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 .

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Video Ads in the Living Room See Success on Smart TVs, Game Consoles [Report]

Video Ads in the Living Room See Success on Smart TVs, Game Consoles [Report]

YuMe and Interpet crunched some numbers on a couple multi-device campaigns and came back with some positive results in terms of things like brand rating, recommendation and purchasing. Without the full reports it's hard to gauge the numbers in terms of 'should you be moving budget dollars into these types of ads.' Hopefully, more information will make for more conclusive determination on the impact of these types of ads.

73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

TV Everywhere is increasing according to Adobe who tracked 574 million-plus TV Everywhere video streams, more than doubling the amount of streams they tracked in 2012. Mobile devices are leading the way and iOS takes the largest portion of the views, of course.

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world's largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.

Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO's lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that's only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so...

YouTube Begins Major Crack Down on Fake Views

YouTube Begins Major Crack Down on Fake Views

YouTube is honing its view chopping blade as it looks to further legitimize its viewing numbers in order to garner a larger portion of the ad dollar pile. Now that they're a Nielsen member they will be directly competing against traditional TV and that means they need to show that the views are legitimate

Never Worry About Another Portrait-oriented Video Again with Horizon

Never Worry About Another Portrait oriented Video Again with Horizon

Sick of creating videos in portrait mode when you meant to capture your footage in landscape? Tired of trying to film at an odd angle and the camera keeps auto-rotating? There's a new video app on the market for iOS users that might make all those issues a thing of the past.

Pre-roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Pre roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Video Production: Basic Lighting Tips for Fashion and Beauty Shoots

Learn some new lighting techniques and modifiers or brush up on some basics with Karl Taylor who gives us some reasoning behind certain lighting rig uses in his work. Have you got your own favorite lighting rigs and setup or tips and tricks?

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

From better traffic patterns to less perishable food loss, the potential for digital video as a big data source is unlimited. But we will have to choose wisely how it is used. Placing a new Starbucks? Sure. Trying to prevent crimes before they happen by profiling citizens? No thank you.

Super Bowl Commercials are Just For Fun Say Most Viewers [Research]

Super Bowl Commercials are Just For Fun Say Most Viewers [Research]

$4M to show ads to people who are really upset about the ads? That's called the Super Bowl. Research says that many people are unaffected by the content of the ads. Some even think they're wasted money and wasting their time.

TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

Game of Thrones requires more attention than reality TV? So say TiVo survey respondents. Not only that, but people absolutely hate #hashtags during TV shows. The percentage of people who like seeing them during shows is pretty low indeed.

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre-roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013 results are just in and the company discuss net neutrality, 4K streaming, pricing structures, and the probability of pre-roll ads. Find out what else CEO Reed Hastings and the Netflix crew had to say.

Facebook, YouTube, Google+ Top Mobile Social App Usage [Report]

Facebook, YouTube, Google+ Top Mobile Social App Usage [Report]

While there might be reports of Facebook's death with certain demographics, they are greatly exaggerated as it still dominates the charts in penetration, account ownership and activity and its major demographic seems to be in the 25-34 range while YouTube has almost a third of its users in the 16-24 range.

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.

SVOD to Overtake Premium TV in U.S. This Year?

SVOD to Overtake Premium TV in U.S. This Year?

Two trends are getting ready to converge because of the way we are changing how we watch video content. Premium TV subscriptions are dropping while subscription VOD users are rising. Are we going to see a going to be a platform dominance change, with SVOD taking the lead and perhaps push those channels into offering digital-only options.