Ad blockers are shaping up to be a major headache for publishers, one that could cost them as much as $27 billion in lost revenue by 2020, Juniper research reports.
ABI Research’s Mobile, Multiscreen, and Cloud Video Delivery Service has named Ooyala as the “best implementation” in the space for its aggressive programmatic advertising platform, as well as strong geographic reach in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.
DreamWorks Animation has added another partner in APAC, Singapore operator StarHub is adding the DWA channel to its pay-TV service and its on-demand option.
DWA last year deployed in Thailand and Malaysia.
The DreamWorks Channel is set to launch March 3, and will be available in HD and include English and Mandarin language options.
More consolidation in the digital video space as start-up video processing specialist Elemental Technologies today announced it was being acquired by Amazon Web Services.
The deal is expected to close in Q4 and, while no financial details were released, published reports say the price likely was in the $500 million range.
Looking to get the jump on developing an open-source, royalty-free codec specification that will easily handle 4K content, a Who’s Who of Internet companies -- including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix – have announced as founding members of the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).
The seven say the group wants to deliver an open, royalty-free and interoperable solution for the next-gen of video delivery.
Amazon has continued to expand its Fire TV franchise, adding more than 600 channels, apps and games to the device in the past three months.
Although the content add has been relatively thin – it now gives users access to Popcornflix, Funny Or Die, Candy Crush Saga, and Fox News -- Amazon also made a deal for the GameFly streaming service, which is available exclusively for streaming media devices on Amazon Fire TV.
Akamai has acquired multicast video technology specialist Octoshape in an all-cash deal that gives Akamai more insight into optimizing streaming – and especially live streaming -- for over-the-top (OTT) content and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) solutions.
The Copenhagen-based firm has been around since 2003 and specializes in video delivery using multicast technology over unmanaged/best effort broadband networks.
Hong Kong broadcaster Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) has tapped Elemental Technologies to process and manage live linear broadcast channels in real time for its over-the-top (OTT) content delivery service.
TVB is employing the workflow primarily for overseas distribution.
Some interesting reading is about to be added to the Federal Communications Commissions file on the review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
The FCC has asked Dish to provide info on the deals it has with content providers for its Sling TV over-the-top service.