Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Mary Hodder’s rundown of online video stats

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Mary Hodder of Dabble offers a useful rundown about online video: Where are we? Rise of the Videonet: At my session today at Supernova, with JD Lasica (Ourmedia) as our moderator, and Jeremy Allaire (BrightCove), Jonathan Taplin (USC Annenberg Center), and Robert Levitan (Pando), I mentioned some stats and ideas, and I said I would [...]

Mainstreaming BitTorrent

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

One of Yahoo’s top 25 most emailed stories today is about BitTorrent, and Hollywood’s response to it. The speed at which television programs are being digitized and being made available via BitTorrent is astonishing. In 1996, few sound archivists would have been believed that most of the world’s commercially available recorded music would be digitized [...]

Slashdot: Roll Your Own Television Network Using Bittorrent

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

The open source movement wants to build a new televsion broadcasting system, and it looks like it might not be that hard. There’s a long discussion at Slashdot about the feasibility of creating Internet-based television networks based on BitTorrent, with links back to two excellent and impassioned postings by Mark Pesce, along with additional comments [...]

Google for Video from IBM, BBC, CNN & Getty

Friday, October 1st, 2004

ZDnet reports on IBM’s Marvel, a search engine that may not be complete for 3-5 years, but which promises to be able to classify video and audio content for concept based searches. IBM is working with CNN, the BBC, and Getty on to create a vocabulary of search terms. Two thoughts on this: it would [...]

Consumer Video Subscription Services Over IP Networks Worth ~$5 bn in 2008?

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Given the horrors inflicted on scholarly users of archival television footage by trade associations run amuck, it’s sometimes tempting to discount market approaches to making old footage easily accessible. And seeing the wasteland of sports and porn, rather than news, become the driving forces in the market for IP TV may be cause for despair. [...]

Microsoft’s IPTV Initiative

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Microsoft’s IPTV Initiative made a number of announcements at IBD in this month. Highlights: HD on Windows Media 9, Win CE on set top boxes, and agreements with network operators.

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting