Break Media, a social video and entertainment site for guys, is launching another vertical today: Tu Vez. Tu Vez is a Hispanic male-focused website that similar to Break’s other male-focused video sites features video and news content ranging from entertainment and gaming to sports and culture.
Break Media CEO Keith Richman says the launch of Tu Vez made sense considering the Hispanic population… → Read More
Editor’s note: The following guest post is by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, the CEO of WatchMojo, a producer and distributor of premium video content.
Last week, Erick posted an article on TechCrunch titled “Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A ‘Frenzy Point.’” It was a surefire way to get online video entrepreneurs excited, right? Not so fast.
The article quoted two CEOs… → Read More
With the flood, comes the feast. Advertising dollars are pouring into online video. Some of the largest online video ad networks are seeing revenue growth accelerating this quarter, and expect the fourth quarter to be even bigger. “Last year we grew 40%, this year we are growing 90%,” says Keith Richman, CEO of Break Media. He expects Break’s total revenues in the third quarter, which include… → Read More
Following the success of 3D technology on films like Avatar, Break Media, a social video and entertainment site for guys, is moving into 3D programming today with the launch of a 3D video channel on Break.com. Video content, which will include action sports videos and a series of 3D mini-shows, will both be curated in-house and aggregated from across the web, so viewers have a one-stop-shop for 3D… → Read More
It seems like every video-related site or service out there is jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon to ready their video offerings for the iPad. We’ve recently covered announcements from Ooyala, Brightcove, Kyte, Delve Networks and MeFeedia. And broadcast giants NBC, ABC, and CBS are also throwing their hats in the ring to allow their online videos to stream on the device. Another video entertainment… → Read More
Which online video companies will get bought in 2010? Venture capitalists are desperately looking for exits while the usual suspects are sitting on more than $80 billion in cash: Microsoft ($20B), Apple ($40B), Google ($15B), Amazon ($3B), and Yahoo! ($3B) just to name the cash positions of a few potential acquirers. Theoretically, it should be a match made in heaven, but the sheer number of… → Read More
Break Media dipped its toes into gaming last month when it released its first social game, MMA FightPicker. But today it is diving in headfirst with the acquisition of game download site FileFront. The all-cash transaction was a couple million dollars with some more possible earnout payments in the future if the business hits certain milestones.
“We are continuing to grow the gaming editorial… → Read More
Seeing the success of Farmville and other social games, Break Media is getting into gaming across its roster of men-oriented video sites. The first game, MMA FightPicker, is launching today on Break’s martial-arts video site, CagePotato. It is a pretty basic fantasy sports game where you pick a line-up of fighters and get points, in the form of potato chips, every time your fighters win. The… → Read More
Of the top 100 sites on the Web, which ones grew the fastest in 2008? In a report it is preparing to release tomorrow, The comScore 2008 Digital Year In Review (which you can sign up for here), comScore ranks the 20 fastest-growing Web properties. These are out of the largest 100 sites overall. They are shown below, as measured by growth in unique visitors. (Interestingly, in a separate list… → Read More