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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

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

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

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

Alternative Flash Servers Follow H.264 Path

Last week Wowza introduced live H.264 capability in a preview version of Wowza Media Server Pro; Red5 promises live H.264 to come in an upcoming release of Red5 Server.
Tues, March 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Mar 2008

Adobe Offers DRM with Flash Media Rights Management Server

New product offers protection and controls for FLV, F4V, and H.264, as well as attendant graphics and advertising, both online and offline.
Wed., March 19, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2008

Operation MySpace and Kulabyte Bring Live HD Flash to the Web

The MySpace webcast of a concert for U.S. troops in Kuwait marked the debut of live HD Flash streaming. It wasn't perfect, but as a first test of Kulabyte's live encoding, it was an almost unequivocal success.
Tues., Mar. 11, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Mar 2008

Apple’s iPhone Courts Enterprise, Disses Flash

The good news this week is that the APIs in the iPhone SDK boost audio and video options. The bad news is that it still won't support Flash.
Fri., March 7, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Mar 2008

Adobe Ships Flex 3; Microsoft Shines Light on Silverlight 2

Things are heating up in the run-up to NAB, as Adobe completes the trilogy of Flash, Flex 3, and AIR , while Microsoft talks about what’s in Silverlight 2.
Tues., Feb. 26, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2008

And Then There Were Three: RIP HD DVD

Toshiba’s decision to end HD-DVD production—leaving Blu-ray the clear leader and only the scarcely used EVD and VMD as the other HD alternatives—widens the window of opportunity for streaming media entertainment delivery, if only just a bit.
Mon., Feb. 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Feb 2008

More Flash Brings More Light

Undoubtedly the biggest news in online video for 2007, the Silverlight/Flash battle is one that finds both Microsoft and Adobe significantly shifting their fundamental approaches, although in both cases, there’s historical precedent.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2008

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