Leadership, Online Video, Pay TV, Live Streaming, OTT
Aereo decision underlines need for true innovation
Jul 07 2014 9:00 AM

We are moving forward.

Whether you were a fan of Aereo, or believe as the Supreme Court did that it infringed on copyrights in streaming broadcast content captured on its array of dime-sized antennas, the fact remains: the Aereo debate helped move our industry forward.

Leadership, Ooyala News, TV Everywhere
What the Olympics teach us about TV Everywhere
Feb 20 2014 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in VentureBeat

The next two years will bring more than the normal number of huge global sporting events to TV screens: Winter Olympics in Sochi are in full swing, June brings the World Cup to Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are around the corner.

Leadership, Ooyala News, Mobile
At the intersection of mobile and video
Feb 19 2014 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in Re-code

In the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) famously advises Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) to pursue a career in “plastics.” If the movie were set in the present day, I imagine the exchange would go like this:

Online Video, Leadership, Ooyala News, SVOD
Netflix will go on a diet — and other bold predictions about online video
Jan 02 2014 8:00 AM

Co-founder, Director of Solutions

This article previously appeared in Venture Beat.

Nothing moves slowly in the wide, wild world of online video. As we embark on a new year, filled with ever more changes, here are a few of my predictions for the online video industry in 2014.

Mobile, Leadership, Ooyala News
Ooyala’s Wilner: Tablet turning into the 'second real TV' in households
Dec 16 2013 8:00 AM

Jonathan Wilner, VP of product strategy for Ooyala, told CNBC's Big Data Download that the video industry is “definitely seeing a continuing trend,” especially of mobile and tablet usage, that’s turning the tablet into the “second real television in the house.”

One person in a household might be watching a program on the main TV in the home, he said, while another is watching a program on a tablet.

Leadership, Ooyala News, Online Video, Pay TV
Is TV dead? Nah... but it is evolving, says Ooyala CEO Fulcher
Dec 13 2013 8:00 AM

Is TV Dead? That was one of the questions posed to Ooyala CEO Jay Fulcher Friday on Bloomberg TV's Money Moves.

Obviously… the answer is no. What it is doing is evolving rapidly.

Fulcher pointed out that Ooyala’s technology is helping media companies address online audiences that are adopting online video as their primary source of video entertainment.

Leadership, Ooyala News, Online Video
Same sh*t, different screen: The disruption myth and digital TV
Dec 05 2013 8:00 AM

This story previously appeared in AllThingsD.

Silicon Valley loves nothing more than a little disruption, and the disrupt du jour is in the TV industry. The meme? That digital is driving a revolution in television comparable to the one that upended the music industry a little over a decade ago.

I don’t agree. I think that today’s TV is a lot like it was a decade ago.

Leadership, Ooyala News, Online Video
TV Evolution: The War for the Start Screen
Dec 02 2013 8:00 AM

The following article originally appeared on VentureBeat

Leadership, Ooyala News
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Nov 19 2013 8:00 AM

On three, ready? One... two... THREE: “Welcome home, Jim!” 

OK, so maybe Silicon Valley really isn’t my home, per se, but I’ve been following the online video industry long enough, and I’ve attended enough conferences and meetings here, to feel like it is.

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.