Apple Commits $1 Billion To Original Streaming Content

Then again ... maybe not.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it looks like Apple has completely given up on its rumored goal to create a live streaming service that would provide multiple channels for viewers, and is instead committing over a billion dollars to creating its own original content instead. Look out Netflix, … [Read more...]

Netflix Trying to Keep Star Wars and Marvel as Disney Develops Own Service


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now everyone has heard of Disney's plans to pull out of their exclusive deal with Netflix to stream Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm content, in favor of launching their own rival services in 2019. We're getting word that Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is lobbying the … [Read more...]

VidCon 2017: Google VR180, Cameras, Drones, and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Walking through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center in California to cover my first VidCon, the official fan fest for online content creators and their fans, I was immediately struck by its dichotomy. It's essentially NAB meets Comic-Con, with a fan floor, and … [Read more...]

VidCon: Switcher Studio 3.3 Launches With More Streaming features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This year we're diving more into streaming by visiting VidCon, the annual fest for online content creators that brings all your favorite streaming stars to one location. And with it, the team behind Switcher Studio is taking the latest version, which gives users … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Live Video Streaming


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) On the BuZZ this week, the focus is on live video streaming. Host Larry Jordan starts with the basics, then looks at what you need to know, what hardware to use ,and what to avoid when creating your own streaming service. Plus, in addtion to the weekly … [Read more...]

Intel Launches i9 Processor With Up To 18 Cores

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While the Modular Mac Pro will eventually debut from Apple, it's actually a good thing they are taking their time to design, build, and launch it. At Computex today, Intel announced a new i9 series of processors, which promises nearly twice the performance of the … [Read more...]

SlingStudio Launches Live Streaming Production


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've seen a lot of these streaming studio boxes. From Switcher Studio's iPhone centric-system, to Blackmagic's Web Presenter and BoxCast's paperback book-sized 4K device. It's a fast growing category, and thanks to Facebook Live and YouTube Live, everyone wants to … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Day Three: Sennheiser/GoPro, SmallHD, Sigma, and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of NAB 2017 was filled with discovery as I played around with augmented reality for drones, saw the world through the eyes of those gorgeous Sigma Cine Primes, and discovered a very interesting link between GoPro and the Broadway Stage... … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Day Two – Drones, Adobe, Switcher, and Musicbed

PowerEgg Drone

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well during Dat 2 of NAB 2017, I saw a few drones I liked, Adobe's booth was standing room only  showing off new features, Switcher Studio goes remote, there's an indie film and music fest coming from Musicbed, and I think we've been invaded by aliens. … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Atomos Unveils 4K60 19-Inch Sumo


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos got ahead of the NAB News Cycle yesterday with the announcement of a huge, 19-inch new 4K external monitor recorder that can wrestle 4K/60 Raw with 10-bit HDR. And they've dubbed it SUMO. … [Read more...]

Why Independent Film Is Still A Worthy Investment

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By Del Harvey (doddleNEWS) As a maker of indie feature films, I know first-hand how stressful and mentally debilitating seeking funding for your project can be. Recently I attended a Technori event here in Chicago. I was discussing tech investments with a friend who does market analysis for a … [Read more...]

YouTube TV Launches

YouTube TV

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) YouTube TV went live this week, becoming the biggest live streaming competitor yet to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV Now.  Though only in five markets at the moment, YouTube has lined up an impressive array of live streaming channel options for cord cutters … [Read more...]

Switcher Studio 3.0 Released With Expanded iPhone Support

Switcher Studio 3.0

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ordinarily, when you consider an app that is designed with the iPhone at its heart, it would be hard to see how you can expand support for it. But the gang over at Switcher Studio have done just that with Version 3 of the app. Harnessing the power of the latest … [Read more...]

YouTube Jumps Into Live TV Streaming Game With Sling Killer

YouTube TV

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Netflix may be the king of original streaming programming, but there is an arms race emerging amoungs services that want to offer live tv and on demand content to cord cutters. The heavy hitters are PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and DIRECTV Now. You can add YouTube to the … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils New Products For Live Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With live streaming one of the hottest things via YouTube and Facebook Live, Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty went live on YouTube today to introduce several products that will help service the live webcast market. … [Read more...]

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...]