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Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Don't Wear White Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Dont Wear White Edition

Labor Day has come and gone. So put away those white pants, summer's over. Meanwhile, the rest of the universe chugs along at its standard pace which means, we've got news to round up and collect for you to peruse over your Saturday morning coffee ...

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I ...

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood-Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

This week on the Reel Web we look at the updates YouTube has made in the past week including the roll-out (finally) of custom thumbnails for all monetized users, some experimenting with mood-based video recommendations, their new politics destination channel and more.  Additionally, we cover ...

Google TrueView In-Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Google TrueView In Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Yesterday, on the Google Mobile Ads blog, Phil Farhi, group product manager at YouTube, announced that TrueView in-stream video ads have expanded their reach to mobile devices. TrueView in-stream videos can appear on YouTube Videos (Watch pages on YouTube), on video publisher pages in the ...

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - August 4th 2012

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   August 4th 2012

Another week in the books and that means a whole new news round up for what's hot and who's what in online video. So without further ado, on with the show, er... article.

List of Cloud-Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

List of Cloud Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

With the rise of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) I thought it was about time we started compiling a list of web-based video encoding options. This is not a list of online video platforms but rather a set of places that you can upload a ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - High summer Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   High summer Edition

So we're a month into summer officially and high temperatures still abound while rain is scarce. All the more reason to stay inside and watch online video, and to water the lawn sparingly to conserve water. So here's a quick look at the week of ...

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Jivox is over at the  Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Marketplace - Mobile event and it just dropped into my inbox that they've announced the ability to insert their interactive video ads into live HTTP streams (using HLS). That's pretty big news for those of us that are ...

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

The Olympics are the latest victim of big money, well OK, maybe not the latest. There's been big money wrapped up in Olympic Games and their coverage for years. But this year, NBC has decided that, if you want to watch online, you need to ...

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