Monday, August 17, 2009

Introducing Streaming Media TV

Today, launched their new portal for original video content, Streaming Media TV, featuring the first episodes of two new shows: Bandwidth Bastards, a weekly collection of commentary and news analysis from Nico McLane and A.M. Arno, and Jan Ozer's Peer Review, which will analyze how top video sites are doing in production categories such as background, lighting and exposure, audio, editing, and encoding. Since it was founded in 1998, Streaming Media has been dedicated to providing education and information to industry professionals and corporations in the utilization of digital media technology through its three core business areas:, exhibitions and conferences, and research and publications. For over 10 years, has become the premier online destination for professionals seeking industry news, information, articles, directories and services. The site features thousands of original articles, hundreds of hours of audio/video content (comprised mainly of conference archives and audio podcasts), breaking news, research reports, industry directory, and case studies that showcase the latest real-world streaming media implementations.

But over the years many have wondered -- with all this wealth of information about online video and streaming -- where's the original video programing? Well, the answer to that is Streaming Media TV.

I spoke with Streaming Media Publisher Joel Unickow about the launch of Streaming Media TV and he has this to say:
"We've actually been publishing videos on the site for over 10 years now, but the most recent sessions from our shows like SMEast and SMWest are found on the Audio/Video Archive section of the site, since they are most timely and relevant to today. Our writers have been expressing great interest in running their own webisode shows on our site for some time, and they are doing a great job with their content, both in print and now in video. Eric, our editor, has been the real spearhead for the initiative. We see StreamingMediaTV as way of adding a new dimension of coverage, of the space itself.

We've been barked at for a while to get this going, I mean, let's face it, this is, so expect to see more video coverage including how-to tutorials, reviews, interviews and opinion video. We hope that our viewers will send in their comments and suggestions so we can provide the best programming that suits their needs - we are listening."