Streaming video alliance forms to help guide future of online video

A consortium of content providers, network operators, content delivery networks and technology providers have joined together to form the Streaming Video Alliance. The alliance is designed to encourage deeper collaboration and the development of open architecture and interoperability for streaming video. It aims to help create standards and best practices that will scale the infrastructure for […]

Live video presents growing challenge for operators, ANGA COM attendees told

Intelligent caching deployed by network operators can deliver an improved online video experience and will be key to the success of growing live video on the web, according to Eyal Webber-Zvik, product manager at Israel-based Qwilt, which deploys caching devices for access network operators. Addressing a session at ANGA COM this morning, Webber-Zvik pointed out […]

Amazon claims streaming video lead over Apple, Hulu

Amazon claims that it has now passed both Apple and Hulu in US streaming video usage, citing a report by video delivery firm Qwilt. Amazon said that video streams on its Prime Instant Video service nearly tripled year-on-year, pushing in front of the two major US-based rivals. “We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars in great TV shows […]

Video delivery firm Qwilt raises US$16m

US-based online video delivery and transparent caching solutions firm, Qwilt, has raised US$16 million (€12 million) in Series C funding as it looks to expand internationally. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with contributions from current investors, Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Marker, taking Qwilt’s total funding to date to US$40 million. The […]