Microsoft Azure now supports Wowza Streaming Engine™, allowing customers to launch video streaming in the cloud. Wowza® users can take advantage of Azure's flexibility, scalability and additional capabilities to create powerful content streaming to any device.
Following an initial beta phase that got underway about three months ago, CNN has moved ahead with the national launch of CNNx, a next-generation TV Everywhere application that features the network’s live, linear channel alongside an array of on-demand content and related digital and interactive features that give viewers full control of the experience. (...)
Alors que le Chromecast s'est récemment ouvert au mirroring, AwoX lance aujourd'hui un appareil consacré à la réplication d'écran, lui aussi sous forme de clé HDMI et lui aussi au prix plancher de 35 euros. Il permet de transmettre à un téléviseur ce qui est diffusé sur un smartphone (écran et haut-parleurs), par exemple.
L'AwoX StriimCAST présente l'intérêt d'exploiter Miracast, aussi appelé Wi-Fi Display, un standard déjà pris en charge d'origine par de nombreux smartphones Android (à partir de la version 4.2.1), ainsi que par certains Windows Phone 8.1, et même par quelques ordinateurs Windows, notamment ceux compatibles Intel WiDi 3.5. (...)
SNL Kagan’s survey of key pay TV operators across five regions revealed 147 cable, DTH, and IPTV providers offered TV Everywhere services as of February 2014. According to our study, the vast majority of TV Everywhere platforms, or 61, are located in Western Europe, 29 in Eastern Europe, 29 in Latin America (including programmer-owned ventures), 19 in North America, and 18 in Asia Pacific.
Discovering new apps to use with Google’s Chromecast streaming stick just got a lot easier: Google started to add a catalog of hundreds of apps capable of casting to the Chromecast website. The site previously only listed a few select featured apps from major publishers, but now includes more than 400 apps, ranging from video services to games to personal media players. (...)
The same elastic computing and cloud storage meant we could also remove all limits in content production for iPlayer. We have doubled the total number of hours of video available on iPlayer and have increased the number of HD hours by almost 700%
As Expway has successfully launched Mobile Broadcast services with major operators such as NTT DoCoMo, TRE Italia and others, we are often asked about the recommended practices for implementing LTE Broadcast in carriers’ networks.
We have now conducted a study on how LTE Broadcast can help operators generate more revenue.
A couple of times a year Brightcove has an internal hackweek where engineers work on any project they’d like. In the latest hackweek (2014-07-14) Tom Johnson decided to see if he could get DASH supported in as many places as possible, by combining a few of the existing DASH player implementations with Video.js.
MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is a streaming format similar to Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). It allows you to provide multiple versions of a video at different bitrates, and then the player can switch between those versions depending on the user’s bandwidth (which is more complicated than you might think).
The two DASH playback implementations used were Dash.js and Dash.as. They were combined using video.js’s playback tech architecture, which means you can include plugins and custom skins and they’ll work the same with either playback method. (...)
It's becoming increasingly normal for the equipment we use to work at resolutions significantly beyond HD. Actual distribution of 4K pictures is currently in its infancy. However, since 4K cameras produce especially nice HD results when downscaled, it's perhaps worth discussing some of the benefits of shooting 4K for an HD finish. (...)
Cisco's Videoscape Solution unleashes new video driven experiences that make TV the medium of choice, now carried forward across devices. It unifies the power of Cisco Videoscape cloud, network and client hardware and software assets in order to connect media companies, service providers and consumers to new experiences with the flexibility to be designed your way. It focuses on a sophisticated yet easy to use, intuitive and consistent interfaces that brings together video, social networking and other information, using the right screen for every experience. (...)
Low latency with HTTP-streaming (segment-based) technologies is a challenge. In particular MPEG-DASH is gaining adoption among international industry consortiums such as DVB with DVB DASH or ETSI with HbbTV 2.0 …
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, today launched support for the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) standard, enabling broadcasters to combine over-the-air broadcast and IP delivery to publish personalized video and interactive TV experiences to users on connected TVs and set-top boxes. With today’s announcement, Brightcove is rolling out support in its Video Cloud online video platform for common encryption (CENC) packaging, Microsoft PlayReady and Marlin digital rights management (DRM) license serving, and multi-bitrate MPEG-DASH encoding.
“HbbTV is an enabling progression for us, and for the industry,” said Mat Yelavich, CTO of the Nine Network Australia. “As a broadcaster, it allows us to ‘close the loop’ for the first time, providing the potential to truly personalise whilst also empowering the viewer with a very simple UX. This, coupled with Brightcove’s Video Cloud platform providing support for MPEG-DASH and CENC, will ensure we deliver the viewer the best possible viewing experience.”.
HbbTV is an industry standard, providing an open technology platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband, enabling access to Internet-only services for consumers using connected TVs and set-top boxes. (...)