NexPlayer SDK now fully compatible with Yospace

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NexStreaming has announced today that its flagship product, NexPlayer SDK is now pre-integrated to support Yospace’s Dynamic Ad Insertion platform. From now on, video service providers and broadcasters will be able to monetize their video apps and ensure their viewers enjoy the best user experience and even easier implementation, thanks to this pre-integration of the two products.

Yospace’s server-side Dynamic Ad Insertion technology allows broadcasters to replace ads in linear streams when viewed online, in a way that reflects the seamlessness of broadcast television. Replacement ads can be targeted to ensure relevancy to each viewer, which brings great benefits to advertisers and end-customers alike, who reap the rewards of an improved video experience.

NexPlayer SDK is the leading multiscreen player for mobile apps and it is integrated by premium video service providers from all around the globe. Its streaming capabilities provide the best video quality across all mobile devices with an advanced features set that includes closed-captioning, time shifting, multiple audio tracks or the possibility to launch media content into large screens with Chromecast, integrated into the player itself.

Carlos Lucas, General Manager of NexPlayer SDK said: “It is great to combine our technologies with a market proven Dynamic Ad Insertion solution like Yospace’s. Together, we aim to deliver the most advanced streaming and ad insertion capabilities that will benefit video service providers, advertisers and end-customers alike”

David Springall, CTO of Yospace, added: “Many of our customers have chosen NexPlayer for its high performance and because it is on the forefront of streaming technology. Our service, which unlocks incredible revenue opportunities in live sports and VOD streaming alike, is further enhanced by client-side functionality such as clickable ads and beaconing. This announcement means that customers choosing NexStreaming will benefit from the simplicity of integration of our pre-integrated technologies into their mobile applications.”

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About NexStreaming
NexStreaming is a global mobile software company with headquarters in Seoul (Korea) and branches in Spain, the US, Taiwan and China. NexStreaming is known for its excellent customer support and highly competitive time to market. The flagship product is NexPlayer SDK, an HLS player SDK integrated in the mobile apps of more than 200 premium video service providers around the globe. NexPlayer SDK secures the best user experience in all Android and iOS devices.
NexStreaming is a publicly traded company listed on the Korean stock market, KOSDAQ 139670. For more information, visit nexstreaming.com

About Yospace
Yospace is at the forefront of innovation in broadcast stream manipulation and management (live and Video On Demand). Its Dynamic ad insertion technology provides a link between playout systems and ad platforms, enabling server-side, frame-accurate ad insertion/replacement. Through the management of each individual user session, advertising can be tailored to the tastes of the individual viewer.

Yospace services major broadcasters and network operators throughout the world, including DirecTV and Canal 13 in the Americas, Sky Media, ITV, Channel 4, BT Sport, STV and UTV in the UK, BFMTV, Medialaan, TV4, TV3 and TG4 in mainland Europe, and Seven West Media, Channel 9 and Network Ten in Asia-Pacific.

www.yospace.com

Channel 4 launches personalised and dynamic ad replacement with Yospace

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New digital platform All 4 introduces personalised ad insertion in the live stream to boost revenues and customer engagement

Channel 4 has selected a solution by Yospace, the leading name in dynamic advertisement replacement, to introduce personally targeted video ads across all of its online content.

Earlier this month, the broadcaster announced that it was moving away from traditional linear ad feeds across its digital properties in favour of dynamically served, targeted ads. Channel 4 will replace its pre-scheduled blocks of inventory, with tailored and targeted live video advertising, which will be available to buy programmatically by the end of the year.

The solution from Yospace provides unique in-stream ad replacement with seamless transitions to and from the advertising.  Insertions are performed server-side, so the viewer will see an uninterrupted stream, while being presented with ads that are customised according to their unique user profile.  By ensuring seamless and transparent splicing, the consumer perceives a broadcast quality service, but with advertising of such relevance that they stay with the stream.

The recent agreement with Yospace is part of the second phase of the All 4 launch – the broadcaster’s new online destination that presents all of Channel 4’s linear channels, digital content and services in one place, for the first time. All 4, the offering’s new brand identity for its digital platform, initially introduced ad insertion for VOD, and will now use the Yospace solution to launch personalised ad insertion into the live stream.

Jonathan Lewis, Head of Digital Innovation and Partnerships, said: “For Channel 4’s registered viewers, the All 4 experience is becoming even more personalised.  We have leading audience insight capabilities and a database of more than 12 million viewers who can access a bespoke set of content and related experiences.  This ethos is increasingly carried throughout our advertising, and the Yospace solution will enable us to deliver personalised ads to both individuals and specific groups seamlessly into the live stream.

“Our programmatic launch has also opened up a host of opportunities around what we do with our live feed generally – and we’re currently exploring what place dynamic ad serving could have on the big screen.”

Channel 4’s online revenues have tripled in the last five years and continue to show strong growth driven by product and data innovation. The latest figures from Yospace show that deployments of its technology has brought view-through rates for dynamic advertisement replacement up to 98.7% for broadcasters.  With the ability to incorporate interactive functions in the online advertising, such as clickable overlays, engagement is driven even further.

Yospace CEO, Tim Sewell said: “Our technology is already driving substantial advertising views for a growing number of broadcasters, and is ideally suited to Channel 4’s requirements.  We are delighted to be working with such an esteemed broadcaster who already leads the field in providing the most personalised viewer experience.  Our solution will enable it to leverage its extensive user database to really maximise revenues through personalised and seamless live ad insertion.”

“A solution like this will only work if it’s reliable and stable enough to cope with major TV audiences, as potentially millions of viewers will tune in at the same time. Another fundamental requirement is flexibility.  Timings of the ad breaks in live programming are often fluid, so ad replacements have to be applied on-the-fly, in real-time, and with scale.”

The Yospace solution is robust and proven in the most demanding live environments, and scales to meet the demand of very large concurrent audiences.  Broadcasters and online content providers can use tailored, dynamic ad insertion to make digital services financially viable and build better audience relations.

QuickPlay Media delivers dynamic ad insertion for live TV

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QuickPlay Media collaborates with Yospace to deliver ad insertion for TV Everywhere solution.

Toronto, CANADA – September 12, 2014 – QuickPlay Media, the leading provider of cloud-based managed service solutions for the distribution of premium media to IP connected devices, today announced the launch of its dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities for its live linear TV solution.

QuickPlay collaborated with Yospace, a content distribution innovator, to deliver a pre-integrated platform designed to splice ads into linear TV streams across iOS and Android tablets and smartphones.  The solution bolsters QuickPlay’s current national advertising capabilities with an advanced ad solution that enables service providers to further monetize content with TV Everywhere offerings integrating data from leading advertising engines and partners, including DoubleClick and FreeWheel.

The solution, currently being deployed for one of North America’s leading IPTV providers, brings 1:1 advertising to linear broadcast across connected devices.  Operators will now have the ability to customize ads and serve up user targeted ad insertion further supported by reporting and analytics. Subsequently, for content providers, DAI allows a better user experience by enabling the capabilities to deploy relevant ads to a mass audience base, and allows service providers to increase the value of their ad inventory.

“Having pioneered this market a decade ago, QuickPlay understands the need for service providers to continue to innovate and monetize TV Everywhere offerings. It is more important than ever that QuickPlay is able to support customers in further leveraging their PAY TV investments with dynamic ad insertion,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. “As TV Everywhere becomes core to multiscreen offerings, Dynamic Ad Insertion for live TV is the next step in enabling multiple systems operators to drive greater value, both in and out of subscribers’ homes.”

“We’re proud to be partnering with QuickPlay to drive forward the evolution of TV Everywhere. QuickPlay’s collaboration with Yospace for Dynamic Ad Insertion is a further validation of our market leading technology.” said Tim Sewell, CEO, Yospace.

The Yospace collaboration is part of QuickPlay’s industry leading effort to support new devices, networks and features with its end-to-end managed service capabilities. In addition to its existing VoD and Media Transformation services, QuickPlay now manages over 600 live channels and 30,000,000 consumptions per month through its global network operations center in San Diego. With the launch of LTE broadcast trials in September, it is well positioned to deliver continued innovative enhancements and features to customers via its managed services capabilities.

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About QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of managed service solutions for the distribution of premium multiscreen video to IP-connected devices. Successfully used by the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s cloud-based OpenVideo platform provides the most scalable and secure way for companies to deliver engaging multiscreen video entertainment experiences. For more information, please follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter @quickplaymedia or visit us on the web at www.quickplaymedia.com.

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About Yospace

Yospace provides a cloud-based video delivery platform (yospaceCDS) to offer seamless and frame accurate server-side ad replacement in both live and on-demand streams.  It supports VAST and SCTE-130 compliant ad-decision systems, and industry standard DRM for both HLS and Smooth Streaming protocols.

Yospace also offers broadcast head-end solutions.  These enable stream conditioning and ad avail detection as required for dynamic ad insertion in live streaming, including automation system integration, POIS, scheduling integration, and blackout management.

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

Yospace helps to power on-demand broadcast service for Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC

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–    Yospace-CBC partnership helps bring streamed CBC video content to tablets, and smartphones on Apple, Android, RIM and Microsoft devices.
–    Broadcasters and advertisers buoyed by Yospace’s advertising insertion technologies.

Yospace, the UK based company which has been pioneering digital video distribution to mobile for over a decade, was chosen by CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, to help make CBC video content available on the widest range of digital platforms in a cost-effective and revenue generating manner.

Yospace brought two critical points of difference to its pitch.
–    Content distribution to any platform and any device allowing CBC content to be available on tablets and phones across a number of platforms and operating systems without the expense of in-house content reformatting.
–    In-stream advertising within programming, rather than just at the start of shows adding a compelling commercial model to CBC’s on-demand strategy-a rarity in the world of streaming video.

Yospace CEO, Tim Sewell, said: “We’re extremely proud of our partnership with a progressive broadcaster like CBC and believe we’ve helped to strengthen the relationship between CBC and its viewers.”

CBC’s director of digital operations, Soo Kim, said: “Yospace came through, and significantly improved the viability of the project. It was the way they delivered that really impressed us. It wasn’t just that they were thinking of where we are now, but they are so conscious of where we are going.”

CBC identified reach, monetization and technical flexibility as critical factors in Yospace’s proposition.

Soo Kim added: “We were keen to see our content made available on the market leading Apple devices, but the tablet/smartphone market hasn’t settled down. Yospace came up with a platform agnostic solution that positions us well for maximum coverage and reach regardless of where the market takes us.”

Jon de la Mothe, director of media innovation and partnerships for CBC, commented on the value of this integrated platform: “This solution is a winning one, not only for CBC and for our users, but for our advertising clients as well.”

Yospace has been able to integrate its platform with CBC’s analytics platform, its ad trafficking management and its Content Delivery Network which allows the broadcaster to leverage its existing investments.

“Yospace demonstrated flexibility and agility as well a impressive technical competence in the robust solutions they’ve delivered to us. It’s been a great partnership,” said Kim.

Viyoi TV joins forces with Yospace and Vodafone Spain

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Yospace works alongside Viyoi TV and Vodafone Spain to deliver a video marketing campaign for Audi.  The yospaceCDS video delivery platform ensures a short video advertisement is correctly encoded and delivered to every mobile user.  Through a single URL, Yospace ensures the best possible video experience regardless of the user’s handset type or location.

Canadian Broadcast Corporation selects Yospace to power ad supported video content

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Following an extensive RFP process CBC selects Yospace to power ad supported mobile video services. The first service to launch will be CBC’s Hockey App, providing coverage of the 2010/ 2011 season with ad supported VoD content served by the yospaceCDS platform. Integration with CBC’s DoubleClick Dart implementation will allow seamless management of its mobile and on-line inventory.