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Apples to Oranges: Nielsen Online Video Numbers vs. comScore's Video Metrix

Apples to Oranges: Nielsen Online Video Numbers vs. comScores Video Metrix

Nielsen is on the boat, or just dragging behind it like an anchor it seems, when it comes to tracking online video usage and growth. comScore has been providing us with monthly glimpses into the online video viewing scene for some time now. Nielsen is ...

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

You should probably sit down for this. Get composed, and ready yourself for really unexpected, bad news: The kid that asked for a million dollars on YouTube and then got it? Yeah, total hoax, exactly like I said it was. After staging a check-awarding ceremony ...

AOL Video to Offer Comedic CliffNotes Videos, Kill Educational Reading Altogether

AOL Video to Offer Comedic CliffNotes Videos, Kill Educational Reading Altogether

I have been doing some fair amount of coverage on the latest AOL Video initiative. Yesterday I reported that they had purchased GoViral over in the UK which creates and distributes branded video. Now today, AOL Video announced new original online content thanks to Mark ...

AOL Europe Picks Up GoViral, Online Video Service for $97M

AOL Europe Picks Up GoViral, Online Video Service for $97M

AOL Europe (which sounds strange, America Online Europe), just picked up GoViral, an online branded video content provider over on this side of the pond, reported The Guardian. The company distributes branded video content guaranteeing audiences and user initiated video plays for advertisers on a ...

AOL Enlists Big Guns Pollack, Smith and Corolla to Bolster Slow-Moving Video Initiative

AOL Enlists Big Guns Pollack, Smith and Corolla to Bolster Slow Moving Video Initiative

AOL Video has started moving forward with its new initiative of expanding its original content as well as giving its viewers consistent content on a daily basis. To that end they have enlisted three big names in Hollywood: Kevin Pollack, Kevin Smith and Adam Corolla. ...

14.6 Hours of Online Video per Viewer, 5.9B Online Video Ads in December 2010

14.6 Hours of Online Video per Viewer, 5.9B Online Video Ads in December 2010

comScore put out their Video Metrix for the final month of 2010 last week, I just didn't get around to it until now. They say, that again, 172 million U.S. users watched video online and they averaged 14.6 hours per viewer. We almost topped 6B ...

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

When I was preparing a post about Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews earlier in the week, I discovered something surprising.  Well, it was surprising to me.  Blip.tv--where Red Letter's latest video is hosted--doesn't share video view counts publicly on the website.  It was important ...

2010 Internet Television In A Nutshell and 2011 Predictions

2010 Internet Television In A Nutshell and 2011 Predictions

Some might say that 2010 was the year of Internet TV's emergence. Sure, there were a lot of things that went right for it during the year and a couple things that didn't. So let's take a look at the highlights including the new Apple ...

Media Metrix November 2010 - Retail Prevails, Google Ad Network Reaches 93 Percent of US Surfers

Media Metrix November 2010   Retail Prevails, Google Ad Network Reaches 93 Percent of US Surfers

So is it any surprise that retail and eCommerce sites showed massive uptakes last month? Nah, I didn't think so. How about Yahoo! unseating Google as top prop(erty) on the web? Here's a scary fact, the Google Ad network has more unique visitors than the  ...

4.5 Hours of Video Viewed Per User at Google, 5.4 Billion Video Ads in November

4.5 Hours of Video Viewed Per User at Google, 5.4 Billion Video Ads in November

ComScore dropped their monthly Video Metrix on us the other day and I've just been so busy that I couldn't get to it until now. All that research I was doing myself was taking up some time. But here we are, just a couple weeks ...

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