Category Archives: Events
KIT digital is excited to announce that our newest customer, 5-time heavy weight champion Evander Holyfield, will be joining us at the 2012 NAB show. On April 17, Holyfield will be at the KIT digital booth (SU8505) for two official public appearances and a special after-hours media event. Holyfield will be helping to showcase the solution KIT has developed to better deliver and monetize video from his storied career. Holyfield will be available for photo-ops at 11AM PST and 2PM PST. For all media/analyst inquiries, or to sign up to meet Holyfield, please e-mail: Martin.Paul@KIT-digital.com
NAB can be a daunting experience for newcomers. To help, we put together this list of tips from some old NAB hands. At The Hotel Bring Cash – ATMs in Las Vegas tend to charge excessively high fees Travel in Packs – With mammoth taxi lines snaking around the LVCC, it can take hours of standing in the hot Vegas sun just to catch a ride back to your hotel. Grab 4-5 co-workers or friends and flag down a limo instead. (You can usually find them by the taxi line.) Splitting the fare lets you get to your destination with minimal cash and maximum style. Stay Hydrated – keep in mind that Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert. The air inside the show is very cool and dry and it’s often hot inside. Always carry water with you in your bag so you’re not walking around the show parched and grumpy. Be a Smarter Networker – Pack a … Continue reading
KIT digital will be participating in the Cabsat show, the established and respected trade platform for the digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Asian regions, in Dubai, from February 28th to March 1st, 2012. We are going to Dubai to present our new broader portfolio of services and solutions that we worked so hard to deliver for you. At Cabsat you will have a chance to experience our Broadcast Integration Services (BSI): flexible solutions designed to meet the needs of the world’s biggest broadcasters. We will show how we apply our design and construction expertise to broadband-enabled installed and mobile broadcast facilities such as newsrooms, studios, control rooms, transmission centres, Earth stations, disaster recovery suites, and outside broadcast vehicles. We will also be presenting KIT Socially Enabled TV: a “lean back” experience that transforms viewing by integrating a “second device” such as a tablet or smart phone, into an interactive super-remote synchronised with the … Continue reading
KIT digital is proud to present the KIT Cosmos edition of our Video Platform at NATPE 2012. The event started on January 23rd, and runs through January 25th, in the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. Attendees can meet our team, and get a closer look at our demos as well as existing client solution implementations at the Conf. Facility, Glitter: Meeting Table 21. Come see the future of TV!
2011 is winding down, but as the Western world is heading into the holiday season, KIT digital is already getting geared up for 2012 in a big way. Our first stop? The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 10 – 13th, 2012. CES is the world’s largest gathering of professionals from the consumer electronics industry, and we’ll be there showing off a demo center stocked with our latest innovative projects. 2011 was a great year for us, and we’re excited to share some of the video and social experiences we’ve developed for a wide range of devices including Samsung Smart TVs, Xboxes, Rokus, PS3s, iPads and Galaxy Tabs to name a few. We’re also looking forward to learning more about the next wave of innovative devices that will be hitting stores next year – they’re the future of our business. Interested in a stopping by our suite at the Venetian for a demo, or just to say hi … Continue reading
If you’re in the tri-state area this week, we’d love to see you at a free seminar we’re hosting in partnership with Akamai and Haivision. This Thursday, KIT digital’s own Chance Mason will be joining speakers from Akamai, Haivision and Forrester Research at the Hudson Hotel in New York City for a revealing look at how cloud-based video technology can help you extend your reach and capitalize on new business models and opportunities. Along with the ever increasing complexity, fragmentation, and quickly evolving technology of the online video arena are both challenges and opportunities. By attending our joint seminar on Thursday, you will learn: How current trends and evolving technology in online video are informing broadcasters video strategies today and tomorrow What live transcoding in the cloud means to the future of Internet media About real world examples of how this technology is opening up new business opportunities Seats are limited so register now for a look at the future.
Last week, KIT digital Paris organized “VIP Event” that gathered our main customers and prospects in the area for an update on the benefits and improvements the KIT Cloud platform will bring to their projects. Attended by over 70 guests from all three of our key verticals – network operators, media companies, and large enterprises – the event was very successful in the quality of ideas exchanged and new business prospects initiated. The event’s content revolved around KIT Cloud product offering, and specific feature sets that address the needs and interests of the attendees. Through speeches, round table discussions and demos of KIT digital solutions, our guests left confident in our ability to help them offer cutting edge IP video technology and get ahead in the rapidly changing landscape of broadband TV. Short video below offers some highlights of the event:
As we’ve mentioned in this space before, KIT digital’s senior executive team recently hosted a two-day open house at our new Prague HQ for investors, customers and key members of the media. We’ve made a recording of a presentation from that event’s agenda viewable on our website – it offers a full view into KIT digital’s view on the market moving forward, and the progress we’ve made over the last few months in integrating and relaunching the brand. Click here to watch the presentation and video →
Last week was a big week in our new Prague headquarters. Members of our management team from around the world hosted more than 60 international guests for a ‘Corporate Open House’ event, where we took stakeholders through a snapshot of the business today. This snapshot included in-depth demonstrations of the latest iteration of the KIT Video Platform. Check out our video recap of this exciting event below:
KIT digital is gearing up for a busy week in the northeastern US next week, where we’ll be sponsoring two different conferences: Akamai Edge Customer Conference KIT digital will be the exclusive sponsor of the Media & Entertainment track at Akamai’s Annual Customer Conference, October 11-14 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston. If you’re attending, stop by booth #32 for a demo of the KIT Video Platform and some of the latest OTT, multi-screen video experiences we’re powering for customers. You can also sit in on one of the sessions we’re participating in: KnowlEdge Round Table Discussion: Social + TV – Why Everything You Know Is About To Change Moderated by Alex Blum, Global COO, KIT digital Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00, Orleans Meeting Room Nearly half of US adults who are online have used social media to engage with TV programming in some way within the last few months. We’re building to a fundamental shift in the way … Continue reading
KIT digital CEO to represent private sector job creators in the Speaker’s Gallery for Obama’s speech to Congress
KIT digital’s CEO Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is traveling to Washington DC this afternoon to attend tonight’s Presidential Address to Congress, as a guest of Speaker of the House John Boehner. In the speech, President Barack Obama will present his plan for creating American jobs, and growing the economy more broadly. Speaker of the House John Boehner has invited a number of notable business men and women to the Speaker’s Box to represent their views on private sector job creation. Kaleil has long held a stake in US job creation both as the CEO of a number of growth companies and as an active participant in the policy-making process over many years and multiple Presidential administrations. You can read Speaker Boehner’s press release here: http://tinyurl.com/3quw5oj
On behalf of the entire KIT digital team, we would like to officially welcome you to our new website! Over the past several months we have been focused on optimizing our global operations and innovating our technology. We combined internal product development with the incorporation of best practices and capabilities from across our recent acquisitions to ensure that we are providing our clients with the most robust and innovative offerings available. This new site showcases our expanded end-to-end suite of cloud-based software solutions and services for multiscreen video management and delivery. We have highlighted some of the new features below that you should be sure to check out: Our New Brand To mirror the evolution of our technology and growth, we have developed a new identity that better represents where KIT digital sits today as a business. The new KIT digital logo consists of 3 elements: Lens-to-lens: Through this new icon, we play on the idea of three shutter panels … Continue reading
Consumption of broadband-delivered video is climbing sharply as consumers choose video on-demand (VOD) versus scheduled programming. Longer work days, more travel, and a proliferation of devices that enable ubiquitous access to broadband networks anywhere, anytime are driving this demand. Research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) predicts that by 2020 the consumption of broadband video — content stored and distributed over an open IP architecture — will surpass the consumption of traditional broadcast TV programming. Watch Streaming Media’s free webinar to learn the best strategies and practices to get started delivering your videos to connected IP devices.
KIT digital to Present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Technology, Internet, Media & Telecom Conference on May 12
KIT digital has been invited to present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Technology, Internet, Media & Telecom Conference. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City on May 10-13, 2011. Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, KIT digital’s chairman and CEO, is scheduled to present on Thursday, May 12 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day. He will discuss the progress of integration of KIT digital’s recent acquisitions and its 2011 business plan and objectives. The presentation will be available via webcast. For more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with KIT digital management, please contact your Jefferies representative or email email@example.com.
Video workflows have become greatly refined over the years, thanks in large part to online video platform providers. But with mobile devices and more interactive video experiences taking hold, content publishers are now looking at new ways to simplify the creation, control, management, monetization and publishing of online video. This is not a sales pitch event, but three short informative presentations to acquaint you with ways to create social and interactive video experiences. Followed by an interactive question and answer session, this half-hour Q&A will be devoted to answer your questions. Register Now for this Free Live Webcast Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, KIT digital’s CEO and Scott Sahadi, ioko’s CEO North America talk about what this acquisition means for both companies and its joint customer base.
KITD's William Reinstein Discusses the Democratization of Video and the Importance of VAMS @ BDI's Mobile Healthcare Communications Conference
Gavin Campion to present a white paper on Content Monetization in Emerging and Misunderstood Markets at CABSAT 2011
KIT digital will present its suite of VAMs at the 2010 IBC Conference, the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and media content worldwide, from September 9 – 14 in Amsterdam. Be sure to join us at the party we are co-hosting with Akamai Technologies, one of KIT digital’s key global partners, on Saturday, September 11 from 8:00pm to 1:00am CET at Cristofori, Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. KIT digital’s suite of VAMs includes its industry leading VX-one platform, which consists of the VX Enterprise and the VX Media suite modules, as well as broadcast systems integration, content and marketing services. KIT’s solutions allow organizations to reach their customers whenever, wherever and, most importantly, how they prefer. KIT digital’s VX Enterprise solution provides organizations with a smooth, efficient workflow to ingest, manage, and deliver high quality, premium video, allowing them to more effectively monetize their video content and open new revenue streams through a robust … Continue reading
Streaming Media East is always a great opportunity to showcase your solutions and how it is unique among the other big players in the industry. As a gold sponsor of this year’s event, KIT digital has a strong presence on and off the exhibit floor at our booth (#212), networking events and conference sessions. KIT team members from all over North and South America have joined together in the Big Apple to tell our story because we are passionate about what we do and confident that we can design a solution that meets everyone’s needs. In previous years, it was a leap of faith for organizations to invest time and money incorporating online video strategies into their business plans. It is a true testament to the maturity of the industry that conference attendees are no longer asking how to get started with online video but instead are asking how they can stream their great video content to mobile devices, the … Continue reading
I can’t think of a better way to start at KIT digital than land in sunny Cannes for MIPTV. I was immediately struck by the focus of the team, in/out of the booth. I was equally impressed by the quality of our many conversations involving prospects from all around Europe, ASIAPac and North America – GLOBAL is really the word, as exemplified by this interesting article from Dailystar, which you can click here to read. There seemed to be a “clear appetite” for a true enterprise/end-to-end solution with Global deployment capabilities. As I was listening in to my colleagues’ conversations, it became evident that KITD’s leading position had struck many chords! Always great seeing a prospect trying to pitch you what they’d like to see, which is what you offer! As the whole crew prepared to brave 20h+ driving back to Prague, the spirits stayed high, and focused on the many critical follow ups.. I’m already thinking about next weeks … Continue reading
Listen to KIT digital's webinar exploring what the iPad means for business communications and video content consumption
On April 7th, KIT digital & the Business Development Institute hosted a webinar titled “The iPad: A Fourth Screen or Just Another Device? The Impact of Tablet Computers for Business Communications” where we attempted to answer the question what does the newly released Apple device mean for business communications and video content consumption. The webinar was presented by online media thought leaders: Steve Rubel, SVP, Director of Insights from Edelman Digital; Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Mobile & Wireless, The 451 Group and our own Frank Weiler who is an expert on mobile video solutions at KIT digital. While the webinar attacked the question of what the entrance of tablet devices into every day computing experiences means from broad angles, it was clear that a general consensus on the importance of this change in IT landscape has been reached. HTML5 format, feverishly discussed in media weeks prior to the launch of the iPad, was addressed during the webinar. Frank Weiler elaborated … Continue reading
Our team will be exhibiting this week at MIPTV In Cannes, France, where approximately 13,000 entertainment professionals gather from over 100 countries for a content market conference for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content on a global level. Come visit us at stand # 13.14 to learn more about our new VX-one platform.
KIT digital To Hold Webinar- The iPad: A Fourth Screen or Just Another Device? The Impact of Tablet Computers for Business Communications
Wed April 7th 2010 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT The recent launch of Apple’s iPad has generated a wide range of opinions and some confusion when trying to answer the question, “What is the iPad?”. It has been described as an “iPod Touch on steroids” and the “ultimate electronic reader”. This webinar will specifically focus on answering the question of how the iPad and tablet devices in general will impact business communications including IP video. At the first glance, the iPad seems to come as a replacement for an old fashioned clipboard, opening up new opportunities for interactivity with its large, mobile screen. Will it become a new employee training tool, a corporate communications device or a revolutionary media consumption gadget? Is it a true 4th screen or just a version of its mobile predecessors? Speakers: Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Mobile & Wireless, The 451 Group Steve Rubel, SVP, Director of Insights, Edelman Digital Frank Weiler, Head of Business … Continue reading
Our sales team has been quite busy traveling around the world presenting all of our capabilities. Last week we hosted a cocktail presentation at The World Content Market, a three-day international event for Television, Film, DVD/Home Video, Mobile, Interactive, Broadband and any other New Media content providers and buyers worldwide. The World Content Market, held in Prague between Feb 22-24, is open to companies involved in production, distribution and broadcasting of audiovisual content; companies providing technical, publishing, financial and legal services in audiovisual industry, professional associations, organizations and government bodies involved in promotion of the audiovisual industry. KIT digital met face-to-face with content buyers and sellers from more than 60 countries (from all continents) to present our content solutions. The KIT VX-one platform is not only designed to help companies manage their video assets, but to also enhance them. We offer a variety of of solutions that serve to augment content mix by syndicating relevant content as well as provide … Continue reading
Last week we hosted a sales workshop in Prague, inviting 35 key members of our team to help us launch two major initiatives: Our new VX-one platform and the central sales team. The workshop was a great success as we spent three focused days bringing these key initiatives to life and members of our global sales team have come out of the workshop with a better understanding of how the KIT digital VX-one platform can be (and is currently being) used to drive value for customers in our five industry verticals, as well as key VX-one collateral which includes brochures, demo videos, product sheets, etc. to support this effort. The room was filled with excitement as Andy Steward, KIT’s Chief Technology Officer demonstrated several of the ‘next generation’ capabilities of VX-one, a platform that the company expects will revolutionize the IP video industry. During the three day event, sessions were also held to share more about the work we do with … Continue reading
KIT digital will be participating in the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry in Barcelona, Spain from February 15-18, 2010. At the Mobile World Congress, KIT digital will be meeting with and discussing its VX-one mobile offering with prominent industry executives representing mobile operators, vendors, and content owners from around the globe. VX-one is the premiere mobile video platform, used to power live channels and video on demand on over 20 mobile networks globally. The KIT digital team will be taking meetings throughout the week. KIT digital executives attending include Barak Bar Cohen, EVP of Global Business Development and Markus Schlösser, VP of Business Development and Head of KIT digital Germany. If you would like to schedule an appointment with KIT digital, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Kaufman and I presented this morning at the ePharma conference in Philadelphia. Our presentation was aimed at providing some provocative and challenging insights for pharmaceutical marketers around the power of online video. We started with four facts which should encourage all marketers to think about online video in a different light: Online video is now the single fastest growing media on global basis. Ever. By 2015, 95% of data consumed online will be video Skype – quickly emerging as THE one-to-one video communication platform – has more users than Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, combined. mlb.com now has more unique users coming in from mobile than from a browser We talked about KIT digital and some of our global implementations, and from the feedback we received, the most compelling section of the presentation was the challenge we thew out toward the end. Brian and I suggested that the Pharmaceutical marketers in the room think about: Using the iPad as a … Continue reading
KIT digital to Host Webinar on The Impact of IP-video & Webcasting for Investor Relations: Wed, Feb 3, 2010 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Online video consumption continues to surge. According to The Nielsen Company, in December 2009, overall online video usage grew 13% , boasted over 137 million unique visitors, more than 10 billion streams, with each visitor averaging 78 streams. These numbers are for just one month! This webinar will focus on the intersection of investor relations and web video including webcasting. Video and webcasting are mainstream tools for publically traded companies to communicate directly with shareholders, media, and new potential investors. We will demonstrate case studies and break down the best practices, regulatory concerns, and technical challenges facing IR professionals. Laura Melillo Barnum, Executive Director of the Yum! Brands Foundation and V.P of Community Relations, will share a case study on how the world’s largest restaurant company uses video to connect with shareholders, future investors, media and consumers. To see an example please go to http://www.yum.com/annualreport We will address the following questions: How do leading publically traded companies use video to … Continue reading
As the KIT digital global business has expanded in the last 6 months, there has been an even greater need to sit in the same room and compare notes from the IP-video space around the world. And so late last month we held our second biannual sales summit in Cairo. We chose Cairo because we have a sizable (20+ professionals) operation there, yet it’s a place few of our team members have visited. The opportunity to meet and spend time with the KIT Cairo team members was invaluable. The summit focused on the next phase of the IP-video revolution and the ongoing integration of our global sales and customer service teams. For me, it was a series of firsts! Recently joining the KIT digital team as Global Communications Manager (my first day on the job actually being the first day of the summit), it was great to meet such a passionate group of people, all of whom have a perspective … Continue reading
Are you attending Akamai’s second annual Customer Conference? As a premier Akamai partner in delivering video solutions to the enterprise we welcome all attendees to catch a few minutes talking to our CEO about how we can help drive your business with the power of IP-Video. Together with Akamai’s delivery technologies we bring high quality content wrapped around truly rich interfaces, much like our players for The Sun. If you are attending the conference and would like to schedule a meeting, please do not hesitate to send us a note at email@example.com
This year’s MIPCOM conference was an exciting event for our team. Our efforts did not go unnoticed by the press. Video Age published a front page article exploring the growing trend in IPTV for the living room. Our president, Gavin Campion was interviewed for the article stressing four key points that traditional broadcasters should hear: IPTV… makes content cheap to distribute massivel increases available population makes it easy to monetize content opens up new market for distribution Our CEO’s participation in the Catch-Up TV Panel was also well received. MIPCOM News reported on the event and made a point highlighting Kaleil’s point about the future of Catch-Up TV:
Our second day at the MIPCOM conference in Cannes was a busy one! Even though we have a bigger team here than ever, we’ve been incredibly busy raising awareness for the industry in a market so classically dominated by traditional digital technologies. Tuesday marked the renewal of our relationship with The Associated Press who use our Digital Junction module to manage, syndicate and deliver video news content. For those not able to attend our CEO’s panel on Catch-Up TV on Wednesday at MIPCOM, you will be able to view the video on this blog in a few days.
Our CEO Kaleil Isaza Tuzman (@kaleil) is presenting at the Catch-Up TV panel today with Johannes Larcher, SVP of Hulu International, Christian Bombrun, Deputy Marketing Director at M6 Web and Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Online and Interactive at ITV. Catch-Up TV is a quickly growing offering that traditional broadcasters are integrating using IP technology. Channel 10, one of Australia’s largest broadcaster uses our KIT VX platform to increase audience retention through Catch-UP TV on their website. Our new friends at Nunet are experts at Catch-Up TV for mobiles, too. For those of you at MIPCOM, do join us at Esterel Level 5 at 3pm CET. For those not able to attend, please check back here for a video of the event in a few days!
It is another exciting MIP for us here at KIT digital! Those in the South of France this week should most definitely come and visit us in Cannes at the Palais de Festival stand G3.10. We kicked the conference off by welcoming the teams of The FeedRoom and Nunet into the KIT digital family. These acquisitions bolster our foothold in the United States and Europe and help us continue to lead the industry as the premier video platform for the 3 screens. With new offices in Cologne, Boston and Seattle, our extended family is now almost 300 strong and spread across 14 offices allowing us to serve our clients locally while supporting them globally. We are looking forward to a smashing success here at MIPCOM! You can view photos from the show on our Flickr Page