Thursday, May 21, 2009

Streaming Media East 2009: News, Views and Video Interviews

Streaming Media East was a huge success and came to a close with record attendance last week. I've featured news items related to the conference and exhibition for over a week now and did one more sweep to present a roundup of news, views and video interviews. I found a few more articles from last week and this week which are featured here with more videos from Beet.TV and a highlight reel from Dyn Inc. The videos from the conference sessions and from the Content Delivery Summit will be available soon on and you can download the presentations here. In addition, Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen said today that will be delivering more breaking news, in addition to the features, reviews, how-to articles, and analysis they've always offered. You can also subscribe to Featured News RSS feed here.

Streaming Media Podcast #28: Ooyala Updates Its Platform
May 21, 2009 - by Tim Siglin & Jose Castillo
Ooyala CTO Sean Knapp talks about the company's respect for other platforms, metrics, and a new player for Ooyala's online video platform.

Gotuit Unleashed » Want To Watch an Overview on Gotuit? Check Out This Video
By Patrick Donovan - May 20, 2009
Last week at the Streaming Media East 2009 show in NYC, we gave a 20 minute overview of the Gotuit Video Metadata Management System, and announced our latest customer - HISTORYTM, with Ice Road Truckers Video Mash-Ups. The good folks at Streaming Media just posted video from the event. For those of you not able to make it, you can watch our presentation here...

Telcos Outline Their Thoughts On How They Can Win In the CDN Market | The Business Of Online Video
By Dan Rayburn - May 19, 2009
At last week's Content Delivery Summit, I moderated a panel with speakers from Deutsche Telekom, Global Crossing, Level 3 and Tata Communications who discussed how over time, they believe they can dominate the CDN market. (video archives of the panel will be online shortly)...

Follow Me On Twitter: Real-Time Updates About The Online Video Industry | The Business Of Online Video
By Dan Rayburn - May 18, 2009
While I still think Twitter is one of the biggest wastes of time, starting today, I am going to use Twitter to send out real-time updates about the online video industry. One of the things I realized last week at the Streaming Media East show is that I have a lot of really great conversations with people about topics and trends that never make it onto my blog. Typically there is not enough to write a whole story around or I just don't have enough time to get to it. This is where Twitter comes in...

MLB.TV Expects To Do Away With Blackout Restrictions Sooner Than You Think | The Business Of Online Video
By Dan Rayburn - May 18, 2009
At last week's Streaming Media East show, we had many of the largest content owners in attendance and I got to spend a little bit of time with many of them hearing more details about their business. One of the many things I learned was that MLB expects to be able to resolve the online blackout restrictions for their MLB.TV service sooner than people may imagine...

Beet.TV: Big Global Expansion for Brightcove and Implementation on iPhone
By Andy Plesser - May 18, 2009

NEW YORK, NY -- Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company, has been enjoying annual 300 percent growth, global expansion, strong balance sheet and is hooking up with devices including Vudu. According to Brightcove CEO and Founder Jeremy Allaire, the company is providing integration onto the iPhone for shows including AMC's Mad Men, Saul Hansell of The New York Times reports. Brightcove is developing iPhone apps for dozens of customers, a company spokesperson told me. I interviewed Jeremy last week at the Streaming Media East conference for an update on developments at the company. We did not cover the iPhone developments...

Beet.TV: VMIX Powers Video on Post-Newsweek Sites, Los Angeles Times, others
By Andy Plesser - May 18, 2009

NEW YORK -- VMIX, the San Diego-based video services company, is powering a number of newspaper and local television station Web sites, including the Tribune newspapers. It has had a recent win with the Post-Newsweek television stations sites. At the Streaming Media East conference last week, I caught up with VMIX CEO Mike Glickenhaus. Mike explained the utility of his company's "white label" solution...

YouTube - Dyn Inc. at Streaming Media East - Highlight Reel
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A quick recap of Dyn Inc's visit to New York City for the Streaming Media East Convention. For more information on what Dyn Inc. is up to visit

Verizon FiOS can go with the flow
May 15, 2009 - By Sarah Reedy
Verizon's (
NYSE: VZ) big news this week clearly was its planned divestiture of 4.8 million access lines to Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), which if it closes will bring the FiOS network to 67% of Verizon's total local access territory. In addition to its expansion plans, however, the Tier 1 carrier also gave Streaming Media East conference attendees a bit more insight into what it plans to do with its FiOS TV network in the very near future...

Jan Ozer on Better Quality Streaming Video (Manifest Tech Blog)
Making Sense of Digital Media Technology by Douglas Dixon
Jan Ozer is a regular presenter at the Streaming Media East conference (see previous posts). This year he kicked off the week with a half-day seminar on Encoding H.264 Video for Streaming and Progressive Download, following up on his presentation last year on Comparing Video Codecs (see 2008 post), as also covered in his book on Critical Skills for Streaming Producers (see previous post).

Then Ozer had some fun with his conference session on Tuesday, with a session of sage advice on Improving Your Video Quality for Streaming Production. His bottom line is that video "should look as good as photos shot with a still camera." With today's progressive video cameras and good production values you should be able to shoot great-looking video that compresses well and still looks good after streaming...

Jan Ozer's agenda slides courtesy of
Streaming Learning Center