Video has become a 'first class' data type.
No matter the industry, the audience or the application, video has become a truly global medium — capable of dramatically increasing human understanding.
Whether your audience consists of end customers, employees or both, people intuitively 'get' video. They want it as a fundamental part of their experience whether it's for entertainment, information or applications.
Live video streaming applications are expanding by the day.
Live video used to simply mean "live TV" like sports, news or concerts. Now, live video has moved into new and exciting contexts with many more on the way.
Live video is rapidly growing across enterprise activities like education, marketing and town halls. And with emerging applications like telemedicine, drone footage and body cams — live enterprise video is just getting started.
Now, a comprehensive enterprise video solution from IBM Cloud.
With the new acquisition of Ustream, along with the recent acquisition of Clearleap, IBM is now able to provide enterprise clients with a complete video solution.
Ustream will help clients deliver live streaming video anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Clearleap will help content providers and distributors deliver video services such as, Over the Top (OTT) and Video on Demand (VOD).
IBM Acquires Ustream to Propel Cloud-Based Video Services Across Industries
IBM Cloud Creates New Video Services Unit. Move positions IBM Cloud as a leading platform for digital video services as video becomes more pervasive and data rich
ARMONK, N.Y. – 21 Jan 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. The move will extend the IBM Cloud platform to help enterprise clients unlock the value of video, a rapidly-evolving digital media and data asset. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ustream provides cloud-based video streaming to enterprises and broadcasters for everything from corporate keynotes to live music concerts. The company streams live and on-demand video to about 80 million viewers per month for customers such as NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel.
Ustream joins the newly-formed IBM Cloud Video Services unit that combines assets from IBM's R&D labs and strategic acquisitions. IBM will deliver a powerful portfolio of video services that spans open API development, digital and visual analytics, simplified management and consistent delivery across global industries.