Hmm, so it looks like Adobe is working hard to answer its most high-profile Flash critic, Steve Jobs, last week revealing a deal with Nvidia designed to make for a better user experience on mobile devices.
The two firms are collaborating as part of the Open Screen Project to optimize and enable Adobe Flash Player to leverage GPU video and graphics acceleration on a wide range of mobile Internet devices, including netbooks, tablets, mobile phones and other on-the-go media devices.
“Contract negotiations have ended because Warner wanted more money for having its music on YouTube.
“But the Warner channel was still available on YouTube on Monday and Warner is reportedly still keen to reach a settlement.”
The company has migrated its content into QuickTime, and in an attempt to make its shows available to iPhone (and iPod touch) users, Blip.tv has created embedded versions of its content which will play back in the Safari web browser.
The BBC Trust has refused permission for the BBC to introduce its own local video service to cover local events in 60 parts of the UK, arguing that it wouldn’t be beneficial enough for the public and that it would have a “negative impact on commercial media”.
Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust, said: “It is clear from the evidence that, although licence fee payers want better regional and local services from the BBC, this proposal is unlikely to achieve what they want.
YouTube will soon sell spaces on its search results pages to advertisers, yet another in its series of attempts to monetize its hugely popular service. This will enable anyone with a video available on the service to promote it on search results pages. More after the clip…
Apple’s “hobby” the Apple TV has a chance at becoming a ubiquitous household item, though the company may need to add support for non-Apple media services and implement many new features if it seriously intends making an iPod-level impact on this important growing market.
The reason Apple has the chance is visible in the growing momentum behind development of solutions to bring online video to the front room – a sector becoming quickly more intense.
Online video on-demand services such as iTunes or Hulu are hot properties, meaning many more devices – including TVs offering features similar to the Apple TV – should begin to reach market en masse starting next year. And even if Apple does not develop such solutions there will still be winners and losers in the race to offer the ‘iPod’ equivalent of the multimedia for the front room box.