The Future of Transcode

  By Bruce Devlin, A long time ago in a time in a laboratory far, far away, a small team unpacked a shiny new server and ran their media software. Discovering that they could get standard definition video to decode and encode at almost real time, the transcode market was born. Thanks to Moore’s lawand a little performance optimization, things progressed rapidly and, for a little over a decade, the bulk of the transcoding market was […]

“Cafés Parisiens” – New Documentary production

“Parisian Cafés”: Windows to the Soul of the City by Azadeh Nafissi Synopsis French culture and especially French intellectual culture has always been linked to cafés. From the political groups meetings during the French Revolution to the high culture of the 19th century or from the cultural revival in the 20s and 30s to the French Resistance in WWII, cafés have always been the hub of French society as a place to meet, drink, discuss and relax. […]

Facebook launches live video streaming » Digital TV Europe

Facebook has started to test live video streaming in the US, allowing users to broadcast from their phone in real-time. Facebook said it had rolled out the new feature to a “small percentage” of iPhone users based in the US, having first tested the feature with a handful of celebrities in the summer. To share a live video, users can tap on their Update Status and then select a new Live Video icon. They will be able […]

Sky kids app to focus on VoD, not games

Sky’s forthcoming kids app will be device agnostic, but will not include games content, the operator’s recently-appointed head of kids content has revealed. Speaking at IHS’s PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2015 event in London this week, Lucy Murphy, said that Sky had recently expanded its kids catalogue from 700 hours to 4,000 episodes – from partners like Viacom, Turner, Disney – though does not plan to move into original kids productions. “Right now we’ve got a lot […]

YouTube unveils ad-free Red subscription service

YouTube has unveiled YouTube Red, a new pay-monthly offering that lets viewers access an ad-free version of the service and watch videos offline on phones and tablets. The US$ 9.99 per-month offering also lets users play videos in the background on mobile devices and launches in the US next week. YouTube Red subscriptions apply to the full YouTube service and will also work across the new, forthcoming YouTube Music app and the recently launched YouTube Gaming app. […]

Pilotpriest: The Last Goodbye

by Terence Teh Through space and time with Parisian film imagineers BRVTVS In 2014, French directors and animators Thibaud Clergue, Aurélien Duhayon, Sébastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin formed visual supergroup BRVTVS. Their first film was the biker gang tale Horde, and was released to universal fanfare due to its mix of 3D realism and two-dimensional graphic novel style. “For the moment there are not many VR films with a real story. We’d be proud to be the […]