UHD, Online Video
Industry alliance targets new royalty-free, open source 4K codec
Sep 01 2015 9:15 AM

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, YouTube, Netflix rank 1, 2, 3 in brand perception in US
Amazon, YouTube, Netflix rank 1, 2, 3 in brand perception in US
Jan 16 2015 8:30 AM

Streaming media companies Netflix and YouTube claimed two of the top three spots in this year’s YouGov Brand Index, with Amazon – which is a streaming service in its own right – scoring the top spot for brand perception.

YouGov’s brand buzz index among American consumers for 2014 ranked Amazon No. 1, YouTube No. 2 and Netflix, which was ranked 12th a year ago, at No. 3.

Online Video, VOD, LatAM, APAC, EMEA
Google pushes Play Movies into 37 new markets, including 16 in Latin America
Mar 26 2014 9:00 AM

Over-the-top movie services in Latin America have rolled out in fits and starts, and, they’ve met with mixed success.

When Totalmovie – backed by Gruppo Salinas – was launched in 2011, it was ballyhooed as LatAm’s first legal premium streaming service and seen as a potential Netflix killer.

Connected TVs & Devices
Sean Knapp Shows Off Google Nexus Tablet - VIDEO
Jul 03 2012 9:00 AM

Fresh from the Google I/O event, Ooyala CTO Sean Knapp sat down with me to show off the latest Google Nexus tablet (complete with Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean).

Online Video
Weekly Rewind: Where's My Google TV?
Jun 29 2012 9:00 AM

Google took the wraps off a number of products at its I/O conference, including Nexus 7 tablet and Jelly Bean, the newest Android operating system.

Google: Video Ads One of Fastest-Growing Segments in Advertising
Jun 27 2012 9:00 AM

No company knows digital advertising like Google.

Online Video
Weekly Rewind: TV Upfronts Expected to Total $20 Billion
May 18 2012 9:00 AM

TV upfronts will bring in $20 billion this year, six to nine times more than online video spending for the whole year.

Big Data, Analytics, Video Index
What is Big Data?
Feb 22 2012 8:00 AM

You may have seen my recent Video Index interview talking about online video and Big Data. As a data scientist, I’m thrilled that Big Data is in the news lately.

Online Video
Weekly Rewind: The Super Bowl Effect on Web Traffic
Feb 10 2012 8:00 AM

People were too busy watching football and commercials to surf the Web on Sunday. Cord cutting is real (really now?). The young are watching less and less TV (but more and more online). All that and more in your weekly rewind.

Amazon's Online Video Deal Isn't About Netflix, It's About Viacom and Google
Feb 09 2012 8:00 AM

Amazon Prime Instant -- the free streaming video service offered in conjunction with Amazon Prime shipping -- is making headlines this morning after it announced a major deal with media giant Viacom.