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Adobe Primetime Launches — Bringing TV to a Screen Near You

Today, we’re excited to announce that Adobe Primetime (formerly “Project Primetime”) is now available, offering the industry’s most advanced TV publishing and monetization platform for programmers and pay-TV service providers. Comcast Cable and NBC Sports Group have signed on as first Adobe Primetime customers and we’re collaborating with dozens of industry leaders to pave the way for TV content across every connected screen. Ecosystem partners include Akamai, Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Elemental Technologies, Envivio, Harmonic, iStreamPlanet, RGB Networks, thePlatform and others.

Adobe Primetime integrates Adobe’s video publishing, player, DRM, advertising and analytics solutions to help eliminate the complexity of reaching audiences across screens and to create great digital video experiences while also offering new monetization opportunities for programmers and pay TV service providers. The seamless tie-in with ecosystem partners offers an unprecedented, highly scalable and reliable solution that can be implemented consistently across devices and platforms.

The Adobe Primetime Player is available for Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, and will support connected TVs as well as gaming platforms such as Roku and Xbox in 2013. To learn more about Adobe Primetime and how we’re helping content owners and distributors more efficiently bring more content to more devices, see our press release and blog post.

New Primetime Logo

Additionally, given the rise in digital video consumption, we also published The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark report. The Adobe Digital Index team looked at 19.6 billion video starts on media websites from 2012 to confirm the growth of broadcast video consumption across connected devices. A few key findings include:

  • TV Everywhere adoption increased 12-fold
  • Mobile video viewing grew by 300%
  • Facebook users are seeing twice the level of engagement with video over non-video content

Check out our animated infographic below and see the full report on the latest video trends for device use, ad placement, social media, and more.

Welcome Auditude!

Today we made some big news with the acquisition of Auditude, a leading ad serving solution for premium Internet-delivered video.

Adobe has great analytics tools in the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite to help marketers and advertisers optimize and measure their campaigns with real-time data and analysis on content usage. The Auditude acquisition goes the next step, offering an innovative video monetization platform that will be a key component of Adobe’s Media Solutions — enabling premium video content owners to maximize the value of their content while providing an optimal experience for consumers wherever that content is viewed.

Audiences are demanding TV-like experiences on their smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, and yet, to date, this really hasn’t come to pass. Today, less than 5% of professionally produced video content is available online.

Now, an integrated Adobe authoring, publishing, monetization and measurement system, will create a dramatically better consumer experience across Internet-connected devices. This is an exciting time for all of us who want to watch more of our favorite TV shows, movies and other premium content online across our Internet devices.

Why hasn’t this happened before? While there have been technical challenges for this migration, these are largely being overcome as advancements in technology continue. What remains are challenges primarily associated with the current business model for online content. Complexities associated with rights management, distribution agreements, data collection and activation, have made online premium content workflows difficult. The new integrated workflow with Auditude’s technology will help tackle these issues and online distribution and consumption of content will be significantly accelerated.

Adobe has a long history of working with publishers and media companies — we’re a trusted provider of tools and technologies that are used to create and deliver rich content and amazing digital experiences. The Auditude acquisition makes perfect sense by helping us provide a more integrated workflow for publishers and media companies to create, deliver, monetize and measure premium online video content.

Additionally, with expected support of mobile, smartTVs, game consoles and desktop devices, Adobe will provide our publisher and media company customers with access to new audiences, through devices that leverage either HTML5 or Flash technology for in-browser and app experiences.

Once Auditude technologies are integrated, the workflow will be easy. Publishers using Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite products will simply manage advertising within their tablet apps, to drive greater yield and deliver a more customized experience for people. Publishers using Adobe Flash Media Server will be able to deliver both Flash and HTML5 video experiences, seamlessly integrating in-stream video advertising with the premium content on the server side without sacrificing the benefits that come from client-side technologies. This will make the online viewing experience remarkably better, and enable publishers and media companies to automatically adapt to the complexities of a multi-device market.

Big welcome to Auditude where together we will help publishers and media companies create a single workflow so they can increase the amount of great content, reach maximum revenue and ultimately give all of us web video viewers greater access to amazing digital experiences across all of our devices, wherever we are.

Beet.TV live event: “An Exploration of Online Video Distribution, Analytics and Monetization”

Beet.TV is hosting a live roundtable discussion about online video distribution, analytics and monetization with top industry influencers. Participants include our own Jennifer Taylor (director of Flash content creation and delivery) and Jeff Jordon (product manager for Omniture) along with folks from NBC, Fox, Comcast, YuMe, and others.

AllThingsDigital’s Kara Swisher will co-moderate along with Beet’TV’s Andy Plesser. The event can be watched live over at Kevin Towes’ blog where he’ll embed the live stream at 4 p.m. PT.

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