Online Video

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

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

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

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