With six million U.S. homes adding streaming media players in Q2, there’s little doubt as to the increasing popularity of the latest plug-and-play devices for serving up premium web-delivered content in the comfort of the living room. To make it easier for content owners to satiate this growing consumer appetite, Ooyala is helping its partners deliver full entertainment services like Australia’s Presto over Google’s Chromecast devices.
To extend the Presto experience to TVs, Ooyala worked with Presto to enable a complete host of streaming requirements via Chromecast; including content protection, discovery and a cross-device resume feature that enables continuous playback after switching devices, as well as Ooyala’s rich analytics for measuring content and consumption trends.
As steaming device adoption continues to grow, taking advantage of distibution via Chromecast and other devices is one of the fastest ways media companies can deliver personalized experiences to the largest screen in the house.
When it comes to streaming video innovation on the desktop, CBS Local Sports is the latest Ooyala customer to roll out something completely different: GRIDCAST. GRIDCAST allows sports fans to stream up to five different CBS Radio stations at once, toggling between live and on-demand video and audio streams in a single video player.
Powered by Ooyala’s Mosaic player technology, GRIDCAST features interviews, radio host talk and behind-the-scenes footage from stations across Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.
Ideally suited for sports and news broadcasting, Ooyala’s Mosaic player makes it possible for any broadcster to cost-effectively roll out new video experiences that put the viewer in the driver’s seat with the ability to switch between multiple selections for on-demand programming or live events, and even select camera angles.
Keep an eye out for more news from Ooyala this week as we head into IBC 2014, where we’ll have our full suite of streaming and analytics technology on display.