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Adobe Announces Primetime 2.0; Drives TV Everywhere Forward

Our team has been busy at The NAB Show in Las Vegas this week and we’re excited to announce some major updates to Adobe Primetime – the industry’s most advanced TV delivery and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. This latest release of Adobe Primetime takes advantage of the latest industry innovations and introduces new capabilities that drive strong viewer engagement and greater flexibility for monetization.

With Adobe Primetime 2.0, broadcasters and pay-TV providers can tap into a new cloud ad insertion service (available today) to insert ads into live, linear and on-demand content across any platform/device. We also unveiled Concurrency Monitoring as an extension to our Emmy award-winning Primetime PayTV Pass service, allowing customers to manage the number of streams accessed across each device. Aside from desktop operating systems, SmartTVs, Android and iOS devices, Adobe Primetime 2.0 now supports XBox 360 gaming consoles and Roku devices.

Additional capabilities in Adobe Primetime (coming later this year) being demonstrated at The NAB Show include support for MPEG-DASH and the new ultra high definition television (UHDTV) standard, which will allow media companies to deliver content across 4K enabled SmartTVs and other IP-connected devices. Check out our full announcement for all the details.

A Preview of 4K UHDTV Support, Powered by Adobe Primetime

A Preview of 4K UHDTV Support, Powered by Adobe Primetime

It’s been a year since Adobe Primetime launched at The 2013 NAB Show and it’s now been adopted by major customers worldwide including Comcast, NBC Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Tennis Channel, and M6 RTL Group – and has supported massive events such as the Sochi Olympics for NBC Sports. The latest customer wins include Shaw Media and Bell Media in Canada. In the U.S., Major League Baseball (MLB) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have started using Adobe Primetime to deliver live and on-demand video content across desktops and XBox 360 gaming consoles.

If you’re at The NAB Show, stop by the Adobe booth (#SL3910 in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) to see a demo of the latest innovations in Adobe Primetime coming to a screen near you!

New App from the Republic of Ireland commemorates Irish Culture

DP imageIn time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Royal Irish Academy, in conjunction with its partners, announced today a new, interactive app produced with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite that engages users with the history and culture of Ireland.  Exploring the rich heritage of the country through the lens of significant cultural objects, the app, “A History of Ireland in 100 Objects”, not only marks St. Patrick’s Day, but also Ireland’s ascension to the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Rich with video, audio and animation, the app showcases Irish history and culture through the country’s treasures.  Designed to promote engagement with the country’s ideals and heritage, the app immerses readers into the country’s history and encourages them to learn more.

“Fintan O’Toole, a journalist from The Irish Times, launched the project in 2011 with a series of newspaper columns highlighting 100 objects from Ireland, the UK and Norway that connect with Ireland’s rich past,” writes Joe Zeff, whose design firm produced the app.  “Those columns became a hardcover book, and that book became the series of apps that we designed and developed for multiple platforms using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.”

Seeking to make the app available to the widest spectrum of users possible, the Royal Irish Academy used the multi-platform functionality of Digital Publishing Suite to deliver the app on iPad, iPhone and on Android tablets, including the Amazon Kindle Fire. The iPhone version is of particular note because it delivers formatted, well-thought out content that fits the on-the-go consumption habits of iPhone users – especially to visitors to Irish museums.

The app is free for download until March 31, 2013 and is a project of the Royal Irish Academy, the National Museum of Ireland and The Irish Times supported by the Presidency of the European Council of the European Union and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.  Preview the app through a short video below.

Adobe and NBC Olympics Join Forces to Bring the Olympics to Mobile Devices

Today, Adobe and NBC Olympics announced the official NBC Olympics apps for the iPad, iPhone and select Android tablets and smartphones. These two mobile apps will provide a huge variety of content – from live streams of all competitive events to short video highlights, medal ceremonies, and more. This is possible because of the partnership between Adobe and NBC Olympics, and Adobe’s ability to provide leading video technology solutions at scale.

Adobe creative tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash Builder, Flex and others, were used to design and build the apps. Adobe AIR is being used to seamlessly spread the experience across devices and Adobe Pass, the industry’s leading “TV Everywhere” authentication technology, is being used to allow viewers to log in to the apps using their username and password for their current pay-TV subscription. NBC Olympics is also taking advantage of Adobe Auditude and SiteCatalyst to measure and monetize content in both apps.

We believe the Olympics will be a defining moment for digital video and we are proud to play a role. Check out the Adobe Digital Media blog for a video and more information about the apps.

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MAX 2011 News Rundown

Adobe MAX 2011 kicked off in Los Angeles today with seven announcements. Below are the highlights:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, a major new initiative, redefines the content creation process. It will become the focal point for the worldwide creative community, where creative professionals can access desktop and tablet applications, creative services, and share their best work with peers.
  • Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, designed for Android and iOS tablets, enables creative professionals to explore ideas and present their work anytime, anywhere. The apps include:
    • Adobe Photoshop Touch allows users to transform images with core Photoshop features and create new images by combining photos, choosing elements to edit, and applying filters and other effects.
    • Adobe Collage helps creatives capture and refine ideas and concepts by allowing them to combine inspirational images, drawings, text and Creative Suite files into modern, conceptual mood boards.
    • Adobe Debut allows creative professionals to present designs to clients and stakeholders virtually anywhere, opening tablet-compatible versions of Creative Suite files for convenient and beautiful viewing on the tablet.
    • Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master, vector-based tool for drawing, using either a stylus or a finger.
    • Adobe Kuler makes it easy to generate color themes that can inspire any design project.
    • Adobe Proto enables the development of interactive wireframes and prototypes for websites and mobile apps on a tablet using gestures and a touch-based interface.

Catch the apps in action

Tune in tomorrow, 10/4 at 10:00 a.m. PT for Day Two keynote as we explore the best solutions for delivering highly expressive and usable experiences, both in the browsers and as apps. We’ll look at a variety of technologies and products such as Flash and HTML, highlighting current opportunities, and peering into the not-so-distant future: max.adobe.com/online.

Adobe Advances Broadcast Creation to Delivery Workflows at IBC 2011

This week the Adobe video solutions team is over in Amsterdam at IBC, Europe’s largest show for broadcasters. We announced new video delivery solutions and we’re highlighting our recent momentum that enables media professionals to create, deliver, and monetize premium video more efficiently and across more platforms and devices. Adobe is committed to helping our customers and partners streamline their entire creation to delivery video workflows for any screen and ultimately – help them find new ways to monetize content.

The team is showcasing new products, customer wins and initiatives this week, here are what I see as the highlights:

New Releases of Flash Media Server and Flash Access to Stream and Protect Content for Virtually Any Device

  • On the delivery side, Adobe continues to innovate on new, streamlined workflows for businesses to stream and protect premium content to an array of devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Adobe is announcing that Flash Media Server 4.5 can now deliver Flash technology to Apple iPhone and iPad devices. Additionally Flash Access 3.0 takes its robust content protection solution to Android, the first of many mobile platforms.

Rapid Customer and Partner Adoption of Adobe Pass Content Authentication

  • Adobe Pass is a leading authentication solution that enables media companies to verify a user’s entitlement to content online based on their pay TV subscription package. We’re pleased that Adobe Pass now supports the top US pay TV providers – approximately 90 percent of all US pay TV households – and is being quickly adopted by TV programmers and media companies like Fox and CNN.

Acquisition of IRIDAS Color-grading Technology

  • Enhanced color-grading is a top requested feature by our Production Premium customers and in continuing our commitment to the professional video space, Adobe has announced the acquisition of IRIDAS and its flagship product SpeedGrade, a toolset for Stereo 3D, RAW processing, color grading and finishing of digital content. With the addition of IRIDAS, Production Premium is expected to gain a comprehensive set of tools so video editors can manipulate color and light for any type of content, including professional film and television.

Strong Momentum with CS5.5 Production Premium –

  • Groundbreaking features and performance in CS5.5 caused demand to surge for our professional video creation tools, growing 22 percent year-over-year, with 45 percent growth on the Mac, in part fueled by the large number of Apple Final Cut Pro customers switching to Adobe Premiere Pro and taking advantage of our Switcher offer.
  • Leading U.K. broadcaster ITV has selected Adobe Story, Production Premium’s collaborative script development tool, to manage pre-production of over 500 episodes per year of the popular programs Coronation Street and Emmerdale. *link to ITV release
  • A strategic alliance between Adobe and the University of Salford in England will bring Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5 Production Premium to all of Salford’s 39 new media and TV courses as part of MediaCityUK, an initiative to grow a new media hub for content creation in the northwest of England.

If you’re at the show – Adobe will be demonstrating our entire content creation to delivery video workflow at IBC 2011 at our booth in Hall 7, Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Convention Center, Sept. 9-13 in Amsterdam.

 

Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Updates Now Available

Adobe_Flash_BuilderToday, we’re excited to announce updates to Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and the Flex 4.5 framework with support for devices running Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS. As a result, developers can quickly create and distribute apps through Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the Apple App Store using one tool chain, programming language and code base—a first for developers! With significant productivity enhancements, developers can now rapidly build applications that run seamlessly on the desktop, Web and top mobile platforms. See what the latest updates to Flash Builder and Flex are all about and check out some of the latest mobile apps that have been created with the tool and framework here!

 

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear – delivered online and device in Flash

On Saturday Oct. 30 from 12:00-3:00pm ET Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and fans from across the country of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” will gather on the National Mall in Washington DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, an event Stewart says is “for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority.”

Interested in tuning in, but can’t make it to the National Mall? The Rally and March will be streamed live on Comedy Central using the Adobe Flash Platform. Viewers can also catch the action live on their Android 2.2 “froyo” enabled device, using Flash Player 10.1.

Learn more about live streaming with the Flash Platform here and Flash Player 10.1 for Android here.

Photoshop Express for People On-The-Go…

We realize that time is of the essence and if you take a photo via your mobile device or digital camera – you want to make it look its best and quickly share it with others. Millions of people have signed on for a Photoshop.com account and reaped the benefits of powerful Photoshop technology for those on-the-go. Formerly known as Photoshop.com, are the newly branded Adobe Photoshop Express Editor, Photoshop Express Organizer, and Photoshop Express Uploader, a free set of integrated online apps for doing just that – - editing, organizing, syncing, and sharing photos. These renamed and redesigned apps are faster and more intuitive to use for uploading and organizing photos for easy access anywhere, applying quick fixes and fun effects, and sharing albums and slideshows online with family, friends, and colleagues.

We heard from many of you that you also wanted Photoshop.com to be a destination you could go for information and resources about your beloved product (celebrating 20 years this year!) – Photoshop. Well, try visiting the site now and you might be surprised to find it has magically morphed into something new. And it’s constantly evolving. Photoshop.com has updated site navigation, so you have easier access to tutorials, product information, the newly branded online Photoshop Express tools, and personal information, including your libraries, galleries, friends, and account information. You can even share other content on the site, such as tutorials you like, on Twitter and Facebook.

Also available, is the free Photoshop Express 1.3 for Android devices. This new version now lets users play back videos from their Photoshop.com online library, even in slideshow mode, and share videos in email. The Facebook Photo Upload feature also includes several performance improvements.

Adobe Photoshop Express Editor, Organizer, and Uploader apps are now available on Photoshop.com in English, German, and Japanese. Adobe Photoshop Express 1.3 for Android devices is available on the Android Marketplace. Visit www.photoshop.com to create or log into your account, try out the Photoshop Express online apps, or link to downloads of Photoshop Express for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. Check it out!

Adobe Reader for Android now available

Earlier today, we introduced a new member of the Adobe Reader family, Adobe Reader for Android. This free app is now available in the Android Market, so go take a look and give it a test drive.

Adobe Reader for Android enables you to access PDF files on your Android device whether you’re browsing the web or reading an email. It includes some cool features like multi-touch gestures, pinch-and-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. And my favorite, a “reflow” mode, which wraps the content of PDF files for viewing on smartphone screens.

Check out the post on the Adobe Reader blog, which includes a video demo of the app.

Flash Platform News from Google I/O

As Paul Betlem, Sr. Director, Flash Player Engineering wrote on the Player team blog, “today represents an exciting milestone for the Flash Platform” as we move forward with three major developments:

1. The official launch of the public beta release of Flash Player 10.1 on Android-based devices. Read about the release

2. A prerelease program for developers to start building apps on AIR for Android. Learn more and sign up

3. Flash Player 10.1 will be on Google TV. Read about the news and watch it in action

There has been strong developer enthusiasm around Flash Player and AIR for Android devices, and this is just the beginning – in the months ahead we’ll see many of our Open Screen Project partners start launching new devices with Flash technology. As designers and developers start digging into the newest tools, such as Flash Builder and Flash Professional CS5, we’re going to see a new wave of rich content and apps across desktops, mobile phones, televisions, and other consumer electronics. We can’t wait to see all the innovations ahead!

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