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New, Industry-First Concurrency Monitoring Comes to Adobe Primetime

Our team is busy at The NAB Show this week, and as part of our lat­est pro­duct release, we’re launch­ing Adobe Prime­time con­cur­rency mon­i­tor­ing, cur­rently in beta test­ing with select media com­pa­nies.

The ser­vice enables use cases defined in the Open Authen­ti­ca­tion Tech­ni­cal Committee’s (OATC) newly pub­lished Resource Usage Mon­i­tor­ing (RUM) spec­i­fi­ca­tion, which defines the data for­mats and work­flows for cross com­pany data aggre­ga­tion and exchange. Adobe took a lead­er­ship role in the devel­op­ment of this spec­i­fi­ca­tion to enhance the real-time flow of infor­ma­tion between oper­a­tors and pro­gram­mers. The new spec fills a crit­i­cal gap in many TV Every­where imple­men­ta­tions, and will help advance the indus­try.

Adobe Primetime Concurrency Monitoring

Adobe Prime­time con­cur­rency mon­i­tor­ing pro­vides greater real-time insights into view­er­ship pat­terns. This allows media com­pa­nies to enforce affil­i­ate oblig­a­tions to limit con­cur­rent streams, and can enable poten­tially more expan­sive sub­scrip­tion pack­ages built around a pay-TV household’s con­cur­rent usage needs. This capa­bil­ity could also help encour­age smoother authen­ti­ca­tion expe­ri­ences by help­ing to limit abuse asso­ci­ated with auto­mated in-home TV Every­where account ver­i­fi­ca­tion.  

Con­cur­rency mon­i­tor­ing works with the Adobe Prime­time pay-TV pass capa­bil­ity for both pro­gram­mers and inte­grated oper­a­tors where the sub­scriber account iden­ti­fier is pro­vided through exist­ing Adobe pay-TV pass func­tion­al­ity. Con­cur­rency mon­i­tor­ing also works for deploy­ments that don’t use Adobe’s TV Every­where authen­ti­ca­tion, includ­ing mon­i­tor­ing sites and apps man­aged by oper­a­tors.  The ser­vice can be inte­grated into exist­ing sys­tems to enable a vari­ety of use cases, includ­ing real-time stream-limit enforce­ment and gath­er­ing rich ana­lyt­ics around viewer engage­ment. 

Joel Huff is a group pro­duct man­ager for Video Solu­tions at Adobe

[UPDATE] Below is a Beet.TV video inter­view from The NAB Show with our own Ash­ley Still, senior direc­tor of pro­duct man­age­ment for Adobe Prime­time, dis­cussing the lat­est pro­duct enhance­ments includ­ing con­cur­rency mon­i­tor­ing (start­ing at 4:20). More video inter­views about Adobe Prime­time from The NAB Show are avail­able on Beet.TV’s web­site.

 

 

 

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CES: TV Everywhere Becoming a Reality in 2013

As we embark on a new year, we’re excited to see more and more “TV Every­where” expe­ri­ences com­ing online. With Adobe Pass, our Emmy Engi­neer­ing award-win­ning authen­ti­ca­tion ser­vice and a key com­po­nent of Adobe‘s Project Prime­time, we are work­ing closely with our part­ners to make it eas­ier for mil­lions of con­sumers to access their pay TV con­tent across devices.

Adobe Pass is now sup­ported by more than 150 pay TV oper­a­tors cov­er­ing nearly 98 per­cent of all pay TV house­holds in the U.S. Given the cur­rent adop­tion rate, we antic­i­pate all major TV shows will be avail­able through a TV Every­where expe­ri­ence in the next two years.

We’re thrilled that A+E Net­works just launched its first iPad apps, pow­ered by Adobe Pass, for three of its net­works: A&E, HISTORY and Life­time. These three net­works bring to iPad users their broad­cast con­tent, includ­ing pop­u­lar TV shows like Stor­age Wars (A&E), Pawn Stars (HISTORY) and Project Run­way (Life­time). Addi­tion­ally, Com­cast cus­tomers can access exclu­sive con­tent across all three apps. With three new A+E apps now live, more than 55 sites and mobile apps are now pow­ered by Adobe’s authen­ti­ca­tion ser­vice. TV pro­gram­mers work­ing with Adobe include NBC, Fox, Dis­ney, ESPN, Car­toon Net­work, MTV, TNT, CNN, Scripps, Pac12, NFL Net­work, The Hall­mark Chan­nel, Uni­vi­sion, and many oth­ers.

We’re excited about the pipeline of new TV Every­where apps com­ing online in 2013 – bring­ing con­sumers a dig­i­tal liv­ing room expe­ri­ence on the go. Stay tuned for some major updates between now and The NAB Show.

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Adobe Pass and TV Everywhere Live From The Emmys

Adobe accepted an Emmy Engi­neer­ing Plaque for its Adobe Pass TV Every­where tech­nol­ogy tonight at the 64th Prime­time Emmy Engi­neer­ing Awards in LA. This award rec­og­nizes Adobe’s out­stand­ing engi­neer­ing achieve­ments in the advance­ment of TV Every­where across the indus­try.

Adobe's Joel Huff and Todd Greenbaum celebrate at the Emmy Awards with Mike Wise from Turner Broadcasting.

Adobe’s Joel Huff and Todd Green­baum cel­e­brate at the Emmy Awards with Mike Wise from Turner Broad­cast­ing.

In addi­tion to this win, we are excited to announce that Starz, Encore and Movieplex are the lat­est part­ners to use Adobe Pass. More than 25 top TV pro­gram­mers now deliver pay-TV con­tent through 45 sites and apps across con­nected devices using Adobe’s authen­ti­ca­tion ser­vice. Check out the video below, which was shown at the award cer­e­mony tonight. Thanks to our friends at Turner and CNN, for show­ing your sup­port!

Adobe Pass Drives Mainstream Adoption of TV Everywhere

Adobe Pass, a key com­po­nent of Adobe’s Project Prime­time, has quickly estab­lished itself as the indus­try leader in TV Every­where ser­vices. Used by NBC Olympics to enable live streams, Adobe Pass is now inte­grated with more than 150 pay TV providers and sup­ports over 40 sites and mobile apps from 25 major net­works includ­ing Fox, ESPN, CNN Con­tinue read­ing...