online video

  • 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

    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

    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

    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 Myvideorights.com, a… Read More

  • Early look at the Neuros LINK internet video box

    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

    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, NBC.com, CNN.com, CBS.com, 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

    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, Blip.tv Steve Liddell, CEO, Panther Express Joy Marcus, General Manager, DailyMotion U.S. Perry… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 to see online video service soon

    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 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

    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

  • Warner Music Throws Up Archive Of Videos

    Big fan of music videos? Of course you are. So you’ll be extremely pleased to know that Warner Music will be offering its entire catalog of music videos online for free. The label is working with digital services provider Premium TV to create online media hubs where viewers can watch clips and videos of their favorite artist. Warner is using video advertising as well so that they can cash… Read More