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 […]

Bitmovin wins Iflix contract, highlights merits of AV1 at NAB

Emerging markets subscription video-on-demand provider Iflix has tapped encoding specialist Bitmovin to deliver HD video to mobile subscribers across its footprint. The SVOD provider will use Bitmovin encoding to enable the deiiver of content in HD over low-bandwidth mobile networks. Iflix will use Bitmovin’s encoding tools via the latter’s containerised software running inside its own […]

Bitmovin raises US$30 million in funding

Online video encoding specialist Bitmovin has raised US$30 million in Series B funding, led by Highland Europe. Bitmovin said it will use the cash to expand its customer base by scaling its product research and development, field engineering and sales teams worldwide. Highland Europe led the round with participation from existing investors Atomico, Constanita New […]

Chromecast dominates among EMEA video developers

Google Chromecast is the dominant over-the-top device in EMEA with 37% adoption among developers, according to a new study by video infrastructure technology company Bitmovin. The ‘Video Developer Report 2017’ claims that Apple TV is the second most popular device with developers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with 27% adoption. Meanwhile Amazon comes in […]

Video infrastructure firm Bitmovin raises US$10.3m

Web video infrastructure firm Bitmovin has completed a US$10.3 million (€9.2 million) Series A funding round led by investment firm Atomico. California and Austria-based Bitmovin said it will use the funds to accelerate the development of video playback technologies for existing and new platforms, including 360° video for virtual reality. Other investors in the round […]