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Adobe Primetime Takes Home Industry Accolades

As 2014 comes to a close and many of us pre­pare to cel­e­brate the hol­i­days with fam­ily and friends, the Adobe Prime­time team is thank­ful for our cus­tomers and part­ners and all we’ve accom­plished this year. Together, we’ve devel­oped a thriv­ing ecosys­tem to fos­ter the deliv­ery, mea­sure­ment and mon­e­ti­za­tion of TV across con­nected screens. From releas­ing Prime­time 2.0 at The NAB Show to part­ner­ing with Nielsen on Nielsen’s new Dig­i­tal Con­tent Rat­ings, Pow­ered by Adobe, it’s been a land­mark year for us and 2015 is look­ing even brighter.

Today, Adobe Prime­time was hon­ored at Stream­ing Media West with four Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Awards in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

  • Closed Cap­tion­ing Solu­tion
  • DRM/Access Con­trol Solu­tion
  • Media & Enter­tain­ment Video Plat­form
  • Report­ing & Ana­lyt­ics Plat­form

Addi­tion­ally, Adobe Pre­miere Pro CC won in the “Desk­top Video Edit­ing Soft­ware” cat­e­gory.

Adobe's Art Mimnaugh accepts a Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award for Adobe Primetime from Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Adobe’s Art Mim­naugh (left) accepts a Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Award for Adobe Prime­time from Stream­ing Media’s Eric Schu­macher-Ras­mussen

SM Awards

With more than 34,000 votes cast across 31 cat­e­gories, this indus­try recog­ni­tion is spe­cial because it came from those who mat­ter the most – you. As read­ers of and Stream­ing Media Mag­a­zine, thank you for val­i­dat­ing the hard work of the Adobe Prime­time team. We’re hum­bled to be hon­ored alongside so many key play­ers in the indus­try.

Last week, Adobe Prime­time received a Fierce Inno­va­tion Award (Tele­com Edi­tion) in the “Multi Screen” cat­e­gory. A panel of judges eval­u­ated sub­mis­sions based on the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: tech­nol­ogy inno­va­tion, finan­cial impact, mar­ket val­i­da­tion and end-user cus­tomer expe­ri­ence. Adobe Prime­time also received hon­or­able men­tions at the Cynop­sis Dig­i­tal Model D Awards in the “Dig­i­tal Video Ad Plat­form” and “Dig­i­tal Video Tech­nol­ogy Plat­form” cat­e­gories.

PT Awards

Stay tuned for more updates com­ing soon. From all of us on the Adobe Prime­time team, happy hol­i­days!


Adobe Primetime Nominated for Five Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

We’re always hon­ored when Adobe Prime­time is rec­og­nized by the indus­try for the inno­v­a­tive work we’re doing in deliv­er­ing TV and video across screens, but it means even more when you – our end-users, cus­tomers and part­ners – val­i­date our indus­try lead­er­ship. The 8th Annual Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Awards honor the best online video tech­nolo­gies based on votes from those who mat­ter most – you!

Pub­lic vot­ing is now open for the Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Awards and Adobe Prime­time has been nom­i­nated in five cat­e­gories – Closed Cap­tion­ing Solu­tion, DRM/Access Con­trol Solu­tion, Media & Enter­tain­ment Video Plat­form, Report­ing & Ana­lyt­ics Plat­form (with Adobe Ana­lyt­ics), and Video Adver­tis­ing Solu­tion. Addi­tion­ally, Adobe Media Server is a nom­i­nee in the “Media Server” cat­e­gory and Adobe Pre­miere CC is a nom­i­nee in the “Desk­top Video Edit­ing Soft­ware” cat­e­gory.

Please visit by Oct. 24 to see all nom­i­nees and cast your votes across 31 cat­e­gories. All vot­ers will receive a con­fir­ma­tion e-mail after vot­ing closes. The top three final­ists in each cat­e­gory will be announced on Oct. 31 and win­ners will be named on Nov. 19 at Stream­ing Media West, where our own Ash­ley Still is speak­ing on a panel (“The Busi­ness of Deliv­er­ing Multi-Plat­form Con­tent” on Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m.)

We hope to see you at Stream­ing Media West and thanks for help­ing get out the vote.

SM RC Awards

Streaming Media Readers Recognize Adobe Primetime’s Industry Contributions

It’s been a busy week for us. At Stream­ing Media West in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, Adobe Prime­time team mem­bers Camp­bell Fos­ter and Joel Huff spoke on pan­els about the state of TV Every­where. At the OTTtv World Sum­mit and AdMon­sters Screens events in Lon­don, our own Steve Allison spoke with M6 about IP broad­cast­ing trends in Europe. And we’re con­tin­u­ing our hard work with part­ners to bring major sport­ing events across screens in 2014. It’s clear that the future of TV is bright and Adobe Prime­time is play­ing an inte­gral role in tak­ing TV beyond the liv­ing room and mak­ing any IP-con­nected screen a TV.

We’re excited to announce that Adobe Prime­time was rec­og­nized today as a win­ner of the 7th annual Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Awards in three cat­e­gories – DRM/Access Con­trol Solu­tion, Media & Enter­tain­ment Video Plat­form, and Video Adver­tis­ing Man­age­ment Plat­form. The awards honor the best online video tech­nolo­gies based on pub­lic vot­ing. Accord­ing to Stream­ing Media, more than 300 nom­i­na­tions were sub­mit­ted across 26 cat­e­gories. It’s always excit­ing to see our efforts rec­og­nized, but we’re espe­cially pleased that this award recog­ni­tion is based on vot­ing by Stream­ing Media’s read­ers. Thank you to the Stream­ing Media staff for host­ing this award and the read­ers who voted for Adobe Prime­time. We appre­ci­ate the honor and we have some excit­ing inno­va­tions around Adobe Prime­time com­ing in 2014 – along with con­tin­u­ing our hard work with part­ners to deliver major sport­ing events across screens – so stay tuned.


And con­grat­u­la­tions to our fel­low Adobe Cre­ative Cloud team who were also hon­ored with a Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Award for Adobe Pre­miere Pro CC in the “Desk­top Video Edit­ing Soft­ware” cat­e­gory.

UPDATE (11/25/13): Don’t miss our Stream­ing Media webi­nar on MPEG-DASH & HTTP Adap­tive Stream­ing on Thurs­day, Dec. 5 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Reg­is­ter today and join our expert panel of speak­ers from Adobe, DASH Indus­try Forum, Microsoft and Dolby.

Adobe's Joel Huff (center, right) accepting a Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award for Adobe Primetime from Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen (center, left)

Adobe’s Joel Huff (cen­ter, right) accept­ing a Stream­ing Media Read­ers’ Choice Award for Adobe Prime­time from Stream­ing Media’s Eric Schu­macher-Ras­mussen (cen­ter, left)

Adobe Featured on the Streaming Media 100

I’m pleased to share that Adobe is once again fea­tured on the “Stream­ing Media 100 (SM100): The One Hun­dred Com­pa­nies that Mat­ter Most in Online Video in 2013.” Now in its third year, we’re thrilled to be rec­og­nized on the SM100 alongside so many respected indus­try play­ers as “doing the most inter­est­ing and inno­v­a­tive work in stream­ing video.” With Adobe Prime­time, we’re help­ing MSOs and pro­gram­mers reach view­ers on any IP-con­nected screen, cre­at­ing more value for pay-TV ser­vice and strength­en­ing brand affin­ity for con­tent own­ers. The Stream­ing Media judges noted that the SM100 rec­og­nizes com­pa­nies with “online video in their DNA” and that def­i­nitely holds true for Adobe given our indus­try-lead­ing video solu­tions – from our video cre­ation tools within Adobe Cre­ative Cloud to Adobe Prime­time. Thanks to Stream­ing Media for rec­og­niz­ing Adobe for the third year in a row with a spot on the SM100.

SM100-2013If you’re attend­ing Stream­ing Media West next month in Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, stop by my panel on Tues­day, Nov. 19: “The State of Over-The-Top Video and TV Every­where Roll­outs.” I’ll be speak­ing on the panel with DirecTV, LG Elec­tron­ics, and Sling Media about the state of over-the-top (OTT) and TV Every­where roll­outs. It should be an inter­est­ing and engag­ing dis­cus­sion so I hope to see you there!

Adobe Primetime Wins “Best of NAB” Award


We’ve been busy at NAB this week speak­ing with part­ners and cus­tomers about the future of tele­vi­sion and the gen­eral avail­abil­ity of Adobe Prime­time – our TV pub­lish­ing and mon­e­ti­za­tion plat­form for pro­gram­mers and pay-TV ser­vice providers. Fresh off our announce­ment, we’re excited that Adobe Prime­time has been pre­sented with a “Best of NAB” award by Stream­ing Media. The award rec­og­nizes inno­v­a­tive online video tech­nolo­gies shown and demon­strated at the con­fer­ence. Judges from the Stream­ing Media staff selected the five most inno­v­a­tive and best equipped tech­nolo­gies (no speci­fic cat­e­gories) that solve major indus­try chal­lenges. We’re thrilled to be hon­ored alongside four other com­pa­nies  – Canon, Envivio, Matrox and vMix.

Adobe VP of Video Solutions Jeremy Helfand (right) and Adobe's Jens Loeffler (left) with Streaming Media's "Best of NAB" Award for Adobe Primetime

Adobe VP of Video Solu­tions Jeremy Helfand (right) and Adobe’s Jens Loef­fler (left) with Stream­ing Media’s “Best of NAB” Award for Adobe Prime­time

We believe 2013 will trans­form how con­sumers view and engage with TV con­tent online and across devices, and how pro­gram­mers and pay-TV providers respond to that shift. This award val­i­dates our work and the belief that the next big indus­try trans­for­ma­tion since the intro­duc­tion of cable tele­vi­sion 30 years ago is upon us. We’re con­vinced that Adobe Prime­time will play a major role in turn­ing every screen into a TV.

Watch the video below of Adobe’s Jeremy Helfand, VP of video solu­tions, accept­ing the “Best of NAB” award from Stream­ing Media edi­tor Eric Schu­macher-Ras­mussen.


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Auditude Takes Home Award and Celebrates Anniversary With New Update

awardIt’s been a busy week here for the Project Prime­time team. In the midst of cel­e­brat­ing the anniver­sary of Audi­tude join­ing Adobe, our indus­try-lead­ing ad server was awarded the Stream­ing Media Reader’s Choice Award for Video Adver­tis­ing Man­age­ment Plat­form.  We joined some pretty solid com­pany with Adobe Media Server, Adobe Pre­miere Pro and Adobe Site­Cat­a­lyst also pick­ing up awards, all pre­sented at Stream­ing Media West in Los Ange­les.

Adobe Audi­tude and Adobe Media Server are pil­lars of Project Prime­time, and these awards were deliv­ered at a time of accel­er­at­ing inno­va­tion from the team. Audi­tude just released an update — the high­lights from that release are numer­ous, but three impor­tant fea­tures that are res­onat­ing with cus­tomers include:

Advanced fore­cast­ing. One of our most-requested enhance­ments, sea­son­al­ity and con­sump­tion trends can now be pro­jected with our advanced fore­cast­ing algo­rithm. Every pub­lisher has con­tent that is either increas­ing or decreas­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, and these trends can vary based on the pro­gram, dura­tion, genre, geo, etc. Sim­i­larly, ad ops can fore­cast spikes and drops in cer­tain types of con­tent expe­ri­ence based on day of week, month, or sea­son. For exam­ple, some net­work shows trail off in view­er­ship dur­ing the sum­mer. Exist­ing, 28-day based algo­rithms would fail to pre­dict this drop, putting inven­tory man­agers at risk for miss­ing cam­paign goals due to lack of inven­tory. Audi­tude makes sure this never hap­pens by detect­ing these trends and apply­ing them to its fore­casts.

* Smart Groups. Pub­lish­ers can sur­face poten­tial prob­lem ads before they cause issues. Smart Groups allow ad traf­fick­ers to access – with just one click – all the ads that fit dif­fer­ent, cus­tomiz­able sets of cri­te­ria. For exam­ple, a Smart Group can iden­tify ads begin­ning in three days that are miss­ing cre­ative, giv­ing an ad traf­ficker suf­fi­cient time to cor­rect the prob­lem.

* Real-time Avail­abil­ity.  Ad ops can run an avail­abil­ity check on any inven­tory seg­ment within a few sec­onds,  so they can respond with­out delay to max­i­mize rev­enue poten­tial. Now, inven­tory man­agers can instantly approve pro­pos­als, allow­ing their ad sales teams to be more nim­ble and respon­sive to adver­tis­ers.

Fea­ture-rich as well, Adobe Media Server released ver­sion 5 at IBC to help pro­gram­mers meet FCC require­ments for closed cap­tion­ing and deliver pro­tected streams via HLS to Apple devices.

It’s an excit­ing time in the indus­try and it’s reward­ing to see our prod­ucts rec­og­nized both by our peers and cus­tomers.  But we’re not slow­ing down — stay tuned for more soon!