Online Video

MUZU.TV and Metacafe signed a content deal that extends MUZU.TV's collection of 85,000 music videos to Metacafe's users. Next month, video content from four major record labels and independent artists will be accessible to Metacafe 10 million European monthly users. Users outside of Europe, including those in the U.S., will be able to access MUZU.TV's independent catalogue, expanding the content's geographic reach.

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Ingram Content Group Inc. and Recorded Books, a publisher and distributor of spoken word audio, have announced a content distribution agreement that let the two companies create a comprehensive e-audio solution. The collaboration will give publishers access to a substantially larger audience of audio book purchasers, and will grant libraries access to a broader selection of titles for their patrons through Recorded Books' OneClickdigital platform.

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Advanced Digital Services (ADS) announced ADS-Xpress, a digital asset management system that makes movie scenes, TV clips, previews, trailers, ads, stock video and other media assets immediately accessible via a web interface. The content is also quickly searchable to a selectable video segment, as well as downloadable to popular mobile devices.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Carousel Industries, a developer of data networking and unified communications, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of OmniPresence, Inc., an integrator of A/V and video conferencing services. The acquisition will allow Carousel Industries to expand its ability to seamlessly integrate its main focuses into a unified communications environment within the enterprise. Marlborough, MA-based OmniPresence will forms the core of Carousel's Visual Communications and Collaboration Group.

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press announced plans to launch an integrated online repository of academic video titles. Alexander Street plans to expand its offerings to include more than 10,000 titles in 2011, followed by a further expansion to 20,000 titles by 2013. The integrated online repository, Academic Video Online Complete, will also let subscribers cross-search videos throughout the platform from a single interface.

Posted Apr 07, 2011

Brightcove and Ektron announced a partnership and integration designed to streamline the process of online video publishing and content management. Ektron will feature a Brightcove widget on its user interface that will allow users to incorporate video into online properties and campaigns without leaving the Ektron platform.

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Demand Media and Getty Images are launching a joint licensing agreement. Under the agreement with Getty Images, Demand Media will be able to use Getty Images' library of premium quality, rights-managed images, video footage, and audio clips for use on its owned and operated websites, which include typeF, LIVESTRONG.com, and eHow.

Posted Mar 24, 2011

ThingLink, a provider of image interaction tools, and SoundCloud, an audio platform, announced a collaboration of technologies that enables anyone to add sound and music directly to their images. Users can link a SoundCloud waveform player to any photo or picture, connecting the picture and its viewer to sound effects, music, voice annotations, and narrations.

Posted Mar 22, 2011

XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and application building company, launched 360-Degree Video, an immersive moving video app for iPhone 4 and iPad. Working in a similar way to online 360 degree image viewers like Google StreetView, the mobile app places consumers at the center of continuously moving footage and uses the accelerometer on the iPhone 4 and iPad so that they can look around the recreated environment.

Posted Mar 15, 2011

StreamGuys, Inc., a streaming media and content delivery provider, is establishing a transparent virtualized platform with an economical path to 100gbps host clusters. StreamGuys launched its streaming virtualization service to provide content delivery and multimedia streaming. Virtualization separates the hardware layer from the services, which allows more storage and recovery options and increases streaming capacity.

Posted Mar 15, 2011

Thomson Reuters just launched its Multimedia Centre, an online video platform that helps users control video content through secure real-time upload and other features. The service helps users execute self-publishing of video content in real time and is designed to help companies manage communications, public relations, and product promotions.

Posted Mar 10, 2011

Discovery Communications, the nonfiction media company that owns 28 entertainment networks including the Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, and Animal Planet, announced that it will make its entire footage archive available through its new content licensing business, Discovery Access. More than 100,000 hours of stock footage content will be available for outside parties to license through Discovery Access.

Posted Mar 08, 2011

North Plains, LLC, provider of digital asset management, announced that it has received a growth equity investment provided by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm. The investment will be used to fund continued growth and expansion, and to further capitalize the business to support its existing customer base, generating a global company focused on rich media management.

Posted Mar 08, 2011

VBrick Systems, which develops enterprise IT video solutions, is acquiring Fliqz Media Corporation. Fliqz develops video platforms that let websites provide video to users and improve website search engine ranking. The solutions will be integrated with VBrick's VBoss streaming service, which helps organizations meet live and on-demand video needs.

Posted Feb 24, 2011

SoleraTec LLC, a provider of video lifecycle management and storage software solutions, has partnered with Cohu Electronics of Poway, CA, to provide compatibility and interoperability between the two firms' products. Cohu Electronics produces the Helios family of RTSP-enabled IP video surveillance cameras, which is now fully supported by SoleraTec's Phoenix RSM surveillance video management software.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Digital technology library Safari Books Online is releasing a new video player that aims to improve the video watching experience for its users across multiple platforms. Users will be able to tag or write notes on video clips and can share 30-second video clips with friends, as well as seeing improved delivery speeds thanks to the adoption of a content delivery network.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Carousel Industries, which develops data networking and unified communications products, signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Marlborough, MA-based OmniPresence, Inc. OmniPresence, which integrates audio-visual and visual collaboration services, will form the basis for Carousel's Visual Communications and Collaboration Group once the acquisition is completed.

Posted Feb 10, 2011

SpotOption Ltd. has announced their latest strategic decision - selling their B2C operation, TraderXP. After a successful week in London at the International Gaming Exhibition and London Affiliate Conference, SpotOption made the decision to concentrate the core of their business on their B2B operation and made the sale to a private buyer in the gaming industry.Established in 2009, TraderXP allows end-users from around the world to trade binary options. The advanced, reliable platform was conceived just after the creation of binary options trading, making it a forerunner of the industry.

Posted Feb 08, 2011

Taboola, an online video discovery and distribution platform for content publishers, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Brightcove, creators of the eponymous online video platform. The partnership will allow small and medium-sized businesses to run Taboola's video recommendation engine in conjunction with the Brightcove platform.

Posted Feb 03, 2011

Tripolis Solutions release Tripolis Pixylon, real-time email software. Pixylon tailors email and its images to the reader's preferences, location, and time of reading, adjusting to the reader's device, including smartphones, PC, or tablet.

Posted Jan 25, 2011

Australia-based NetPlay Software's Instant Demo Studio 8.0 is a Windows screen recorder that creates interactive movies for presentations, demonstrations, and training. Version 8.0 features EventLine Studio Editor, which allows for easier maintenance of multiple presentations.

Posted Jan 25, 2011

Adobe Systems, Inc. and Amazon Web Services, LLC announced the availability of Adobe Flash Media Server 4 software on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), part of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted Dec 16, 2010

AOL Inc. announced the creation of AOL Video to aggregate its online video library assets under one strategic umbrella, and to drive the creation, production, and syndication of high-quality online video content for its millions of users.

Posted Nov 30, 2010

Telestream released Vantage 2.0, the latest version of its enterprise-grade workflow design and automation software. Among the major new features introduced in this version are the Vantage Workflow Portal, which enables the creation and deployment of operator user interfaces for browsing video, entering metadata, and forwarding media.

Posted Nov 22, 2010

I was part of a conversation the other day with the CEO of a niche animation company. He explained the company's digital strategy, which was to drive audiences solely to its website because, as he boasted, once your living room television talks to the internet, people will navigate to his company's site and it'll have "twice as much value." This presented me with the opportunity to hypothesize on what actually might happen when your TV does merge with the web.

Posted Nov 22, 2010

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