online video

  • Yahoo Study Shows Online Video Watching Shifting To Primetime

    A new study by Yahoo (embedded below) shows that online video watching habits are shifting. People are watching longer videos and watching more at night during primetime. The chart above shows when people watch videos online. The blue line is today (2011) and the dotted line is two years ago (2009). The two lines show more than a 30 percent divergence during primetime. So what changed? Read More

  • Brightcove Streaming 700 Million Videos A Month; Granted Broad Patent For Online Video

    Brightcove Streaming 700 Million Videos A Month; Granted Broad Patent For Online Video

    Brightcove was issued a broad patent for the “Distribution of content,” which covers the basic features of a professional online video platform. Patent No. 7,925,973, which was applied for on August 12, 2005 by CEO Jeremy Allaire and CTO Bob Mason, describes some of the basic features of all professional online video players such as customizable players, digital rights management… Read More

  • ComScore: Hulu Is Watched Twice As Much As The 5 Major TV Networks Online Combined

    In a new report on digital trends in 2010 When it comes to premium video on the Web, Hulu still rules. In the fourth quarter, the U.S. online audience watched 19.4 billin minutes of video on Hulu, which was twice as much as the how much viewers watched on the websites of the five major TV networks combined. Viewers watched another 9.7 billion minutes of online video on the websites of ABC… Read More

  • Which Is The Most Capital Efficient Online Video Startup Of Them All? (Hint: Rocketboom)

    Success in online video is relative to how much time, effort, and money you put into it. Andrew Baron of Rocketboom offers an (albeit self-serving) chart in a post updating the State of the Union for his startup and online video in general. I like this chart because it tries to compare the total capital poured into four different online video ventures and the total cumulative videos put out… Read More

  • The Year In Online Video Deals And What To Expect In 2011

    With the recent rumor that Google’s YouTube unit was looking at acquiring video content company Next New Networks, it’s clear that anything can happen in the rapidly growing online video space.  While some are shocked to see that Google may cross over and own content, the rumor does sound plausible. Loaded with nearly $25M in venture financing, it’s not quite the initial… Read More

  • Facebook Passes Yahoo To Become Second Largest Traffic Source For Videos On Media Sites

    When it comes to getting people to watch online videos from media sites, Google is still the largest source of outside traffic. Search drives views. But the second largest source of traffic is not Yahoo, Bing, or another search engine. It is now Facebook. According to a report on Online Video & The Media Industry put out jointly by Tubemogul and Brightcove, Facebook passed Yahoo in… Read More

  • Online Video In 2011: Connected TVs, Social Recommendations, And Standards Wars

    Online Video In 2011: Connected TVs, Social Recommendations, And Standards Wars

    Editor’s note: Online video is going through many changes as people begin to connect their TVs to the Internet and social sharing over Facebook and Twitter influence what people watch as much as search. In this guest post, Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of online video platform Brightcove, gives his view of where online video is going next year. Allaire’s last guest post for us… Read More

  • The Online Video Debate: Size Versus Quality

    The Online Video Debate: Size Versus Quality

    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… Read More

  • Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A "Frenzy Point"

    Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A "Frenzy Point"

    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… Read More

  • Broadcast TV And Web Media Sites Winning In Online Video, Twitter Users Most Engaged

    Broadcast TV And Web Media Sites Winning In Online Video, Twitter Users Most Engaged

    You can hardly run into a media site these days that no longer includes online video (even we are getting ready to launch TechCrunch TV). But which kinds of media sites are getting the most views? In a joint report put out today by Brightcove and Tubemogul (embedded below), the non-YouTube sites seeing the most success with online video are those of the broadcast TV networks and Web-only… Read More

  • Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web

    Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web

    Are you a cord-cutter, or do you want to be? Have you had enough of paying your cable company through the nose for 800 channels, when all you really watch is maybe 20 or 30? With an increasing selection of high-quality TV fare coming online, more people are experimenting with ditching their TVs (or more accurately, their cable and satellite TV subscriptions) for online options such as… Read More

  • How To Use Video SEO To Jump To The Top Of Google Search Results

    As most search engine optimization (SEO) experts are aware, getting a first-page Google result is harder than ever. Not only do Google’s search and indexing algorithms continue to evolve in complexity, but Google has given over more and more of its search results real estate to “blended” search results, displaying videos and images towards the top of the first page, and… Read More

  • The State of Online Video: Getting Paid for Content

    Party like it’s 1999? Online video is where search was in 1999: a major part of the digital media ecosystem is desperately looking for a business model and a leading ad format. We know what happened in search, while the early leaders ditched search-as-a-business for portaldom, Google stayed the course and built a $200 billion company. Search captures intent, video captures interest. … Read More

  • What is it with all these Swedish startups? Videoplaza signs new UK deal

    [Sweden] First they found a way to make music streaming legal and free, now they’re trying to bring more TV content online through an advertising platform. I’m talking about Swedish entrepreneurs of course. This week Swedish ad-server Videoplaza has signed another deal with a UK company, branching out into a wider European market. They’ve signed on, a… Read More

  • Early look at the Neuros LINK internet video box

    CG reader Shaila was kind enough to send in some early impressions and info about the Neuros LINK box that we reported a couple of weeks ago. Keeping in mind that Neuros is currently in a gamma testing phase and is offering a generous four-month, no questions asked return policy on the $300 pre-production units, it seems that the system currently consists of little more than a small form factor… Read More

  • Neuros soft launches ‘LINK’ internet video set-top box

    Here comes yet another set-top box that connects to the internet and streams web video. Thankfully, this one looks pretty cool. It’s called the Neuros LINK and it’ll leverage the Neuros.TV interface to stream shows to your TV from sites like YouTube, Hulu,,,, and Fancast. Oh, and it’s an open platform. It appears that the Neuros.TV part of the… Read More

  • Trends in rich media consumption and delivery

    Here’s an interesting Q and A session with a panel of experts in the rich media industry — mostly online video – that took place last Tuesday at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. The members of the panel: Ron Bloom, CEO, MEVIO Mike Hudack, CEO, Steve Liddell, CEO, Panther Express Joy Marcus, General Manager, DailyMotion U.S. Perry… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 to see online video service soon

    According to the LA Times, Sony “is preparing to launch an online video service through its game console PlayStation 3 as early as this summer” and “the service would include movies and television shows flowing from the Internet…” The service is thought to be similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live or Apple TV, although it’d be somewhat more open in the… Read More

  • Hulu opens up to the public tomorrow

    Hulu, which has been throwing me the above 500 error all morning as I try to log in with my beta credentials, will be open to the public tomorrow. It’s tallied up about five million viewers in the past month, which is impressive for a site that hasn’t been open to just anyone yet. It’s got a pretty broad swatch of content partners, too, including Fox, NBC Universal, MGM… Read More

  • YouTube unwraps multiple file uploader, 1GB size limit

    Ah, that’s nice. YouTube users will now be able to download and install software that allows them the ability to upload multiple files at once — Windows-based YouTube users, that is (Mac version coming soon) — but more importantly in my eyes is the new video file size limitation. It’s gone from 100MB to 1GB. The length of your videos is still capped at 10 minutes but… Read More