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Vessel launches public beta

Following its December beta launch to content creators, Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, and CEO/co-founder of web video operation Vessel, is now inviting content creators’ fans to try Vessel as it starts an invite-required beta of the service. In a blog post – Now Playing: Vessel Beta – Kilar says that with Vessel, fans will […]

Synacor acquires NimbleTV

Synacor, the technology, services and revenue specialist for video, Internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, has acquired NimbleTV, the New York City-based provider of multiscreen, live linear television programming for pay-TV subscribers. The combination of NimbleTV’s assets and talent is part of Synacor’s broader strategy for delivering end-to-end, advanced video solutions. “As part of the Synacor growth strategy, we […]

Facebook acquires QuickFire Networks

Facebook has acquired video infrastructure specialist QuickFire Networks in a move that reflects the growing importance of video to the social networking site. An announcement on QuickFire’s website from Craig Y. Lee, CEO, noted that QuickFire Networks was founded on the premise that the current network infrastructure is not sufficient to support the massive consumption of video that is happening […]

Germany’s Moviepilot.de chooses Kaltura player

Kaltura, a  video technology platform, has been selected by Moviepilot.de, owned by Webedia, to power video on the site.  Moviepilot.de is leveraging the Kaltura HTML5 video player and mobile advertising tools to reach its audience on any device. Moviepilot.de serves as a place to discover, discuss, and read about upcoming movies and TV shows. The site’s content is derived from […]

Digital boosts UK video spend

According to findings from the British Video Association, the UK video entertainment market is buoyant, with total spending just under £2.2 billion, similar to 2013. Digital continues to boost the video entertainment market with a 30 per cent growth in 2014. Consumers prefer to own their videos Buying videos to own and keep is overwhelmingly the preferred choice for consumers […]

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

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Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form videos through a low-priced subscription service. In a blog post, The First Window for Web Video, Kilar notes that over the past few months, there has been a fair amount […]

Europeans highest video watchers

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According to findings from online and mobile video platform and player technology specialist JW Player, one in seven people on the planet and one in three people in the US and Europe watch online video content delivered by it each month. These findings are among the results of the first quarterly JW Trends in Online Video report, which looks at […]

Vidible acquisition boosts AOL’s video content management

AOL has acquired Vidible, a specialist in cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication, and creates the most comprehensive set of video content management tools in the marketplace for creators and publishers. Vidible’s cross-screen platform offers a […]

Grabyo garners $2m funding from global sports stars

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Real-time video specialist Grabyo has raised $2 million in funding from an array of major sports stars on the back of accelerating customer demand, ongoing momentum in social video and the rapid growth of mobile video advertising. The investors and global ambassadors include Premier League footballers Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and […]

High Throughput Satellites extend reach

According to findings from consulting and analyst firm Euroconsult, High Throughput Satellites (HTS) continue to proliferate in 2014 in terms of supply additions (+109 Gbps), system investments (nine new orders) and demand take-up (+40 Gbps). This trend should accelerate considering the 100+ projected new HTS system (payload and satellite) launches over the next decade. As a result of the extensive […]

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