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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.

Introducing Adobe Pass for TV Everywhere: New Video Authentication Solution for Premium Content

Today we announced Adobe Pass, a new solution that creates a seamless way for pay TV subscribers to access premium content across the web with just one sign in and does not require additional downloads.  This solution makes it easy for pay TV subscribers to watch premium content on virtually any Internet connected device, including Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Google TV.

For TV providers and broadcasters, Adobe provides a secure, hosted solution, that has minimal integration work to perform as they pull together their many different online viewing options.
At the same time, these companies can offer their customers the anytime, anywhere content that they crave, eliminating a complicated validation process that requires many registrations and downloads.

Adobe Pass  leverages the Flash Platform for a seamless high-quality experience along with Adobe Flash Access® for enhanced security.  Adobe Pass also utilizes HTML 5 for devices where Adobe Flash technology is not yet available.

Industry leaders already working with Adobe Pass include Turner Broadcasting System Inc., MTV Networks, Comcast and Synacor (on behalf of DISH Network’s DISHOnline.com and others).

Read our announcement of Adobe Pass here and related news from our partners Brightcove and Limelight. To learn more about TV Everywhere go here and to read related blogs by the Adobe Pass product team go to the Flash Platform blog and Todd Greenbaum’s blog on Limelight.

Adobe Advances Flash Platform Media Delivery Solutions at Streaming Media East

At Streaming Media East, we’re showcasing new distribution, content protection and media framework technologies. Highlights of the show include the immediate availability of Adobe Flash Access™ 2.0 software, a content protection solution that enables the distribution and monetization of premium video content, which can help create new sources of revenue for media publishers. In addition, Adobe is also showcasing HTTP Dynamic Streaming, a new protocol support for media streaming on the Flash Platform; and the Open Source Media Framework, to accelerate development of custom media players.

If you’d like to learn more about how these solutions are advancing the Adobe Flash Platform, check out our social media press release. The press release also includes video interviews with some of our leading partners discussing how we’re collaborating to bring these solutions to market.

The video interviews include:

DirecTV: Steven Roberts, senior vice president for New Media at DIRECTV discusses how DirecTV is expanding their collaboration with the Adobe on HTTP Dynamic Streaming for the Flash Platform.

Irdeto: Jan Steenkamp, vice president of the Americas for Irdeto talks about Adobe Flash Access 2.0 and how both companies are collaborating on content protection solutions.

KickApps: KickApps, in collaboration with Adobe, today announced its plans to release the Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) App Studio, for creating custom video players for the Adobe® Flash® Platform.

Adobe/Doug Mack: Interview with Doug Mack general manager and vice president for Adobe Digital Imaging and Rich Media Solutions.

These videos are also posted to the Flash Platform YouTube Channel.

Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) Adopts Adobe Flash Access

Today, The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), announced they have selected the upcoming Adobe Flash Access software as one of the first approved content protection solutions required for premium video in devices that support DECE. DECE is a coalition of leading content providers, consumer electronics companies, technology vendors and service providers working to enable improved consumer access to entertainment content.

DECE’s adoption of Adobe Flash Access means that consumers will be able to enjoy high definition premium video from leading studios on the Adobe Flash Platform. You can read more about DECE here.

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