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HTML5 Video FAQ: Answers To The Most Common Questions

January 31, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks ago, StreamingMedia.com hosted a live webinar on the topic of HTML5 video and we had more than 900 attendees to the event who asked well over 100 questions. Of course we couldn’t get to all of them in the hour, so I followed up with the webinar presenter, Jeff Whatcott, SVP of Global Marketing from Brightcove, to provide answers to some of the of the most commonly asked questions about the current state of HTML5 video.

For Kyte, acquisition by KIT digital gives its video platform global reach, resources

January 31, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Global video asset management firm KIT digital has acquired a trio of companies–KickApps, Kewego and social video platform Kyte–for $77.2 million, the company announced today. KIT says the deal will enhance its existing business while “growing market share across geographies and client verticals.” KIT said the three companies bring different tools to the table, but in general will alow it to advance its business roadmap by up to 18 months: KickApps gives it access to advanced social media tools; Kewego is a specialist in behind the firewall and digital signage capabilities for enterprise clients; and, Kyte brings a cutting edge mobile publishing and software development kit. The acquisitions, said KIT digital chairman and CEO Kaeil Isaza Tuzman, “supports the company’s aim to deliver end-to-end solutions covering each major aspect of Internet Protocol video management for our three primary client verticals: network operators, content distributors and general corporate enterprises.” For San Francisco-based Kyte, the deal is an opportunity to extend its video platform globally.

New Logitech and Google TV Product Display Shows Up At Costco, Still A Hard Sell

January 31, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

I’m a big fan of Costco stores and over the past few months they have added more broadband enabled devices to their shelves, aside from just their large selection of TVs. On a recent trip to my local Costco, a new product display for the Logitech Revue powered by Google TV had been setup, allowing shoppers to test out the device. Of all the broadband enabled devices Costco sells, the Logitech Revue is the only one I have seen where consumers can try out the device in the store. The Costco store was crowded when I went so I hung around the Revue demo area and spent time asking people a lot of questions about the unit when they were using it

AOL teams with ‘Survivor’s’ Burnett for series of CliffNotes comedy shorts

January 31, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

AOL is continuing its content acquisition binge as it positions itself as the place to go for alternative online video. The site today announced a deal with British television producer Mark Burnett (yes, of Survivor fame), and CliffNotes publisher John Wiley & Sons and Coalition Films, to create a series of comedic video shorts based on, wait for it, CliffNote versions of some of the world’s greatest literature.

Amazon Leaks Details About Their Netflix-Like Movie Subscription Service, Free For Prime Members

January 29, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Not much news usually takes place on the weekend, but on Saturday afternoon, Engadget.com posted multiple screenshots of an Amazon page offering free unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows. Amazon wording on the page said, ” Your Amazon Prime membership now includes unlimited, commerical-free instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost “. Shortly after it was reported, the Amazon user who found the page could no longer access it, but multiple screenshots at Engadget.com clearly shows the details and is the best proof yet that Amazon is getting ready to challenge Netflix with a subscription based streaming service.

Streaming Media East Program Done, See The Agenda – Now Placing Speakers

January 28, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

I’ve been quiet on the blog lately as I have been working hard on the Streaming Media East conference agenda. I am happy to say that the Advance Program for the show is now complete, including the new dedicated track on the subject of HTML5 video. You can view the entire agenda here . I am going to begin placing speakers today and if you want to recommend a speaker for the program, please email me the details

Netflix: More viewing hours for Apple TV than iPad; Web TV a ‘big growth category’

January 26, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Apple may have only sold a million of its Apple TV units in 2010, but they’re proving to be very popular with Netflix fans. In fact, the company said in its ernings letter to investors today, the $99 unit is seeing more streaming video play than Apple’s iPad of which it’s sold some 15.3 million in the U.S.

Netflix forecast: 23.7 million subscribers by end of 1Q2011; revenues to $717 million

January 26, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which today reported it had reached 20.01 million subscribers and revenues of $596 million in Q4, said it expects to add as many as 2.8 million more

Netflix Q4 earnings: 20 million subscribers; revenue of $596 million

January 26, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Netflix today announced it had added 3.08 million subscribers in the fourth quarter, a 166 percent year-over-year change, to take its total to 20.01 million. The company, in a letter to shareholders posted to its website, also said revenues for the quarter were $596 million, up 34 percent from a year ago, with net income of $47 million, or 87 cents per share, both were up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Netflix in 2010 added some 7.7 million subscribers, twice what it had expected, and a number it said “underscores the momentum of the business.” And, it said, its streaming video option, which it introduced in November, has accounted for more than one third of new additions, a number the company expects to grow. The company said DVD shipments in the quarter grew only marginally, adding that they expect them to erode over time as more subscribers use the streaming service exclusively. Netflix also said its foray into Canada, where it launched its first international test late last year with a streaming-only

Netflix tops 20 million subscribers; reports revenue of $596 million in Q4

January 26, 2011 by streaming video · Leave a Comment 

Netflix today announced it had added 3.08 million subscribers, a 166 percent year-over-year change, to take its total to 20.01 million at the close of the fourth quarter. The company, in a letter to shareholders posted to its website, also said revenue for the quarter were $596 million, up 34 percent from a year ago, with net income of $47 million, or 87 cents per share, both were up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Netflix in 2010 added some 7.7 million subscribers, twice what it had expected, and a number it said “underscores the momentum of the business.” And, it said, its streaming video option, which it introduced in November, has accounted for more than one third of new additions, a number the company expects to grow. The company said DVD shipments in the quarter grew only marginally, adding that they expect them to erode over time as more subscribers use the streaming service exclusively.

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