Online Video

Unicorn Media, Inc., a developer of video workflow optimization technology, announced support for the Roku streaming media player from Roku, Inc. The Roku player is the latest syndication outlet to be added to Unicorn Media's already long list of devices and applications.

Posted May 27, 2010

Brainshark, Inc., developers of the free multimedia presentation site, announced a number of additions to its site, which lets users create, narrate, and share online multimedia presentations. The new features include simplified audio narration and the ability to use the computer's microphone for recording, the inclusion of user-generated polls in presentations, and optional expiration dates and time limits for presentations.

Posted May 27, 2010

KIT digital, Inc. executed a definitive agreement to acquire Sinigapore-based Benchmark Broadcast Systems Pte. Ltd. The deal gives KIT digital all of Benchmark's shares in exchange for a total of $4.5 million in cash and $5.0 million in KIT digital common stock given directly to the company, as well as approximately $1.1 million paid to employees over two years.

Posted May 18, 2010

Vindicia announced that Boxee has selected its CashBox billing solution to enable the new Boxee Payment Platform. Boxee, a service that brings movies, TV shows, and video from the Internet to the TV screen, will use CashBox to let its content partners offer premium content to users through a wide variety of payment methods and plans, from individual pay-per-view charges to premium subscription models.

Posted May 13, 2010

Fotolia announced the global release of its image add-in for Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Now available in 12 languages and 10 countries and regions, Fotolia has massively increased the multimedia functionality of the first microstock plug-in, with HD videos and subscription images available for download through Fotolia's free ribbon.

Posted May 13, 2010

Thomson Reuters launched Reuters Insider, a financial video news service that provides multimedia content from Reuters and more than 150 trusted partner sites. The service gives users access to insight and analysis from expert sources, breaking financial news, market research, and interviews with top professionals.

Posted May 13, 2010

The Tiki community, while beta testing Tiki 5.0, added two new features to its portfolio. Online collaboration is now available through BigBlueButton and video sharing through Kaltura.

Posted May 11, 2010

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced a multi-phase collaboration with IBM that would focus on the enabling optimal technology configurations and integrations between Akamai's Web application acceleration services and IBM WebSphere software. As part of this initiative, WebSphere DataPower Appliance with Application Optimization can now be configured to leverage Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service.

Posted May 06, 2010

Brightcove announced that The Financial Times selected Brightcove's technology to power its ad-supported online video initiatives at The online video initiative includes the new video section of the, and includes features such as an "Editor's Choice" selection of top videos, a "Most Popular" section, and the ability to conduct searches on various criteria.

Posted May 04, 2010

Tiki, creator of the open source TikiWiki CMS, is continuing beta testing its upcoming 5.0 release. The company also announced two new features for the platform: video and online collaboration.

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Critical Media's Syndicaster service, which allows broadcasters to use one-click publishing, has now expanded to mobile and Apple devices. The Syndicaster platform allows users to edit and create video clips remotely from over-the-air video content, web feeds, and uploaded video, and distribute video clips online within moments of air-time or on-location recording.

Posted Apr 15, 2010

Critical Media enhanced its Syndicaster service with support for the latest Apple and mobile devices, giving broadcasters access to one-click publishing to all platforms. The Syndicaster platform allows users to edit and create video clips remotely from over-the-air video content, web feeds, and uploaded video and distribute video clips online within moments of air-time or on-location recording.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

IP video technology company VBrick unveiled a fully integrated mobile broadcast system usable by both skilled technicians and and non-technical field journalists. The system contains everything needed to broadcast live stories, using live video contribution backhaul, in a single lightweight and portable back-pack.

Posted Apr 08, 2010

Rogers Digital Media and Brightcove Inc., an online video platform developer, announced they have partnered to deliver a newly re-designed Citytv video theatre. The relaunched site will feature a variety of locally produced Citytv content and exclusive full-length episodes of popular television shows, including 30 Rock, The Bachelor, and The Biggest Loser.

Posted Apr 01, 2010

thePlatform announced the addition of HTML 5 support to Publish Profiles, which the company released in mpx Beta earlier this year. The addition will allow users to automate the creation of content for HTML 5 no matter what device, browser, or outlet is being used for development or viewing.

Posted Apr 01, 2010

A national survey recently conducted by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research found that 49% of those surveyed believed that newspapers will cease to exist in the future, to be replaced primarily by online news sources. The results represent a sharp jump from just three years ago, when only 27% expressed a similar sentiment.

Posted Apr 01, 2010

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced several upgrades for its Akamai Download Manager, along with a new solution, Akamai Download Analytics. These solutions are designed to allow users of the company's Electronic Software Delivery platform to create a customized and branded download experience with the aim of increasing user engagement during the download process, improving conversion rates, and capturing download analytics reporting and data.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Optibase Ltd., a developer of digital video solutions, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Optibase Technologies Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of VITEC Multimedia ("Vitec"). Under the terms of the agreement, Optibase will sell its entire video business to Vitec.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

IT digital, Inc. acquired Atlanta-based Multicast Media Technologies, Inc. for $18 million.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

White-label video publisher thePlatform announced a new social media player at the TV of Tomorrow 2010 show earlier this week in San Francisco.

Posted Mar 05, 2010

Walmart is once again planning to acquire the VUDU peer-to-peer movie delivery service, despite earlier abandoning its online video initiatives.

Posted Feb 26, 2010

A group of New York and Silicon Valley investors has pooled $2.5 million in seed funding for Vook, the startup company behind the product of the same name

Posted Feb 23, 2010

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced new updates to Adobe Flash Player, including the arrival of Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR to mobile devices.

Posted Feb 16, 2010

Merill Corporation recently released Merrill Lextranet 5.9, bringing a host of new features to its case management system.

Posted Feb 12, 2010

Video management and publishing company thePlatform celebrated its 10 year anniversary with the release of mpx Beta, a re-engineered video management system designed to bring efficiency and scalability to online video publishing.

Posted Feb 05, 2010