Chromecast just arrived in one of the best-connected countries in the world. Google hopes that it will lead to more YouTube viewing on the TV screen.
Sonos is launching its new universal search feature for Android. We discuss that and whole home audio on this week's podcast. You'll learn about different standards, how open Sonos plans to be and a connected speaker hack.
Good news for Comcast customers: Your Netflix streams just got a lot better-looking, thanks to speed increases that are the result of a commercial peering agreement.
As Jay Rosen argues, the days when it was enough to just give both sides of a story -- without providing any additional viewpoints or fact-checking -- are over. He said/she said journalism is both an ethical lapse and a failure to understand how the media business itself has changed
In 2007, Netflix had a humble streaming service that consisted of an Internet Explorer plugin and a couple of thousand titles. Today, there are millions of active Netflix devices including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and connected TV’s. In addition, Netflix’s streaming library has grown to tens of thousands of titles including Emmy award winning originals. […]
At the Content Delivery Summit, taking place Monday May 12th in NYC, we have a session that will focus on the different types of service provider caching architectures and the pros and cons of each. The discussion will explore why an operator would choose one type of caching over the other and will cover the […]
An internal report that looked at how the New York Times is performing in terms of its digital strategy says the paper needs to focus a lot more on audience engagement and analytics -- but can it take the steps necessary to disrupt its traditional culture?
Everyone talks about the threats to traditional motion picture and television business models as a result of digital/technological disruption. But despite the current discomfort and pain being felt by myriad traditional players, new opportunities exist to generate revenue from premium content services. At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 13-14, this panel of […]
At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 13-14, one panel will take an in-depth look at how premium content owners measure, analyze, and monetize their video assets. Whether the business model is subscription or ad-based, the lack of measurement standards across the industry makes determining value a very dynamic and challenging practice. The […]
Google works closely with network operators to deliver Google content and services efficiently and cost-effectively and aims to deliver its services with high performance, high reliability, and low latency for users, in a manner that respects Open Internet principles. At the Content Delivery Summit, taking place Monday May 12th in NYC, Keith McCallion, Technical Program […]
It seems every year the online video space is inundated with the next big thing and a push toward the latest technology must-have. In years past, we saw pushes for 3D streaming and HEVC; this year, it’s all about 4K. At the Streaming Media East show, taking place next week in NYC, we will cut […]
At the Content Delivery Summit, taking place Monday May 12th in NYC, speakers from Comcast, Viacom, Yahoo! and Cedexis will examine the pros and cons of delivering video in a multi-CDN environment. Multi-CDN environments offer cost and...Show More Summary
At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 13-14, we have a session that will discuss tips and tricks, best practices, and lessons learned regarding the technical setup of live streaming production. Learn how to stream multiple formats, use social networking overlays, and leverage adaptive bitrate streaming. Speakers in this session are the ones […]
Felix Salmon is right when he says that only journalists really care about who broke the news about a specific event -- what really matters to readers is whom they trust to give them context and understanding
In this part of our special report on reinventing the internet, the radical changes that reinventing TV on the internet would bring to the underlying economics. AMC, the channel that's home to Don Draper and Walter White, might lead the way.
We’ve been hearing about corporate YouTubes for a while; or services that allow employees, partners and other stakeholder to upload video to a site with structured moderation and security. But how do these differ from a traditional online video platform and what features should you consider when choosing between different options? At the Streaming Media […]
At the Streaming Media East show, taking place next week in NYC, speakers from Roku, LG, Epix, and A&E Networks will discuss the growth and evolution of TV as an app, including the key platforms, the key market segments, and implications for the relationship between consumers, TV brands, and their traditional pay TV distribution partners. […]
Eliot Higgins is a blogger -- also known as Brown Moses -- who has become a leading source of information about Syria, and his success shows how anyone with the right motivation can train themselves to perform many of the key functions we associate with being a journalist
I’m pleased to announce that Bob Toohey, President of Verizon Digital Media Services and Jason Burgess Software and Systems Architect at Comcast, will both keynote next week’s Content Delivery Summit. Taking place Monday May 12th in NYC, the event brings together carriers, telcos, ISPs, premium content owners and vendors for a detailed look at the technology […]
At the Streaming Media East show next week, you can get hands-on with 50 of today’s leading streaming boxes and smart TVs, testing nearly every OTT content platform available in the market. If you’ve ever wanted to compare OTT services and devices, side by side, in a real-world setting, the Streaming Media East show is […]