Vid-Biz: The Oscars, Comcast-TiVo, Adobe’s HTTP Streaming


Oscars Get the Live-Streamed Red Carpet Treatment; the Academy Awards show is getting with the social media program, live-streaming its red carpet to the web from 3-5 p.m. PT on Sunday. (GigaOM)

Comcast in Talks With TiVo About ‘Premiere;’ Comcast is discussing the possibility of porting TiVo’s Premiere user interface — designed to provide enhanced search and recommendation features on HDTV sets — to a tru2way-based platform. (Multichannel News)

Adobe to Release Support for HTTP Flash Streaming Next Month; sometime in April, Adobe is expected to officially announce that the technology is available with CDNs and will also announce content owners who are using the new service. (Streaming Media blog)

mPoint Relaunches as Panvidea; mPoint, which had been a cloud-based video encoding platform, has relaunched as Panvidea, with an expanded focus on streamlining video preparation and the post-production process for professional media companies. (VideoNuze)

Networks Plan ‘Full Load’ of Ads in Online Programs; networks including CBS are considering moving toward a full ad load online, potentially ushering in significant dollars for online video. (Beet.TV)

Kerry: Game of Retrans Chicken Must End; Sen. John Kerry is weighing in at the FCC on the retrans fight between WABC-TV and Cablevision, asking the agency to urge the parties to stay at the table and continue airing the station over the cable system in the interim. (Multichannel News)

Vimeo Launches PlusStats Video Analytics for Paid Members; Vimeo has added some ultra-modern video analytics for Vimeo Plus users. (ReelSEO)

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