ClickStreamTV has been named to the Streaming Media Inaugural list of Companies that Matter Most in Online Video.
A panel of ten industry experts looked at all facets of the online streaming video industry, “from the record button on a video camera to the play button a viewing device, and everything in between”, to find the companies that have had the most significant impact on online video and the vision to continue to do so in the future.
“The companies in the Streaming Media 100 represent many different pieces of the online video ecosystem,” said Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, “but they all have one thing in common — the world of online video today would be markedly different without any of them. Each one, in its own way, has made the online video industry what it is today and is pushing it towards the future.”
ClickStreamTV, the innovative and groundbreaking online video streaming solution platform designed for small to medium size businesses by parent company Digital One, joins industry giants like Apple, YouTube and Cisco, on the list of the video industry’s Who’s Who.
“We’re extremely excited and honored to be acknowledged by the experts at Streaming Media,” said Kevin Yahl, President of Digital One/ClickStreamTV. “Streaming Media Magazine is the industry authority and their recognition is a testament to the hard work of our entire Team and more importantly, the commitment to our customers.”
ClickStreamTV services will be available on the Amazon Web Services Solution Provider Directory starting the end of August. The ClickStreamTV system is a complete Do-It-Yourself platform that gives you total control and management of your content as well as automated pay per view or subscription functionality. ClickStreamTV currently offers its complete online video system running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and utilizing Amazon CloudFront for video delivery.
According to Kevin Yahl, founder and President of Digital One, “Integrating the feature rich and robust tools of our ClickStreamTV online video system with the scalability and flexibility of Amazon Web Services’ cloud platform, gives businesses of any size a complete solution to not only stream video but to also have the ability to easily monetize their content.”
Yahl, continued, “We look forward to the opportunity of being an Amazon Web Solutions provider and being listed in the AWS Solution Provider Directory. Our Do-It-Yourself system delivers our customer’s video to any OS, browser or mobile device seamlessly. Our customers can stream on demand, live (live to mobile) and pay per view/subscription affordably, reliably and easily all from one completely cloud-based system”.
Featuring no software to install, hardware to purchase, or required IT staff to implement, the ClickStreamTV Do-It-Yourself online video system delivers an intuitive, open-platform solution that when combined with the cost–effective, dependable and comprehensive web services offered by AWS results in a simple and effective solution that businesses and organizations can use to monetize video content.
Online video is the future… and businesses need to find a way to capture and succeed from this growth. ComScore reported that 178 million Internet users watched online video in June. In a recent report from PEW Internet in January 2011, 65% of online Americans have paid for digital content over the web. This new offering from ClickStreamTV that is powered by AWS provides any size business the perfect platform to capitalize on delivering their message to this rapidly growing market.
For more information, please contact ClickStreamTV or Amazon Web Services Sales.
The new Media Control Center 5.0 (MCC5) offers users extremely detailed statistical data about their account and their viewers. Businesses can use this information to better target their audience, give feedback to sponsors, and decide what videos are working and which are not. The MCC5’s Reporting section allows users the ability to measure the success of their Streaming, Live Streaming, and Pay-Per-View content all through the easy to use browser based system.
Under the ‘Visits’ section, users will see how many times their files have been played overall, when people are watching, where they are watching from, and more. The ‘Content’ section breaks the statistics down by individual file, allowing the user to see how popular videos are side by side. Users can also see, under ‘Referrers’, how viewers are getting to their content, such as website links, e-mail campaigns, etc. to track how their advertising is working. The ‘Technical’ section shows users what kind of equipment their viewers are using. They will be able to see what percent are using Macs, PCs, and mobile devices and what browsers are most popular with their viewers.
ClickStreamTV also gives users the ability to easily monitor their success. Users will be able to see a breakdown of their bandwidth and storage usage, allowing them to see where the majority of their traffic is coming from and how close to their monthly quota they are, as well as track their revenues on Subscriptions and Pay-Per-View content.
New to the MCC5 is the ability to export a report of statistics out of the MCC, which can be e-mailed or printed to share with coworkers, sponsors, etc.
Within the new Media Control Center 5.0 (MCC 5.0), ClickStreamTV offers users an immensely powerful marketing tool with Video E-mail. Users have the ability to send mass e-mail blasts to an infinite number of potential or current customers to promote a brand, product, or special event. What sets ClickStreamTV’s Video E-mail apart from traditional e-mail is the ability to attach your own promotional video and PDF via linking, meaning no file size restrictions or downloading on the viewers’ end. When a viewer receives a video e-mail, they get a customized message and a thumbnail link to a video or PDF, which opens right from the e-mail in a pop-out player.
New to the MCC 5 is the ability to customize the e-mail template. Users can now upload their own logos or branding colors and implement them into the layout of the e-mail campaign itself. Another new feature is the PDF manager, which allows the user to upload and manage their promotional PDF’s, which can be added and sent out with every e-mail campaign.
ClickStreamTV also gives users the power to track and monitor activity on their campaigns with Statistical Analysis. Users can see who has opened their e-mail, who has clicked on a link, what they watched, how long they watched, their browser, bandwidth speeds, and much more. Users will also be alerted if they have any incorrect or disconnected e-mail addresses, allowing them to constantly stay on top of their correspondence. Contacts are easily managed from inside the MCC, and users can even upload XML spreadsheets of current contacts to add to their online address book.
Best of all, ClickStreamTV offers this powerful marketing tool at no additional cost to the user, Video E-mail is free and unlimited with every CSTV package!
The new Media Control Center (MCC) 5.0 offers users many unique tools for customizing the way people view their content. The easy to use ‘Design Studio’ located within the new MCC gives even a graphic design novice the ability to easily modify and customize the pop out player that launches when viewers access their content.
The Design Studio offers a variety of flexible options, from adding logos and custom backgrounds to changing the overall layout of the player. Best of all, every function of the Design Studio is modified using drag and drop, allowing every user the ability to customize, regardless of technical knowledge or design experience.
The Design Studio comes stocked with pre-loaded background images, and also gives the user the option to upload custom JPG files to showcase their product’s branding and style. Users can also upload logos, add text, and change the color theme of the player with just a few simple clicks.
Since the Media Control Center is completely browser based, there is no need to download any additional software, and the Design Studio can be accessed and modified from any operating system or browser. Users can also create and save as many custom designs as needed, giving them infinite options for how they promote themselves to their clients.
Just another way that ClickStreamTV allows users to promote their brand quickly and easily, without the need for an expensive IT staff or design team.
Graduation time is here once again in Orland Park and the surrounding communities. ClickStreamTV assisted District 230 high schools to stream their commencement ceremonies live to families and friends that were not able to attend. The schools were Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Andrew High School in Tinley Park and Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park.
Typical of most graduations, the demand for tickets to the event was high at all three schools. However, the individual schools lacked the capacity necessary to accommodate everyone. To keep up with the overwhelming demand, ClickStreamTV’s team set up large video boards in the auditoriums and gymnasiums for those without tickets. For everybody else not in attendance, the event was made available online as a live stream. (All three commencement ceremonies are currently available for On Demand viewing on District 230′s website.
A higher demand for commencement tickets meant more demand for graduation tickets, but also more demand for the live stream. Early numbers indicate this year’s streams are already more viewed than last year’s. As of Tuesday morning, 2,417 people viewed the Stagg graduation a total of 8,892 times (up 4.5%); 2,445 people viewed the Andrew graduation a total of 9,125 times (up 5.5%); and 3,441 people viewed the Sandburg graduation a total of 7,252 times (up 8.5%). With each of the streams available for On Demand viewing, those numbers are only expected to go up.
Based on the numbers alone, all three events were a big success. A special thanks goes out to ClickStreamTV’s video team – Dan Mahoney, Matt Kirk and Jeff Moffet – and a number of student volunteers at each of the schools.
ClickStreamTV 5.0 is changing the way video is delivered, but none of that would be possible without the new Media Manager, found conveniently within the Media Control Center (MCC). Essentially, the Media Manager is the one-stop shop for managing and delivering video, from start to finish. In chronological order, it runs through the processes of uploading and encoding a video, organizing playlists and channels, and publishing the video to a website. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The first and perhaps most obvious function of the Media Manager is – you guessed it – managing media and video content. Under the “Media” icon in the new MCC are seven tabs (or subheads), each with their own unique function in the video delivery process. First is the “Media” tab, which provides an overview of a user’s content and lets them view or modify it however they please. This is where all the content will be stored once it’s uploaded, encoded and ready to go. Read More
The new ClickStreamTV 5.0 presents more ways to deliver a video than ever before. Beyond the standard launched video player, there are also four ways to embed a video onto a website, including the Pro-Embed. The embedded players typically provide a much simpler viewing experience, while the launched player is capable of handling the pay-per-view, Live and On Demand services offered by ClickStreamTV.
ClickStreamTV 5.0′s Combined Launch functionality allows for switching between the embedded player and the standard launched player. This is essential for those who monetize their video content, as it lets viewers cycle between the free content of the embeddable player and the pay content of the launched player. When a viewer clicks the “View All Videos” button found on their embedded player, a new player “launches” and appears on-screen. Read More
The feature-heavy ClickStreamTV 5.0 video management system is literally changing the way one accesses, navigates and manages video. The new system includes four different ways to embed a video, including the Pro-Embed, a new embeddable player that delivers a cleaner way to watch video without the possibility of distractions.
Pro-Embed brings a movie theater-quality viewing experience to any computer or mobile device. Rather than launching the player as a standalone, this player lays over an existing webpage. As soon as the player appears onscreen, the background fades to black, reducing the odds of viewers clicking away to watch other videos or visit other websites. For example, YouTube has a comments section and playlists dedicated to “recommended” or “similar” videos on almost every single webpage. More often than not, those playlists link viewers to someone else’s content, removing that viewer from the equation entirely. Read More
Flexible. Adaptable. ClickStreamTV 5.0, the latest release from ClickStreamTV, was engineered with those two words in mind. Full of intuitive features, each employing the latest available technologies, the new ClickStreamTV 5.0 video management system is literally changing the way one accesses, navigates and manages video.
“We took everything we learned over the past 10 years and used that to build the new Media Control Center,” said ClickStreamTV President Kevin Yahl. “The best thing about the new Media Control Center is it better allows us to add additional features and benefits.” Read More