Telestream News – 2011

Dan Castles of Telestream Discusses Their Acquisition by Thoma Bravo
In this audio interview Dan discusses what the acquisition means to Telestream business
– MacVoices, 12/23/2011

Telestream acquired by Thoma Bravo for growth
The acquisition of transcoding vendor Telestream by private equity firm Thoma Bravo is a deal "that makes sense and a great return for investors and employees" – TVBEurope, 12/23/2011

Private equity firm buys encoding specialist Telestream
Video encoding company Telestream today said it has agreed to be purchased by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, an indication of just how much horsepower the online video space currently is generating.
– Fierce Online Video, 12/21/2011

Private equity firm to acquire Telestream
With the significant increase in portable devices in the marketplace, Telestream acknowledged the increasing need for multiformat, file-based video encoding and transcoding systems to distribute and display numerous versions of the same content. – Broadcast Engineering, 12/21/2011

Transcoding: Getting There Faster
By John Pallett, Telestream – Transcoding allows programs to be converted from codec to codec faster than realtime using standard IT hardware rather than more costly video routers and switches.
– InBroadcast, Dec2011/Jan2012

The 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners
Announced at Streaming Media West, here are the winners in the annual Readers' Choice Awards:  Best webcasting solution: Telestream Wirecast. – Streaming Media , 11/9/2011

Telestream Episode 6.2 Opens New Doors in Encoding...
“Telestream has clearly listened to its customer base in creating the kind of expanded toolsets that open up Episode to third-party developers and file formats.” – Creative Cow, 11/9/2011

Effective Software to Produce Your Videos
WebProNews interviews Telestream VP of Marketing, Barbara DeHart, at Blogworld 2011. Watch the video for a discussion of Telestream products at Blogworld and the state of the industry as it relates to online video for blogs and social media sites – WebProNews, Nov 4, 2011

Educators Can Create Powerful Video Screencasts Easily with ScreenFlow
“ScreenFlow is the perfect solution for educators that would like to make screencast video tutorials, training videos, how-to lessons, explanations, and more for their students and colleagues.”Wired Educator, 10/20/2011

Transcoding for Mobile
As more wireless devices hit the market—Androids, iPads, iPhones, Blackberrys, and soon Amazon's Kindle Fire—the more transcoded streams that broadcasters have to create, serve, and store . . . This fact also extends to metadata, according to John Pallett, director of product marketing for Telestream. "The graphics, file information and other metadata that is attached to an Android feed may not be right for someone using an iPad," he said. "So you have to be able to serve up the right metadata for each platform you support." – TV Technology, 10/18/2011

IBC2011 Awards Winners Announced
"It is collaboration that makes the IBC Innovation Awards unique."
Awards are presented for projects in 3 categories: content creation,
content management and content delivery. The Content Management recipient was CNN for Globally integrated news production; supporting partners include Telestream for its Agility 2G product. – IBC.org, 9/13/2011

Sports Asset Management: NASCAR Media Group Puts Pedal to the Metal in New Facility
"In all, NASCAR Media Group supports 17 varying formats and frame rates, converting them all to ProRes upon ingest using Telestream's Episode Engine." – Sports Video Group, 7/21/2011

Transcoding for the News Workflow
"In some cases transcoding is going to happen at the station," said John Pallet, Telestream's director of product marketing for enterprise products, "sometimes in the field, and sometimes both." His company provides products for field and studio. "In the field, we have Wirecast for live streaming, which is capable of switching between multiple camera feeds, and Episode for file based transcoding. Back at the studios, we have our FlipFactory and Vantage to take a captured feed, transcode it and send it to edit or to air." – TV Technology, 7/5/2011

Automated decision-making
By John Pallett of Telestream: "Workflows can be designed to adapt to incoming media automatically...."
Broadcast Engineering – 4/1/2011

Video Tutorials to Support Instruction
Screencasting software has allowed Full Sail University to develop and revise online video tutorials. "We were already using [Telestream] ScreenFlow for other activities, so when we went online we implemented the company's screencasting software program," said Eric Rosenfeld, program director, Digital Arts & Design and Graphic Design. "We liked it because our material changes frequently, and we didn't want to have to dump it into Final Cut or another editor and then recompress it and re-export it." – Campus Technology – 3/23/2011

MobiTV Speeds VOD With Telestream
User Report by CTO, Kay Johansson – "We run our high-capacity Episode Engine cluster 24/7, and the encoding process is now faster, less expensive and easier to manage than with our previous framework. We're currently running more than 65,000 program files per day through our 24-node Episode Engine encoding cluster to meet our high-volume production needs." – TV Technology03/01/2011