Yospace and 3ivx make streaming to Windows 8 easy

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Staines-upon-Thames, UK, 23 April 2013: Yospace technology underpins a new software product from Australian online video specialist 3ivx. The 3ivx HLS Adapter allows an HLS streaming file to be read and displayed by computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This allows content owners to serve this growing market by re-using the workflows they have in place for iOS devices.

The HLS (HTTP live streaming) format, developed by Apple for iOS applications, has become the de facto standard in adaptive bitrate streaming, and is also used to deliver content to Android, Blackberry 10, Roku, Boxee and Samsung devices including connected televisions. For this reason, many content owners have developed workflows that output HLS, and are reluctant to add a second preparation platform to support Windows 8.

What the 3ivx SDK, now bundled with the yospaceCDS content distribution platform, provides is the ability for Windows 8 to interpret the HLS stream transparently, including the adaptive bitrate control, and provide seamless playback. To use the SDK, the application developer simply adds one line of code to their Windows 8 apps. The SDK supports live streaming as well as video on demand.

“This really is a no-brainer for content owners,” said David Springall, CTO and founder of Yospace. “It is a high performance solution, so Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices see the same quality of experience as those which support HLS natively. It can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of a complete new distribution workflow, and because one file type serves all consumers, content owners save on CDN charges and the costs of caching.

“This is a real win-win,” added Stuart Espey, technical director of 3ivx Technologies. “Windows 8 is sure to have a major impact in the world of personal computing, and our partnership with Yospace enables us to provide video content services the world over with a simple solution to deliver their content.”

 

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About Yospace

Founded in 1999, Yospace is a veteran of the mobile & multimedia industry. It provides a highly innovative platform allowing broadcasters, digital publishers, applications developers and mobile operators to rapidly and affordably deliver and monetise cross platform video services.

With the growing convergence of traditional broadcast with cross platform media consumption, Yospace is now a major player in content distribution. It entered the market in 2005, delivering user-generated content to mobiles, first through the breakthrough SeeMeTV community on the UK network 3. Today it provides streaming services and advertising replacement technology to broadcasters looking to retain audience loyalty and build revenues by making content available on all connected platforms and devices.

Yospace provides its solutions in the cloud as software as a service model. This allows it to provide highly scalable solutions giving its clients flexibility without being locked in to heavy costs.

The company’s customers include Thomson Reuters, Canadian Broadcasting, BBC, Vodafone Group, ITV,  Hearst Television, UTV and Al Jazeera.

About 3ivx Technologies

3ivx Technologies, is an Australian based provider of Audio and Video codecs and Streaming and Transcoding software components for H.264, MPEG-4, HE-AAC and HLS on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Unix/Linux.

3ivx has over 12 years experience providing video compatibility solutions for some of the largest telecommunications and consumer technology companies in the world. 3ivx’s clients and partners include Verizon, Intel, Cisco Systems, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Canon, and Yamaha.

Further information about 3ivx can be found at www.3ivx.com

Mobile World Congress streamed live with Yospace

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Staines-upon-Thames, UK, 22 February 2013: Mobile World Live TV, the television channel dedicated to Mobile World Congress 2013, Barcelona, 25 – 28 February, will be available live on any handheld device, thanks to the advanced streaming capabilities of Yospace.

Mobile World Live TV features special keynote presentations, interviews with senior executives and industry leaders, news and discussions. The service runs around the clock throughout the duration of Mobile World Congress.

This is the third year that Yospace has provided the streaming technology. The live video feed is encoded by Yospace into formats suitable for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices.

“In an event as busy as Mobile World Congress, it is important that both attendees and global viewers are able to catch up on the news wherever they are through the delivery of high-quality video streaming,” said Trevor Skinner, digital director, GSMA, the organisation that delivers Mobile World Congress.

David Springall, technical director of Yospace, added “We are delighted to be collaborating with the GSMA on Mobile World Live TV again this year, and bringing the informative content to the wide mobile audience.”

Mobile World Live TV can be accessed via mobileworldcongress.com and mobileworldlive.com, as well as on Android, Apple and Windows apps. Yospace streaming and content replacement technologies will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress on the Yospace stand, 8.1B4.

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About Mobile World Live TV

The GSMA’s award-winning Mobile World Live TV is the official broadcast service of Mobile World Congress. Mobile World Live TV will broadcast live from Mobile World Congress 2013 via a dedicated channel across Catalonia, reaching 150 attendee hotels and 20,000 bedrooms. Mobile World Live TV will also be available to more than 70,000 event attendees throughout the venue via numerous monitors strategically located within the Fira Gran Via. In addition, the channel will be streamed live via the GSMA app and to the Mobile World Live website (www.mobileworldlive.com). Mobile World Live TV 2013 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Windows Phone; Gold Sponsor Acer; and Silver Sponsor Mobily. 


About Yospace 

Founded in 1999, Yospace is a veteran of the mobile & multimedia industry. It provides a highly innovative platform allowing broadcasters, digital publishers, applications developers and mobile operators to rapidly and affordably deliver and monetise cross platform video services.

With the growing convergence of traditional broadcast with cross platform media consumption, Yospace is now a major player in content distribution. It entered the market in 2005, delivering user-generated content to mobiles, first through the breakthrough SeeMeTV community on the UK network 3. Today it provides streaming services and advertising replacement technology to broadcasters looking to retain audience loyalty and build revenues by making content available on all connected platforms and devices.

Yospace provides its solutions in the cloud as software as a service model. This allows it to provide highly scalable solutions giving its clients flexibility without being locked in to heavy costs.

The company’s customers include Thomson Reuters, Canadian Broadcasting, BBC, Vodafone Group, ITV,  Hearst Television, UTV and Al Jazeera.

LTA enhances its video offering for 2011 season

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Yospace is pleased to announce that this year the Lawn Tennis Association will partner with Yospace to power its online and mobile video delivery, providing its editorial teams a streamlined workflow for the submission and publishing of video content from tournaments including the AEGON Championships.

Fans will be able to access the latest news and tournament highlights online and across the widest possible range of mobile platforms.

Live Streaming of Mobile World Congress Keynotes to Mobile

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For the first time, Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona will see live coverage of keynote speeches streamed direct to mobile following an expansion of the GSMA’s relationship with mobile video specialist Yospace. Thanks to yospaceCDS’s breadth of device support, anyone with a streaming capable mobile device will be able to watch live coverage of keynotes on Monday 14th February from Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter and Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, and on Tuesday 15th February from Eric Schmidt, CEO and Chairman of Google.

Trevor Skinner, GSMA Digital Director said “Following the experience gained working with Yospace to power our mobile VoD coverage from last year’s event, we’re very pleased to be extending this year’s live coverage to a wider mobile audience”.

Round the clock coverage of Mobile World Congress 2011 including the live keynotes will be available from 9am CET on Monday 14th February to 6pm CET Thursday 17th February.  Mobile users can access the coverage through the Mobile World Live mobile site, as well as the Mobile World Live iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps.

http://mobileworldlive.mobi

IBM’s “Seer” augmented reality app to feature live streaming at Wimbledon Championships 2010

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Ogilvy One selects mobile video specialist Yospace to enable live streaming of video for this year’s IBM seer Android and iPhone applications. Via this state of the art augmented reality application, visitors to the Championships will be able to view live action from the show courts by simply pointing their phone at the court, they can also check out the action on ‘Murray Mount’ or check lengths of taxi queues.

The origin of the universe on your mobile

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Today’s Large Hadron Collider experiment can be watched live on any mobile phone capable of streaming video, thanks to yospaceCDS. The experiment will see the LHC’s proton beams collide for the first time. This could help scientist unravel mysteries of physics such as dark matter, antimatter and the existence of the Higgs Boson.