Online Video

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

STM publisher Elsevier released Image Search, a new SciVerse ScienceDirect feature that helps users find images and figures relevant to their specific research objectives.The new feature lets researchers search more than 15 million images contained within SciVerse ScienceDirect. Results include tables, photos, figures, graphs and videos from trusted, peer-reviewed sources.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

Ektron announced a new Enterprise Technology Partner Program. The initiative will pair Ektron with partners such as Brightcove, Lionbridge, and Webtrends to provide integrated solutions that protect and enhance customers' enterprise technology investments. Other notable Ektron integration solutions include Facebook, Microsoft Search Server, SharePoint, and Salesforce.com.

Posted Nov 11, 2010

The internet is bursting at the seams with video. While sites such as YouTube are jampacked with user-generated video content, other sites are serving up professionally made web series along with brand-based video advertising and other sponsored content. But with consumers' attention spans already stretched to the breaking point, the real question has become how to turn this mismatched mountain of video into concrete revenue and effective advertising.

Posted Nov 10, 2010

VBrick Systems announced that NASA will be adopting its IP video streaming technology. The space agency will use VBrick's platform to broadcast video taken aboard the International Space Station to its entire network, and to the global community of space enthusiasts who follow the agency's pursuits via NASA.gov.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

Brightcove released Brightcove 5, a new iteration of its online video platform. This latest version includes enhancements that help customers expand audience reach, maximize the return on online video investments, and accelerate productivity. New features in Brightcove 5 include distribution and synchronization with YouTube, Apple HTTP streaming for the mobile web and apps, Adobe Flash analytics, and HTML5 video.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

An international coalition, led by MovieLabs, CableLabs, Comcast, and Rovi Corporation, is launching the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), a non-profit global independent registry that provides a uniform approach to cataloging movies, television shows, and other commercial audio/video assets with unique IDs. The group is also supported by Deluxe, Universal Pictures, Neustar, Paramount Pictures, Sonic Solutions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and a host of other major entertainment companies.

Posted Oct 28, 2010

VBrick Systems announced that the United States Department of Justice purchased its recently released IP streaming video integration for Microsoft's Lync (formerly known as Office Communicator) and SharePoint products. The integration allows users to communicate via streaming video using these Microsoft products, allowing for a more unified communications experience.

Posted Oct 26, 2010

Sharethrough recently closed a Series A equity financing round at $5 million. The round was led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Floodgate.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Taboola, a New York-based startup, announced that The New York Times has implemented Taboola's EngageRank video recommendation technology on its online video section. Taboola video recommendations are based on algorithms that combine behavioral and contextual data to analyze users' engagement with the videos they watch and generate real-time predictions for additional videos of interest.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Brainshark, Inc., a developer of on-demand multimedia for business, announced that myBrainshark is coming to the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's online storefront for Google Apps products and services. myBrainshark is a free web-based service that lets users create, share, and track online video presentations.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

thePlatform released the gold edition of its mpx video management platform. The platform is a complete redesign of its previous mps platform, featuring a brand new video management console allowing for easier management of large content libraries, the ability to use federated deployment to enable redundancy and integrated caching, and a new Publish Profile, which helps users publish content to different destinations without the need to delve into complex configuration options.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Fordela Corporation, an enterprise video management developer, released Version 3.2 of its cloud-based enterprise video management solution EVM 3.2. The release is spearheaded by Fordela's secure Virtual Screening Rooms, customizable and secure environments that let clients quickly create, customize, and distribute secure video screening rooms to their employees, partners, and customers.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

IP video technology developer VBrick Systems announced a partnership with LifeSize, a division of Logitech, to extend high-definition IP video delivery within the enterprise. The combined VBrick Systems and LifeSize solution enables capabilities that neither IP video streaming nor video conferencing provide alone.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Network Global Companies now offers users the ability to stream its Red Carpet Network video library on the iPhone and iPad via its RCN app. The Red Carpet Network interviews celebrities who star in popular films and television shows at Hollywood's red carpet events, and it remains an independent entertainment news outlet.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

It's a simple fact of human nature: People tend to be more engaged and alert when they receive information from a person speaking directly to us rather than something static, such as an office memo. It's this fact that serves as one of the underlying philosophies behind VBrick Systems, a Connecticut-based enterprise IP video vendor that serves the corporate, government, education, and media markets, with customers ranging from K-12 schools to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

FourthWall Media announced their TV Buy Button, a product that makes it possible for cable operators to deploy applications on their EBIF platforms that allow consumers to access their digital wallet and make payments more conveniently, thanks to an agreement between FourthWall and PayPal. The TV Buy Button consolidates several interactive TV technologies, including in-depth set-top box platform technology as well as several programming and advertising widgets.

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Encoding.com, an encoding service provider, released Mobile Made Easy, a collection of video encoding presets designed to meet the specific video requirements of all popular mobile phones. With this new product and its existing iPhone and iPhone streaming presets, Encoding.com reports that it now offers encoding services to 80% of the smartphone market.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

ChaCha, a service specializing in answering user-submitted questions on several topics, launched the Media Messaging Service (MMS), which will allow ChaCha to supply users with rich media content and advertisements on their mobile phones. MMS, which ChaCha reports will be compatible with almost all mobile phones, supports videos such as movie trailers, and images such as coupons and logos.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

Ooyala, Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based a provider of video platform applications and services, announced that it has raised more than $22 million in a round of financing from new and existing investors. The round was led by The CID Group and ITOCHU Technology Ventures; current Ooyala investors Sierra Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners were also included.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

Telestream, a provider of digital media and workflow tools, completed its acquisition of Anystream, an organization specializing in video production and management. In an announcement, Telestream said that the acquisition significantly improves the company's standing in the video transcoding market, in addition to enhancing its ability to create on-demand workflow applications.

Posted Sep 14, 2010

MyNewsVu announced a new technology for television news delivery and consumption, a back-end software platform that enables TV news web sites to deliver a personalized TV newscast to individual viewers. Web sites powered by MyNewsVu can deliver individually personalized TV newscasts to internet-enabled TVs, mobile devices, and PCs.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

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