosi, whose widely viewed speech yesterday gave Republicans plenty of ammunition with which to defend their vote against the bailout plan.
Tues., Sept. 30., by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Sep 2008

Disney-ABC, Roku Keynote Streaming Media West, Day 2

Disney-ABC is focusing on syndicating its online video player, and not just its content, while Roku looks to the future of set-top boxes.
Wed., Sept. 24, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Sep 2008

Flash Video Compression Choices

Should you use Flash Media Encoding Server or the new CS4 Adobe Media Encoder? We break down the differences, from grid and batch encoding to VP6 and H.264.
Tues., Sept. 23, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Sep 2008

Online Video vs. ISPs: How Much is too Much?

As online video pushes the limits on bandwidth, ISPs struggle to balance fairness with cost. Today's session at Streaming Media West highlighted some of the challenges.
Tues., Sept. 23, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Sep 2008

Commentary: Pieces of (VP)8

On2 supporters cry foul, both before and after the company announces VP8. But On2’s announcement actually raises more questions than it answers, and it’s too soon to tell what impact it will have on the online video world.
Fri., Sept. 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Sep 2008

Streaming Media Podcast #23: Making Video Simple

Tim Siglin talks with Robert Manoff, CEO of Jambo Media, LLC, about the way the Jambo Video Network provides simple video services to mid-size web publishers—what Jambo calls the "upper-middle-class" of video publishers with relatively small, but very loyal, audiences.
Thurs., Sept. 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2008

Is Napster Best Buy's Alternate Apple Strategy?

The announcement that the electronics big-box store will buy Napster puts Circuit City, others in tenuous situation.
Tues., Sept. 16, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Sep 2008

IBC 2008 Kicks Off

Highlights in the early announcements from Amsterdam—from companies like Microsoft, Digital Rapids, HaiVision, and Motorola—emphasize the growth in H.264 and set-top box penetration.
Fri., Sept. 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2008

Streams of Thought: H.264 Wins—Now What?

WIth Microsoft's announcement that it's adding H.264 playback to Silverlight, some would argue that H.264 has emerged triumphant in the codec wars. So what does that mean for the future of online video?
Tues., Sept. 9, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2008

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