Netherlands’ Stoneroos teams with Bitmovin to power streaming services

NEP The Netherlands-owned video streaming tech outfit Stoneroos has teamed up with video processing technology provider Bitmovin to power OTT and TV streaming services. The partnership will see the Bitmovin Player integrated with Stoneroos’ OTT NOW! product. Stoneroos’ OTT NOW! Is a white-label solution. The Bitmovin Player compliments OTT NOW! by supporting device compatibility across […]

RÚV taps Bitmovin to elevate viewing experience

Iceland broadcaster RÚV has selected video solutions provider Bitmovin to deploy the Bitmovin Player and Analytics to elevate the viewing experience. Deploying the Bitmovin Player will ensure RÚV can deliver high-quality streams at speed and scale to the broadest range of existing consumer devices and launch content on new devices and platforms as soon as […]

Bitmovin research highlights costs of buffering and risk of ad-funded tiers

New research from video solutions provider Bitmovin suggests quality of content is not the only thing that stops consumers churning out of services. Based on a survey of 1000 UK respondents, Bitmovin found that more than one in three (38%) had unsubscribed from a streaming service due to buffering. The research also found that nearly […]

Bitmovin joins Alliance for Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has revealed Bitmovin as its latest member. Launched in 2015, AOMedia develops media technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. Its open-source, royalty-free video codec AV1, launched in 2018, is still widely used to this day – with Bitmovin […]

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 […]