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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.