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April 09, 2014

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., 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.

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.

Apple Changes Encoding Recommendations for HLS

Modifications to audio recommendations and segment size simplify things for producers across the board

Editor's Note

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.

Industry News

Hibernia Networks Launches its Content Delivery Network (CDN) Platform

HiberniaCDN Enables High-Capacity, High-Performance Content Delivery, Uniform User Experience, Regardless of Location

Telecable / Grupo Hevi Launches OTT Multiscreen Service With Broadpeak CDN and Server Technologies

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 (BT M&B) and Pacific Television Center (PacTV) Strike Network Sharing Deal

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.

Level 3 Introduces Video Cloud Services

Cloud-Based Broadcast and Content Delivery Solution Securely Delivers High Quality Video Experiences on a Global Scale

T3Media Selects Interra Systems' Baton Content Verification Software

Baton Quality Control Solution Reduces Errors and Assures Content Readiness for Distribution

Harmonic Redefines Future of Video Production and Delivery With VOS Technology at the NAB Show

Company Also Announces First VOS-Based Product, Electra XVM: A Virtual Media Processor Combining Advanced Compression, Playout, and Graphics Capabilities

Tier 1 Pay-TV Provider Deploys Mariner xVu to Support Growth in Content and Devices

Highly Scalable Monitoring Software Provides Service Visibility to Operations Teams Facing Increasing Complexity, Lowering OPEX Costs

Vislink Launches the Next Phase of IP Diversity Networks

New HDR-5000 receiver provides seamless video coverage

Vislink Optimizes LiveGear for Cellular LTE Networks

New product enhancements provide increased performance

TVU Networks and Vislink Partner to Deliver Complete End-to-End IP Video Capture, Transmission and Distribution Solutions to Customers Around the Globe

Industry Leaders to Offer Broadcast, Surveillance and Sports Customers Combination of Best-In-Class 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite and Microwave Transmission Technologies

Telestream Wirecast Integrates with Zixi

Offering Wirecast users studio-quality video from anywhere to any CDN over the public Internet

Imagine Communications Acquires Digital Rapids

Creates industry’s most robust TV Everywhere portfolio, enhances software-defined workflow management and multiscreen encoding, transcoding capabilities

Teradek Introduces The Cube Pro H.264 Encoder with Timecode Buddy Inside

The Teradek Cube Pro offers several improvements over the venerable Cube series

Teradek Announces 3 New Video Transmitters for the Popular Bolt Line of Zero Delay Wireless Video Products

The new Bolt Pro systems offer enhanced connectivity, transmission range, and flexibility

Teradek Announces New iPad and Android Streaming Device: Serv

Roland Systems Group Demonstrates Surround Field Recording and Monitoring with Holophone and DTS at NAB Show