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Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of March 23rd

Here’s a recap of all the announcements from streaming media vendors that I saw for the week of March 23rd. Lots of news leading up to NAB. A note to vendors, please stop with the silly “world’s first” langauge. Four releases this week used that phrase which is nothing more than a marketing phrase. It’s […]

Report: 29% Of Viewers Abandon Videos When They Encounter Quality Problems

A new consumer survey report from Conviva titled “How Consumers Judge Their Viewing Experience: The Business Implications of Sub-Par OTT Service” highlights the importance of video experience now that OTT has become a part of everyone’s everyday life. The report, which is based on the responses of 750 viewers ages 26-34, shows that 75% will […]

The Wiggles Go Exclusive in the US on Hulu

4 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Hulu Blog

After selling out countless stadiums and entertaining children all around the globe, The Wiggles are coming to Hulu! In our new deal with Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Ready Steady Wiggle Series 2, the latest series from the Fab Four of the hugely popular children’s group, will make its US debut exclusively on Hulu. We are also […]

Disney Junior’s Hit Doc McStuffins and more coming soon to Hulu

4 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Hulu Blog

Come let the visit begin, the Doc is in! Today, we are pleased to announce that Hulu will soon be your exclusive subscription streaming home to all episodes of the Emmy®-nominated, popular kids series – and a favorite for my daughter and son – Doc McStuffins. The series comes to us in our very first […]

Pandora CIO To Keynote Infrastructure Event: Learn How They Have Scaled 50X In Eight Years

I’m pleased to announce that Steve Ginsberg, CIO at Pandora has been added to the speaker lineup at our Content Delivery Summit, taking place May 11th in NYC. Partnering with Product Engineering, the Technical Operations team at Pandora has built and extended an efficient, resilient, high-volume architecture to keep the music playing, scaling it 50X […]

Ustream’s Software-Defined CDN Could Become A Bandwidth Exchange For Live Broadcasters

Ustream has developed a reputation for its ability to host some of the world’s largest streaming events via their HD broadcast video platform. The company hosted more than 1 million concurrent viewers and 8 million total viewers during the launch of Sony’s Playstation 4 and regularly hosts 70 million viewers per month. And, while it […]

Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of March 16th

Here’s a recap of all the announcements from streaming media vendors that I saw for the week of March 16th. I’ll try to do a better job of regurally recapping them at the end of each week: Elemental Chosen for Tata Sky’s Latest 4K Video Service BrightRoll Brings Exclusive Yahoo Demographic and Behavioral Data to […]

WSJ Report Inaccurate: Content Owners Not Asking ISPs For “Separate Lanes”

Yesterday, a story in the Wall Street Journal created a lot of stir implying that HBO, Sony and Showtime were asking ISPs for their content to be given “special treatment” by delivering it via a “separate lane” within the ISPs network. After speaking to multiple ISPs and some of the content owners mentioned in the […]

Video Platform Provider Voped Looking To Sell Company, OTT Platform Available

There continues to be a shake out within the tier-2 video platform space, (see Volar Video Selling Stream Stitching & Video Platform Assets) with the latest coming from Voped. I recently heard from Voped President and sole investor Mark Serrano, who tells me that he has decided to offer the platform for acquisition. Mark tells […]

Free Book Download: Hands-On Guide To Webcasting Production

Webcasting guru Steve Mack and I wrote a webcasting production book entitled “Hands-On Guide To Webcasting” (Amazon), which we’re now giving away as a free PDF download. You might notice that the book was published in 2005 and since that time, webcasting has evolved into the mainstream application it is today. But some of the […]

The Impact Of HTTPS On Caching Deployments In Operator Networks

When Google made the decision in 2013 to have all of their properties and data, including YouTube, move to HTTPS delivery, many have been asking what impact this has had on open caching deployments inside operator networks. Some have suggested that HTTPS delivery is becoming a trend but based on what we have heard from […]

Limelight Launches New DDoS Solution & Research Findings About The Security Market

DDoS and other cyber attacks are clearly on the rise. According to Akamai’s recent State of the Internet Report, between 2013 and 2014, DDoS attacks rose 90%. And not only are the number of attacks rising, but the volume of those attacks is growing as well. Numbers from Radware’s 2014-2015 Global Application and Network Security […]

How To Quantify The Value Of Your CDN Services

As mobile applications become more sophisticated, many congestion points have been identified which have given rise to a number of specialized solutions to resolve them. The primary solution for working around Internet congestion and slow-downs has long been the edge delivery and caching provided by content delivery networks. Show More Summary

New York Times’ 5-year fight with patent troll may cost millions

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Even as belt-tightening has led the New York Times to close sections and shed reporters, the Gray Lady is spending large sums on legal bills to fight a patent troll that claims to own the…

Snapchat CEO meets with Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Saudi Arabian billionaire tech investor Prince Alwaleed got the rumor mill going when he put out a statement saying he met with the CEO of Snapchat and the two discussed co-operating…

Netflix may launch in Spain later this summer

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Netflix is looking to launch in Spain later this year, according to local media reports that were relayed by Variety this weekend. According to these reports, Netflix could launch in Spain as…

One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

It’s been more than seven years since the introduction of the first Kindle. Ebooks market share seems to be stabilizing at around one third of total books sold in the U.S. according…

Pandora to release day pass for ad-free listening

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Pandora is looking to add a paid day pass to its service later this year, company executives revealed during Pandora's investor day Thursday. The day pass will give users a way…

Tina Fey’s new Netflix show is here for weekend binge-watching

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

There are two good reasons to pay attention to the The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is Tina Fey's new series that debuted Friday on Netflix. The first reason is that the…

Apple reportedly wants to get rid of free on-demand music

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Love free stuff? Then you won't like Apple's new music subscription service, which the company is expected to launch later this year. Apple is planning to launch the service without a…

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