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August 10, 2015

Online Video News

Facebook Breaks Into Live Video With Celeb-Only Streams

Expect the feature to be rolled out to all users once Facebook collects feedback from celebs and fans, and refines the experience.

Baseball Meets Hockey: MLBAM and NHL Sign Six-Year Agreement

MLBAM will pay the NHL $100 million per year for the deal, and will hold rights to much of the NHL's platforms and game distribution.

MediaPlatform Takes $12M Funding, Will Boost Sales and Marketing

With demand for internal and external enterprise video solutions growing, investors see strong future for MediaPlatform.

Fem Inc. Launches Prizma, an Online Video Syndication Service

Prizma recommends videos by looking at the viewer's needs and motivations. The company has taken in $3 million in funding.

Featured Articles

Infographic Shows OTT Trends, Including a Strong Shift to Fiber

An infographic created from Level 3 and Unisphere Research data shows a change in OTT business practices, as well as the top 10 OTT challenges.

HEVC Advance: What Do the Royalties Mean for Video Publishers?

While there have been some heated arguments against the royalties announced by the new patent group, the payments appear to be appropriate. We break it down with real-world numbers.

HEVC Advance Announces Royalty Rates, Wants 0.5% of Gross Revenue

Licensing costs for Netflix and Facebook would total over $100 million per year, and terms are retroactive. Group calls terms "fair and reasonable."

Industry News

Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products

Blackmagic Design today announced that Grammy® award winning and multi platinum rock group Imagine Dragons launched its new Twitch Channel using Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Cameras, an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Blackmagic Design Mini Convert

Fastly Raises $75 Million to Fund Global Expansion

Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.

Qwilt Video Fabric Management and Network Media Analytics Offerings Deliver Unmatched Operational Simplicity and Network Visibility for Online Video Delivery

Offers Real Time Monitoring, Proactive System Health and Cloud-Based Media Analytics to Streamline Planning, Deployment and Operation of Video Fabric Solution

University of Wisconsin-Extension Delivers Cost-Effective Mediasite Webcast Services to Wisconsin Schools, Organizations

WisLine Web Program uses Sonic Foundry’s platform to record, publish, distribute and manage video of meetings, trainings, lectures, campus events and more