Olympics a turning point for online video

The London 2012 Olympics set new benchmark in how consumers will access and media companies distribute media content online in the future, claims Adobe’s VP of video monetisation Jeremy Helfand.  Speaking to DTVE, Helfand – who delivered a keynote yesterday on next generation strategies for bringing VoD, live events and simulcast content to connected devices […]

Olympics break iPlayer records

Interest in the Olympic Games attracted record numbers of users to the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service in August. The month saw a record 196 million iPlayer requests, the public broadcaster said. The week commencing July 30 saw the highest-ever requests per week at 51 million from a record 11 million users. August also saw record […]

Viewers get ready for online Olympics

Ahead of the London Games, new research says that 13% of Britons will watch coverage from the Olympic Games live online. The UK public broadcaster the BBC has the TV and online rights and is making a raft of content available live online and for catch-up viewing. However, analysis from sports marketing agency MEC Access […]

London Olympics marks end of SD for EBU

The forthcoming London Olympics will mark the end of standard definition broadcasting by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The EBU said it had supplied its member broadcasters with up to eight MPEG-4 decoders each to ensure that they were able to access all 12 HD multilateral signals from Eurovision Network coverage of the games. Eurovision […]

Olympics enters new dimension

The organisers of the Olympics, the event’s broadcast services company and a key 3D TV set manufacturer have joined forces to provide 3D coverage of next summer’s games. The International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Broadcasting Service and Panasonic have inked an agreement and will work together to provide TV rights holders around the world with […]