This week's round up of the online video news highlights includes a little extra dose of the social. Many video experts agree that social enhancements and integration could be the next great evolution for online video as a format. Of course, we also saved room for all the rest of the week's big video announcements and developments, including new YouTube features, video ad innovations, and much more.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- Users now have full video editing capabilities right on YouTube, in the browser, thanks to the WeVideo integration.
- Cool... YouTube now lets musicians sell music, concert tickets, and more.
- This week's episode of The Reel Web dealt with Hollywood and the future of YouTube.
- Can social media save TV shows?
- Greg Jarboe examined GoAnimate's new politically-themed video settings and characters.
- The majority of the world's Internet-connected TVs are in the U.S.
- Google Apps is coming to Google Plus very, very soon.
- Aim High, the web series that integrates viewers' social profiles, is off to a good start.
- New ad formats from YuMe.
Online Video News
- How YouTube's Content ID works. (Streaming Media)
- YouTube is giving a big leg up to some cooking and fitness channels. (Social Times)
- Nearly half of Americans are watching online video. Paid Content)
- Netflix has hired a content acquisition specialist. (Home Media Magazine)
- Amazon added a bunch of new PBS shows to its streaming offering. (Fierce Online Video)
- MC Hammer is launching his own search engine. (CNN)
- Is the mysterious Vdio a Netflix competitor? (Web TV Wire)
- Google looking for more video ad dominance. (Paid Content)
- Smaller record labels have cut a deal with YouTube. (New York Times)
- Google is testing a button in search results that lets you share items with your circles. (TechCrunch)
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- How funny, edgy or bat s#!t crazy should your video and social marketing be? (Media Post)
- Can every small business benefit from online video? (ReelSEO)
- Why TV networks don't need to worry about Hulu & Netflix creating their own content. (New York Magazine)
- The death of broadcast networks is approaching. (MankaBros)
Gadgets, Tools, Tips, & Software
- Canon 5D versus iPhone 4S in 1080 mode. (Filmmaker IQ)
- How to drive traffic from YouTube to your website. (ReelSEO)
- The iPhone 4S is going to do very well, at least if the views that its promo videos are receiving are any indication. (Advertising Age)
- Metadata and video SEO - Chris examines more great advice from the YouTube Creator Playbook. (ReelSEO)
- Netflix hits Android tablets! (Multichannel News)
- Christopher gave us a sneak peek at Adobe MAX. (ReelSEO)