January 28, 2015
Online Video News
As Super Bowl Nears, NFL Grows Online Video Distribution Plans
In a first, NBC won't require pay TV authentication to stream this year's game, but smartphone viewers will still need to pay for access.
RGB Networks Sold to Imagine Communications for Undisclosed Sum
The move—the fourth recent acquisition by Imagine—further consolidates the TV Everywhere landscape, and is focused on ad-insertion technology.
Standalone HBO GO Service Likely to Spur Further Cord-Cutting: Report
17% of U.S. broadband customers are likely to subscribe to HBO GO when the service becomes available, says Parks Associates, with more than half of survey respondents saying they'll cut the cord entirely.
Commentary: Stream Optimization Vendors Need to Be More Open
Stream optimization holds great promise, particularly in the OTT space, but vendors need to do a better job of educating the market about what they can accomplish—and what it costs
A New CEO Brings Big Product Changes to Sorenson Media
The encoding company's new CEO, Marcus Liassides, has been moving quickly, reorganizing the product lineup for today's broadcasters.
Yahoo Attacks Problems of Scale and Bandwidth for Live Streaming
With its high-profile Live 365 concert series and other major entertainment events, Yahoo has become an expert in streaming live video to large audiences.
OTT video picks up in emerging markets to become a truly global trend
A new Pyramid Research report expects paid OTT revenue in emerging markets to expand from US$1.9 billion in 2014 to US$6.0 billion in 2019.
Ramp's MediaCloud Processes 100 Millionth Piece of Content
Ramp reaches major milestone by processing millions of items of online video, audio and text content per month for clients worldwide
NeuLion Builds Another Great Sports Experience on Apple TV
NeuLion powering more sports apps on Apple TV than any other provider
AllDigital Announces Global Launch of AllDigital Brevity Software
AllDigital Brevity Now Provides Accelerated and Optimized Video Workflows to the Cloud and an Expanded Suite of Offerings Tailored to Broadcasters, Video Professionals and Video OEMs