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October 15, 2012

Online Video News

SyncTV, TVinci Talk OTT at TVNext

How can OTT co-exist with traditional cable offerings? Two sessions at this week's TVNext conference explored the possibilities

Skyfire Raise $10M in Funding for Expansion to Europe and Asia

With its mobile data optimization platform, Skyfire aims to reduce the strain on cellular networks.

Sling Media Intros Two Models, Adds Wi-Fi, HDMI, Personal Content

Owners no longer need to rely on Ethernet connections to connect a Slingbox, and can now share photos from smartphones.

Viacom and Spreecast Partnership Connects Stars and Fans

After successful testing with VH1 and Logo, Viacom will create ongoing video chats for its properties.

Adobe Announces Availability of Adobe Media Server 5.0.1

This update adds Windows Server compatibility and closed captioning for FCC requirements.

Featured Articles

For Debates, Online Video Is Second Screen but Not Second Fiddle

Streaming the presidential and vice presidential debates sets up the future for streaming media, one where online video is the first screen and TV is the second.

Total Webcasting: An Up-and-Comer Whose Time Has Come

After a slow start, business is booming at Total Webcasting, which delivers multi-camera live streams of major events.

News Flash for Compressionists: Garbage in Means Garbage Out

Rigorous testing comparing encodes from lower-quality and higher-quality source material gives unsurprising, but much needed, results.

Industry News

Haivision to Lead In-Depth Information Session on Multiscreen Video Streaming at AVX 2012

Presentation Will Outline Technologies, Approaches, and Future Applications for Streaming Multiplatform Video

Sonic Foundry Partners with the Sloan Consortium to Webcast International Conference on Online Learning

Select sessions to be streamed live and on-demand via Mediasite 6 to connect onsite and online attendees

Media Excel’s Multiscreen Transcoding Solution Chosen by the Three Largest South Korean Telcos

Media Excel, an innovator of adaptive bitrate, multi-device transcoding for multiscreen video delivery, sweeps the South Korean Telco industry by winning the large-scale multiscreen transcoding projects of the three largest Telcos in South Korea. SK Tele