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Walls Come Tumbling Down

An iPhones app, an Android App, an iPad app, when will it all end ?

And now Apple have effectively banned the use of the new Flash wrapper on its devices. At the same time it has introduced a new app development feature that enables ad support, but takes a 40% cut (doesn’t that remind you of the mobile networks and their walled gardens ?).
At VidZapper we’ve decided that building one app after the other and then trying to get them through the gatekeepers at Apple and elsewhere is just too much and we’re going down the HTML5 route.
Now, this is a double edged sword for Apple. The languages they propose developers use are complex and difficult and not the kind of thing the average Flash developer can pick up. It should also be remembered that these Flash developers are major Apple customers and advocates. And it will be much easier for them to pick up a simple language like HTML5 and more their apps into the browser.
There are even utilities appearing that will compile an iPhone app from a HTML5 application (although I’m sure Apple will find a way of blocking that too in due course).
Of course, if you’re using the web rather than an app there already exists a rich vein of advertising options, including those offered by arch rival Google and their recent acquisition, AdMob.
Apple are in danger of pushing developers from their proprietary systems to more open systems. Good for the internet, but bad for Apple’s walled gardens.


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Companies Collaborate to Improve Video Quality for Online Experiences

adobe_logo.pngConviva and Adobe have entered into a strategic alliance to make it easier for content companies to deliver the highest quality online video experience to viewers worldwide. This first-of-its-kind integrated solution brings together the Adobe Flash Platform with Conviva’s intelligent streaming technology for scaleable, high definition live and on-demand content. As part of the alliance, both companies will collaborate to provide content owners with insights on viewer experiences, and optimize audience engagement to maximize their advertising costs for video. Using Conviva’s media control platform, content providers that leverage the Adobe Flash Platform can measure audience trends in real time, and are able to set policies that proactively take action on precise traffic, viewing and video delivery patterns, thus driving the best possible online user experience.


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Optibase Introduces New Features at NAB 2010

optibase_logo.gifOptibase will present the latest features of the EZ TV enterprise video delivery system at the NAB show on April 12-15 in Las Vegas at Booth SL3329. The award-winning EZ TV System empowers organizations to deliver customized lineups of live, on-demand and recorded video over their IP networks, to every PC and TV throughout the organization. Its comprehensive asset management interface provides full control of all video assets including ancillary data. The system also supports management of user groups and access privileges for up to 5000 concurrent users.


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Amino to Showcase New Hybrid/OTT Media Centre at NAB 2010

amino.gifAmino Communications will showcase its new Amino Freedom hybrid/”Over the Top” media centre at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas next week. Visitors to booth #41096 in North Hall 2 will be able to book a demonstration of the new media centre, which recently won the prestigious “Best Consumer Device” award at the IPTV World Forum in London.

Recently selected by a major Western European operator to deliver a new broadband TV service, the new DVB-T hybrid media centre – featuring the Intel Atom processor CE4100 – has been specially designed to help meet growing consumer demand for TV-based “Over-The-Top” video entertainment.


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The voting Season

Well, this blog went political in the US during its recent election, pointing out the various candidates’ policies and stances and I believe that a similar position is called for now that there is an election in the UK.

We will try to debunk the misinformation on IP and TV issues and inform you of what’s real. But it ain’t that easy…


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