Articles for Catherine Bacon
Hollywood Weaves a Marketing Web
Studios have fully adopted streaming movie trailers as a valid marketing tool, and now the cutting-edge players are going beyond to create entire interactive experiences on the Web. We take a look at a few of the latest trailers to hit the computer screen.
Sites to See: The Art of the Message
We take a tour of some "dot-org" sites and learn that just because they have “dot-org” in their names doesn’t mean arts-and-culture and public interest sites can’t have a little fun.
Be Here Makes its Small Screen Debut with the NBA
NBC Sports to use 360-degree video in television broadcast.
DiMA Looks to the Courts
The increasingly complicated Web of legal entanglements gained yet another strand on Friday.
On2 Showcases Full-length Film Encoded in VP4
Company attempting to demonstrates viability for Video on Demand.
Loudeye Gets Fifth Major Music Label on Board
Washington gets ready to hear more debate on digital music.
AtomShockwave Announces Paid Gaming Initiative
Company releases downloadable versions of popular online games for a price.
SurferNETWORK.com and MeasureCast Partner
MeasureCast weekly reports indicate Internet radio audience still growing.
Digital Island Announces Cutbacks
Second quarter results bring a 22 percent reduction in workforce.
Company to let go 13 percent of its staff.
WorldStream Gets New Enterprise Clients
New study shows one in four large businesses use streaming media.
Improved Learning: Dump the Lectures
For all of the professors getting giddy over of the possibilities of
streaming lectures, as well as for those getting nervous about losing
control of their intellectual property rights, Roger Schank, PhD, has some
NBA to Stream Live Games in South Korea
Sportlive signs deal to offer streaming video coverage to subscribers.
Webcaster and RIAA Battle over Compulsory Fee
Both parties have submitted proposals to the U.S. Copyright Office.
Loudeye Reduces Staff by 45 Percent
Second round of layoffs follow recent acquisitions.
Searchable Streaming Video on NHL.com
Virage teams up to bring the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Web.
Live Video Coverage of NBA Game
RealNetworks to stream the Mavericks and the Kings on Friday.
WildTangent Secures $34M
Company sees funding as sign of confidence in tough times.
Emusic to be Acquired
Companies decline to confirm rumor that Universal Music Group is the intended buyer.
Yahoo! to Market Duet
The digital music space is buzzing with yet another big name announcement.
MSN Music in Beta Release
Microsoft says "me too" with streaming music service.
Intel installs RealPlayer in New Web Appliance
RealNetworks expands streaming media beyond the PC with Intel's DotStation.
The WB Gets a Gizmo
The TV network signs on with marketing company Gizmoz for viral campaign.
RealNetworks Unveils Music Subscription Deal
MusicNet, the new online subscription service from RealNetworks, has the backing of three of the Big 5 record labels.
IUMA Revived by Vitaminic
European company brings the long-running music site back from the dead.
Into Networks, Enron and EBWorld.com Partner
Retail site to offer digital rental of PC games.
Digital Download Projected in Theatre
First IP delivered digital movie to play on the big screen.
Liquid Audio Signs up Hard Rock and Handleman
Announces two new clients for its digital distribution services
Wide World of Web Sports: A Waiting Game
Streamed sports content seems ripe for success, but those hoping to experience the thrill of victory — either as fans or as companies gunning for a reliable revenue source — may just have to wait.
Study Defines Asian Online Gaming Market
Korea leads the way in online gaming adoption.
March Madness and Brazilian Streaming
Yahoo! streams audio for college basketball tournament games, and Sportsya adds streaming to sports portal.
SciFi.com to Air Second Season of Chi-Chian
Creator takes a unique approach to Web animation.
Content Prophets: Addictive Advertisements
Brands are not only becoming backdrops in online games — entire games are being built around advertisements. The result is a compelling, interactive venue that can be a big draw for advertisers.
ViewCast.com Drops the Dot-Com
Company renames itself to emphasize offline strategies.
Voquette and iBeam Partner
Companies offer complete audio solution for businesses.
Video on Demand Market Heats Up
MeTV launches pay-per-view, CinemaNow launches subscription, and PayForView.com goes B2B.
Study: Ad Agencies Recommend Streaming Advertising
Research indicates that advertising agencies have faith in streaming media ads.
Japanese Gamers Get Connected
Alliances to connect cell phones, home consoles and arcade consoles in Japan.
Retail Web Sites Add Streaming
Walmart.com and BestBuy.com enhance consumer Web sites with streaming audio.
EMI and Virtue Broadcasting Sign Strategic Agreement
U.K. company to generate Web programming for EMI.
Online War Game to Promote TV Special
TBS Superstation turns to WildTangent to create online enhancement for reality combat show.
360 Degrees of NASCAR
Be Here to bring fans inside the pits at the NASCAR Daytona 500.
EU Parliament Rules on Digital Copyright
EU brings copyright law in to the digital age.
Soccer Streams to U.S.
Videosport.com and eMedia to stream soccer matches to U.S. niche market.
Microsoft Appeal to be Streamed
Streaming audio coverage planned to satisfy public interest.
ParaMax360 Debuts in Beta
New 360-degree video solution from RemoteReality.
MeTV Launches Services Division
Company still moving forward with consumer launch next week.
The Day the Music Died
IUMA ceases all operations
RealNetworks Gets into the Internet Appliance Arena
New digital media appliance company to incorporate RealPlayer 8
iClips to Stream Evian Ads
The deal marks the beginning of new ad revenue for iClips.
Say Ciao to Streaming Software
Into Networks expands its services into Italy with FastWeb.
Intertainer Adds WMG Videos
Warner Music Group videos available on-demand from Intertainer.
Audible to be Mac Compatible
Mac users will soon have access to audio books too.
IFilm Secures $10 Million in Funding
Company able to continue operations on path to profitability.
SeeItFirst Gets Global Partner
Groovy Gecko to Market SeeItFirst Solutions to Europe.
RealPlayer Goldpass to Feature NBA Action
Agreement between NBA and RealNetworks brings more streaming sports content to subscription service.
NAB Sues U.S. Copyright Office over Webcasting Ruling
Broadcasters look to reinstate their exemption from compulsory fee for webcasters.
Content Companies Continue Cuts
More employees laid off from online entertainment companies this week.
Streaming Sports Take a Step Forward
NHL to test new technologies on All-Star Weekend; Virage to bring searchable highlights to MLB.
Juno Online Services Looks to Streaming Software
Company signs marketing agreement with Into Networks to beef up their broadband offering.
Streaming Media Players on 99 Percent of Home PCs
RealNetworks on top in Media Metrix study.
New Broadband News Site
MSNBC launches a new destination for news video consumption.
Good News for Streaming Servers
In-Stat Group predicts doubling of server sales in coming years.
Alwaysi to Launch Subscription Service
Company to offer monthly rate for online viewing of independent films.
Non-Profit Media Join Forces
PBS and NPR to collaborate on-air and online.
NBCi to Offer iClips Services
NBCi members now have access to streaming video tools.
Streaming Media Corp to Use Inktomi Software
Inktomi Media Products to be used across North American Media Delivery Network
Company cuts 25 percent of staff.
MeasureCast Releases First Monthly Internet Radio Analysis
Survey says Talk Radio is last month's top pick.
ActiveSky Receives $21 Million in Funding
Company developing format and server for wireless streaming.
SurferNETWORK.com to Buy Radio Assets from GlobalMedia.com
GlobalMedia.com to focus on streaming video initiatives.
Even More Legal Woes for MP3.com
Emusic.com files a copyright infringement complaint against the My.MP3.com service.
CenterSpan Purchases Scour's assets
Company makes winning bid over Liquid Audio and Listen.com.
eMotion and MediaSite Announce Partnership
Companies to offer integrated software and managment solution.
Internet Streaming Media Alliance Formed
Apple, Cisco, Kassena and others have joined together to specifically define a standards-based streaming solution.
Enterprise Encoding Solutions
Anystream to bring encoding to the edge of the Internet.
Emusic, Harry Fox Agency Agree On Mechanical Royalty
Emusic to add streaming to subscription service and agrees on mechanical fee rate.
U.S. Copyright Office Says Webcasters Must Pay
U.S. Copyright Office rules that radio broadcasters streaming online are not exempt from the compulsory fee required of webcasters in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Rates for fee still to be determined.
Liquid Audio Bids on Scour
Winning bid will be chosen on December 12th.
MeasureCast Releases Weekly Ratings of Internet Radio
Company also deploys technology on GMV Networks servers.
Federal Court Says RadicalMail.com Using Copyrighted Technology
Court denies injunction, but finds RadicalMail.com, a licensee of helloNetwork.com's technology.
My.MP3.com Back Online
Controversial service comes clean with legally licensed content both for free and for fee.
Cidera Raises $75 million in Funding
Edge delivery network closes successful round of funding and pulls request for IPO.
Survey Says Windows Media Player More Appealing to New Users
Microsoft releases MP3 converter and other tools in bonus pack.
Streaming Rights for Olympic Coverage Discussed
New media companies seek rights for streaming coverage in future Olympics.
On2.com Improves Narrowband Streaming
Company claims new compression technology offers TV-like viewing experience.
Military Intelligence Makes Use of Streaming Technologies
Virage selected by government for video data management project.
Hearing Held on the Intricacies of Digital Copyright Laws
The U.S. Copyright Office hears arguments on behalf of digital media companies and copyright holders.
RIAA forms collection agency for performance royalties.
Excite@Home Partners to Bring Software on Demand Services to Users
Into Networks and Media Station offer subscription-based access to CD-ROM titles for @Home subscribers.
TheThreshold.com Acquires Online Rights to Hellraiser
Entertainment site has Hellraiser-branded online game in the works.
Live Madonna Webcast
MSN chooses NaviSite to deliver high profile webcast.
Cidera and DigiPlex Partner
Cidera to provide satellite-based delivery for new Pan-European co-location facilities.
A Streaming Thanksgiving
Streamingmedia.com staff writers Ellie Kieskowski and Catherine Bacon offer a tale of streaming – with a host of interesting, informative and just plain fun links to holiday streaming content. Follow this fictional guide to Thanksgiving streaming, and have a great holiday!
Emusic Takes on Napster Users
The company deployed a technology to identify all Emusic files being shared on Napster.
UMG Launches Broadband Music Trivia Game
Yahoo! launches ShoppingVision
Yahoo! combines streaming video with simultaneous e-commerce opportunities.
cMeRun to Stream Games
The consumer focused ASP announces expanded services to include CD-ROM game titles.
BMG to Stream Music Videos
BMG partners with Akamai and Virage for streaming delivery.
Media 100 Streams UN Event
New streaming services from Media 100 gains global exposure.
MP3.com to Pay $53.4 million to UMG
Legal battles with Universal Music Group over for MP3.com
Launchcast Now Supports RealPlayer
Personalized music service expands audience to RealPlayer and Macintosh users.
Behind the Words at BN.com
Online bookstore launches a series of streaming video interviews with authors.
DotComix Suspends Operations
The San Francisco-based animation studio lays off most of its staff and looks for a buyer.
New Streaming Server Debuts at Comdex
Vingage releases Vingage Video Server 4.0 and DVD Fulfillment Server 3.0.
Vizzavi Portal to Include Co-Branded NetRadio Player
New European multi-access Internet portal to include streaming audio.
Yahoo! Streaming Directory
Yahoo! Movie Online Shorts directory lists shorts by featured content providers.
Echo Networks Receives $5 Million in Funding
New services for streaming audio with a little help from your friends.
Educational Animation Clears Up Electoral College Confusion
The Electoral College explained, so even an adult can understand.
Listen.com Takes a Turn Towards B2B
Listen Radio launches as first step in new syndication focus.
CinemaNow Annouces Pay-Per-View Movie Service
Teams with Microsoft and iBEAM to bring streaming pay-per-view movies for $2.99.
GetMusic on AOL
Content agreement to feature Getmusic.com on AOL Music Channel.
Alwaysi Sells Six Films to the Sundance Channel
Online community doubles as producer's rep for independent filmmakers.
Who is Streaming and When?
Two studies attempt to pinpoint the streaming audience.
Sonic Foundry Announces Compression Codec
Perfect Clarity Audio is a new proprietary audio compression codec for digital storage.
Digital HipHop to Produce Animated 3D Videos
Studio to produce interactive music videos for Island Def Jam Music Group artists.
Servecast.com Closes Successful Financing Round
Irish tech company receives E40 million to build European streaming network.
RealNetworks Announces Results of Streaming Ad Campaign
High click-through and conversion rates show promising future for streaming ads.
Avid ePublisher Now Shipping
New software combines traditional video editing with easy web publishing features.
Animation Showdown on AtomFilms
Site features animated shorts designed to bring in fresh content
Reliacast Secures $35 Million in Private Funding
Second round for Internet infrastructure company.