All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online video’
Video search engine Truveo has launched a presidential video election page focused on the 2008 race.
The site features election related videos from television networks, user generated video sites and the campaigns themselves. The site includes pages of the candidates in the Democratic and Republican primary races. Candidates featured include Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama on the Democratic side and Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Mitt Romney on the Republican side.
Had the movie "Pocahontas" never been released, my life would be pretty much unchanged, and that’s the case for a lot of Disney stuff. But by delaying the debut of an online production unit called Stage 9, the company appears to have held up some very interesting shows.
We’ve known for a few weeks that Robert Scoble would leave PodTech this week, but we didn’t know where he’d end-up. Until today.
Top blogger, social media guru, and video podcaster, Scoble will join Mansuetto Ventures–the company behind Fast Company and Inc. magazines–and create a new video channel called FastCompany.tv.
There’s just something not quite right about the suggestion that online video watching is growing rapidly because of the US writers’ strike.
The BBC has data from Nielsen Online and Pew Internet Project which points to an unusual jump in online video viewing in the past two months.
The majority (61%) of high speed Internet users watch/download online video content at least once a week and 86 percent do so on a monthly basis, compared to 45 percent and 71 percent respectively, in 2006, according to a new report from Horowitz Associates, Broadband Content and Services 2007.
TiVo has announced that its users will be able to select video from the Internet for playback on televisions through its digital video recording service.
The new feature, unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show, will allow subscribers to use "Season Pass" to record video content available on Real Simple Syndication, or RSS feeds. The online videos could range from broadcast nightly newscast to more specialty videos pulled from blogs or independent Internet sites.
You knew it had to happen sooner or later: China is cracking down on Internet video. Under the new regulations, Chinese web surfers will only be able to access video from state-controlled companies. It looks like these regulations will effectively kill user-generated and other video sharing sites.
However, as the AP reports, there is some uncertainty there:
China’s Ministry of Information Industry and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television have issued new regulations concerning online video.
The new rules say that online video can be broadcast only by state-owned or state-controlled companies. The new regulations will go into effect January 31. The policy will prohibit providers from broadcasting video that involves national secrets, damages the reputation of China, disrupts social stability or promotes pornography. Providers will have to delete and report offending content.
Only a third of people who watch online videos have checked out a political video, not because of lack of availability, but for lack of interest.
A third translates to quite a large number, though, according to Harris Interactive, or about 62 million people.
China says it will release a policy on online video sharing and broadcasting next year, Wang Xudong, Minister of Information Industry, told local media at an annual national information conference.
The policy will be the first to be jointly issued by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). Currently, SARFT regulates TV and online video broadcasting, while the MII regulates Internet content providers.
Sixty-five percent of people who watch video on their computers, mobile devices or digital media players are watching professionally-produced TV programming, including network-and cable-produced shows, news and sports, according to ChoiceStream’s 2007 Survey of Viewer Trends in TV & Online Video.
That number surpasses the 39 percent of people watching user-generated video by 67 percent and is expected to increase over the next six months as traditional TV viewers begin to shift their viewing habits towards other devices.
Remember those Little League games in which one team would completely crush the other? Scores of 16-1, or 20-2, are starting to remind me of the gap between Baidu and Google in China. And with the launch of new online video ads, Baidu looks ready to further trounce its opponent.
Revver’s out one million dollars, but believe it or not, that’s a good thing – the video-sharing site’s revenue-sharing system is just acting as it’s supposed to. Creators and distributors have acquired a total of one million dollars in the normal course of events.
Well, that was fast. Just two weeks after raising $14 million in a round of financing, Veveo has released vTap, its mobile video search service. The phrase “hotly anticipated” isn’t quite right, but people were indeed looking forward to the launch.
In terms of U.S. market share among video-sharing sites, Veoh is in sixth place, and in June, it received $26 million in funding. Just ten days ago, Metacafe, the eighth place site, collected $30 million. And now Dailymotion, which is in tenth, got $34 million. Um . . . right.
We learned of GoFish’s desire to acquire Bolt Media about six months ago; a lot’s happened in the meantime, and the deal has now been called off. Yet while both sides are being fairly quiet, it looks as if Bolt might have said another phrase to GoFish that begins with “go f—”.
Tudou, a Chinese video-sharing site, has just raised 143 million yuan. But because Tudou’s funding was provided by the likes of General Catalyst Partners, and Tudou’s advertisers include companies such as Ford, KFC, and Pepsi, it would probably make more sense for me to state that amount as $19 million.
Online video remains popular according to a new survey from the Kelsey Group. The survey revealed that 59 percent of consumers had watched video online and more that half had engaged in a response activity such as visiting a Web site or making a purchase.
The report, "Online Video: A New Local Advertising Paradigm" says that YouTube has been a major force in bringing online video to mainstream audiences.
First, inspired by Justin.tv, Chris “I live on the lunatic fringe” Pirillo decided to start a live internet video stream of him at his computer. Bringing in Ustream.tv (the live video technology) Skype, Twitter, chat rooms and a whole host of other technology.
Though Andrew Baron’s Rocketboom video blog has garnered a lot of attention as the benchmark vlog, it is also (inadvertently) becoming a case study in monetization. Baron doesn’t seem to mind this open experiment, except that he’s come to the realization that advertising just isn’t paying the bills.
The landscape of search is changing. Online video is becoming more prevalent to the realm of search, especially given the fact that Google has begun including links to YouTube videos in its SERP pages. Will the ability to search video, however, ultimately change how users consume the information contained within the clips?
All of us that doubted the power of MySpace should be ashamed ourselves. I was chief among the doubters, nearly certain that once MySpace’s teenybopper base grew up, News Corp. would feel the pain of it in the wallet. But two things happened: MySpace blew up YouTube; and last week blew up MSN Video.
In a surprising announcement, Microsoft has temporarily shut down access to its video sharing site. Still operating in public beta, Soapbox was poised to be Microsoft’s answer to YouTube in the real of user generated and submitted video.
After entering an alliance with News Corp. and NBC, however, Microsoft is perhaps moving Soapbox further down on its list of priorities.
NBC and News Corp could announce as early as today a partnership geared at launching an online video site to rival YouTube. The site would feature clips from programming on both networks, allowing users to modify and share them in socially relevant ways.
“This is my car. That’s where I spilled coffee. Oh, and this is where the dog vomited.” All right, so perhaps that wouldn’t be the best use of online video advertising. But according to a new report, automotive online video classifieds – and many other types of car-related, Internet-only videos – are on their way.
The percentage of US adults who watch online video continues to increase but it is not coming at the expense of TV. According to the Leichtman Research Group at least 14 percent of adults watched online video once a week as of December 2006.
In the past year total online video usage has increased but the percentage of adults watching video has seen little change. An earlier LRG survey found that 4 percent of adults viewed online video daily and another 11 percent weekly.
Hat’s off to Read/WriteWeb for their outstanding compilation of companies in the online video space.
This is definitely something to go in your bookmarks, with info on:
- Video Sharing
- Video Search
- Video eCommerce
- Video Editing & Creation
- Rich Media Advertising
On Monday, Time and TV Guide will separately announce partnerships with Brightcove, a prominent online video distributor, aimed a developing proprietary platform to offer video content to subscribers of both magazines.
One of the Time’s primary goals is to significantly boost the video content on Time.com and eventually for its other publications, which include Fortune, Money, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.
Simplicity. Usefulness. Interactivity. Collaboration. These are words that will define startup success in the future. But at this point it is difficult to crowbar into markets already dominated by phenoms like YouTube and MySpace. But if you can build on those platforms, rather than compete with them, there’s a recipe for success.
Online video as a social marketing mechanism has hit full stride with the pervasive popularity of video-sharing site, YouTube. Network television and various record labels have begun to embrace the platform as a new and untapped advertising resource. The presence of major sports entities, however, remains fragmented.
PodZinger has announced the results of its proprietary research into consumer behavior and online video advertising viewing preferences. The research reveals that not only will viewers tolerate advertisements that appear during their search for online audio and video content, they willingly accept that short ads come with the territory.
When marketing online there are some advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage is that you can completely automate the sales process and sell 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without one smidgen of human input.