Streaming Media

 

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

Sling Slides Into Echostar, Set-Top Box Field Narrows

The acquisition of a place-shifting device manufacturer by the Dish satellite owner potentially closes one door while opening another.
Fri., Sept. 28, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2007

Does Media Need to Be Free?

Recent moves to "free" Big 3 content from pay-per-download sites like iTunes poses an interesting question: Would consumers rather pay for it and own it, or watch it for free but be limited to streaming-only access?
Tues., Sept. 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Sep 2007

Second Life Gets . . . A Second Life

Origin Digital’s Odaptor platform serves as underlying technology for Second Life's new, improved video capabilities.
Tues., Sept. 18, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2007

More Details on Microsoft's VC-1 Ecosystem Emerge at IBC

In addition the introduction of Microsoft's VC-1 SDK, IBC brought big news from the likes of Tarari, Dayport, Thomson,and SyncCast.
Thurs., Sept. 13, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Sep 2007

IBC Offerings Expand Digital and Streaming Infrastructure for Broadcasters

Whether you’re a traditional broadcaster, a cable giant, or just a video podcaster, something new is waiting for you at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

IBC Demos Reveal Advances Across IPTV Ecosystem

Whether it’s acquisition on solid-state media, encoding, or delivery, streaming in the IPTV space continues to move steadily forward, as proven by announcements from the likes of Digital Rapids, ViewCast, and Akamai.
Mon., Sept. 10, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2007

Adobe Demonstrates Flash Media Server 3, Adobe Media Player, and Cisco Integration at IBC

Ability to stream H.264 and AAC Plus, along with a tie-in to Cisco’s Content Delivery System, reveal more of Adobe’s larger plan to get video to three screens, even if it’s not FLV.
Thurs., Sept. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2007

Apple Delights, Infuriates With New iPods And iPhone Price Mods

The new WiFi-enabled iPod Touch looks tasty, but changes in the rest of the iPod line, a drop in the price of the 8GB iPhone, and discontinuation of the 4GB iPhone are leaving a sour taste in early adopters’ mouths.
Thurs., Sept. 6, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2007

Nokia Breaks Ranks With Network Operators, Targets iPhone/iTunes

The handset manufacturer’s Ovi music portal leverages last year’s Loudeye acquisition to launch music and entertainment ecosystem in Europe and Asia.
Thurs., Aug. 30, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2007

Vista Network Degradation Bug Linked to Streaming

Notice that your network transfer rate goes down when listening to audio or watching video in Vista? The bad news is you're not alone; the good news is that Microsoft says it's working on a fix.
Wed., Aug. 29, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Aug 2007

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