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Easily syndicate live TV to Facebook, Twitter and Twitch with Ooyala
Apr 06 2017 3:15 PM
Social media has taken live streaming to the next level. While Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Facebook Live are the most popular, Twitter and Instagram
Live sports, Live Streaming
PGATour optimized with Facebook Instant Articles
Feb 02 2017 1:15 PM
In the previous article, I discussed Facebook Instant Articles (FBIA) and how to leverage the benefits of Ooyala Player with FBIA. As users are shifting to mobile first, it is important more than ever to deliver a mobile optimized user experience. Check out how PGA Tour used FBIA and made decisions to deliver a mobile optimized experience to their fans.
 
Ooyala News, Broadcaster, Live Streaming
Go live longer... or be dead
Nov 01 2016 10:30 AM

In the battle of survival of online video, it is well known that live linear TV is a core differentiator. But how do you “go live” longer? How do you make sure you are not beaten to death by competition and are walking around like a zombie with not enough “live” content?

The answer is in re-using VOD content for live streaming.

Ooyala News
Ooyala Live for Facebook Live now available
Jun 01 2016 11:30 AM

Following on from Ooyala’s appearance at F8, the Facebook developer conference in April, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ooyala Live v1.4 that fully enables customers to publish video instantly to a Facebook page, event, or group that they own, manage, or are a member of, using Facebook’s Live Graph API.

Facebook Live, Ooyala Live, Ooyala
Ooyala News, Partners
Ooyala Live now syndicates broadcasts to Facebook, in a single click
Apr 12 2016 11:00 AM
Our team is on the ground at Facebook’s F8 conference this morning, and the big news is around Facebook Live. The social networks’ product for enabling anyone to broadcast live video to Facebook - first for celebrities and then rolled out to the general public - is now going upstream, with a focus on publishers, broadcasters and other content providers. And it’s quickly picking up steam. 
 
Ooyala News
Live is the future of OTT
Mar 29 2016 5:15 AM

Ooyala’s new white paper, Live is the Future of OTT discusses how live linear TV delivered via OTT platforms is now a core differentiator for digital broadcasters and publishers looking to build and engage loyal audiences, stay competitive and grow revenues.

IBM grabs live video streamer specialist Ustream
Mergers & Acquisitions, Online Video, Live Streaming
IBM grabs live video streamer specialist Ustream
Jan 21 2016 9:45 AM

Like the Star Wars movie franchise, consolidation in the digital media space is continuing. This time, it’s IBM that has acquired a small startup looking for a good exit. Big Blue is gobbling up live streaming specialist Ustream, with plans to add the company to a new Cloud Video Services unit that will focus on enterprise. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but some sources report IBM paid about $130 million for the San Francisco-based start up.

Tonight’s GOP presidential debate leaves non-pay-TV subs in the dark
Live Streaming, Online Video, Pay TV
Tonight’s GOP presidential debate leaves non-pay-TV subs in the dark
Aug 06 2015 10:00 AM

OK, time for a little Political Science rant (it’ll be short, promise).

The Donald (Trump, of course) will be a big part of tonight’s Republican presidential candidates debate, along with nine other potential candidates who want to be the GOP 2016 nominee. That’s not such a big deal, as there will be several more before the preferred candidate finally is anointed.

Live Streaming, Online Video Advertising
Amazon job listing seeks TV producer for daily, live fashion show
Jun 10 2015 10:00 AM

Amazon may be planning to launch live video shows, if a job listing for the etailer is any guide.

USA Today reports Amazon has posted a job listing on LinkedIn and Amazon.com for “a seasoned television producer to help us produce and run a daily live show." The listing says the job will be part of a “new business initiative to leverage video as a medium to drive product sales on Amazon,” which sounds an awful lot like a home shopping network show.

March Madness continues to be a draw… and a cash cow
Sports, Online Video Advertising, Pay TV, Live Streaming
March Madness continues to be a draw… and a cash cow
Mar 31 2015 6:30 AM

There’s a good reason why premium sports content continues to demand top dollar from broadcasters and operators: It’s a cash cow and has a huge following.

This month’s March Madness, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is a case in point.

The tournament, which brings the Final Four to the court this weekend, is looking like gold for CBS and Turner Broadcasting, especially considering that the average ratings are at a 25-year high, Variety reports.

NimbleTV goes dark – again – but promises return
OTT, Pay TV
NimbleTV goes dark, again, but promises return
Jan 14 2015 6:30 AM

NimbleTV, which let cable subscribers watch up to 140 channels on any device with a Web browser, is pausing operations so it can concentrate “on innovation rather than making small incremental changes and updates to the current service.”

The company hasn’t been accepting new customers since December, and said in an email to subscribers that it has been listening to customer feedback “to truly understand what our users, and the next generation of TV viewers, want from us.”

Online Video, SVOD, Content Deals
Rumor has E! talk show host Handler heading for a live gig on Netflix
Apr 28 2014 9:00 AM

The New York Post is reporting that Netflix may be looking to offer live linear programming with a new talk show featuring E! talk show host Chelsea Handler.

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