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 […]

Monaco Telecom taps Hubee for Replay

Monaco Telecom has tapped Hubee to develop its Replay catch-up application in HTML5 Javascript. Monaco Telecom recently launched Replay as a new offering on its LaBox Monaco Telecom service. The application includes features such as most-watched content along with theme and date filters and parental control. LaBox Monaco Telecom will use Hubee’s Huge platform catch-up […]

Netflix continues HTML5 rollouts

Firefox users can now watch Netflix on Linux, a move that the SVOD giant described as a “huge milestone” in its commitment to HTML5 video. Netflix first announced plans fours years ago to replace Silverlight with HTML5 video, and since then it has launched the latter on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox. […]

Vimeo ‘rebuilds TV experience’ with new apps

Vimeo has introduced what it described as a “complete rebuild of the Vimeo TV experience” with new apps for Apple tvOS, Android TV, and Samsung Smart TV. The new apps include Vimeo’s first HTML5-based TV app for the Tizen operating system, which is used by Samsung. The new apps include a number of features, including: […]

YouView launches next-gen platform, TalkTalk to roll out from Monday

UK connected TV platform YouView has unveiled the next-generation version of its platform, which UK broadband service provider TalkTalk has announced will roll out from next week. The service has been in Beta trial for some time, with updates being delivered every two weeks. “Even now, in the week before we go live we are […]

BBC takes key step towards HTML5 migration for iPlayer

The BBC launched a beta trial of an HTML5 player for its iPlayer catch-up service to desktops and laptops as part of a general move to use the technology as its default for the service. The pubcaster has also launched a new native Android player for the service. The BBC has historically used Flash to […]

Zinwell integrates HTTV OS for new set-tops

Taiwan-based set-top manufacturer Zinwell has integrated France-based TV software provider HTTV’s httvLink combined HbbTV and HTML5 operating system in its receivers. The new product, based on Broadcom’s BCM7563 DVB-T2 chipset, will be demonstrated at BroadcastAsia, and is expected to be adopted in the Asian and African markets. Zinwell set-tops with httvLink will provide DVB-Ts modulation […]

YouTube introduces 60fps live streaming

YouTube has launched 60fps live streaming, a few months after adding support for higher frame rate video playback on its site.  YouTube launched 60fps live streaming yesterday as an “early preview” on HTML5-compatible browsers. “When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky […]

Kaltura launches new HTML5 app for Amazon Fire TV

Online video platform provider Kaltura is providing a new HTML5 app for Amazon Fire TV.  The app allows Kaltura customers to publish video content from within Kaltura directly to Amazon Fire TV. Amazon recently released the Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV, which is intended to help web developers create a simple media-oriented app. […]

Ooyala adds syndication support for Amazon Fire TV

Video publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala has said it is making it fast and simple for its customers to syndicate video to Amazon’s Fire TV line of devices.  By using Amazon’s HTML5-based Web App Starter Kit for Amazon Fire TV to create an Amazon Fire TV app, Ooyala customers can create a syndication feed that groups live or […]

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