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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.