digital video

  • Mobile Video Views Up 300% In 2012, With Tablets Driving The Charge With A 360% Increase

    Mobile Video Views Up 300% In 2012, With Tablets Driving The Charge With A 360% Increase

    Adobe has released its Digital Video Benchmark for the U.S. for 2012, wherein the Digital Index team shows what it learned monitoring video performance throughout the year across digital platforms. The study compiles data from Adobe Marketing Cloud customers, scoring viewing habits and also monitoring ad performance. 2012 saw a massive increase in mobile viewership, according to… Read More

  • Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream

    Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream

    As second, third and fourth screens become increasingly popular among sports fans, Twitter has been among those platforms to see a significant increase in sports-related chatter. Social media and Twitter in particular have become popular destinations for fans looking to share their thoughts and engage in conversation during the action. For the holidays this year, Twitter and ESPN have teamed up… Read More

  • Digital Sports Report: Perform Overtakes ESPN In Online Video Viewership, Reaching 24.5M Uniques In November

    Digital Sports Report: Perform Overtakes ESPN In Online Video Viewership, Reaching 24.5M Uniques In November

    Sports is in the process of becoming the next big market to be transformed by the digital revolution, as fans are increasingly turning to mobile devices and second, third and fourth screens to consume sports content. In August, Turner bought sports blogging and content platform Bleacher Report for an estimated $200. More recently, Yahoo and NBC forged a digital sports partnership in the hopes… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed ReelSurfer Launches To Let You Clip And Share Video From Any Website

    Y Combinator-Backed ReelSurfer Launches To Let You Clip And Share Video From Any Website

    Many businesses begin with a simple, and then nagging, frustration. For Christian Yang and Neil Joglekar, it began with Entourage. Well, after Entourage. In college, as big fans of the show, they found themselves continually searching for clips of their favorite one-liners or the best scenes so that they could share them with friends. Naturally, after numerous fruitless searches, they quickly… Read More

  • Web Video Sucks, But Here’s How It Can Be Great

    Web Video Sucks, But Here’s How It Can Be Great

    Editor’s Note: Jordan Kurzweil is Co-CEO of Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses. Prior to starting Independent Content, Jordan worked at AOL running original programming, and News Corp, where he helped bring its traditional brands to digital. You can follow him on Twitter @jordankurzweil. I love movies. I love TV shows. I… Read More

  • TiVo Desktop Plus update automates video podcasts

    TiVo Desktop Plus update automates video podcasts

    A new update to TiVo’s Desktop Plus software features the ability to subscribe to video content via RSS. TiVo’s touting the feature as Season Pass for web video, which is basically just a fancy way of saying that you can subscribe to a video podcast’s RSS feed and new episodes will be downloaded to the TiVo Desktop Plus software ($24.95 one-time fee) that runs on your PC and… Read More

  • Girl repellant has 8GB of memory, 1.8-inch screen

    Girl repellant has 8GB of memory, 1.8-inch screen

    Here it is, fellas. You’ve been waiting ages for the ultimate statement piece to wear on your wrist that’ll keep the ladies away for good so you can concentrate on D&D and WoW and watching swimming videos. Anyway, this watch has a humongous (for a wrist) 1.8-inch screen, plays videos at 20 FPS in the very, very popular MTV format (sarcasm) and also features voice recording… Read More

  • Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module

    Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module

    http://blip.tv/play/AauGVg Here’s some interface footage of Sony’s $299 DMX-NV1 BRAVIA Internet Video Link module. It’s basically a box that pops into the back of newer Sony TV’s via HDMI that can support downloadable video, weather, news, and traffic information from Sony’s content partners. All the data is pushed, so the unit updates itself. Read More

  • Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy grabs minority stake in 'Mydeo' video service

    Best Buy is now in the video hosting game, thanks to UK-based Mydeo. Mydeo is basically a service that allows you to upload your videos to it and then share them with friends, loved-ones, and hangers-on. Read More

  • Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

    Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

    Touted as the first HD Video Walkman, Sony’s GV-HD700E is aimed at filmmakers or anyone else who needs to be able to play HDV and/or DV tapes out in the field. Read More

  • SKEE.TV Streams Urban Lifestyle To Your Mobile


    We’ve mentioned mobile video service, a couple times before, but just in case you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s one more reason to: SKEE.TV. DJ SKEE is a West Coast-based DJ with a popular radio show on Sirius Satellite radio. SKEE.TV is a daily mobile urban lifestyle show hosted by SKEE on all aspects of urban culture allowing “users to have VIP access to… Read More

  • SanDisk V-Mate Successfully Puts Video On Flash Cards

    . The SanDisk V-Mate connects to your TV and lets you record any video played on the screen (including protected content like studio-produced DVDs) to all varieties of SD cards as well as MMC and Memory Stick flash memory. CNET has a full review of the V-Mate, which connects to your TV through a bundled mini-plug to A/V composite cable. You can start recording immediately or, with help from… Read More

  • Monsoon HAVA Gold HD Turns PC Into Budget PVR, Video Streamer


    Maybe you’ve heard of HAVA, maybe you HAVA-n’t (ha!), but it looks like the company is here to stay as a prime competitor to Sling Media’s Slingbox. The HAVA Gold HD announced today (and available for sale) is a $129 box that not only allows you to turn your Windows PC into a TiVo-like video recorder, but you can stream MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video to multiple PCs as well. Read More

  • FOX Sweetens iTunes' "24" Season Pass With Remixes

    In case you were on the fence about whether or not to drop $45 for the Apple iTunes Season Pass for FOX’s “24” season 6, the two companies are offering up something extra to entice you: theme-song remixes. The deal is a first for Apple’s iTunes store and it has already started doling out one of the three planned remixes, done by Crystal Method. The DJ duo is also… Read More

  • MyWaves Puts Tons Of Video Podcasts On Your Mobile

    and view the content online without even signing up for an account. If you like anything you see, create a profile (your cell number, an e-mail address and your carrier’s name), save channels and view videos to your heart’s content. Want to take it with you? There’s a “Get It To Go” page that sends you a text message to download MyWave’s app to your phone. Read More

  • Comedy Central Shows Appear On IFilm


    If you were disappointed about Comedy Central demanding YouTube pull all clips of “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” from its site, rejoice. Viacom-owned iFilm.com (a recent acquisition) is now posting three-minute clips of the shows, totaling up to most if not all of the entire show that aired. And it’s posting them the day after the episodes originally air. Read More

  • NewTek TriCaster: TV Studio In A 10-Pound Box

    A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing a live demo of NewTek’s TriCaster Pro, a 10-pound Shuttle PC-style box that contains all the components for a very powerful television/video studio. I recorded the demo for your viewing pleasure, but unfortunately, I botched my recording left and right. Thankfully, NewTek put another demo on video for me to show you. If you’re a… Read More

  • BitTorrent Strikes Major Video Download Deal, Again


    BitTorrent announced today a deal inked with 20th Century Fox, G4, Kadokawa, Lionsgate, MTV Networks, Palm Pictures, Paramount and Starz Media to allow for video downloads from their catalogs of movies and TV shows. This follows last month’s news that CE manufacturers will start pre-installing the peers-to-peers software on wireless routers and media servers and a July announcement of… Read More

  • ADS Tech's Instant Video To-Go Converts Video For Mobile Devices


    See how happy this girl is? It’s because she used ADS Tech’s Instant Video To-Go to transfer video from her Windows PC to her portable video player, such as an Apple iPod or Sony PSP. Instead of using software alone to handle the conversion, ADS set it up so that this USB drive does the H.264 conversion instead. The hardware-based coversion is up to five times faster than relying… Read More

  • VHS Is Dead At 30


    Variety.com has a killer write-up on the death of VHS. For those of you that have never looked it up, VHS stands for Vertical Helical Scan and was developed by JVC of Japan. The 30-year-old format beat out Sony’s Betamax format as the consumer choice, changing the way we watched movies at home and hit its peak with the sale of 30 million “The Lion King” cassettes in the… Read More