Dejero Strengthens European Network

Dejero has signed a number of new European partners as part of its strategy to provide its connectivity solutions through rental companies to support the increased demand to deliver mission-critical live video and real-time data across multiple sectors. “As organizations come through the other side of the pandemic, many are re-evaluating their strategy, workflows and […]

Chris Nairn Joins ATG Danmon As Sales Director

ATG Danmon has named Chris Nairn sales director. Reporting to Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger, he joins from Bang & Olufsen Pro AV where he was sales director, strategic enterprise partner program. Nairn began his broadcast industry career at Quantel followed by seven years in sales management roles with Sony Professional Solutions Europe. In 2016 he […]

Michael Mueller, Lawo VP Of Sales, Dies At 66

Michael Mueller, vice president of sales at Lawo North America, which designs and manufactures network, control, audio and video technology, died Sept. 26, after what the company said was “a brief, yet severe illness.” The company said he “brought a wealth of experience to his positions as U.S. sales and marketing manager, and later as […]

Moffett: Video Just Doesn’t Matter

Video customers are worth substantially less than their broadband counterparts as viewership and focus continues to shift away from providing pay TV service and more toward broadband connectivity, MoffettNathanson principal and senior analyst Craig Moffett said at the National Cable Television Cooperative Winter Education Conference in Atlanta Monday.

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: IHSE USA

IHSE USA | Booth SL10216| www.ihseusa.com  IHSE USA is a provider of KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data. IHSE USA has just launched the 444 Series Draco keyboard, a freely programmable plug-and-play device that makes it possible to […]

LinkedIn Adds Video For Sponsored Content

LinkedIn, a Microsoft B2B social network, announced Thursday the official rollout of video for sponsored content and company pages. The offering, which gives companies the ability to promote a video and target a specific audience, builds on the release of member video, which launched in August 2017. LinkedIn also introduced the ability to load a video to a company’s page, which gets distributed to all followers.

Analyst: Facebook’s Video Strategy Struggling

Facebook may have good reasons for pursuing video, but analyst Michael Nathanson still sees some major faults and missteps in the social media platform’s current strategy. In a research report, Nathanson said that video appeals to Facebook because it could help the company capture more TV ad dollars and also it could help regrow or at least slow the decline of engagement on the platform from younger demographics.

60% Of Publishers Unsatisfied With Video Quality

Facebook Messenger Adds Instant Videos

Facebook continues to play monkey do with Snapchat by co-opting some of its core features into its own apps. The latest move is Messenger’s rollout of an instant video feature that puts a broadcast icon over a text conversation. The sound is off by default.

Behind WaPo’s Embrace Of Vertical Video

The Washington Post launched a vertical video player almost a year ago, and a small percentage of its video output is in that format.  It’s now producing a series of videos on the presidential election in the format, and it’s finding that there are many advantages — including not having to use black bars on eyewitness content that was shot vertically.

Tumblr To Launch Live Video Feature

The platform will launch a live video feature on Tuesday according to a series of tweets, though the company has yet to make any formal announcements. Early word indicates that the new video component will include a series of live broadcasts and a user-facing feature for live streaming.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH JEFF JARVIS

Jarvis: Video Part Of The Social Conversation

CUNY journalism professor and author Jeff Jarvis says broadcasters need to rethink how video is playing out in people’s lives, especially younger viewers who see it as an element of conversation. In an interview with NetNewsCheck editor Michael Depp, he also remains adamant that media companies need to work with platform-publishers like Facebook and Google. 

Seeing Dollar Signs, YouTube Stars Jump Ship

The startup Vessel, designed to be the premium platform for online video creators, is courting online video stars with the promise of a bigger payday. Right now there are 175 creators on the cloud-based platform.

CES 2014

The War For Control Of Your Living Room

There’s a battle being waged for that much-maligned piece of furniture we all end up in front of sooner or later. Call it the Idiot Box, the Boob Tube or whatever you want — the majority of media consumption still happens in front of the television, and whether it’s gaming, movie watching, Netflix or just listening to the stereo, tech giants are fighting tooth and nail for a seat on your couch. Here’s what they’re bringing to the party.