Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of May 18th

Here’s a list of all the news I saw from streaming media vendors this week.

NYC Job Opening – Video Streaming Engineer

Canary-logotypeCanary, which makes a device that live streams high-quality HD video and audio with the highest security and privacy protections, is looking for a Video Streaming Engineer in their NYC location. I met with them last week and heard about their plans to build out a team to further enhance their video streaming capabilities. The person they are looking for will help them architect, design, and enable the next generation live streaming technologies and needs to have the following experience:

  • Knowledge of video and audio codecs (H.264, MPEG4, AAC, etc) and media streaming architectures (HTTP adaptive streaming, RTP/RTSP)
  • Experience in optimizing video and audio codecs/players and using transport formats such as HLS and HDS
  • Knowledge of system-level programming for large and complex systems
  • Experience in building backend platforms for massive scale of parallel video streams (media relays, video switching) is a major plus.

The company is looking for brilliant, talented people who love toppling giants, working autonomously in small teams, solving challenging problems, and developing real solutions for everyday use. Canary’s product made Indiegogo history as the most successful connected home crowdfunded product ever, and has proven that there’s a real demand for a simple, intelligent, all-in-one home security device.

To apply for the job visit Canary’s website.

Thursday Webinar: Cloud TV and Trends in OTT

Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating a webinar on the topic of “Cloud TV and Trends in Over-The-Top video“. OTT delivery is one of the most prominent trends in television distribution. It allows viewers to watch more content than ever before and if done right, it helps service providers and telcos to add a significant revenue stream to their monetization mix. The next frontier is Cloud TV that provides a seamless experience across devices and is targeted to our own identity, preferences and social circles as one. Many of the world’s largest broadcasters, content owners, telcos and operators are already offering subscription, transactional and advertising based VOD services to hundreds of millions of viewers.

Join this webinar with Kaltura and IBM to learn about trends in OTT, the benefits of Could TV, and the latest technologies that power time-shifted television, device management, household management, personalization, social tools and video applications for mobile and connected devices. What tools are required to deliver Hollywood grade content? And what are some best practices to keep viewers engaged? You can register and join this webinar for free.

Streaming Media East and Content Delivery Summit Presentations Now Online

IMG_1566Thanks to all the speakers and attendees for helping make the Content Delivery Summit and Streaming Media East shows such a success. Save the date for the 2016 shows, with the CDN Summit taking place Monday May 9th and SM East taking place Tues/Wed May 10-11.

Presentations from the CDN Summit can be found here. Streaming Media East presentations are still being uploaded and can be found here (day 1) and here (day 2). More will be going online each day, including the keynote presentations.

Video recordings from both shows will be online in about two weeks. The call for speakers for our next show, Streaming Media West, taking place November 17-18 in Huntington Beach, CA is now open.

New Chart Lets You Compare Today’s Streaming Boxes and OTT Platforms

At the Streaming Media East show last week we released our 2015 Streaming Media Device Guide which lets you compare today’s hardware devices and OTT platforms. You can download a copy of the chart by clicking on the image below and you can always find the latest version of the chart at

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 7.39.35 PMI will be updating the chart throughout the year, so look at the bottom right corner of the chart to find the date of the latest update. The most recent chart is dated May 20 May 21 in the lower right hand corner of the chart. If you have questions on which box you should choose, send me an email and I’ll help you out. Chart corrections can be left in the comments section below. Thanks to many of the device manufactures for reviewing the data for accuracy. 2014 chart can be found here.

– 5/21: Chart updated to show Sling TV now available on the Nexus Player
– 5/20: Chart corrected to show Google Play available on the Roku
– 5/18: Chart corrected to show Roku having DLNA support