Online Video News And Views 5th February 2014

Online Video News And Views 5th February 2014

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

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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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