"Thomson Video Networks has launched a new transcoding platform, the ViBE XT1000 Xtream transcoder for live content.
According to Thomson, the ViBE XT1000 supports up to 54 HD channels or 180 SD channels with transcoding from any format to any format including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC, and is designed for linear broadcasts on cable, IPTV, DTH, and DTTV services, as well as multiscreen delivery."
SYDNEY - There are many ways a merger or acquisition can play out over time.
In the case of Sprint and Nextel, for example, it was like trying to mix oil and vinegar; the cultures were vastly different and employees, managers and even executive struggled to fit those jigsaw puzzles together. The internal strife was legendary, with cliques and factions battling over many key decisions.
Although some consumers in developing markets prefer 4-inch phones for their portability, the majority want bigger devices for a better experience watching video content and playing games, according to a recent survey.
"If you are creating video for your business (and who isn’t these days?), your content should serve the needs of your company, not the needs of the video hosting platform. The simple and elegant solution? Wistia. We use it here at TWIST, and absolutely love it. And this week, Jason sits down with CEO Chris Savage who reveals how he steered his company through early struggles to smashing success."
"Right now, companies are required to provide captions for full online videos that first aired on TV. But if those videos are cut up, caption readers are often out of luck — clips and montages don't require captions, even if the full shows aired with them. The FCC just changed that.
The agency already has the authority to force TV broadcasters to add online captions, and created some rules for captioning videos in 2012."
"PERFORM is not just the industry leading HTML5 video player.
Designed to serve the needs of the world's leading video publishers, Perform offers a robust set of management APIs and performance optimization services that enable rich, immersive video experiences. Perform combines the speed of the Brightcove player with the innovative Perform player management system to create the fastest HTML5 video player on the market today."
"Caption certification describes why a video does not require captioning. Here are the best practices for certification and legal compliance.
In April, we held a webinar with Netflix and the Entertainment Merchants Association on the best practices for closed captioning the digital distribution of TV and film. Sean Bersell, the VP of Public Affairs at the Entertainment Merchants Association, discussed (among other things) the issue of certification for closed captions. He described the best practices for caption certification and compliance with captioning laws."
"The YEKRA Theater is the first self-service, custom digital movie theater! Curate, host, watch.
The evolution of the YEKRA player has arrived! We're releasing our brand-new traveling theater.
It's lightweight, dynamic, and easy-to-use. Curate and place a cinema on your website in just a matter of minutes, where audiences can browse, buy, and watch all in one place, while you earn a meaningful share of every sale."
Ittiam Systems has announced the addition of 422 12-bit support to its Pristine Quality H.265/HEVC Main 10 encoder SDK making it one of the industry’s first commercially licensable encoders with range extension.
Plunging into a marketplace filled with competitors like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo in April announced ambitious plans to offer original episodic comedies. Exclusive rightsThis fall, Yahoo will have exclusive rights to indie film "One Chance," about "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts, before it reaches theaters. Yahoo's move to video comes at a time when TV and movie fans are increasingly choosing to watch online. About 25 percent of consumers watch online video every day on their PC, tablet or mobile phone, according to a survey of more than 55,000 consumers in 50 countries by advisory firm TNS. [...] online companies can provide even more detailed metrics to filmmakers about who is watching their movie: their location, gender and age - "everything you wouldn't get when you buy a movie ticket," said Larry Laboe, executive director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, a nonprofit that recognizes the work of independent filmmakers. Former "Smallville" executive producer Mike Tollin hopes his upcoming Yahoo Screen show "Sin City Saints" - a comedy about a Silicon Valley tycoon who owns a Las Vegas basketball team - will find a home on many Yahoo platforms. "[...] it's whether or not Yahoo can come up with enough things that are going to drive lots of people there," Thompson said.