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Limelight Shows Off Adobe’s HTTP Dynamic Streaming; at NAB this week, Limelight and DirecTV provided a joint demo of Adobe’s new HTTP Dynamic Streaming technology, which combines the benefits of Flash streaming with the benefits of HTTP delivery. (Limelight blog) Irdeto Secures Adobe Flash Access 2.0; […] Read more »

Here’s more validation that Microsoft Silverlight might finally have passed a tipping point as a video delivery platform — with announcements from YuMe and EyeWonder, it now has advanced ad support for publishers that want tools to monetize their video ads using the rich Internet application […] Read more »


For those that questioned the acquisition of Joost by ad firm Adconion last year, or the subsequent transformation of the online video portal into a video ad network, the early results are in, and they are surprisingly positive. Hidden in yesterday’s comScore release of February stats […] Read more »

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Kaltura has just launched a virtual marketplace where publishers and developers can exchange plugins, skins, extensions and applications that can be used with its open-source video management platform. The Kaltura Exchange, which is now in beta, enables developers to re-use and share code been written for […] Read more »

Adobe Might Sue Apple Over Apps; Sources say that Adobe will take Apple to court within a few weeks if the companies aren’t able to resolve an issue of whether or not Adobe can sell tools that will allow Flash developers to build iPhone apps. (IT […] Read more »


The nominees for the 14th Annual Webby Awards were announced today, highlighting some of the best of the best on the web (including NewTeeVee parent site GigaOM, which was nominated in the “Blog – Business” category — way to go, guys!). This year, leads all […] Read more »


Webcasting and virtual event firm ON24 is adding new social features to its webcasting platform in an effort to drive deeper engagement between audience members and webcast participants. The new social webcasting tools will connect users through group chat, hosted Q&A discussions, and integration with Twitter […] Read more »


3Crowd Technologies, which provides a set of tools for managing content delivery through the cloud, has raised $6.6 million in a Series A round of financing from Canaan Partners and Storm Ventures, the San Mateo-based startup said today. The funding follows an angel round announced late […] Read more »


Mobile video firm MobiTV has launched a new application on Apple’s iPhone that will allow viewers to watch live and on-demand programming from TV programmers such as ABC and NBC. The application download is free, but you have to be a subscriber to the MobiTV service […] Read more »

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Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said. And with that release, Mozilla — […] Read more »

Apple’s Jobs Responds To Developer Complaints; In a couple of emails, Jobs said Apple doesn’t want apps to work the same across devices, but wants iPhone/iPad apps to be singular and best used on its own devices. (paidContent) Meanwhile, Adobe CTO Lynch Smacks Back at Apple’s […] Read more »

Content delivery network Edgecast Networks has raised $10 million in a Series C financing round that was led by Menlo Ventures and included existing investor Steamboat Ventures. In addition to the funding, Menlo managing director Pravin Vazirani will join the Edgecast board. The new funding comes […] Read more »

Microsoft Submits Patent for TV Recommendations; in a recent patent filed with the USPTO, Microsoft has sought to bolster its product offerings with a recommendation engine for TV shows and movies based on user interests. (Go Rumors) Sony Plans 3-D Public Viewing Venues; Sony, which owns […] Read more »

Dish Network subscribers will soon be able to watch their TV anywhere through PCs and mobile phones, as the satellite TV provider is finally making Sling-enabled DVRs available to its customers, about a year after they were expected to ship. Dish will sell the ViP922 SlingLoaded […] Read more »

Apple Announces iAd Mobile Advertising Platform; Apple will sell and host the ads, giving 60 percent of ad revenue back to developers. Unlike most mobile ads, which kick users out of the application they’re currently using, iAd keeps users in the same app. (TechCrunch) Juniper Acquires […] Read more »

UPDATED So much for Adobe trying to provide a workaround for Flash developers to create iPhone and iPad applications. Apple today fired its latest salvo in its war against Flash, with an update to its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement that specifically bans the use of […] Read more »

Now that Silverlight has reached decent traction in the PC and mobile space, Microsoft is working to get the rich Internet application framework deployed on connected CE devices. New partnerships with Intel and Broadcom will get Silverlight included in system-on-chip (SoC) reference designs used by next-generation […] Read more »

In terms of user and customer adoption, Microsoft Silverlight has been playing catch-up with Adobe Flash ever since it was released back in 2007. But there’s reason to believe that it’s catching on, with online video platforms Ooyala and Kaltura both adding support for the latest […] Read more »

Mobile live-streaming video firm Qik has released a new mobile application that is chock full of goodies and will allow its users to add digital effects to their videos on the fly. The new Qik Video Pro application, which is available now in the Apple iPhone […] Read more »

Adobe is announcing a strategic partnership with Conviva today that aims to improve Flash video streaming through advanced analytics and CDN optimization. Conviva’s technology works by offering a real-time view into how certain video streams are performing and adjusts those streams as necessary, enabling media companies […] Read more »

Inside YouTube’s War Room; every day since the redesign, core members of the team have met in what has been dubbed the “YouTube War Room,” a conference center where the team gathers to discuss and address the feedback coming from YouTube’s forums, blog post comments and […] Read more »

Social video firm KickApps announced this morning that it has hired online video sales veteran Trish Iboshi. Prior to joining KickApps, Iboshi was vice president of sales for thePlatform and one of its co-founders, spending the last 10 years helping to build it into one of […] Read more »

Video analytics — and now advertising — firm TubeMogul has gotten some early love for its recently launched PlayTime ad platform, with more than 25 major ad campaigns since the product was announced just a few weeks ago. Now TubeMogul is looking to extend its early […] Read more »

Blockbuster has signed deals with two more Hollywood studios that could give it a head start on new release rentals — as well as “enhanced payment terms” that could keep it alive for just a bit longer. Sony Pictures Entertainment and 20th Century Fox are at […] Read more »

Compared to many online video firms, Sorenson Media is a veteran of the industry, lasting 14 years mainly on the strength of its Spark codec and encoding business. But despite its longevity and a healthy balance sheet, the company a significant shareholder is looking to sell […] Read more »

Redbox could get into the online video streaming business, if a recent survey is any indication. According to High-Def Digest, Redbox has reportedly asked customers if they would be interested in a streaming service that would put the kiosk rental company in direct competition with industry […] Read more »

Change Up At NBC Sports Digital, as Miller Shifts To Universal Sports; NBC Sports has rewritten its digital org chart, shifting Perkins Miller to COO of Universal Sports; meanwhile, Kevin Monaghan, SVP of Business Development, adds the Managing Director of NBC Sports Digital Media title, while […] Read more »

Elemental Technologies today unveiled the latest version of its video encoding platform, aimed at giving video distributors a more efficient way to encode live and on-demand video streams. With a GPU-accelerated processing system and proprietary algorithms for video encoding, the new Elemental Live system is designed […] Read more »

Paltalk is extending the ability for its users to video chat with each other by rolling out a new feature for users to connect with one another. With the addition of a web service dubbed SuperIM, the long-time video chat company will allow its users to […] Read more »

The demographic of online video viewers is expanding, but it’s still dominated by young viewers watching user-generated clips, according to a new research from GigaOM Pro (subscription required) written by TDG analyst Michael Greeson. The report, which surveyed a cross-section of 2,000 consumers to determine who’s […] Read more »

Canoe to Deliver Interactivity to Multiple Cable Operators This Year; Canoe Ventures has created a technology for cable subscribers to interact with programs and commercials in a more Web-like experience. (Beet.TV) Cable Programmers Latch On To iPad Hype; Viacom’s MTV Networks, Discovery Communications, Disney/ABC Television and […] Read more »

In Time For The iPad, Break Media Boards the HTML5 Train; Break Media is formatting its editorial and video content for HTML5 video playback to ensure compatibility with the iPad and other devices. (TechCrunch) TiVo Faces Patent-Infringement Countersuits By AT&T, Verizon; AT&T and Verizon Communications have […] Read more »

We already know ABC and CBS are working to make their TV shows available on the iPad, so what about the other two big broadcasters — Fox and NBC? Well, Fox has yet to announce (or leak) its support for the device, and NBC has been […] Read more »

Good news for online video fans: The first generation of video apps for the iPad have been revealed, and among them are offerings from content distributors Netflix and ABC. The rollout of Netflix’s Watch Instantly service on the soon-to-launched mobile device, as well as a wide […] Read more »

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