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Brainsonic le Blog : Best Buy intègre le marché de la tv connectée

Brainsonic le Blog : Best Buy intègre le marché de la tv connectée | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Brainsonic est le leader européen de la production Rich Media et des chaînes de télévision Internet au service de la communication, du marketing et de la formation.
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Connected TV - or "smart TV", if you prefer - is no longer on the horizon. It's on our doorsteps, and in many cases in our homes.

Connected TV - or "smart TV", if you prefer - is no longer on the horizon. It's on our doorsteps, and in many cases in our homes. | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Connected TV - or "smart TV", if you prefer - is no longer on the horizon.
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SyncTV, Brightcove, and HBO Are on the Cutting Edge of Video Apps

Mobile video use is exploding and will grow quickly in the years to come. Learn how three companies -- SyncTV, Brightcove, and HBO -- have leaped in to put movies and TV shows in viewers' hands.

 

I like it quick and easy. I want to reach as many people as I can. And so do you. Which is why more and more of us are creating video apps for iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as for set-top boxes and other connected devices. But what are the secrets to doing it right?


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Akamai, CDNs face 'hyperconnected' world of devices

Akamai, CDNs face 'hyperconnected' world of devices | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
The exploding number of devices sucking up rich content poses a challenge for CDN players like Akamai, which previewed technologies to address this issue at a customer event.
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Encoding for Adaptive Streaming by Jan Ozer

Encoding for Adaptive Streaming by Jan Ozer | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

Adaptive streaming technologies like Adobe’s Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming, and Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming, use multiple encoded files to deliver the optimal viewing experience to video consumers watching on a range of devices, from mobile phone to workstation, via a range of connections, from FIOS to cellular. Though there are differences in implementation, all adaptive technologies switch streams based upon heuristics like CPU utilization or buffer size. That is, if the player detects that buffer levels are too low, it may choose a lower data rate stream to avoid running out of data. If CPU utilization gets too high and frames start dropping, it may request a lower resolution file that’s easier to decode.

 

While most of the technology that enables stream switching is lodged in the player or streaming server, there’s lots to do on the encoding side to produce streams that switch smoothly. In this article, I’ll outline the key differences between producing for single stream delivery and producing for adaptive streaming.


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Nielsen: DVR usage boosts primetime TV ratings - FierceCable

Nielsen: DVR usage boosts primetime TV ratings - FierceCable | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Broadcast networks are seeing a significant increase in ratings from viewers watching programming on DVRs, according to first Nielsen ratings report of the fall TV season that include DVR viewing Read more >>...
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HBO Arrives on Roku Boxes This Month

HBO Arrives on Roku Boxes This Month | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
HBO programming will be available on Roku boxes at the end of the month, thanks to a deal between Roku and Time Warner.
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The pay TV market is still resisting disruption

The pay TV market is still resisting disruption | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
For all the talk, there’s little evidence that cord cutting, to whatever extent it is actually happening, has loosened the grip of the networks or cable operators on the TV business.
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Télévision 2.0 : Social TV et vidéo numérique: Social TV, la "voix" de retour de la télévision

Télévision 2.0 : Social TV et vidéo numérique: Social TV, la "voix" de retour de la télévision | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
A la demande du site InaGlobal, La Revue des industries créatives et des médias, j'ai rédigé un article sur l'état de l'art de la Social TV : quand les téléspectateurs choisissent leur programme TV, échangent entre eux et participent à...
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UltraViolet 'digital locker' opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere... eventually

UltraViolet 'digital locker' opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere... eventually | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
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Hit TV series Dexter goes social with its new Facebook game, Slice of Life

Hit TV series Dexter goes social with its new Facebook game, Slice of Life | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
This isn't CityVille, folks. When making the decision between reporting on which Facebook games our readers should be checking out and which ones are the generic hoo-ha, I tend to ask ...
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YouTube lance son offre VoD payante au Royaume-Uni - Journal du Net e-Business

YouTube lance son offre VoD payante au Royaume-Uni - Journal du Net e-Business | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Lancé en mai aux Etats-Unis, YouTube Movies fait ses premiers pas en Europe et permet à Google d'entrer sur le marché de la VoD.
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40% of Tablet and Smartphone Owners Use Them While Watching TV | Nielsen Wire

40% of Tablet and Smartphone Owners Use Them While Watching TV | Nielsen Wire | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
American consumers are increasingly connected, and our recent survey shows they are increasingly multimedia multitasking.
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Une télévision schizophrène ? | Metamedia

Une télévision schizophrène ? | Metamedia | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Lors de l’Advertising week 2011, grande messe annuelle du secteur pour le marché américain, Nielsen a présenté une série d’insights sur l’évolution de la consommation de TV en 2011.
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Quality Control Roundup: Catch the Mistakes Before they Go Live

Quality Control Roundup: Catch the Mistakes Before they Go Live | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

Do you QC?

 

Read this to learn what quality-control software is, how even low-volume producers can integrate it, and what it can do for your videos.


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Skyfire Lightens Up Online Video by Transcoding in the Cloud

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“Client-aware cloud” is one of the buzzwords that Intel was pushing at IDF 2011, and despite the chipmaker’s ulterior motive for wanting to see synergy (read: “vendor lock-in”) between (x86-powered) cloud clients and (x86-powered) cloud servers, there’s definitely something to larger idea that the cloud should know something about and tailor data for the clients that are connected to it. HTTP proxies like Amazon’s Silk and Opera Mini before it (not that these are the same thing) are part of this client-aware cloud trend, as is Skyfire‘s new Rocket Optimizer 2.0 service.

 

Skyfire is probably best known as a maker of mobile browsers, and specifically as the company that snuck porn Flash onto the iPad via some clever transcoding and a proprietary browser. But in an echo of Google’s 411 strategy, in which the search giant launched a free directory service in order to gather the voice samples that would later power Android’s voice recognition features, Skyfire has been using the data that it gathers from its 10 million iOS and Android users for a larger R&D project.

 

That project is Rocket Optimizer, the 2.0 version of which launched on Tuesday. Optimizer is aimed not at consumers but at wireless carriers, where it takes tower- and mobile device-specific data and uses it to transcode and optimize video data on-the-fly to fit users’ screens and network conditions. As with Silk, all of Rocket’s real-time video transcoding and resizing is done in the cloud.


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H.265 : The Next Big Video Squeeze

Digital video is in the process of getting another major haircut — a development that promises to provide tremendous relief for bandwidth-constrained mobile networks, as well as for the delivery of ultra-high-definition TV.

 

The High Efficiency Video Coding specification, also referred to as H.265, will be even more efficient than H.264 MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding. HEVC-based commercial products could arrive starting in 2013.

 

According to industry experts, HEVC could shave off 25% to 50% of the bits needed to deliver video that looks as good as H.264.

 

“It seems like every decade we come out with a better compression standard,” said Sam Blackman, CEO of video-processing systems vendor Elemental Technologies.

 

HEVC is being designed to take advantage of increases in processing power in video encoders and devices. The developers of H.264 had elements they wanted to include, “but the computational costs were considered too high 10 years ago,” Blackman said. “You’ve also had research over that time to improve the standard for the next time.”


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DirecTV Creates TV Everywhere Device :: Communications Technology

DirecTV Creates TV Everywhere Device :: Communications Technology | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
DirecTV has created a device - the Nomad - to help subscribers watch their recorded programs anywhere. Nomad also allows subs to sync their HD DVR with their cell phone, laptop, or tablet.
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Social Media and TV – Who’s Talking, When and What About? | Nielsen Wire

Social Media and TV – Who’s Talking, When and What About? | Nielsen Wire | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Social media continues to influence how consumers interact with brands and share content every day. Increasingly, TV viewers leverage social media as a platform to talk about and engage with TV content.
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With UltraViolet, Hollywood offers an alternative to iTunes

With UltraViolet, Hollywood offers an alternative to iTunes | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
UltraViolet is Hollywood's first real effort at breaking the Apple stranglehold. The idea is that by implementing a digital rights locker, the studios involved will enable viewers to purchase a piece of content once and watch it on any device.
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Makers of Mixd.tv app believe social is overrated

Makers of Mixd.tv app believe social is overrated | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Desktop video player Mixd.tv wants to help its users to discover the best clips on the web, but it doesn't query Facebook or Twitter to do so.
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Manchester City becomes first English football club to sign YouTube content deal

Manchester City becomes first English football club to sign YouTube content deal | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Manchester City Football Club is neck-and-neck with neighboring Manchester United at this early stage of the English Premier League season, but the world's wealthiest club is aiming ...
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