Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

‘A natural fit’: Inside NEP Group’s acquisition of Fletcher

Mike Werteen, global president, NEP Broadcast Services, has a personal litmus test when weighing client response immediately following his company’s acquisition of another. In the aftermath of Monday’s announcement that the global live-mobile-production giant had acquired speciality-camera provider Fletcher Group, the feedback was universal. “To a person,” Werteen said, “everyone has come back and said that […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Akamai’s Joachim Hengge Dissects the Company’s New Solutions That Bolster Cloud Connectivity and Delivery

For some time now, Akamai Technologies has reigned as one of the top video-delivery–solutions providers in the global media industry. At the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, the company made a couple of big product announcements (not something it does every day!) that are expected to help take its delivery services into a new stratosphere […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: FreeWheel’s Thomas Bremond Says Digital Video Advertising Is Reaching Another Level of Maturation

The race to shift sports-video content to new platforms via modern distribution methods has, in many ways, helped serve the need of the consumer, but it has also, for some time, left the monetization of that content and the business models wrapped around them behind to figure out on a rainy day.  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Verizon Digital Media Services’ Darren Lepke on How SmartPlay Session Management Has Become a Differentiator for the Company

It may feel like Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) has been a stalwart in the sports-video-distribution market for a long time, but it’s easy to forget they are still relatively new (only seven years or so). That’s largely due to the fact that VDMS has become such a big player so quickly, striking partnerships in […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Steve Miller-Jones breaks down Limelight Realtime Streaming as company shines with latency in the spotlight

Look anywhere in the many halls of this year’s IBC Show, and one of the most pressing issues being addressed in the future of live media viewing experiences – particularly in sports – was latency. That delay (or, ideally, lack thereof!) between delivery to various devices across the consumer landscape was the talk of the […]  More