The Adobe Primetime team showed an interesting tech preview at NAB 2014, MPEG-Dash and 4k playback with Primetime Player in Flash Player. It is part of the official Primetime 2.0 announcement. 4K support ensures that Primetime customers can deliver the highest resolution content to the latest set of digital home devices allowing consumers to enjoy stunning [...]
World Wrestling Entertainment, founded 1952, recently unveiled the WWE Network, a streaming online subscription channel, providing an over-the-top 24/7 channel, including all WWE pay-per-view events. In the context of most premium channels in the USA only available through higher tier cable subscriptions, the approach is pretty unique and potentially disruptive. In an interview with Time, [...]
The modern cable industry, at least in the US, has been forcefully moving ahead and endorsing TV Everywhere as their digital model – the ability to access online content as part of the cable subscription, migrating the high value revenue stream to the digital age. On the other end, Netflix has been trying to create more original content to move beyond the exclusivity of cable.
After showcasing a lot of the technology of Adobe Primetime on this blog, it’s hard to ignore the awards slowly gathering in the office. This includes the recent SIIA Content CODiE Award for 2014 Best Video Platform for Media & Publishers, and the Digiday Video Award for Best Video Technology 2013. If you want to learn more [...]
Are you getting ready to join one of the largest sport events in history, with more than 100 million viewers each year? Fox will offer the event both as traditional broadcast, but also online and mobile with their FOX Sports Go application. Normally this is only for TV subscribers, but for the Superbowl event, it [...]
The frame rates for movies were defined over 80 years ago. In the year 1927, 24 fps was defined as the standard for 35 mm sound film. With the introduction of television, 25 fps and 30 fps were introduced, with the interlaced versions 50i for PAL, and 60i for NTSC. Interlaced video is a technique of [...]
Are you looking to get the latest news from CES 2014, but couldn’t make it out to Las Vegas? Thanks to broad live coverage, there are numerous streams available to give you some personal insight into the latest consumer electronics innovations and products.
As the years before, I am going to live stream the New Year’s Eve event from our Times Square office. Enjoy the energy from the center of the universe. The stream is going to go live in the evening of the 30th, showing all the preparation and the event with a premium view. If you [...]
I am very excited to showcase a brand new Adobe Primetime feature, native HLS support in Flash Player.
What does native HLS support mean? HLS playback in Adobe Flash Player provides best-in-class performance, with robust, Hollywood studio-mandated DRM support (Adobe Primetime DRM + PHLS), and AES-128 clear key protection for content protection compatibility. The HLS playback functionality is now included in the core of Flash Player, with all relevant features processed with high performant native code.
Viewer experience is crucial for everyone providing a video offering, but DRM is often considered to be a user experience burden. Adobe’s Eric Ha describes in his new white paper that this doesn’t have to be the case, outlines the steps that happen before DRM playback starts, and the optimization steps that can get applied. [...]