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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 16, 2013 11:18 AM

TV Everywhere Getting There

TV Everywhere (TVE) is still evolving, but progress is indeed being made, agreed Will Richmond, Editor and publisher of VideoNuze, Corey Halverson, product director of media business solutions for Akamai, and Brightcove's CTO for media and broadcast solutions, Albert Lai, during a panel discussion at the PLAY 2013 Brightcove customer conference this week in Boston. The timely conversation took place in the midst of news from both ABC and Turner

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Video: Authenticating TV Everywhere

The complexities that come with building and operating TV Everywhere services have been well documented over the years. Making it easier is one of the key goals of Akamai's Sola Media Solutions. To that end, Brightcove, an Akamai NetAlliance Partner, recently announced the integration of its TV Everywhere authentication solution with our Sola Vision Identity Services. Joint customers can take advantage of the integration in their efforts to make premium

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

Keeping it Simple at the 2013 NAB Show

Fresh off an action-packed week at this year's NAB conference, I wanted to take a second to reflect on some of the key takeaways that stood out for us at Akamai over the course of the show. The mantra of simplicity was present in full force, just as it was at IBC. Broadcasters and content providers are looking to dramatically simplify their workflows and truly bring them into the cloud. Those who

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

April 17, 2013 10:15 AM

Deploying More Effective Video Analytics: Analyze. O ...

This is the second installment in a series of posts that discuss various challenges of online video and how Akamai's Sola Media Solutions can be used to address those challenges.What goes into a successful media analytics strategy? How can video analytics help you control costs, ensure service delivery quality and maximize ROI? This was one of several recurring topics during the many conversations that we enjoyed during last week's NAB

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 29, 2013 12:06 PM

Live Video Madness

Turner Sports has released a trove of statistics on video streaming from the opening week of this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, which indicate healthy growth in live video streaming for the event across both broadband and mobile. Turner delivered what it called a record 36.6 million live video streams during the opening week of NCAA March Madness Live, doubling the 18.3 million live streams it delivered over

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 4, 2013 9:59 AM

Springsteen Drives 'Astronomical' GRAMMY Live Views

Funny that the man who once grumbled about "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" would later be responsible for an unprecedented spike in online video views, a term that didn't even exist when the song was released in 1992. Yet that's what happened when Bruce Springsteen fans flocked in record numbers to watch the online broadcast of the MusiCares Person of the Year Red Carpet, the pre-cursor to the star-studded tribute

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

March 1, 2013 9:03 AM

A Key Launch: Ad Integration Services

Last week, Akamai launched Sola Ad Integration Services, a cloud-based solution designed to enable targeted, dynamic ad insertion into online video streams on live, linear and VoD content. Why is this so important? The simple answer is a projected $4.14 Billion in ad spending in 2013 that's growing to $8.04 Billion by 2016 according to eMarketer. Reaching your audience when they're viewing their favorite video content across a dramatically growing

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

February 27, 2013 7:30 AM

MobileRider Gains Competitive Edge with Akamai

The eyes of the extreme skiing and snowboarding worlds will be on Vail, Colo., and Kirkwood, Calif., starting today for the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships and Swatch Freeride World Tour 2013 presented by The North Face. Viewers around the world will be able to enjoy live HD streams of both events on Internet-connected devices thanks to Akamai partner, MobileRider.Experts in delivering live and on-demand content over the Internet and

David Habben

David Habben

February 18, 2013 2:01 PM

Ultra HD, The Next Gen TV: Who Can Afford Them?

Anyone at this year's CES would have seen the connected device manufacturers promoting "Ultra HD" or "4K" TV. This next-generation TV provides picture quality many times better than HD (or BluRay) devices can produce today - 3840 * 2160, (approx. 8.3 megapixels per frame) vs. HD's 1920 * 1080 (approx. 2.1 megapixels per frame). On the surface, it seems like a breakthrough and early adopters will undoubtedly covet this new