NewTek and Wowza Launch MediaDS, the First Ever Global & Local Distribution Platform


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NewTek and Wowza have just unwrapped the MediaDS1, which is touted as the world's first end-to-end, real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. Among the many features, the first generation MediaDS has the ability for content creators to … [Read more...]

The Best of CES 2017: Panasonic GH5, Razer’s 3-Screen Laptop and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES 2017 is now a memory, but there was a ton of cool stuff to see. From fishing drones to self driving cars and plenty a virtual reality rigs. What was the best? Well, Engadget has their official 'Best Of' awards, and we have ours. And for film and video … [Read more...]

Judge Rejects Axanar’s Request for Summary Judgment in Star Trek Copyright Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a tersely worded opinion that minces no words, the judge in the Axanar Star Trek fan film copyright case has rejected the fair use argument by the Axanar defense team, and has denied their request for summary judgment. Thus clearing the way for a jury trial. … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016


By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) On the Digital Production Buzz this last week, Michael Kammes asked me what I thought the highlights of 2016 were. As I was thinking about it, I realized that these fell into four areas: Distribution Hardware Software Business Trends Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

Twitter Announces 360° Live Streaming in Periscope


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to continue to develop Periscope's capabilities independently, the live streaming app is adding a 360° live streaming option. Can that really work with a smartphone? … [Read more...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've all heard the old phrase, 'You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.' And for years, YouTube's API was that golden goose. But after tweaking it to make the streaming giant more curated, YouTubers have begun to complain that their views have dropped 5 … [Read more...]

Twitter Integrates Periscope Directly Into API


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Periscope was originally planned to be an independent app in the Twitter universe, but  it was only a matter of time before they would achieve two goals: 1) To kill Meerkat mercilessly. Mission accomplished there. 2.) Due to direct competition with Facebook's live … [Read more...]

Round Up: Streaming Live With These Seven Applications


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going live for events and even kodak moments is all the rage these days, but while YouTube and Facebook may be the 800 pound gorilla in streaming live video, they are by no means the only options. Nor were they the first. So here is a list of all the ways that you can … [Read more...]

BBC Previews 4K Support For iPlayer Streaming Video

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As time goes on, we're going to see more streaming in 4K. Netflix blazed the trail two years ago, followed by Amazon Prime, YouTube (in a way, and more recently added HDR) and many others. But now, across the pond, the BBC is offering a free preview of the ultra high … [Read more...]

Update: Switcher Go For iOS Released From Switcher Studio


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE:  YouTube Live and Facebook Live streaming has created a new flavor of live production that is available to everyone. With Switcher Go, you can take that experience and make it better and more professional, by remotely connecting a second device and then … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended


Update: With the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer dropping, I thought it would be a good reminder why Marvel and Sony rebooted the Andrew Garfield films. By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It seems a lot of fans and critics weren't happy with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even star Andrew Garfield … [Read more...]

Netflix Opens Up Downloading for Members to Watch Offline


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, I flew to see family, and while waiting for my flight, I started catching up on Stranger Things on Netflix. Thanks to a surprisingly good free WiFi stream at the airport, I was able to get several episodes in. But then I would be several hours in the air, … [Read more...]

DIRECTV NOW’s Data Cap Free Streaming Could Violate Net Neutrality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, the FCC made the allegation that after AT&Ts recent acquisition of DIRECTV, their plans to offer DIRECTV NOW as a streaming service may violate the FCCs Net Neutrality rules regarding exempting the service from its wireless data caps. And while herald … [Read more...]

Streaming Services Offer New Options To Lure Cord Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DISH Network's Sling TV streaming service is adding a feature that is aimed squarely at cord cutters who are using PlayStation Vue. Dubbed "Sling Cloud DVR," the service will allow users to record live TV on the internet and store it indefinitely. … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Looks To Stream Premium Sports

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Seeing the success that Twitter is having broadcasting professional sports events like Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime is looking to get into the game with a proposed premium sports package for Prime members, making their $99 a year membership deal even more … [Read more...]