Wednesday, 16 December 2009


TV Everywhere has announced the launch of a version of its video management system VidZapper fully integrated with Amazon’s S3 and CloudFront cloud computing network.

The launch follows the news that the Amazon cloud computing service now supports Flash Video streaming.

“The combination of VidZapper and Amazon CloudFront is ideal for customers wishing to deploy a cost effective video management solution,” comments TV Everywhere CEO, Iolo Jones. “Video services are now integrated into traditional websites at many levels and this is a quick and easy way to deploy a highly flexible video delivery platform.”

The VidZapper integration includes support for http progressive downloads of WMV, MOV and FLV video formats as well as RTMP, or streaming Flash Video.

Detailed statistics are available via S3Stats, the long established statistical package for the cloud service.

The VidZapper platform provides a comprehensive video management service and enables user generated, professional and third party videos to be combined into a single service. The system comes with a comprehensive API and an extensive set of development tools, so is ideal for web development and video production companies wishing to deploy highly customised web and mobile video solutions for their client.

Existing VidZapper users include major corporates, retailer and ecommerce operators, sports federations and events, government bodies, academic institutions and commercial internet TV services. The platform was developed by the veteran Internet TV team behind Web Channels and Narrowstep.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Internet TV company TV Everywhere has acquired a stake in rights management company, Rights Tracker in a fundraising round that included incumbent venture investors YFM Group and CCF.

Iolo Jones, CEO of TV Everywhere already acted as Non-executive Chairman of the rights management company whose new client wins this year include All3Media, RDF, ETV and Icon Films.

“I’ve been very impressed with the progress the management team at Rights Tracker has made since joining as Chairman just under a year ago,” comments Jones. “Rights management is a crucial, but often-ignored, part of the content delivery chain. Without it nothing else works and as TV and video distribution becomes more complex, Rights Tracker has the leading solution to enable content owners to maximise their revenues from effective rights management.”

Rights Tracker has established a dominant position in the European TV rights market and has ambitious plans to establish a global online rights marketplace. It has already made moves into new markets such as music, licensing, sports and publishing.

The company is on course to post substantial growth in revenues this year and plans to use the funding to grow into overseas and related markets as well as to complete the development of its next-generation technology.