by Kurt Brockett
Our weekly (ok so we try for weekly!) look at links and stories that circulate around the Vertigo offices.
Only about one more month to go! As you may have noticed over the past 12 months the Xbox ecosystem has become a major part of Vertigo’s business with the introduction of video apps on the Xbox 360 platform. Just like everyone else we are excited to learn more about how that part of our business can grow with a refresh of the platform. The event is scheduled for May 21 at 10a PT and can be seen on xbox.com
Netflix Long Term View
Netflix recently released their earnings showing that they are a powerhouse in the “Internet TV Network” landscape. With their earnings they released a 12 page .pdf sharing their long term view. There have been a few interpretations and summaries of the report but I would encourage you to give it a read.
Netflix Long Term View (.pdf)
Account Sharing with TV Everywhere
The NYTimes had a great piece on the problem of account sharing for services like HBOGo and MLB.TV.
HTML5 Premium Video Extensions
With Silverlight in the rear view mirror for many companies it was big news to hear that Netflix will be pushing into HTML5 video delivery via HTML5 Premium Video Extensions. Netflix was one of the largest properties to still support Silverlight streaming.
CW and Virgin Gaming Xbox Launches
We had some new work go live over the last couple of weeks. Virgin Gaming for Xbox launched and you can read all about it on our previous post: New Work: Virgin Gaming Xbox App – Xbox Live Tournaments.
In addition to Virgin Gaming, CW launched an Xbox experience we helped build for them. A full write up of that app coming soon.
At NAB there was a bunch of new numbers that came out from various sources. Adobe highlighted mobile video views and their increase in 2012. Mobile video views up 300%.
Vertigo Employee Blogs
Bob Cowherd – Workflow Oriented Apps for Connected TV Devices…with Pizza!