WimLabs announces release 1.2 of WimTV, dubbed WimTrade. This new service offers owners of valuable content a unique means to economically exploit them.
All that is required is to open a shop in WimTV, post assets with intended licence that includes payment conditions and promote the shop and the content posted in it.
Another WimTV user can view brief illustrative clips of each video and, if interested get licence for use of the video.
WimTrade supports different licensing models:
- One time payment
- Royalty per view
- Revenue sharing
- Combinations of the above
The WimTV platform ensures that videos acquired in the WimTV marketplace are used according to licences, obviously as long as videos stay in WimTV.
Please see an overview of WimTV and the specific WimTrade functionalities.
WimLabs announces release 1.1 of WimTV, dubbed WimLive. This new service offers unique support to the economic exploitation of live events (sport, concerts, conferences etc.).
The WimLive service model supports live streaming of events that can be
- “Pay” with a single entity that organises and distributes the event
- “Pay” with two entities – Event Organiser and Event Reseller – performing the two functions separately.
By using simple amministration pages, an Event Reseller who has an agreement with an Event Organiser can manage event schedules by setting, for each event, such parameters as start day/time, duration, URL where the event is available, price and revenue sharing percentage between the two entities.
For each payment received from a user, WimTV retains an agreed percentage and automatically accredits the agreed percentage to the Event Organiser’s and Event Reseller’s PayPal accounts.
WimLive makes it possible to exploit events which were so far hard to get an economic return from. Of particular relevance is the minimum level of administrative charges required to handle business relations among parties.
Please see an overview of WimTV and the specific WimLive functionalities.
Leonardo delivers the speech “MPEG standards supporting the evolution of broadcast media” “Technologies and standards for digital media” at IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting held in Seoul, Korea.
WimLabs announces release of “Market for Audio-Visual in the Digital domain” (MAVD), an ICT platform for in house or cloud-based use.
MAVD is targeted to the needs of companies with sizeable audio-visual archives which need to promote and economically exploit their assets in a B2B market.
Many such companies are unable to extract value from them and, if they do, they most likely have to sustain very high costs.
A MAVD istallation offers its users five types of functionality:
- Archivist uploads and describes audio-visual assets with appropriate metadata
- Seller manages contacts with customers, sales, payment and invoicing
- Publisher makes available samples of video for visitors to watch
- Buyer interacts online or offline with Seller to acquire videos of his interest
- Admin manages accounts and system-wide metadata.
Interested people can open trial MAVD accounts with email or skype support to have a first hand experience of the manyfold and innovative functionalities of the platform and the substantial benefits they can bring.
Please see a MAVD overview.
Leonardo delivers the speech “Digital Media, Standardisation and Society: The MPEG experience” at the IV Convegno Nazionale di STS Italia “Tecnologie Emergenti, Mondi Sociali”.
Leonardo delivers the “Technologies and standards for digital media” speech at the ICT Institute of the Polytechnic of Milan.
WimLabs announces release 1.0 of WimTV, dubbed WimVod. Now distributors of “on demand” video content (Web TV) can offer individual pay and subscription content and have each revenue immediately accredited to the WebTV’s PayPal account. WimLabs does not require a minimum revenue to enable revenue sharing.
WimTV offers to the manifold components of the audio-visual world at all levels – amateur, professional and corporate – an environment where new business relationships can be easily established and profitably exploited with no investments in devices and technologies and without delegating a share of their business to other players, often with a conflict of interest.
WimTV is a neutral entity that offers services with which operators can augment the value of their offer by interacting, more easily and on a equal footing. By optimising their relationships operators ca, on the one hand, obtain remuneration of their professional roles and, on the other, provide end user with the best choice of content.
Please see an overview of WimTV and the specific WimVod functionalities.
Leonardo delivers the “MPEG for the past, present and future of television” keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the USA Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
The Proceedings of the IEEE publishes Leonardo’s paper Multimedia standards: interfaces to innovation in the Institute’s Centennial Year of Publication
Leonardo runs the “MPEG 100 event” to celebrate the 100th MPEG meeting and a close to a quarter of century of activity dedicated to digital media standards.
The event saw the participation of
- Rob Steele (Secretary General, ISO)
- Frank Kitzantides (SMB Past Chairman, IEC)
- Malcolm Johnson (Director, ITU-T)
- Francis Gurry (Director General, WIPO)
- Karen Higginbottom (Chairman, JTC 1)
- Kotaro Asai (Chairman, SC 29).