In case you are curious were the special effects from HBO’s hit series Games of Thrones originate from, Pixomondo published an amazing demo reel showcasing the great visual effects.
Some amazing statistics are available in the official NBCU press release - the NBC Olympics Live Extra application is believed to be the most downloaded “event- specific” App in Apple store history. The London Olympics has averaged 31.1 million viewers in primetime, and a household rating of 17.5, making it the most-watched and highest-rated (tying Seoul 1988) [...]
The Huffington Post launched “HuffPost Live”, a new way to interact with their readers. Arianna Huffington describes it the following way: Producing more original video has been one my top goals for HuffPost for a couple of years now. That’s why when our founding editor Roy Sekoff and Gabriel Lewis, who was helping HuffPost ramp [...]
Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBC Universal, shares the 3 surprises of the London Olympics. #1 – Primetime London beats Beijing 12 out of 13 nights, averaging 32.6 million viewers so far #2 – People who knew the results were more likely to watch prime time #3 – Digital use breaks records: [...]
Wondering where augmented reality glasses and visual enhancements could lead us to? This short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo provides us a peek at a potential future. It’s part of their graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts. Great vision and execution.
Even though it’s pretty normal for initial episodes to be available in the form of a free preview as advertisement for premium subscription channels, HBO takes it a step further, and officially offers the first episode on YouTube in HD quality. Full episodes were available on HBO.com in the past, but with an additional registration/login [...]
Official announcements about Flash Player and Windows 8 Metro from Adobe and Microsoft. Adobe Flash runtimes roadmap update. Microsoft is currently developing Windows 8, which is the next generation of its Windows operating system. The operating system includes a number of different user interface configurations (desktop and Metro style) and targeted processor chipsets (x86/64 and ARM), [...]
BBC’s Gary Lineker, former English footballer, and now a sports broadcaster for the BBC, provides a preview of the BBC iPlayer for the 2012 London Olympics. The live, interactive video player, allows to watch every moment of the game, including features like rewinding based [...]
Jeremy Helfand, Vice President of Video Monetization at Adobe, announced Primetime Simulcast during the Cable Show today. Today, in an industry-first, we announced Primetime Simulcast as a new advancement to Project Primetime. As media companies broadcast their linear content, Primetime Simulcast provides a single end-to-end workflow that enables them to simultaneously deliver that same content to connected devices everywhere [...]
Solving the challenges of close captioning on the web is not optional anymore, but a requirement as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Without getting into the specific government requirements (it’s a mandate soon in the US), what are the options on the online video player side? Adobe’s Andrew Kirkpatrick highlights some of the initiatives in [...]