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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.

 

Flash Powers Live Streaming of the World Cup on ESPN3.com

Soccer fans – are you trying to figure out how to watch the World Cup games live?

The World Cup kicked off this morning, and with all 64 of this year’s games happening on South African time, viewers either need to set their DVRs to overdrive, or for those not wanting to wait to see it when they get home, capture the action live via online video.


ESPN3.com
is streaming more than 80% of World Cup games live in Flash (see the full line-up here). They recently relaunched their online media player, which is powered by the Flash Platform, and uses Flash Media Server 3.5 for live dynamic streaming, and based on the Open Source Media Framework.

The ESPN3.com player has many great features designed for World Cup watching, several of which are first of their kind on this massive scale:

  • Close captioning displays live text about the games as they happen, a rarity for live video
  • Real-time highlights with highlight markers allow viewers to zoom to important plays without sacrificing the live action
  • Multiple language versions offer the ability to follow your team in the original broadcast language
  • Adaptive bitrate empowered by FMS 3.5 Live Dynamic Streaming ensures optimal video quality based on available bandwidth and performance
  • Picture-in-Picture and Multi-View enable viewers to watch multiple games simultaneously in the packed live schedule

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Want to know more? Read more about the technology behind the World Cup’s online video destination in Jens Loeffler’s blog post. Happy World Cup watching!

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