Bitmovin teams up with Sceenic

Video streaming technology specialist Bitmovin  has teamed up with consumer engagement tech provider Sceenic for a new integrated Software Developer Kit (SDK) to optimise fan engagement and interactivity, according to the pair. The new SDK is for the integration between Bitmovin’s Video Player and Sceenic’s Watch Together technology, which empowers audiences to watch synchronised video […]

Bitmovin names alliances chief and EMEA channel director

Video compression specialist Bitmovin has appointed Brandon Zupancic as head of alliances and David Rushton as channel director, EMEA, to further expand its global partner programme.  Zupancic will be responsible for growing Bitmovin’s global ecosystem of technology vendor and system integrator partnerships to simplify and accelerate customer adoption. He was most recently at Amazon Web […]

Bitmovin incorporates H.266/VVC into encoding platform

Video compression specialist Bitmovin has incorporated the new H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard into its encoding platform. The new codec was created by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Fraunhofer HHI), a research institute in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks. Bitmovin has been an early mover in testing H.266/VVC for real use […]

Bitmovin to receive €20 million in funding from EIB

Streaming tech company Bitmovin is to receive funding of up to €20 million from the  European Investment Bank (EIB).  The company, which charts the likes of RTL, Hulu Japan and the BBC among its clients, said that the funding will allow it to strengthen its R&D and product development team in Austria and support investments […]

Hulu Japan taps Bitmovin for encoding

Hulu Japan operator HJ Holdings and online video platform Play have chosen Bitmovin Encoding to deliver the service to multiple screens. The deployment was implemented through Bitmovin’s local integrator partner Itochu Cable Systems (ICS). HJ runs an online video delivery service that allows its subscribers to access a library of content which features over 50,000 titles, including movies, […]

Latency biggest issue for video developers, says survey

Latency is the most significant issue faced by over half – 54% – of video developers, followed by getting playback on all devices, cited by 41%, according to the latest report commissioned by video technology outfit Bitmovin. The findings are consistent with last year’s Bitmovin report, which recorded responses of 55% and 50% respectively. Over half […]

Switch Media adds Bitmovin Video Player to MediaHQ

Streaming media company Bitmovin has announced a partnership with video solution provider Switch Media to add the Bitmovin Video Player to its MediaHQ product suite. The company says that the integration will enable Switch Media to offer content providers the ability to deliver quality video content to any network or device at scale. The first […]

BBC agrees encoder deal with Bitmovin

The BBC is partnering with Bitmovin in a deal that allows it to make live shows from the BBC’s TV channels available on satellite provider set-top boxes soon after their time of broadcast. The BBC is using the Bitmovin Encoder to speed up content preparation and maximise quality for selected live content on catch-up TV […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

CBC taps Bitmovin for RTL Deutschland multiscreen video

German production and broadcast services outfit CBC has tapped video compression specialist Bitmovin’s HTML5 web player and SDKs across web, mobile and online platforms for broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland to extend the reach of its content beyond TV screens. Bitmovin’s Player provides CBC with a single technology for platforms including web browsers, Android and Apple […]