Accusations that Verizon may be throttling bandwidth on some internet services, including Netflix, have been fiercely denied by the company. There were fears that, following last month's net neutrality ruling, video downloads and playbacks via some ISP services would suffer. A member of the Verizon customer services team confirmed that the company was limiting bandwidth to cloud providers but this was quickly retracted. Watch this space.
Online news source VentureBeat suggested that MixBit, the video hosting platform developed by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, was in serious trouble and about to close. Not so, says Hurley, the site is doing well and there are exciting developments in the pipeline. These, and other stories of the past few days in video and cable-land, from ReelSEO.
Online Video News and Views
CNN Gets First Amendment Victory in Video Captioning Dispute HollywoodReporter
Chasing Their Star, on YouTube NYT
YouTube co-founder: Mixbit isn’t shutting down GigaOm
Hallmark Channel to Syndicate Video on AOL HollywoodReporter
Web video’s new middlemen: here’s what’s wrong with consumer electronics GigaOM
Behind the Scenes of Broadway’s YouTube Musical Comedy About Gays in Russia Variety
Video camera GoPro opens an extreme sports video channel on Xbox Live VentureBeat
VoD and Cable News and Views
FilmOn X Seeks To Intervene As Supreme Court Weighs Aereo Case Variety
Did Netflix Really Put Blockbuster Out of Business? This Infographic Tells the Story Indiewire
Netflix passes bill for the third season of House of Cards Engadget
Verizon denies throttling Netflix traffic after net neutrality ruling TheVerge
Russia’s Kartina VoD service and PeerTV launch OTT set-top DigitalTVEurope
Google continues to be a prude and bars porn from Chromecast apps DailyDot
Netflix takes on $400 million in new debt to fund original content and European expansion TheVerge
Advertising, Marketing and Mobile News and Views
Possibly fake anti-truancy video gets almost 10m views in 5 days PRexamples
Amazon Lays Foundation for Giant Video Advertising Business ReCode
But Wait, There's More!
Magical, Hands-Free Video App Cycloramic Made $200,000 Right After It Premiered On 'Shark Tank' BusinessInsider
Bloop It Takes Cutting And Curating YouTube Videos To Mobile TechCrunch