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Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

Browser Adoption of HTML5 Video Continues to Grow, But Still Not Complete

LongTail Video just released the update to their longstanding State of HTML5 Video which gives everyone a clear cut, easy to read guide to what parts of the HTML5 <video> tag are supported, by what browser and to what extent. At present, 79% of the ...

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

As the integration of web and TV gathers pace, and the profile of online video continues its meteoric rise, what is the best choice for smart TV viewers in the UK? I've been looking at some of the Smart TV devices on the market and ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Autumn Begins Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Autumn Begins Edition

I had to turn on the heat on Monday, wake up was 61 degrees in the house and that was enough to make me fire it up. It might not last as it seems like we might get some indian summer here. Tuesday could be ...

Pre-roll Video Ads Dominate, 15-Sec Ads Completed Most Often at YuMe

Pre roll Video Ads Dominate, 15 Sec Ads Completed Most Often at YuMe

YuMe has put out their Q2 2012 Video Metrics report that shows a good deal of information about the video advertising that they served up for the quarter. They found that pre-rolls still dominated with massive percentages of all ads shown with other formats like ...

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

YuMe teamed with IPG Media Lab to do an extremely interesting study on ad effectiveness which included biometric tracking for emotional response, attention. With bio-feedback and eye-tracking, I do believe it might be a one of a kind study for online advertising, plus, I'm a ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Football Edition!

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Football Edition!

Heck yeah! The leaves aren't falling but baseball is wrapping up (come on Brew Crew!) and now football has begun! So while you're drinking that early morning bloody mary, preparing for the big game, here's some news to keep you up to speed with the ...

Length, Size, Going to Completion Matter....for Online Video Viewing by Device

Length, Size, Going to Completion Matter....for Online Video Viewing by Device

It's a week of provocative openings for me I guess and no matter what anyone says, length and size do matter... especially in regards to online video. Perverts. Looking back at the Ooyala Q2 2012 Global Video Index, I found some further interesting bits and ...

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q2 2012 recently and Longtail Video dropped some stats about video consumption through their products. I've been digging through the data trying to glean some interesting insights and I've got a handful for you today, video viewing ...

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 ...

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