Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .

Recent Posts by Christophor Rick:

Pre- and Post-Roll Ads Meet MMS Video, Is it Really a Good Thing? [Updated]

Pre  and Post Roll Ads Meet MMS Video, Is it Really a Good Thing? [Updated]

Mogreet, this week, announced that they have launched AdStitch which allows advertisers to incorporate pre- and post-roll ads to video MMS messages, which immediately triggered an "Oh no you dinnit!" in my mind. That knee jerk reaction slowly evolved into something else akin to, well, ...

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Jivox is over at the  Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Marketplace - Mobile event and it just dropped into my inbox that they've announced the ability to insert their interactive video ads into live HTTP streams (using HLS). That's pretty big news for those of us that are ...

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

The Olympics are the latest victim of big money, well OK, maybe not the latest. There's been big money wrapped up in Olympic Games and their coverage for years. But this year, NBC has decided that, if you want to watch online, you need to ...

Could Online Video Viewers Benefit From TV's Carriage Fee Wars?

Could Online Video Viewers Benefit From TVs Carriage Fee Wars?

Did you know there's a carriage fee war going on? DirecTV dropped all of Viacom's channels and had a banner running on July 11th stating that Viacom wanted consumers to pay $1B more in fees to keep the channels. Viacom for their part said that ...

Hulu Heads to Traditional TV with Kevin Smith's "Spoilers" Airing in Canada

Hulu Heads to Traditional TV with Kevin Smiths Spoilers Airing in Canada

It's not the first time that a web series has jumped from IPTV to broadcast or cable, and I doubt it will be the last. The interesting thing in this deal, is that it's Hulu's original show. Other shows were more independent, like "Sanctuary" which ...

Why Adobe Really Dropped Their Mobile Flash Support

Why Adobe Really Dropped Their Mobile Flash Support

Many, especially the zealous Apple supporters, would have you believe that Apple killed Flash. In reality, it's HTML5 that might be the ultimate demise of Flash, but it won't be this year and probably not next year either. A recent article at TechCrunch took an ...

The Ultimate Video Ad Campaign Will be Interactive and Run Everywhere in Real-Time

The Ultimate Video Ad Campaign Will be Interactive and Run Everywhere in Real Time

Some news came in today stating that TubeMogul has partnered with Innovid to bring a single login dashboard that offers both interactive online video advertising and real-time bidding and online video ad placement. I thought, 'this is the future of online video ads.'

Paya to Offer Creators More Money with New Video Content Licensing Marketplace

Paya to Offer Creators More Money with New Video Content Licensing Marketplace

Making money is pretty much what drives the majority of people working in the online video industry and so it's important that you're able to maximize the income from all that work you do when you create content. Now,  Paya, has a new-ish way for ...

Interactive Pre-roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Interactive Pre roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Jivox, who is in the business of multi-screen interactive video advertising technology, released a recent report that, no surprise, says their particular brand of online video pre-roll ads are way more effective than those sort of standard video pre-roll ads you're used to. You know, ...

Brightcove Dual-Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi-Screen Future of Online Video?

Brightcove Dual Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi Screen Future of Online Video?

Two announcements from Brightcove today got me a thinking about the future. The first hooks TV up to a second screen for simultaneous, additional content display and the second allows you to publish content to that second screen. The bigger picture, no pun intended, is ...

Nielsen Says 163.5M Watched Online Video in May, I Say We Need Reporting Standardization

Nielsen Says 163.5M Watched Online Video in May, I Say We Need Reporting Standardization

Nielsen has released their online video numbers for May 2012 (which directly compete with comScores but are like apples to oranges) in which they say just 163.5 million Americans watched online video. That's some 16.5 million below comScore's estimates (or actually quantified numbers, I'm not ...

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

According to a new report by Mixpo, the presidential candidates will have more than enough money and perhaps more than enough tech savvy to sell out video advertising inventory in the month leading up to the fall election. You'll remember a while back I told ...

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Residential Pay-to-View Study results are out and they found that viewing is shifting across devices from where they were in its inaugural year. It seems that tablets are having an effect on premium video viewing but gaming consoles ...

LG and Philips Work Toward Universal Smart TV App Platform with Smart TV Alliance

LG and Philips Work Toward Universal Smart TV App Platform with Smart TV Alliance

This is particularly of interest to me since I just finished the round up of connected TV advertising services and offerings. LG and Philips have created a Smart TV Alliance and are working toward a universal app platform. For advertisers and publishers alike, this is ...

List of Connected TV Video Advertising Networks, Services, and Offerings

List of Connected TV Video Advertising Networks, Services, and Offerings

I've been telling everyone to get on board the connected TV advertising train for some time, but then I never gave you a list of all of the places that are doing connected TV advertising. My apologies, I've been remiss in my duties. So here ...