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April 09, 2014

Featured Articles
Microsoft, Adobe, and DASH: The State of the Union
With the rise of MPEG-DASH and the NAB-related announcements from both Microsoft and Adobe on the topic, we sat down with both companies to discuss the status of DASH support as well as their legacy ABR protocols, Smooth Streaming and HDS
The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment
MPEG-DASH is slowly but surely becoming the main competitor to HLS, driven by adoption by major players and intrinsic strengths. Here's who's using it now, who's going to be soon, and what challenges still need to be addressed.
Comment: Is Fire TV Really Just Home Shopping Network in a Box?
As a connected device for viewing content, the Fire TV is nothing special—at least not yet. But as a way to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, it could be the ultimate Trojan horse.
Apple Changes Encoding Recommendations for HLS
Modifications to audio recommendations and segment size simplify things for producers across the board
Online Video News
Adobe and thePlatform Announce Integration for Products and Sales
The two will co-sell each other's products and services. Also, Adobe releases Primetime 2.0, now with cloud-based ad insertion.
Akamai Appeals to Hollywood Studios at NAB 2014
Studios can now transcode and apply DRM in one step, thanks to partnerships with Irdeto and BuyDRM, and upload quickly with Aspera.
Encoding.com, Harmonic Offer Broadcast-Quality Cloud Transcoding
Harmonic customers can use a pure-cloud workflow or send files to cloud transcoders when needed.
Elemental to Test 4K HEVC MPEG-DASH in NAB Demo with Akamai
The software video processing developer powers half a dozen 4K demos at NAB, is partnering with Ericsson EVE, and claims to be the fastest growing vendor around
Ericsson Lists 6 Ideas That Will Define Television in 2020
To help clients adapt to coming broadcast and IP realities, Ericsson announces six beliefs and assertions about the coming TV landscape.
Industry News
HiberniaCDN Enables High-Capacity, High-Performance Content Delivery, Uniform User Experience, Regardless of Location
Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that Telecable, one of the major cable and media network compa
BT Media and Broadcast and PacTV today announced that each would be offering the world-wide reach and services of the other to their customers in a new network collaboration arrangement.
Cloud-Based Broadcast and Content Delivery Solution Securely Delivers High Quality Video Experiences on a Global Scale
Baton Quality Control Solution Reduces Errors and Assures Content Readiness for Distribution
Company Also Announces First VOS-Based Product, Electra XVM: A Virtual Media Processor Combining Advanced Compression, Playout, and Graphics Capabilities
Highly Scalable Monitoring Software Provides Service Visibility to Operations Teams Facing Increasing Complexity, Lowering OPEX Costs
New HDR-5000 receiver provides seamless video coverage
New product enhancements provide increased performance
Industry Leaders to Offer Broadcast, Surveillance and Sports Customers Combination of Best-In-Class 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite and Microwave Transmission Technologies
Offering Wirecast users studio-quality video from anywhere to any CDN over the public Internet
Creates industry’s most robust TV Everywhere portfolio, enhances software-defined workflow management and multiscreen encoding, transcoding capabilities
The Teradek Cube Pro offers several improvements over the venerable Cube series
The new Bolt Pro systems offer enhanced connectivity, transmission range, and flexibility
 
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