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

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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

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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...]

CES 2017 Day 3: HTC Vive, Mohu, Steadicam, Dell, and 8K Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of CES 2017 proved one thing: There is quite a lot to see, and there's really no way to see it all, even if CES was a month long. But here are a few things we feel are worth sharing. … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016

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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...]

4K Blu-ray: Has Time Passed It By?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES is right around the corner and with it comes all the gadgets and hardware that electronics companies hope will grab consumers' attention. One of those vying for your dollars will be 4K Blu-ray. But with streaming reaching the 4K summit, has time passed physical … [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...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping

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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...]

Round Up: Streaming Live With These Seven Applications

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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

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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...]

Netflix Opens Up Downloading for Members to Watch Offline

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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...]

Panasonic Moving Into Virtual Reality With Live 360-Degree Streaming Rig

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic is getting into the virtual reality / 360° video category with a new quad-4K camera prototype. Ut not only shoots live video in 360°, but stitches it together and streams it in real time. Could this be the future of live event broadcasting? … [Read more...]

Is The NFL Considering Dropping Thursday Night Football?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Faced with a drop in ratings, and viewer complaints that short week games lower the quality of play on games, the NFL is considering ending its ten year experiment with Thursday Night Football. … [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

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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...]