September 02, 2015
Online Video News
Amazon, Google, and More Working on Royalty-Free Codec
The Alliance for Open Media—including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix—hopes to deliver a video codec for internet delivery by late 2016 or early 2017; Cisco's Thor technology will be included
Multi-Screen Analysis Shows Who's Winning at Streaming Media
Verto takes an holistic approach to charting streaming services by examining video and audio use on a variety of devices.
TV Clipping App Clippit Debuts 2.0 Version, Improves Search
The app will now do a better job of identifying the source of clips, a change requested by networks and content owners.
Hulu Inks Multi-Year Deal With Epix, Netflix Focuses on Originals
Netflix has chosen to pass on blockbuster titles already available on other services, and instead will shop for exclusives.
MTV Brings Live 360 Virtual Reality to the Video Music Awards
Music lovers felt like they were standing on the red carpet with Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and more when MTV streamed 360-degree VR live from its awards show.
Brightcove Survey Highlights Mobile Streaming Delivery Confusion
The rush to support mobile video delivery is fueling the growth of hosted video services, as companies struggle with monetization and wide platform support.
Cicso Plans an End Run Around Greedy Patent Pools With Thor
There are now two HEVC patent pools with a third one on the way. But with enough industry support Cisco could create a high-quality royalty-free alternative.
LG Adds Smart TV Content Partners, Provides Free Upgrade To 2014 webOS TVs To Deliver Even More Choices And Speed
DirecTV Among New Full HD and 4K Ultra HD Content Partners for webOS Smart TVs; Speed and Layout Highlight Changes for 2014 TV Update
Wowza Media Systems Unveils Expanded Feature Set for Wowza Streaming Cloud
Enhanced Capabilities Further Extend Flexible Options to Organizations Looking to Leverage Cloud-Based Services to Stream Live, Professional-Grade Content
Wowza Media Systems Announces the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API; Expands Support for Streaming Solution Development
Availability of the REST API Further Simplifies Building Custom Workflows and Innovative Solutions on Wowza Technology
Envivio Introduces a Breakthrough All-Software Video Headend for Pay TV Providers
A Single Encoder for Linear and Multi-Screen Services Lowers Operating Costs, Energy Consumption and Hardware Needs
AP Raises the Standard in Live Video for Broadcasters
AP announced today a significant expansion of its live video content offering for broadcasters
Amazon Expands Prime Video Downloads to iOS and Android Platforms—The First and Only Subscription Streaming Service to Offer This Feature
Prime members can download movies and TV episodes to iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets and Fire devices at no additional charge