Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “How to Get the Most Out of Enterprise Video.” Video has become an integral part of the way individuals and businesses communicate and connect. It’s no simple task, however, to implement a secure and robust video solution in your […]
Amazon wanted to launch its FreeTime kids content tier as well as its Cloud Player on Fire TV in May. So what happened?
Netflix built its revamped service using building blocks it calls processors; these allow for the company to cut up various tasks and calculations and then automatically stitch them together in a way so the total product does not get impacted.
Medium says it is continuing to experiment with how best to compensate writers, but the recent departure of the contributing editor behind one of its collections shows there is still a tension between Medium the magazine and Medium the open platform
On Tuesday June 3rd at 2pm ET, I’ll be joining members of the Microsoft Azure Media Services team to talk about the “Benefits of Moving Media Workflows to the Cloud“. Building on the success of live streaming the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Azure Media Services will soon be opening up the underlying technology that made it […]
You can add Amazon to the list of companies adding music streaming as a feature to their core offerings. New details about the long-rumored service suggests it will arrive in June or July and have only 6-month old songs.
Here we go again. The music industry is taking another run at Pandora and other digital services in Congress, claiming they should pay for pre-1972 recordings even though AM/FM stations do not.
Tomorrow, at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “The State Of Over-The-Top Video Deployments.” While OTT may be in experimental stages for some, there are successes to learn from as well as serious challenges to consider. Build it and they will come is not a working strategy […]
Amazon responded to the ongoing controversy over its decision to limit availability of Hachette titles as the companies try to negotiate a new contract. Now Hachette has responded to that response: In a lengthy statement provided to Publishers Lunch (free) on Wednesday, Hachette said, “It is […]
WD has added Miracast to the newest iteration of its WD TV media player -- but it dropped support for Vimeo and Netflix.
I get that many people have very strong opinions when it comes to the topic of the Comcast and TWC proposed merger, but when it comes to members of the media, they should distinguish between what are facts versus their opinions. Two mainstream media outlets that continue to provide false or completely inaccurate information on […]
Google is bringing its Chromecast streaming stick to yet another country: Chromecast will officially go on sale in Japan on Wednesday, according to a report from Engadget Japan. Google will sell the device though its own website, as well as Amazon Japan, for 4200 Yen (about $41), […]
Google, Facebook and Amazon have shown us again this week why the combination of a quasi-monopoly, vested interests and an inscrutable algorithm can be a dangerous thing for internet users, since it allows them to influence what we see, know and buy
Viacom is blocking access to its online videos for Cable One customers to get higher retransmission rates. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is starting to worry.
Facebook's director of product Mike Hudack posted a rant about the inadequacies of the media -- including some new-media sites like Vox -- and their focus on click-bait content, but many argued that Facebook itself helps promote that type of content. So who is right?
Last week, web and application delivery provider Instart Logic announced they have raised $26M in a third round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers and existing investors. The company has now raised a total of $52 million and is growing quickly, with nearly 100 employees around the world. Since launching last year, Instart Logic […]
Peel now offers TV networks a way to advertise shows within its remote control app, which will allow viewers to tune in right from within the ad.
Only a short time ago, Google published a post on their Google Fiber blog in which they make the case for why they don’t charge content owners for peering, why they give someone like Netflix access to their network for free and why they partner with content providers and CDNs like YouTube, Netflix, and Akamai. […]
With all the confusion in the media around the topic of interconnects, I thought it would be helpful to show exactly which content owners have done direct interconnects with ISPs. While some members of the media want to claim that content is exchanged on the Internet in a “secretive nature”, the fact is, it’s not […]
Apple is reportedly in talks to set up paid peering arrangements with U.S. ISPs, but before we compare Apple to Netflix in peering fights we need more information.