Interviews, Sports, Cloud TV, OTT
On the Record with Jonathan Wilner: The state of online sports video
Jul 21 2015 11:30 AM

In this edition of On the Record, Ooyala's Jonathan Wilner, vice president, products and strategic planning, takes time out to discuss one of his favorite topics: sports video. Jonathan talks about what's behind the popularity of online sports content, advantages of online distirbution for leagues, licensing challenges, and of course: curling. 

Rags Gupta Ooyala Videoplaza Ad Tech
Interviews, Ooyala News, Ad Technology, Programmatic
On the Record with Rags Gupta: Ad Tech's Flight to Quality (part 1 of 2)
Mar 24 2015 12:45 PM

In this edition of On the Record, Videomind caught up with Rags Gupta, general manager of Ooyala EMEA and former chief commercial offiicer of Videoplaza, an Ooyala company and Europe's leading ad tech provider.

In part one of a two-part interview, Rags covers the biggest trends in ad tech in 2014 and looks at some of its biggest challenges and opportunities for 2015 including currency standardization and the industry's "flight to quality."

Ooyala News, Interviews
In Ooyala, Telstra sees a partner, not just an acquisition
Aug 18 2014 3:00 PM
SYDNEY - There are many ways a merger or acquisition can play out over time.
Partners, Ooyala News, Interviews
Taking soccer broadcasting to the next level
Jul 18 2014 4:30 AM

If you caught any portion of the FIFA World Cup, it's likely you were among the throngs of fans who took advantage of live streams and game highlights on every kind of device. After all, not every country got a national holiday on game day. 

Interviews, Mobile, Online Video, TV Everywhere
For operators, tracking quality of service on TVE delivery is critical
Apr 14 2014 9:00 AM

At NAB, a recurring theme was broadcasters and their adoption of online video, a topic that has increasingly taken center stage at shows like NAB and the upcoming Cable Show.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, for example, made adoption of OTT services the keynote of his address to broadcasters – most of who sat as quietly as the opposing party does during the State of the Union Address. But, that doesn’t mean they weren’t listening.

Big Data, Interviews, Partners, Events
Vindicia CEO: Broadcasters discovering value of big data and analytics
Apr 11 2014 9:00 AM

Gene Hoffman is chairman and CEO at Vindicia, a cloud-based, subscription-billing platform for scaled consumers. It’s used for things like over the top television, consumer software, and business services.

Hoffman said Vindicia can help digital media companies reduce churn by using its subscriber analytics to provide individualized content to a subscriber at the right time. 

That’s a story Hoffman said saw a lot of play at NAB last week. 

Partners, Ooyala News, Interviews
For the Washington Post, online video helps take it to the world stage
Jan 27 2014 8:00 AM

There's no doubt the Washington Post is a news power inside the Beltway, but even a Top 10 newspaper wants to play in a bigger sandbox.

One way to expand the Post's reach beyond its print - and even online edition - is online video, said Steve Schiffman, general manager of the newspaper's online presence, Post TV.

Leadership, Ooyala News, Interviews
Why I Joined Ooyala
Oct 02 2013 9:00 AM
I was recently brought on as Ooyala’s first chief financial officer, and am thrilled to join the Ooyala team during a critical time in the company’s growth.
Interviews, Search and Recommendation
Colin Dixon: Streaming Media Discovery is a Big Problem (Video)
Aug 29 2013 9:00 AM
Colin Dixon, Chief Analyst at nScreenMedia, recently dropped by the Ooyala Mountain View office to talk about multi-screen TV, second screen trends, and the future of personalized media. 
After presenting his latest data and analysis to the company in an engaging Ooyala talk, Colin was nice enough to jump in front of the camera and share his insights with the VideoMind community.
Social TV, Search and Recommendation, Interviews
Dijit CEO Says New Technology Can't Disrupt TV - VIDEO
Aug 23 2013 9:00 AM
This is the second part of my interview with Jeremy Toeman, CEO of Dijit and maker of social TV discovery app NextGuide. You can watch part one of our video interview here.
In the above video, Jeremy looks at the future of the second screen, and it isn't all sunshine an rainbows. 
Online Video, Social TV, Search and Recommendation, Interviews
Dijit CEO Jeremy Toeman on NextGuide, Social TV
Aug 22 2013 9:00 AM
I recently sat down with Jeremy Toeman, CEO of Dijit Media to talk about NextGuide, the second screen, and social TV.
NextGuide is a free, hyper-personalized guide for live TV and streaming video that offers personalized content recommendation and content discovery -- basically a cool way to find cool TV shows that you'll want to watch.