Online Video

With, Inc., developer of the Hang w/ (Hang with) live streaming social media platform and a developer of mobile applications for the Apple iOS and Android platforms, announced that it has released a powerful new update for the Hang w/ platform for Android. The update features an improvement of the Android video broadcasting capabilities, allowing users to enjoy improved connection stability as well as certain broadcast features that were previously unavailable for Android -- such as the ability to flip between the front-facing and rear-facing camera mid broadcast.

Posted Nov 24, 2015

A new iteration of Forbidden's professional video editing software, Forscene, will be released on Nov. 24 and will be immediately available to all clients of the post-production platform. The functionality introduced in this release enables new Avid workflows and aims to increase efficiencies on multitrack productions. Forscene says many of the new features were requested by longtime client Princess Productions.

Posted Nov 17, 2015

You can barely open up your web browser without the words "live streaming" smacking you in the face. Whether it's someone raving about Periscope or claiming you must be on Meerkat or risk missing out on the "next big thing," you're surrounded by the reality that is the live-streaming phenomenon of 2015.

Posted Nov 17, 2015

Today, any company worth its salt is stepping in front of the lens and clicking the Record button. When it comes to marketing in 2015, video is the undisputed king among consumers. Case in point: More than 70% of marketers say video generates conversions better than any other type of content, per survey data, sponsored by Vidyard, in Demand Metric's August 2014 report, "Video Content Marketing: Identifying Metrics & Measuring Impact." But with increasingly shorter audience attention spans, many content providers are veering away from extended play clips and relying more on short-form videos to build a customer base and push brands, products, and services.

Posted Nov 11, 2015

LG Smart TV announced it will launch selected channels from Opera TV's portfolio in eight markets: the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA, Mexico and Brazil. The first phase of the Opera TV launch will include up to 18 channels in each country with thousands of videos ranging from movies and TV series, music, sports, news, lifestyle, nature and travel. More channels will be added periodically, representing a significant opportunity for video content owners to reach LG's vast audiences.

Posted Nov 10, 2015

In November Disney will launch a subscription service in Europe called DisneyLife. The service, which will allow users access to shows and movies that are not available through providers like Netflix, will come to other markets in 2016.

Posted Oct 22, 2015

Tuesday was a big day for YouTube. It announced a subscription streaming service, as well as a music streaming app. The membership is called YouTube Red and costs $9.99 per month for desktop, Android, and $12.99 per month on iOS. Eventually it will include access to exclusive content, and features a "save" feature.

Posted Oct 22, 2015

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video is worth significantly more. How much more? According to James McQuivey of Forrester Research, a 1-minute video is worth 1.8 million words. The big lesson here is that video matters-a lot. So much so that if you're not creating video already, you are missing out on big business opportunities.

Posted Oct 13, 2015

Amazon Prime Instant Video already brings TV shows and movies to your connected devices on-demand, but now rumors are surfacing that suggest it may be thinking about launching its own online television service. According to Bloomberg, Amazon has reached out to networks like CBS and NBC about including the channels in Amazon's line-up.

Posted Oct 08, 2015

With Apple's public release of the TVOS SDK, adjust announced that its mobile ad analytics and attribution tool has been expanded to support apps for the Apple TV. adjust says this is the first time a dedicated marketing analytics solution has been announced for smart TVs. adjust's offering for the Apple TV will allow app developers to analyze the aggregate behavior of users targeted by ad campaigns, using adjust technology embedded in their Apple TV apps.

Posted Sep 29, 2015

Telestream, a provider of live streaming applications and video tools, is launching Gameshow, a new cross-platform application developed specifically to give game broadcasters new levels of production for their live streams. Available immediately, for as little as 25¢ a day, Gameshow lets game broadcasters easily set up and produce the highest quality streams, with beautiful graphic templates, dynamic editing, live switching, green screen technology, and built-in interactive widgets.

Posted Sep 29, 2015

In the wake of the growth of native, in-feed, auto-play video, Opera Mediaworks and comScore have partnered on an industry-first study on the subject to better understand ad effectiveness of mobile-first video for native environments to help brands drive more impact with their creative. The study found that brands and agencies are seeing meaningful results from mobile-first, purpose-built video ad creative. But the results also led to creative best practices for high-level native mobile video.

Posted Sep 11, 2015

Kaltura, a video technology provider, announced Kaltura OTT Now, an end-to-end OTT platform "in a box." Drawing on Kaltura's OTT TV platform, with modularity that enables customization and integration, OTT Now provides content owners, broadcasters, and service providers an entry point that incorporates the functionality required to launch OTT services in as little as two months.

Posted Sep 10, 2015

Kaltura, a video technology provider, announced the launch of Kaltura MediaX including its flexible cloud DVR solution. Part of its OTT TV offering, according to Kaltura, MediaX is designed to enable pay-TV operators, content providers and broadcasters to quickly launch advanced cloud DVR services with the industry's broadest selection of monetization features. In addition to the cloud DVR solution, Kaltura MediaX will also provide customers with tools for content discovery and accessibility.

Posted Sep 08, 2015

Squadeo is announcing at IBC in Amsterdam a hybrid player for PC that helps video service providers to overcome the technology silos created by companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft on their browsers. The internet giants impose their streaming and DRM formats, and video service providers have no choice but to adapt when browser technology changes are announced.

Posted Sep 08, 2015

In a blog post, Adobe announced the ability of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) users to create shoppable video. According to the post, "This eliminates the costly developer time formerly required to produce shoppable or interactive videos, allowing marketers to deliver shoppable video at scale, driving more engagement and conversion from any device."

Posted Aug 18, 2015

DVEO, a supplier to Telcos, cable TV, IPTV, and OTT operators, will introduce their multi-criteria targeted ad insertion platform at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Designed for broadcasters and multi-screen pay-TV operators, the SPOTTER is DVEO's new multi-criteria advertising platform that uses content and viewer information to make decisions about the actual ads played out to any viewer. It combines content type, consumer profile, and geolocation data by mining multiple data bases in real time.

Posted Jul 30, 2015

Disney CEO Bob Iger said that ESPN and its other networks may be offered a la carte, but not within the next five years. "Technology is the most disruptive force that so-called traditional media ... is facing," he told CNBC's Squawk Box.

Posted Jul 30, 2015

In early May, an important milestone was reached that signals a sea change in how consumers prefer to access their favorite content: Among Comcast customers, the number of internet subscribers surpassed cable TV subscribers for the first time. Granted, the majority of that bandwidth is not being used to post to Facebook or shop on Amazon. It's predominantly the pipeline for streaming video. Consider that, globally, IP video traffic will comprise 79% of all consumer internet traffic in 2018, up from 66% in 2013, per Cisco.

Posted Jul 27, 2015

For the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, NBC wanted to introduce a new app that would make it easier for viewers on the go to connect with any one of the show's thousands of sketch comedy pieces. NBC turned to MarkLogic to make the app possible.

Posted Jul 24, 2015

Rabt, a content personalization startup, completed a $325,000 seed funding round, led by Abhi Anuket, founder of the strategic investment company Magnivia Ventures, and his partner Jan Vorstermans of Qunova, an early-stage venture capitalist. Several angel investors from the United States, Europe, and China also participated in this funding round. The investment will be used to scale up the IT infrastructure, to launch new B2B features, and to expand the team.

Posted Jul 07, 2015

Generation Y is a demographic coveted by retailers and marketers for its purchasing power. Millennials, the generation born between 1980-2000, will spend more than $200 billion annually starting in 2017, and $10 trillion in their lifetimes. Animoto, an online video creation application that empowers anyone to create and share videos, announced new data from the 2015 Animoto Online and Social Video Marketing Study.

Posted Jun 25, 2015

Social event marketing platform Tagkast announced the launch of its new branded video feature which aims to help brands enhance the user experience and boost organic shares on social media. Like Tagkast's branded photo sharing strategy, all branded video content will be consumer-generated, candid, created on site, and integrated with Facebook.

Posted Jun 25, 2015

Discovery U.S. Hispanic, a division of Discovery Communications, and mitú, a technology-driven media brand comprised of a large group of Latino digital content creators and social media influencers, announced a multiplatform development agreement to produce a slate of original digital and television series around mitú's most successful social influencers. Programming will premiere on Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, with complementing content across mitú's digital properties.

Posted Jun 25, 2015

Sundance Channel Global wanted to regionalize its offerings in Brazil, replacing selected content on its Latin American satellite feed with content that was more localized and relevant for Brazil. Sundance Channel first launched in 1996. Strictly an American cable channel for many years, the company gradually started global distribution in the late 2000s, starting with Europe in 2009. In 2014, the channel launched a Portuguese version, in Brazil--and, from the start, the company knew it wanted regional, locally relevant content, to better benefit the channel's viewers.

Posted Jun 19, 2015