19 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

19 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Netflix may be in talks to bring their service to U.S. cable TV sets in the near future which is a surprising development considering the two VoD providers are in competition with each other. Elsewhere, Vine, Vimeo and Hulu take on new appointments to push their video offering and there's going to be more video connected devices than people soon. Welcome to the world of online video for the last 7 days.

Netflix May Be Coming To A Set Top Cable Box Near You

Netflix appear to be in talks with a number of U.S. cable companies to make its streaming video service available on set top boxes across the country. It seems an unlikely alliance as Netflix is a heavyweight competitor of many cable TV providers but it's already happening in the UK so it really is only a matter of time before we see the same kind of integration in the States.

19 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

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Machinima To Launch On Xbox One With Extra Gaming Features

Microsoft and Machinima have announced that the YouTube gaming giant will launch on the Xbox One on November 22nd. The "new and improved" Machinima app will take advantage of the gaming console's platform capabilities to give gamers a unique experience. One of the features is the ability to do two things on the screen at once in what Xbox are calling "Snap" (see video below) and "Wingman" which provides supplementary how to and support videos.

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Teen's Family Sues Funeral Parlour Over Insensitive YouTube Ad

Many brands miss the mark with their advertising but it takes a special kind of insensitivity to use footage of a young man's funeral, without the family's permission, to promote a service. Robeson & Brown, a funeral parlour in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn did just this and it's bringing them the kind of publicity we're sure they could do without. The family, appalled that film of them grieving 13 year old Ronald Wallace was being used as part of a sales pitch have launched legal proceedings against the company.

Read More: NYPost

Vine Is Fastest Growing Mobile App Of The Year So Far

Vine is the fastest growing app so far for 2013 with growth of 403%, even though only an estimated 3% have installed it on their mobile devices. YouTube is the 7th fastest growing app with an estimated 309 million users, behind Google Maps with 474 million adopters and Facebook with 394 million.

19 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

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Internet Video Devices To Exceed Earth's Population By 2017

New research from IHS suggests the number of internet connected video devices will exceed eight billion by 2017. That's more than the current population of planet earth and seems a highly unlikely scenerio but that does include Connected TVs, PCs, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players as well as tablets, mobile phones and of course desktop PCs and laptops. The study estimates that ownership of the above devices amounts to 1.1 per person and smartphones and tablets are expected to account for 67% of the total ownership.

Read More: DigitalTVEurope

Extras

Video Engagement On Mobile Almost Three Times Higher Than Desktop

Hearst to Relaunch Seventeen Mag YouTube Channel with AwesomenessTV

The Future Of The New York Times Ad Business Hinges On Video

Home Page Advertising Mixed In Q3, YouTube Has Best Showing

Canal+ and Dailymotion team up for Canadian SVoD service

YouTube to Livestream 'Breaking Bad' Farewell Event

Twitter video producer quits to pursue Vine growth

Hulu officially announces its new CEO, former Fox exec Mike Hopkins

Netflix Android App Update With Enhanced Chromecast Support

Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features

Chill lays off 40 percent of its staff after bet on premium content fails to pay off

One-Third of Millennial Online Video Viewers Watch Little to No Broadcast TV

New apps JumpCam, Cameo take mobile video editing and sharing to new level

Vimeo Announces News Corp. Digital Exec Clayman as Head of On Demand Business

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Carla Marshall is the Managing Editor of ReelSEO. She joined the site in 2012 as staff writer and Director of SEO and specialises in video optimisation and organic marketing. She has a background in search and social media. View All Posts By -

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