Whatever Happened to Mobile Broadcast TV?

10 years ago I was working as an independent consultant, specializing in mobile video technologies and services.  I helped companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NEC, Comverse and Radvision with their product strategies, and presented at numerous conferences and events.  One of my main areas of expertise at the time was Mobile Broadcast TV, an array […]

Live Streaming: It’s a Whole Different Ball Game

The market for OTT live streaming is not only on the rise, but is also becoming a larger part of the overall OTT streaming market in general.  According to Conviva’s Industry Data, live streaming already consists of 20% of streamed video.  The most popular programs watched are sports, news, live events (such as Pope coverage, […]

Beamr Video Cloud Service 101: How to Use the REST API

Introduction Cloud-based video optimization offers a solution that is cost-efficient, scalable and seamlessly integrated into a video processing workflow. Naturally, I would recommend the Beamr Video Cloud service as the easiest way to get started with optimization for your videos. There is no installation or server management required. Beamr Video Cloud service runs on Amazon […]

Driving the Mobile Visual Communication Revolution

Beamr to Present JPEGmini at Mobile Photo Connect on September 29 As image technology experts, the crux of our corporate mission has been to reduce the cost and improve the user experience of photo and video delivery, to any device over any network, while raising the bar on quality. Since our inception in 2009, we […]

Joining Forces to Create a Better Streaming Experience

Streaming terabytes of video is complicated – and as expectations for high-quality video delivery increase daily, the undertaking only gets more challenging. It is especially problematic considering the broadband networks carrying the burden of streaming all this video were designed originally for text and images – not size intensive, high-quality video that only gets better […]

Why Closed-loop Perceptual Quality Measuring Beats All Other Optimization Methods

The market is heating up with solutions that claim to reduce the size of video files by impressive percentages, some up to 50%. But reducing bitrate is only one side of the coin – what happens to the quality of the video when bitrate is reduced? How can you make sure that the right bits […]

Beamr @ IBC 2015

The Beamr team is already at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, setting up for a great show. This is where we can best demonstrate the what, why and how of media optimization. Visitors at our main booth Hall 3, Booth 3.A29h, in the Israeli Pavilion, will be able to experience media optimization first […]

Over the Top: The War for TV is Heating Up in Q3

Video Compression Taking Center Stage TV is at a tipping point. Over the top, or OTT, is the industry term for video content delivered over the Internet, but you probably know it better as Netflix, HBO Go or Hulu.  With Netflix counting more than 40 million subs in the US and HBO Go enabling access […]

Integrating Media Optimization into a Video Processing Workflow

After introducing the concept of media optimization and understanding its value –improving viewing experience for streaming services, reducing storage and delivery costs – we can focus on a more practical issue: How to integrate media optimization into an existing video processing workflow. A typical video processing workflow begins with a high quality file, called a […]

Media Optimization: What’s In It for Me?

In last week’s post we introduced the concept of media optimization: taking an already-compressed media file and reducing the file size or bitrate as much as possible, without affecting its perceptual quality. So, now that we’ve told you what media optimization is, let’s take a look at the why. Why would you want to reduce […]

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