The five-year-old company, which is part owned by CBS, has been working with the CBS O&Os and affiliates in preparation for the launch of the network’s online video service. To participate, each station must equip itself with a Syncbox server, which digitizes and compresses the station’s signal and then passes it along to the Syncbak Dynamic Rights Resolution Engine in the cloud that determines who gets to access it.
For $5.99 per month, CBS All Access delivers full seasons of current primetime shows, leading daytime and latenight CBS programming and thousands of episodes from CBS’s library of classics. It will also offer live streaming of CBS’s 14 O&Os, with more stations to come. CBS All Access will be measured by Nielsen and work is underway to add affiliates to the mix.
Summary:How live is live? That’s a question that soccer fans have been asking themselves when confronted with significantly-delayed World Cup streams.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Following weeks of speculation, Amazon (AMZN_) has announced Amazon Fire TV, its new streaming device, that will compete against the likes of Apple (AAPL_), Google (GOOG_) and Roku in an increasingly crowded market.
Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.
Summary:Average mobile data use in North America nearly doubled in 2013 to 1.38 GBs a month leading the world. The U.S. isn’t the biggest data hog — that would be Japan — but LTE is driving consumption.
With Netflix having announced plans for 4K streaming in 2014, it was only a matter of time before YouTube responded.
And, sure enough, YouTube is reportedly planning to demo its own improved, low-bandwidth 4K streaming technology at tech trade show CES next week, according to GigaOM. The service has supported 4K for some time already, but its new announcements will centre on tackling the main problem with the whole concept of 4K streaming – the bandwidth limitations of our creaky broadband and mobile networks.
YouTube won\’t be using the same H.265 video codec that\’s at the heart of Netflix\’s 4K streaming plan – instead, it\’ll use parent company Google\’s royalty-free VP9 codec to blast Ultra HD video down your internet pipes.