Despite World Cup slip, YouTube TV sets the bar – on customer service

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Despite World Cup slip, YouTube TV sets the bar – on customer service

Swing and a miss. Air ball. Hit the post. A rookie move. Dropped the ball. Pick any of those well-known sports adages that define failure, and you’re dead on the money with a description of YouTube TV’s missed opportunity to shine during the World Cup.

The virtual pay-TV service crashed hard during the see-saw England-Croatia match dropping its stream during the second half of the match for about an hour.

Fans were more than a little ticked off and YouTube TV began issuing mea-culpas within minutes.

VR meeting headwinds in consumer market; can it prevail?

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VR meeting headwinds in consumer market; can it prevail?

Will Virtual Reality meet the same fate as that other highly touted video technology, 3-D? A new report says consumer interest in VR is waning, at least according to sales-rank data from Amazon.

The report, from Thinknum, says the sales rank on Amazon of four major VR headsets have tumbled in recent months, with a former Top 10 device now nearing No. 100.

Media asset logging and management made better

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Media asset logging and management made better
Metadata is transforming content.
 
It’s being harnessed now throughout the content supply chain to create benefits at every stage: from pre-production and delivery to audience engagement and monetization. Thanks to metadata and the advanced technologies that use and enhance it, improved processes at the beginning of content creation are now elevating consumer experiences and profits at the end.
 

The key to future-proofing your content supply chain: Ooyala Flex Media Platform

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The key to future-proofing your content supply chain: Ooyala Flex Media Platform

The demands for first-to-market video content, at the highest quality and lowest cost are exploding. Are you prepared to keep up? To help you respond, Ooyala recently launched the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. It will change the way your content is distributed and monetized throughout its lifespan.

Ooyala’s Lepe recognized as part of NYC Television Week’s 40 Under 40

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Ooyala’s Lepe recognized as part of NYC Television Week’s 40 Under 40

Ooyala Founder and CTO Belsasar Lepe has been selected as one of NYC Television Week’s 40 Under 40 Awards recipients, honoring “the media innovators who are redefining the media landscape in an age of change.”

The award is sponsored by Future US, the leading information and event producer for professional communications, entertainment and education technology markets.

Ooyala Flex Media Platform debuts features for VR360, HEVC support & more at BroadcastAsia

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Ooyala Flex Media Platform debuts features for VR360, HEVC support & more at BroadcastAsia

While consumers may be king of the new digital video ecosystem, content remains the coin of the realm. Studios, broadcasters and other distributors and aggregators are hurrying to get original content out to as many endpoints and markets in as short a period of time as possible to better engage consumers and grow subscriber rolls. That original content, of course, includes live sports and one of this year’s hottest trends, VR.

Is the rapid growth of OTT in Europe impacting pay-TV?

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Is the rapid growth of OTT in Europe impacting pay-TV?

While European pay-TV operators haven’t seen the same cord cutting trend as in North America, over-the-top video – both subscription based (SVOD) and advertising based (AVOD) – continues to gain traction on the continent.

A new report from Dataxis said the European pay-TV market grew by just 0.3% in Q1 2018 over Q4 2017, the lowest quarter/quarter net adds on record, ending the quarter with 185 million subscribers. Since Q 1 2017, pay-TV has seen its subscriber base grow 3.3%.

Ooyala Powers Content Management, Syndication and Delivery for Turner Asia Pacific

Ooyala Powers Content Management, Syndication and Delivery for Turner Asia Pacific

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Ooyala Flex Media Platform Helps Turner Automate and Orchestrate Workflows, Reducing Content Processing Time By 85%
 
San Jose, California – June 25, 2018 – Ooyala is powering content syndication for Turner Asia Pacific with the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, a flexible and configurable content supply chain optimization platform that automates tasks, simplifies workflows and speeds up the time to market for Turner.
 

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