The acquisition of Ancept Media Server attempts to leverage complementary technologies to strengthen ViewCast's market position, while Hearst's hiring of George Kliavkoff as it takes a major newspaper online-only hints at old media's need to embrace new media in order to survive.
Tues., Mar. 17, by Tim Siglin
Posted 17 Mar 2009
Increases in CPU power and the advent of portable appliances mean there are more encoding options than ever before.
Fri., Mar. 6, by Tim Siglin
Posted 06 Mar 2009
The combination of HaiVision and Video Furnace shows the potential synergies between hardware and software in the H.264 streaming realm.
Fri., Feb. 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 27 Feb 2009
Despite a slightly smaller show floor than in the past, this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona offered up plenty of mobile streaming news, including new solutions from On2, Media Excel, Mirial, and MobiTV, as well as the Adobe-backed Open Screen Project.
Mon., Feb. 23, by Tim Siglin
Posted 23 Feb 2009
Confusion and consternation abound over H.264 licensing terms. Here's a brief overview.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
2008 was the year that big media learned to stop worrying and love—or at least accept—online video.
Posted 12 Feb 2009
While monetization remains elusive, technology advances in 2008 and on tap for 2009 set the stage for increased delivery and consumption of video on mobile devices.
Thurs., Feb. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 05 Feb 2009
As users attempt to maintain identities and assets, including video, across multiple sites, the W3C held a workshop to address opportunities and challenges offered by distributed social networks.
Fri., Jan. 30, by Tim Siglin and Christine Perey
Posted 30 Jan 2009
The move to browser plug-ins for watching online video, added on top of the earlier availability of multiple standalone players is, at the very least, confusing to those who seldom think about the technology that we use every day, except when they really want to watch a key event.
Tues., Jan. 27, by Tim Siglin
Posted 27 Jan 2009
From the official stream from the Presidential Inauguration Committee to virtually every major news outlet, online video was on center stage for the inauguration of President Obama.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Tim Siglin
Posted 21 Jan 2009