Netflix have been talking about 4K video for quite a while - they even shot the second series of 'House of Cards' in that format. Now, they are testing some Ultra HD footage out on the site in preparation for a full roll out of the feature in 2014.
The first ever YouTube Music Awards, one of the most important events in the site's history, will start in just a few hours. With Spike Jonze at the helm, YouTube hopes it will be one of the watercooler moments of 2013 and establish them as a broadcaster with serious clout.
In order to attract premium content to the site in the past, YouTube have given the big broadcasting networks a much more favourable share of ad revenue. That's all set to change as YouTube are updating their advertising rate card to a flat 55% for all partners, no matter their status.
Machinima are looking for a new CEO to guide them out of the financial woes they are currently experiencing, Vevo roll out a new site design and Kayne and Kim are going after Chad Hurley for posting that proposal video. These and other stories from the day in online video.
Welcome to the first Fun Video Friday of November 2013 and never mind the kids, we all know it's the adults who are going to be looking forward to the new Lego Movie more than anyone. Luckily for them, Warner Bros have released a brilliant new trailer featuring God, Batman and Abraham Lincoln.
YouTube are stepping in as the third party between content partners and multi channel networks during a dispute. They have launched a featured which allows partners to begin the process of being released from their contracts. MCNs are also being told to be more transparent in what they are offering.
GoDaddy are already gearing up for the 2014 Super Bowl by announcing they will take a more subtle approach to next year's half time ad push. No more scantily clad models say the company as that's diluting their message. This and other news from the day in video.
More and more of us are uploading video content to Instagram but how can we ensure we are producing the best quality footage and creating the most engaging clips possible? We bring you 7 of our top tips to get the most out of this video platform.
Halloween is upon us again and there have been some fantastic videos released to celebrate the best of the holiday. Watch Batman appear in a range of horror films, kids getting trick or treated with healthy snacks and a lots of handy ways to kill a pesky pumpkin.
The world's most popular video platform, LongTail, has rebranded as JW Player, the name that most of its users are already familiar with. The player generated 6 billion views across 2.5 million websites in September 2013 and the company predicts further growth as the demand for mobile video grows.
A Californian police officer has booked a driver for wearing Google Glass whilst behind the wheel, citing 'Driving with Monitor visible to Driver' as the reason. The law is still unclear on the subject of the wearable device and driving so we can expect more confusion to come.
Most corporate videos are pretty good, some are great enough to go viral and some miss the mark by such a margin that it's a wonder that the creative team behind them don't have nightmares for the rest of their lives. We bring you 6 of the scariest business videos of all time, the ones that should never have seen the light of day.
Viewers are more likely to watch a mid roll video ad, particularly if they are engaged with the original video content, then they are a pre roll ad. Post roll ads fare even worse. Viewers also have very little patience for slow loading videos and video ads, particularly sports fans who are 5 x more likely to abandon before a slow video loaded.
Google are gearing up for the roll out of their new Glass hardware by releasing images that show a new earbud feature. As audio quality has been an issue this suggests that they have at least listened to requests to improve it. Users should also find the new Glass is compatible with prescription frames and lenses.
Google + is giving their 300 million active users brand new video editing capabilities that will allow them to produce short clips using a range of filters and soundtracks. Twitter also announced that viewers will be able to preview video clips in their timeline without having to open them. This and more news in our daily round up.
Everyday is cat day at ReelSEO but as it's officially 'National Cat Day' today we are bringing all of our favourite cat videos together in one place. There's Keyboard Cat of course, and Surprised Cat but we had to bump Nyan Cat in favour of that one that's always stalking. Sorry Nyan Cat.