It’s been a busy quarter for StreamSpace, both on our product development and our marketing fronts. Major accomplishments include launching the StreamSpace Bangalore Development Center, which will accelerate our alpha schedule by several months, and a number of executive engagements that showcased our leadership in blockchain video distribution.
StreamSpace Bangalore Development Center
StreamSpace launched its BDC in November, helping to accelerate the delivery date for the alpha version of StreamSpace’s distributed content delivery network (dCDN). Currently staffed with 6 talented developers, StreamSpace is ramping the center to a planned 8–10 developers by January. The new dev team will allow us to showcase a working alpha version of our service by March 2019.
Recent Development Accomplishments
The StreamSpace team demonstrated our capability to use IPFS across multiple nodes to store and distribute video files. We published architecture specifications for the video marketplace system, which will use distributed ledgers to manage the payment system for video content through whitelisted servers to the edge of the dCDN and then to content purchasers and viewers.
The StreamSpace white paper continues to evolve as the project matures. You can find our latest details and insights at https://www.stream.space/pdf/StreamSpace_White_Paper.pdf.
Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles October ‘18
Robert Binning led a panel discussion at the latest edition of Victor Harwood’s Digital Hollywood conference about evolving financing methods for video entertainment, with an emphasis on Initial Coin Offerings and related blockchain finance techniques. Co-panelists included Partners, CEOs, and General Managers from AGC Partners, Fanchise, Kochava Collective, Hollywood Portfolio, Transform Group, and Greenberg Traurig LLP.
National Association for Broadcasters (NAB Show), New York October ‘18
James Baggett was a featured panelist for the Streaming Summit, part of the NAB Fall conference in New York. Along with the chief strategist for Theta Labs, another blockchain distributed CDN project, and Akamai’s VP for Product and Operations, James shared insights about how blockchain and hashgraphs enable a new way to deploy CDNs without committing to hundreds of millions of dollars in capital infrastructure. This conference followed StreamSpace’s involvement in the April ’18 NAB Show in Las Vegas, where we demonstrated distributed content streaming from several storage devices to assemble one viewing experience.
American Film Market Conference, Santa Monica November ‘18
StreamSpace was a sponsor for the AFM Distribution Conference as well as a speaker and key contributor for the Blockchain Conference. Robert Binning shared with an audience of 500 filmmakers and influencers how StreamSpace is leveraging blockchain technologies to revolutionize royalty payment systems so filmmakers can quickly receive their fair share of project profits, and also enabling a new distribution network which will allow filmmakers to retain artistic and financial control over their film projects. Other speakers included executives from AMBI Media/TaTaTu, FilmChain, Cinemarket, Cinezen, Wardour Studios, and White Rabbit.
Independent Film Ambassador Program
StreamSpace made the decision to freeze our Film Ambassador Program in October, so we could concentrate management efforts more fully on the dCDN development rather than promoting visionary independent filmmakers without a platform to increase their ability to generate film revenues. We remain fully committed to indie film and to our partner filmmakers, and we anticipate relaunching our social media efforts in support of our ambassadors in 2019, as we begin to deploy our commercial services. We thank all of our partners for their patience and commitment to this new way of financing and commercializing video film projects.
StreamSpace expects that we will have a lot to share with the world by March 2019, beginning with our working alpha service. We will send updates for SXSW with information about where and how to see our working prototypes and how to get involved as we prepare to come to market.
Robert, James, and the rest of the StreamSpace team