2013 is going to be a great time to be part of the video industry. “Democratization” has been used many times before in this space, but that was always lip service. The size, cost and complexity of video monitoring and production equipment was preventing the market from expanding to a broader user base. This is now rapidly changing since live streaming technology has evolved to not only address the needs of big broadcast, corporate and government, but also that of a much larger sector comprising of smaller institutions like affiliate broadcasters, education, houses of worship, and independent event producers. There are now a multitude of hardware and platform choices at previously unheard of prices, and greater integration than ever before. The industry is coming of age. The emphasis will now shift away from pushing tech specs as a means to compete, and more toward ease of use and accessibility from anywhere at any time. We are at the video equivalent of when MP3s displaced CDs and we are proud to contribute to this movement.
Leading Executives of the Online Video Industry give their prediction for what's to come in 2013
Brad Hunstable, CEO and Founder of Ustream, says content production and distribution costs will drop in 2013.
Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream, says a one-size-fits-all workflow no longer works.
Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint, says technology will meet ADHD in 2013.
Scott Gaskill, President of Sovee, says we'll see a need for multi-language videos in 2013.
Rob Lipps, Executive Vice President of Sonic Foundry, says libraries of flat video will go interactive in 2013.
Tom Wilde, CEO of Ramp, says 2013 will be the year of the second screen.
Eric Burns, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for Panopto, says corporate YouTubes will hit a tipping point in 2013.
Shawn Shadfar, CEO of omNovia, says 2013 will be the year of webcasting.
Philip Nelson, Senior Vice President of Artist and Media Relations at NewTek, says portable devices are the wave of the future.
Greg Pulier, President and Founder of MediaPlatform, says corporate YouTubes will boom in 2013.
Samuel Wasserman, CEO of LiveU, says capturing and transmitting live video in the field is 2013's biggest promise.
Jason Thibeault, Senior Director of Solutions Marking (Digital Media) & Product Manager, Limelight Networks, says workflow consolidation will be huge in 2013.
Jim Janicki, President & CEO of Ignite Technologies, says business video in 2013 will grow tremendously as it becomes easier to use.
Thierry Fautier, Senior Director of Telco & Multiscreen Solutions of Harmonic, says 2013 will bring simplicity, efficiency, and high video quality to multiscreen workflows.
Chance Mason, Executive Vice President Internet Media Division of Haivision, says creating valuable user experiences will be the focus of 2013.
Keith Wymbs, Vice President Marketing, Elemental Technologies, says in 2013, software-based multiscreen video processing infrastructure will dominate the video compression market.
Ben Weinberger, Co-Founder & CEO, Digitalsmiths, on record for where to look for online video revenue in 2013
Paul Summers, Chairman & CEO of AllDigital, provides a look to what we can expect in 2013 for the online video industry.
Jeremy Helfand, Vice President of Video Monetization of Adobe, gives his prediction for what's coming down the pipe in 2013.
Steve Christian, Vice President of Marketing for Verimatrix, says over-the-top video will grow in 2013.
David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder of Wowza, says the quality of live and on-demand video will evolve in 2013.