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Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Netflix Opens Streaming Video Distribution Deal With Open Road Films

Ring-a-ding-ding! Look who was right, sort of... Yeah, that's me, stop looking in the mirror. Netflix just signed a deal with a new production company, Open Road Films. What's that you say? You've read this news already today? Ahh, but you haven't read my almost ...

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

This morning I read this interesting report from Video Nuze about a new online video DVR service called PlayLater. PlayLater, from the makers of PlayOn (which lets you stream video from your computer to your TV or mobile device), will let you record your favorite ...

Online Video Web Series Hopes To Fill The Void Left By TV Soaps

Online Video Web Series Hopes To Fill The Void Left By TV Soaps

Not long ago I wrote about the Soap Opera pop as many major daytime TV soaps were being canceled. Proctor & Gamble, who both sponsored and helped develop some TV soaps decided to move online and canceled their sponsorship, which meant the end of those ...

Dear Brands & Amateur Video Creators: Use The Freaking Captions

Dear Brands & Amateur Video Creators: Use The Freaking Captions

I wouldn't call what you're about to read a rant, really. I think you have to be angry to rant. And I'm not angry. But I'm doing some serious head-scratching at a very simple thing a lot of video creators are ignoring in their quest ...

Ooyala & YuMe Team Up For Video Ad Management Platform

Ooyala & YuMe Team Up For Video Ad Management Platform

Ooyala has been steadily growing a base of happy customers with their online video management tool. They provide custom video players, video distribution, deep analytics, and also video monetization options through ad network relationships. And now, with a new just-announced partnership with YuMe, Ooyala is ...

More Details On YouTube's Pursuit Of Celebrity Channels & Professional Content

More Details On YouTubes Pursuit Of Celebrity Channels & Professional Content

You know those rumors that went around a while back about YouTube courting celebrities and professional content creators to come create videos exclusively for the site? The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on it, and speculated that YouTube was willing to spend ...

Social Video Works: Viewers Watched 800 Million Branded Videos In 2011

Social Video Works: Viewers Watched 800 Million Branded Videos In 2011

As brands get more creative with online video offerings, and more savvy in promoting them through social media and other outlets, a funny thing is happening: viewers are watching more ads. Take pre-roll and display ads out of the equation completely, and viewers have still ...

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

Blip.tv Partners With The Collective To Bring YouTube Stars More Exposure

YouTube has been good to a lot of amateur filmmakers and video creators. It's given many of them a distribution platform, social and marketing tools, monetization options, legions of fans, and even serious profit. But apparently... there's still a lot that YouTube can't do for ...

YouTube Videos Will Now Have Google's +1 Social Button

YouTube Videos Will Now Have Googles +1 Social Button

Oh joy. The grand social networking experiment from Google, called Plus One (or, +1) is expanding, and now it's coming to YouTube. Now you can let everyone in your (Google) network know about what videos you're watching, or find new videos for your own enjoyment ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Camera Techniques & Musical Performances

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons: Camera Techniques & Musical Performances

Well, good morning. I hope you're off to a great start on this fine Friday morning. And if you're not... well, then let this column help turn things around and get you pointed in a positive direction. We've collected some of the best videos of ...

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