Earlier in the week, I was asked by the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, to be a witness at the upcoming Comcast & Time Warner Cable merger hearing, taking place on May 8th. The invite was for me to give details and background on interconnect agreements […]
Flipps wants to help publishers to cast their media to as many screens as possible, and the company just raised $2.4 million in new funding to do so.
Verizon just became the second ISP to get paid by Netflix for direct peering with the video service.
Spotify is getting close to having 10 million paying subscribers worldwide, according to a Guardian report that cites unnamed music industry sources with the estimate that the music subscription service will hit that milestone “in the next few months.” Spotify last shared subscriber numbers a year ago, […]
On Monday May 12th, at the Streaming Media East show in NYC, Jan Ozer will be teaching a hands-on webcasting production workshop. Learn everything you need to know about webcasting from choosing the right gear and selecting a webcasting platform, to alternatives for delivering the encoded stream to the streaming server. This two-part hands-on workshop […]
Former Apple executive Tim Bucher's Lyve Minds is starting to sell its first product, the personal media backup device LyveHome.
I appreciate so many people being interested in what I have to think about the latest comments by the FCC and the latest hair pulling fight between Netflix and Comcast. Since I’ve gotten so many emails and questions on the topic, I figured another blog post was needed. On the FCC and net neutrality topic, […]
With all the talk of how much traffic video on demand services like Netflix and YouTube take up on carrier networks, one fact being overlooked by many is that live streaming traffic is exploding, and is harder to deliver. There are a lot of solutions and options in the market to cache VOD content, but […]
While the internet debates the death of network neutrality, the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger back-and-forth continues. Sen. Al Franken released Netflix’s response to his request for its thoughts on the proposed merger. Netflix, needless to say, doesn’t like it. In details that have not […]
If you want to learn how video is cached inside the last mile, how Netflix, Comcast and Google build out their CDNs and what’s taking place in the CDN industry, come to the Content Delivery Summit on May 12th in NYC. This one-day highly focused event brings together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners, and industry vendors for […]
Several HBO series, including The Sopranos and The Wire, will begin appearing on Amazon Prime Instant Video starting May 21. Amazon is also planning to add HBO Go to the new Fire TV by the end of 2014.
Good news for Roku users: The YouTube channel, which first launched on the Roku 3 in December, is now available on all “current-generation devices,” according to a post on the Roku blog, which also lists an exact list of all models that can now access YouTube. […]
With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the "explanatory journalism" market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites?
I am pleased to announce that Matthew Szatmary, Senior Video Encoding Engineer at Twitch will kick off the Streaming Media East show, on Tuesday May 13th in NYC. Launched in 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers where more than 45 million gamers gather every month to broadcast live video, […]
On Monday Netflix announced earnings and in their shareholder letter, said they oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. While Netflix is entitled to that option, they should be arguing their point with facts, instead of making statements that aren’t accurate. Netflix says that “Comcast is already dominant enough to be able […]
The New York Times is launching The Upshot, a new site that its editor says will offer a combination of data journalism and explanatory reporting -- and also try to go head-to-head with new high-profile projects like Ezra Klein's Vox and Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight
Netflix wants to launch on U.S. cable boxes this quarter. First in line could be Suddenlink and RCN.
Including game consoles, there are more than 20 streaming media devices in the market today. Trying to compare their technical specs and which content platforms they do or do not support can be quite challenging. To make it easier, I’ve updated last year’s chart to include recently released boxes from Amazon (Fire TV), Microsoft (Xbox […]
Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC-based duo that defined and popularized a genre of music loosely called globetronica. They just released their latest album, Saudade. I caught up with Rob Garza (one half of the group) to talk about Internet, creativity, streaming, Pandora and Spotify.
LG likes Chromecast's way of casting media to the TV. So instead of copying it for webOS, the company decided to integrate casting into an open SDK capable of playing nice with multiple devices.