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Verizon Has Been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) for 16 Years. What the...?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

An ugly pattern has emerged: Phone, cable, broadband, ISP, and wireless companies, their industry associations, not to mention compromised consumer as well as astroturf groups have been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) over the last decade+.

Amazon vs. Netflix: Game On! Hacking TV #0040

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The NAB Convention: Yawn. Who cares about improved over-the-air HD? Not even broadcasters. Tribeca Film Festival: Wow. Steve is blown away by innovati...

(VIDEO) New NAB Group Aims To Wrestle Back TV Data Measurement

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.18.2016 | Media
Andy Plesser

A new world is coming in to view, in which TV broadcasters will be able to help ad buyers target viewers more precisely. The only problem, TV broadca...

(VIDEO) Adobe Ups Speed for Primetime; Boosts OTT

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.15.2016 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- As the over-the-top business grows quickly, Adobe has added additional delivery tools to improve speed and reliability, says Jeremy Hel...

(VIDEO) TV Everywhere Grows Rapidly via Over-The-Top, Adobe's Helfand

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Over-the-top devices are the fastest growing screens for watching content across platforms, says Jeremy Helfand, VP of Video Solutions a...

(VIDEO) Haivision Focuses On Video Management: Mason

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Video, video everywhere. Montreal-based Haivision started life a decade ago helping video owners encode their content; now it wants to h...

(VIDEO) Adobe Turns Sony's Crackle In To A Rolling Channel: Balchandani

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Sony's Crackle online video-on-demand service is adding rolling, back-to-back video playback for what it's calling "Always On" consumpti...

(VIDEO) What's Next with Premiere Pro: Adobe's Al Mooney Talks "Project Candy"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - At the NAB Show, Adobe announced a number of new enhancements along with future plans for its popular video editing program Premiere Pro...

(VIDEO) Better Video, Audio Coming to MPEG-DASH: Microsoft's Sodagar

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The next-generation format for video compression has grown fast over the last couple of years, with adoption from names including Google's YouTube, Microsoft's Azure, Adobe Primetime and Akamai.

(VIDEO) Brightcove Touts Integrated Video Ad Services With "Once"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

With the acquisition last year of video adtech company Unicorn, Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company, has made a strategic move into video ad monetization sector.

(VIDEO) Ooyala Embraces AdTech with Videoplaza Acquisition

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Now owned by Australia's giant telco Telstra, with a "war chest" for acquisitions, video services company Ooyala has moved into the adtech sector with its acquisition of Videoplaza last year.

(VIDEO) Microsoft Unveils New Video Player, Encoding Solutions

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Microsoft has used the NAB Show to announce it is expanding its video services suite, including a new video player that speaks fluent HTML5 as well as other standards.

(VIDEO) Dispatch From NAB: Move Over 4K, Ultra High Def (UFD) Will Be the Future of TV

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While much has been marketed around 4K, the much touted format has its limitations, and it is Ultra High Definition (UHD) which will more widely be utilized by the consumers, albeit not for a couple of years, explains Will Law.

(VIDEO) Live Video Streaming Format MPEG Dash Embraced by Akamai, Google, Adobe, Microsoft others

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - MPEG Dash - the emerging live video format for cross-platform streaming, has picked up considerable traction over the twelve months with t...

(VIDEO) Comcast's thePlatform Unit in Pact with Adobe Primetime

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS  - Comcast's thePlatform, the Seattle-based online video platform, has announced a joint technical and business alliance with Adobe's Prime...

(VIDEO) Adobe Announces Video Streaming for Major League Baseball and WWE

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - Adobe has two new customers for its Adobe Primetime digital video delivery and ad decisioning platform:  Major League Baseball and the Wo...

(VIDEO) Adobe Announces Support for MPEG-DASH, Showcases 4K

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - Adobe has announced  support for  both ultra HD or 4K and with MPEG-DASH.   While Adobe's solutions are not yet available, the company...

NAB Show 2013's Top Products and Predictions the Future of Internet Content Creator

Ivo Lukas | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

This week, I've been attending The National Association of Broadcasters (#NABShow 2013). There are over 92,000 in attendance and over 155 countries represented at this Las Vegas convention.

(Video) Kit Digital Introduces Social TV Platform at NAB

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Kit Digital, the big global, Prague-based provider of digital video services, has introduced a set of social media tools to its platform ...

(Video) "The Third Wave" of The Video Revolution: "It is Acceptable to Pay for Content"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - Thanks in part to the wide-spread use of paid services for video on demand including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, it is now "acceptable to pa...

(video) Adobe Targets Final Cut Pro, Avid Users with Release of Creative Suite 6 (CS6)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Adobe is readying the release its latest video production and editing package Creative Suite 6 (CS6). The company has announced a Web co...

(Video) New Live Streaming Standard Championed by Akamai at NAB

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Some 50 of the industry's leading video services companies are rallying around a unified live video streaming protocol known as DASH, say...

The Spectrum "Crunch" Bar

Mike Smith | Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

A Brookings Institution report says 99% of smartphones will have WiFi capability within the next two years. Goodbye TV? In South Korea 23 million people use digital mobile broadcast. They watch content and TV programs on smartphones.

How to create a sexy bank

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Getting to the bank of tomorrow seems daunting. For banks that are entrenched in physical elements such as branch distribution networks, long-held con...

Is Ivi TV Really the Future of Streaming Television?

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Taylor

Positioning themselves as David to the broadcasters' Goliath, Ivi TV has launched a streaming TV service built around their own player and clearly tapping network TV channels in New York City and Seattle.