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Elemental adds $14.5M in Series D funding led by Telstra, Sky
Dec 22 2014 5:45 AM

Elemental Technologies today said it had raised $14.5 million in a Series D funding round that it said would be used to continue to scale the company’s global expansion efforts.

The round was led by European broadcaster Sky and by Australian telco Telstra, which owns Ooyala, as well as Elemental’s existing backers. Telstra contributed more than half of the funding in the round, an influx of cash more than half as much as Elemental raised in three previous funding series.

The IBC has recognized the Vienna State Opera for its streaming efforts
EMEA, Partners, Ooyala News
Vienna State Opera, FIFA win IBC awards for innovation & engagement
Sep 09 2014 7:30 AM

With more than 150 years of tradition, “new,” innovative” and “modern” aren’t terms usually associated with an organization like the Vienna State Opera.

But that’s exactly what the legendary opera house – and Ooyala customer -- is being feted for by the IBC, which is honoring it with a Special Award this week at the annual broadcaster’s convention in Amsterdam.

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Partners, Ooyala News
International film discovery start-up FilmDoo to launch at Cambridge Film Festival
Aug 27 2014 12:30 PM
Have you ever watched a great independent or foreign movie and thought to yourself: “That was better than any Hollywood blockbuster I’ve seen lately"? But how do you find out about these cool indie and international movies if they don’t happen to be screening at your local theater?
 
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. 

Partners, Ooyala News, Pay TV, Online Video, Broadband, EMEA
Dutch cableco Ziggo partners with Ooyala, Basefarm on multiscreen video, analytics
Jun 24 2014 9:00 AM

Dutch operator Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, has tapped Ooyala to power online video content on its new consumer-facing website and to address increasing demand for integrated web and video content management.

Partners, Ooyala News, Online Video
Hopster gets new funding, grows U-rated kids library
May 08 2014 9:00 AM

Hopster, a U.K.-based company that offers ad-free TV and learning platforms to preschoolers, today announced it now has one of the largest U-rated libraries of preschool shows in the U.K.

The company says it now offers parents and preschoolers over 700 fully U-rated episodes of kids TV – more episodes than Netflix.

Partners, Ooyala News, Online Video, VOD, SVOD, Events
Ooyala, Vienna State Opera partner on live 4K stream of Verdi's Nabucco
May 05 2014 9:00 AM

There’s little question 4K, or Ultra HDTV if you prefer, will become a big player in the digital TV ecosystem. Less clear has been when it will happen.

Some movement on that question is coming from Ooyala customer the Vienna State Opera, which this week is taking a huge leap into the technology, streaming a live performance in 4K using MPEG-DASH.

Online Video, Ooyala News, Partners
ABI report: Akamai top CDN, Ooyala top OVP in cloud video services market
Apr 25 2014 9:00 AM

The cloud video services market is growing at a rapid pace and -- by conservative estimates -- should top $4.6 billion by 2019, double the $2.3 billion it generated in 2013, new research says.

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. 

Big Data, Analytics, Partners, Ooyala News
Shine Australia targets increased monetization with Ooyala’s analytics
Apr 10 2014 9:00 AM

Shine Australia, which has a pair of hits in “The Voice,” and “Australia’s Next Top Model,” this week soft-launched Season Three of “The Voice” (www.thevoice.com.au).

Ooyala News, Partners, Online Video
Microsoft and Ooyala team for big-scale IP video services
Mar 31 2014 9:00 AM
As our new Global Video Index demonstrates, demand is higher than ever for multi-screen video.
Live Streaming, Partners, Ooyala News, Online Video
Shine Australia streams to all devices with help from Ooyala
Mar 24 2014 9:00 AM

With some of Australia’s biggest hits under its wings, notably “The Voice” and “Australia’s Next Top Model,” Shine has eagerly looked online to expand its audience.

With Ooyala’s help, Shine is streaming its content live to a multitude of devices and boosting viewer engagement in the process.

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