Online Video

Limelight Networks has announced the immediate availability of Flash video streaming for its Content Delivery Network.

Posted Jul 19, 2005

According to new forecasts from The Diffusion Group, a consumer technology research consultancy, demand for time-shifted digital audio files or "podcasts" is expected to grow from less than 15% of portable digital music player owners in 2004 to 75% by 2010.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Critical Mention, Inc., a Web -based television search and monitoring service for corporate communications and business intelligence professionals, has announced CriticalTV 3.0 was released from Beta and is now available for all Critical Mention clients.

Posted Jul 01, 2005

The Viacom Television Stations Group has unveiled a digital media initiative that includes the re-launch and re-design of each of its local station Web sites, adding greater functionality, interactivity, live and taped streaming video products, local, and national content wireless alerts with breaking news.

Posted Jun 28, 2005

iCast has announced the Beta release of the iCast ZapPoint software application.

Posted Jun 28, 2005

VitalStream, Inc., a streaming media solutions provider, has unveiled its new Authenticated Streaming Service, delivered via Flash Video Streaming Service, powered by VitalStream.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

OverDrive, a provider of download audio books and ebooks for libraries, has announced the addition of Video on Demand services and materials to its Digital Library Reserve network.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

Sonic Foundry Inc., a provider of automated media solutions, has announced the release of the Mediasite 440 Series of Media Recorders.

Posted Jun 14, 2005

People already create, distribute, and consume mobile information and entertainment in the forms of news, music, and games; now art has gone mobile too. Several organizations are harnessing mobile technology to bring art to the masses and to provide artists with new outlets and creative forms.

Posted Jun 09, 2005

Penn Media has announced its latest advertising and content initiative: Vidsense. Vidsense is a program whereby Web sites include a proprietary video player and streamed content related to the given Web site content is then delivered through the player, along with advertising.

Posted May 13, 2005

What is most interesting about the rising tide of enterprise rich media use is how quickly companies incorporate audio and video into everyday business processes. Users are re-imagining multimedia’s functionality once it becomes as common and effortless a business tool as photo copiers and staplers.

Posted May 10, 2005

VitalStream Holdings Inc., the parent company of VitalStream, Inc., a streaming media solutions and global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has acquired the business of PlayStream, LLC, a provider of small business streaming media services, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Posted May 06, 2005

Sonic Foundry Inc., a provider of automated rich media solutions, has announced the availability of the Mediasite LX Rich Media Server, a new platform designed to give organizations automated control over the lifecycle of their rich media content.

Posted Apr 22, 2005

iPressroom, which offers dynamic communications software tools and services to help organizations extend the impact of their public relations, corporate communications, and marketing programs, has added podcasting functionality to their application. The expanded capabilities are available to all organizations that currently use iPressroom to power their online media centers.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

China Government policy making organizations and media certification agencies, along with Chinese technology and broadband companies, have come together to celebrate the formation of a China Media-on-Demand (MOD) Coalition to create a new media on-demand platform encompassing software, hardware, content, encryption, encoding, content certification, distribution network, payment system, and business protocols for the delivery of rich media content, worldwide.

Posted Apr 19, 2005

RealNetworks and Accordent Technologies have partnered in an effort to provide educators and instructional designers with a set of tools for creating a variety of streaming media experiences for students and publishing these directly into the BlackBoard Learning System. The new tools, collectively known as Accordent’s BlackBoard Integration Suite, are designed to enable non-technical content authors to save time and reduce complexity by automating the otherwise manual process of making streaming media presentations available to students within the BlackBoard Learning System.

Posted Apr 12, 2005

Orb Networks, Inc., a developer of streaming media software and services, has announced the company’s streaming media software, Orb Media, will now be free to all users.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

MPEG NATION, a division of Digital Silo, Inc., a provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, has announced a new service designed to quickly encode and stream consumer and commercial video content via its worldwide content delivery network.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

Microsoft Corp. has announced the launch of MSN Video Downloads, which will provide daily television programming, including video content from, Food Network, FOX Sports, and IFILM Corp., for download to Windows Mobile-based devices such as Portable Media Centers and select Smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Posted Apr 01, 2005

DayPort, a provider of video streaming, workflow infrastructure, and convergence technologies, has announced a new partnership with Quantel, a provider of production solutions to broadcast and content producing organizations.

Posted Mar 18, 2005

Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Speedera Networks Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Speedera in a stock-for-stock merger transaction. The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of Speedera's stockholders, is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2005.

Posted Mar 18, 2005

Business consulting group ACG and 55 Minutes, an application development firm, have joined forces to deliver business solutions for the enterprise including digital asset management, workflow automation, and distribution portals.

Posted Mar 08, 2005

Brightcove, Inc., has been unveiled as a new online television and video distribution company that will enable mainstream and emerging video content publishers and programmers can offer their products directly to consumers over the Internet. Jeremy Allaire, who was a co-founder of Allaire Corp (later sold to Macromedia), has gone public with his latest endeavor, an IP video startup called Brightcove formed to encourage democratization of video production and distribution. The Cambridge-based company was quietly founded in 2004 with a vision for the "transformation of television with the Internet."

Posted Mar 01, 2005

Mirror Image Internet, a provider of content delivery solutions, has announced Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing outdoor gear and clothing, has selected Mirror Image to deliver high volumes of rich Web content to online customers nationwide.

Posted Feb 22, 2005

Verizon Wireless has chosen the Microsoft Windows Media Format to power V CAST, a 3G consumer wireless broadband multimedia service, delivered over Verizon Wireless‚ high-speed 3G EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) network.

Posted Feb 01, 2005