Sunday, September 28, 2008

Streaming Media West - More News Coverage

I've listed several more news stories from the events of Streaming Media West that appeared the last few day along with several posts from Contentinople that were published by Ryan Lawler last week. There's been a number of articles written about the keynotes by ABC digital media EVP Albert Cheng, Jordan Hoffner, of YouTube, Werner Vogels of and Anthony Wood of Roku. The announcement that Roku would open up its platform to other streaming content owners seemed to generate some of the biggest buzz. It's no wonder since it's a set-top box that will help connect the living room to the Internet. I'm sure more news from the editors will be forthcoming and I'll have more updates of my own to share as well.

Here's the latest news from wire:

Roku Becomes All Encompassing Video Player | $99 Set-Top Box Moves Beyond Netflix
..streaming hybrid player we looked at in July. Expanding The Content Clearly, Roku cannot limit itself to being purely a box for Netflix to hawk its wares, and so there have been rumblings of an increase in the amount of content soon to be available through the Roku set-top box. In July, Roku’s vice president of consumer products, Tim Twerdahl...

Web TV Wire

Things We Really Should Discuss

...Streaming Media West, I’m afraid I’ve been ignoring you, my little blog - so sorry. ??And we have so many topics to cover that I thought I should at least jot down a quick list of things we can cover later, when i’m more coherent. The details of the H.264 support in Silverlight The Flash
Encoder Server IBC/Coverage (this will no doubt be ...
Real World Video Compression

Akamai Still Dead Money: CDN Market Softens, Competition Grows

...scours the Streaming Media Conference for a reason to buy Akamai (AKAM)...and comes up empty: * We attended the SMW conference in San Jose, CA, from Sept. 23-24. We participated in panels on the Worldwide CDN Market, CDN pricing, and online video and mobile video monetization. In addition, we spoke with many CDN service providers, including...

Silicon Alley Insider
- ABC's Digital Frontier: Closed is open
CNET News - San Francisco,CA,USA
While Disney-ABC digital media EVP Albert Cheng's keynote speech at Streaming Media West last week at the San Jose Convention Center was laden with PR spin ...
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P2P Still Lags for Video Distribution
Contentinople - Written by Ryan Lawler
Friday, September 26. 2008 at 02:30 PM EDT
Execs at Streaming Media West say it still has a long way to go before it's considered a go-to technology for video distribution...

Execs See Challenges in Moving HD Video Online
Contentinople - Written by Ryan Lawler
Thursday, September 25. 2008 at 10:00 PM ED
Despite strong demand for high-quality online video, media and technology executives say there are still serious challenges in making high-def content available over the Internet

Roku Opening Up to Non-Netflix Video
Contentinople - Written by Ryan Lawler
Wednesday, September 24. 2008 at 02:15 PM EDT
Roku will soon open up its Netflix Player to other content owners looking to stream IP video to the TV...

ISPs: Video Flood Will Drive Tiered Broadband Pricing

Contentinople - Written by Ryan Lawler
Wednesday, September 24. 2008 at 10:45 AM EDT
Due to poor capacity planning on the part of ISPs, some executives say that service providers may have to implement tiered pricing to deal with the massive explosion in streaming video...

Amazon CTO: We Can Help Media Companies -
Contentinople - Written by Ryan Lawler
Monday, September 22. 2008 at 05:30 PM EDT
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels says his company's Web services are essential to helping new media companies scale...