ReelSEO Posts from August, 2011

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

Holy end-around Batman! The UK appears to be on the verge of giving the OK for people to ignore the MPAA and RIAA and allow consumers to begin ripping their CDs and DVDs for personal, digital use. The recommendations also include extending the copyright exemption …

Vimeo Courting Businesses With New Vimeo Pro Accounts

Vimeo Courting Businesses With New Vimeo Pro Accounts

While Vimeo is a great deal smaller than YouTube (and really, who isn't?), there is a growing and thriving community of users there. But one group that has long been shut out of the Vimeo experience is businesses and brands. This week, the company announced the …

TomTom Has Found A Formula For Branded Social Video Success

TomTom Has Found A Formula For Branded Social Video Success

TomTom is a fairly well-known brand name. They're one of the major competitors in the GPS market space, along with Garmin, Magellan, and a few others. However, TomTom has something the other GPS brands don't: a great track record of branded social video and viral …

Will Netflix Be Crowned The King Of The Living Room?

Will Netflix Be Crowned The King Of The Living Room?

Whether through apps, game consoles or connected TVs, Netflix is well on its way to living room dominance. The market for connected TVs with built-in apps for Netflix, YouTube and others is poised for massive growth in the next few years, while 60% of homes …

Film Riot Video Production Tutorial: Camera Techniques & Coverage

Film Riot Video Production Tutorial: Camera Techniques & Coverage

Last week I took a look at a pair of recent episodes from Film Riot–the Revision3 series known for simple filmmaking tips delivered in a fast-paced style. Those two episodes (113 & 114) focused on how to recreate Harry Potter-style special effects. After one more …

YouTube Ex-Con Evan Emory Makes Video Apology & Announces Live Show

YouTube Ex Con Evan Emory Makes Video Apology & Announces Live Show

Evan Emory, the entertainer who served time in jail for an infamous YouTube video, will be promoting his new music and hosting a variety show August 12, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Club Envy, 441 W. Western in Muskegon, Michigan alongside a number of different …

PBS Sees Huge Success With Online Video & Mobile Video Distribution

PBS Sees Huge Success With Online Video & Mobile Video Distribution

It's always nice to see when Public Broadcasting succeeds at something. The something in question this time round is embracing online video distribution and then pushing out a massive quantity of it. 145 million videos in June is pretty impressive considering it's the fruit of …

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD Pushing Media to Connected Devices and TVs for Higher Brand Engagement

AOL HD is continuing its march into your living room with its latest announcement that it will start pushing content to connected boxes. Now that doesn't mean that everything will instantly have an AOL video button or app, but so far, they are targeting the …

We Lost Our Gold: Using Audience Incentives To Drive Web Series Growth

We Lost Our Gold: Using Audience Incentives To Drive Web Series Growth

We've discussed a number of ways web series creators try to collect viewers, but how about the possibility of discovering buried treasure if you watch? On July 31 of last year, almost exactly a year ago, a group of puppet masters aired the first of …

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Apple Caves to Competition or Consumer Pressure? Allows Apple TV Over Internet

Here's an interesting twist in the Apple TV lifetime story. Monday saw a system software update that began to allow Apple TV owners to stream iTunes TV content over the Internet, effectively lifting the Airplay only restriction that had been in place. What motivated this …

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