• Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

    A lot of online video platforms have disappeared over the years. Now it looks like one — while not shutting down — is having a pretty brisk spring clean. Blip, the video distribution startup acquired by Maker Studios (which is now itself getting acquired by Disney), has been sending out notices to many users telling them that their accounts are getting closed. Read More

  • Beefing Up Its Entertainment Content, Xbox Unveils New Apps From Blip.TV, Rhapsody, LOVEFiLM, IGN And More

    Beefing Up Its Entertainment Content, Xbox Unveils New Apps From Blip.TV, Rhapsody, LOVEFiLM, IGN And More

    Microsoft is making a big push to bring more content to Xbox and some of the more recognizable names in entertainment have responded by building apps for the console, bringing their services into your living room. After bringing ESPN to the platform two weeks ago, the company is again beefing up its entertainment catalog, rolling out a handful of new apps worldwide today, including… Read More

  • Signs Distribution Deal With Fred, iJustine, And Other Collective Video Producers Signs Distribution Deal With Fred, iJustine, And Other Collective Video Producers

    Online video is growing up, and so are the young video stars who first found an audience on YouTube like Fred (Lucas Cruikshank) and iJustine. Both are part of the Collective Digital Studio, a talent management company of sorts for Web video stars. Today, the Collective is announcing an exclusive distribution deal with on behalf of its video artists, who can opt into the deal. … Read More

  • (Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks

    (Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks

    YouTube is now showing approximately 3 billion videos a day. A growing proportion of those are shown with ads—more than 2 billion a week—and YouTube as a business is expected to pass $1 billion in revenue next year. But when it comes to making money, some videos do better than others. For YouTube, it is all about scale, and networks of loosely aligned online video producers… Read More

  • With 1 Billion Views Per Quarter, Becomes A Video Destination (Interview)

    With 1 Billion Views Per Quarter, Becomes A Video Destination (Interview) started five years ago with a focus on helping budding video producers manage and distribute their shows across the Web. Slowly but surely, though, it’s become a video destination in its own right with 3 billion cumulative video views—currently closing in on one billion a quarter. In light of that growth, it is now fully embracing its destiny as a video destination with… Read More

  • Twitter Gains Much-Needed Instagram Support And Full Songs From Rdio

    For the past few months, probably something close to half of my tweets have been links that take you off of the site. My bad. But tonight I have good news! If you too are addicted to Instagram — which it seems about a quarter of the people I follow on Twitter are — you’ll no longer have to leave to view those pictures. Yes, New Twitter has expanded their right pane… Read More

  • Web TV Network Raises $10.1 Million More From Canaan And Bain

    Online TV network today announced the closing of its third round of institutional capital, which effectively more than doubles the amount of money the company has secured to date. The Series C round was led by Canaan Partners and existing investors Bain Capital Ventures. The company says it will use its new funding to accelerate the growth of the independent Web shows that the… Read More

  • How To Make Money In Online Video

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on the state of online video by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. He is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo. In Search of Profits Ten years ago, web companies didn’t generate much revenue.   These days, web companies are some of the most profitable around.  Online video is where the Web was ten years ago: in investment mode… Read More

  • Context is King: How Videos Are Found And Consumed Online

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. Previously, he wrote about the State of Online Video, and 12 Surprising Things Holding Back Online Video Advertising.  In part 3 today, he examines how videos are found and consumed online. Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo , a producer of premium, informative and entertaining… Read More

  • State Of The Vlogosphere: 70% of Video Blogs Are Hosted On Five Sharing Sites

    Media search and discovery site MeFeedia this morning released its first State of the Vlogosphere report since 2007. The main take-away: video blogs have exploded since the last update, but most vloggers stick to the best known video hosting sites for distribution and promotion purposes. No surprises there, but since MeFeedia’s video search engine self-reportedly tracks over 30,000… Read More

  • Failblog, Engadget, and Joystiq Now Selling Video Ads Through Viddler AdWorks

    Did you know that Failblog serves up 22 million video views per month, and Engadget gets at least 2.3 million monthly views for its gadget videos, while Joystiq gets another 2 million? All three blogs use Viddler, which is now selling ads directly for its top content providers though its just-launched Viddler AdWorks. Advertisers can see a directory of the top three dozen video producers… Read More

  • Lands A Big Distribution Deal With YouTube And Others; Redesigns Dashboard

    Mike Hudack, the founder of, just landed a major set of deals to expand the distribution of his Web video network. The biggest deal is with YouTube, which for the first time will allow to place its own ads in the YouTube player on behalf of the Web video creators who use Blip. Hudack is also announcing distribution deals with NBC Local Media for regular TV starting in New… Read More

  • Figures Out How To Serve Ads In iTunes Videos

    For most people, watching Web video is predominantly a streamed experience on your computer. But an important and substantial portion of Web video is still downloaded to be watched later, or transferred to a different screen (usually an iPod, but sometimes a flat-screen TV). The problem with downloads is that they don’t fit neatly into the advertising model that rules most other… Read More

  • Gets Some Safety Money From Bain

    New York-based online television network has closed its second round of institutional capital, led by Bain Capital Ventures. The company had previously closed a round of funding (June 2007) with Ambient Sound Investments, the venture capital vehicle of the foursome that made up Skype’s founding engineering team. On both occasions, we tried to obtain more information on the amount… Read More

  • Howcast Aligns With AOL, Metacafe, Bebo, and

    Howcast, the instructional video site founded by three ex-Googlers, today announced that it has formed distribution agreements with AOL, Metacafe, Bebo, and Howcast provides professionally produced instructional videos that range from “How to Make Sushi” to “How To Make a Water Gun Alarm Clock“. Many films come from the site’s Directors Program, which… Read More

  • Tools For Your Video Career

    Very few would argue with the statement that video is hot right now. From the cultural phenomenon of YouTube, through to the rise of live streaming services, money is pouring into startups from content creators through to service providers. Getting into video isn’t as easy as setting up a blog, so here’s some advice of which direction to head in. The basics Obviously you’ll… Read More

  • Revision3 Strengthens's Roster With Syndication Deal

    Here’s a video match made for the Web. Revision3, the video playground of Digg founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, is teaming up with to syndicate all of its shows. That includes Diggnation (shown above with hosts Alex Albrecht and Rose), the GigaOm Show, Web Drifter, and Tekzilla. Some of these shows are already popular, especially Diggnation. And they are distributed in… Read More

  • Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit

    Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006. Since then, the name “YouTube” has become virtually synonymous with “online video sharing”. According to Comscore, the website maintains a sizable lead over competitors with 205,593,000… Read More

  • Rocketboom Moves to

    The popular daily videoblog Rocketboom is joining online video network, which will now host all of Rocketboom‘s videos and sell ads for the show. Rocketboom joins a growing crowd of other top videoblogs that can be found on, including Wallstrip, TreeHugger TV, Alive in Baghdad, and Goodnight Burbank. As with most of those shows, the relationship between Rocketboom… Read More

  • Eyespot partners with, Veoh to provide online video editing

    Three online video startups announced a partnership this morning that will allow users to edit their videos on Eyespot and publish with a single click to and Veoh. This sounds like a smart move for all involved as editing and remixing ups the ante on features for video sharing. Partnering with another startup already providing the service may make more sense that building it into… Read More