The Detroit Center recently added online streaming and videoconferencing capabilities to its facility. Streaming is done through Sony’s Playstation Vue service via MGuest connectivity. Playstation Vue replaces the center’s previous use of DirecTV, which had become problematic during inclement weather. We incorporate streaming with our digital signage boards and conference room computers for broadcasting live events. The center has also… Read More »
Amanda Lotz, professor of media studies at U-M, writes in a recent article that the entry of large content providers like Disney into the realm of internet-distributed video doesn’t mean that a single service will eventually dominate, or that video services will necessarily compete against each other. Instead, Disney’s new streaming service points to the growing range of offerings… Read More »
Last week’s announcement from Disney that it will end its distribution deal with Netflix and launch its own direct-to-consumer movie portal indicates the arrival of a new phase of Internet-distributed video, according to Amanda Lotz, a media studies professor with LSA. In an article for fortune.com, Lotz writes that services like Netflix and Amazon Video created a different television experience:… Read More »
Over the past three years, a group of volunteers from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) has completely upgraded all technology services at the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor, a valuable resource for thousands of families with children requiring critical and essential medical care. Many HITS staff members generously donated their time and skills to make… Read More »
In just a decade, Netflix has grown from a video service with seven million U.S. subscribers to one that reaches 93 million people worldwide. In her book, Portals: A Treatise on Internet-Distributed Television, U-M communications professor Amanda Lotz explores how Netflix and other internet-distributed video services forced the existing television industry to radically change its practices. During the early 2000s,… Read More »
There is a transformation happening in U.S. television as more companies distribute content over the internet and more viewers move away from live, network-scheduled viewing. Internets streaming services offer many popular channels currently available from cable and satellite services. Bundled channel packages streamed over the internet “are meant to compete with cable or satellite, and some have called them ‘skinny… Read More »
Last month, millions of viewers used Twitter to watch live streams of NFL football and the presidential debates. If you weren’t one, here’s how it works: After opening the Twitter app and selecting Moments, you click “watch live” to join the live stream, which also integrates a Twitter feed of hashtags related to the event. Amanda Lotz, professor… Read More »
Want to watch live, local TV on the Ann Arbor campus? Now you can with Philo internet television, a new IP-based solution from ITS.
MiVideo, U-M’s streaming media service, has experienced explosive growth since its pilot in 2012.