This week, while the broadcast networks' prime time schedules are winding down for summer, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) will add a new season of “Arrested Development” to its library. The show, developed and originally carried by a broadcast network, was revived by Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix and arguably represents its highest-profile foray yet into original programming. The timing is smart. TV seasons are expiring and Hollywood's summer blockbuster run hasn't yet exploded onto screens. Die-hard fans of “Arrested Development” are eager to see new episodes and have been primed with a steady barrage of marketing
Twitter began embedding some NBA highlights in certain tweets this week. Through a deal with the basketball league and its digital media partner Turner Sports, the clips will appear within official NBA tweets with the hashtag #NBARapidReplay during the rest of the playoffs, according to a report in Bloomberg. So far, sponsors include Taco Bell and Sony Pictures, a quick survey of the clips on Twitter revealed
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) continued its push for a larger role in living room entertainment with its new game console and entertainment center, Xbox One. Microsoft described the device–it boasts 8 GB of RAM and an enhanced Kinect visual and audio interface–as a single device for providing all entertainment and communications bound for the living room TV set, from online video to games and traditional TV. Microsoft also said it will produce a live-action TV series with Steven Spielberg for its Xbox Live platform based on the popular Halo game series.
More potential bidders have emerged for Hulu, and incumbent pay-TV distributors are now said to be among those interested in the online video company. Reports indicate that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) and perhaps one other pay-TV company have expressed interest in buying all or part of Hulu from its owners–Disney (NYSE: DIS), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) and Providence Equity Partners.
As content delivery services become increasingly complicated and diverse with dominant IaaS players, multi-CDN strategies, private cloud deployments, and 3rd party SaaS platforms, trying to track operational costs per delivery service and region can be very difficult. On Monday at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC , Stackpop will showcase a new platform designed to specifically address the pain points of Ops and IT professionals who manage the technical infrastructure that makes their companies run smoothly. See the latest tools that allow you to simplify managing, sourcing and optimizing infrastructure services from multiple vendors, while providing visibility into costs and contract terms for managing your IT deployments. Now in its fifth year, the Content Delivery Summit is a one-day conference designed to bring together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners, and industry vendors for a detailed look at CDN platforms for the delivery of video and content acceleration. Online registration is now closed, but readers of my blog can still register onsite using my own personal discount code of DR13, which gets you a ticket to the show for only $395.
On Monday at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC , Marta Garcia Lopez, Senior Manager of CDN Strategy and Marketing will give an in-depth look into Telefonica’s CDN initiatives and their present and future CDN strategy and deployments. Hear Telefonica´s view on the evolution of the CDN market and potential solutions for a converged CDN and cloud delivery scenario where telco’s play a key role in end-to-end delivery in the market. Analysis of different strategic solutions, including assessment of the future of interconnection models and partnerships will also be discussed. Now in its fifth year, the Content Delivery Summit is a one-day conference designed to bring together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners, and industry vendors for a detailed look at CDN platforms for the delivery of video and content acceleration. Online registration is now closed, but readers of my blog can still register onsite using my own personal discount code of DR13, which gets you a ticket to the show for only $395.
On Monday at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC , (#cdnsummit) Craig Labovitz, Co-Founder of DeepField presents the latest numbers on multi-terabits per second of traffic data from backbone routers and exchanges points to explore ongoing large-scale changes in content distribution infrastructure over the last year. Learn about growth of newer entrants like Amazon as well as market changes from the established players including Akamai, Limelight, Level 3 and EdgeCast. The data presented will also provide an insight into the impact of new, service specific caches from Netflix and Google on the CDN market.
Since only 5.5% of the world speaks English as its native language, there’s a big opportunity to grow your audience by moving rapidly into global markets. At the Streaming Media East show , taking place next week May 21-22 in NYC, we have a session that will focus on The Business Case For Deploying Multi-Language Video .
At the Streaming Media East show , taking place next week May 21-22 in NYC, we have a session that will discuss how converging media technologies are redefining traditional distribution methods; how interactive and on-demand services are changing; and how entertainment and news video is being consumed. Come hear from publishers, and advertisers about the impact that video and new media is having upon their business models. Confirmed speakers include: Moderator: Jose Castillo, President, thinkjose Erin Gargan, President and CEO, Socialite Mina Seetharaman, Senior Partner, Advanced Video Practice, OgilvyOne Steven Siegel, Specialist Sales Executive, Video, Microsoft Advertising Max Haot, Co-Founder, CEO, Livestream It’s not too late to get a pass to the show and readers of my blog can register using my own personal discount code of DR13, which gets you a two-day ticket to the show for only $695 and gives you access to 40 sessions and how-to presentations and 100+ speakers. You can also register for an exhibits only pass and get access to the show floor, both keynotes from CBS and ESPN and all the networking events, at no charge.
At the Streaming Media East show , taking place next week, May 21-22 in NYC, we’ve got a session that will discuss tips and tricks, best practices, and lessons learned regarding the technical setup of live streaming production. Learn how to stream multiple formats from a single encoder, use social networking overlays, leverage adaptive bitrate streaming, and transition between live streams from multiple camera angles using multi-encoder synchronization. Confirmed speakers include: Moderator: Philip Nelson, SVP, Artist and Media Relations, NewTek Erin Bigelow, Technical Director, St.