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ESPN is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming. Its name derives from Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.
Founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan, it launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, the network’s President and CEO (and later the United States Football Le...

Mid-Week Online Video Reel Quick News Clips – April 13, 2011

Mid Week Online Video Reel Quick News Clips   April 13, 2011

It's been a busy week for various reasons, mostly NAB. That means a lot of news that might interest the Reel Readers but not warrant a full article. So I've chopped them all into bite-sized clips here for you to peruse. You know it's busy …

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Can’t Show Video

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Cant Show Video

Opera is becoming a major player in the mobile browsing market it seems with over 100 million mobile users are using it monthly on their phones. That means you need to make sure your content works with it. It works with it right? Oddly, or …

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple-Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

For anyone who has been following KIT digital's acquisition strategy, it's no secret that KIT has been on a buying spree over the last year purchasing online video technology companies. So, it should come as no surprise that the Prague-based video management solutions provider announced …

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  …

44 Percent of comScore Top 50 Web Properties Have Major Video Presence

44 Percent of comScore Top 50 Web Properties Have Major Video Presence

So I got the comScore Media Metrix, which is the top fifty web properties in the US and I thought, "Gee, it could be cool to see just how many of them are video focused." So I went to work, and here are the results …

A Closer Look At Cable TV’s Package – Jim Louderback On The Future of Cable Television

A Closer Look At Cable TVs Package   Jim Louderback On The Future of Cable Television

One of the many people Mark was able to catch up with at Blogworld last month is Jim Louderback, the CEO of Revision3.  Amidst talking about online video in general, and Revision3 specifically, the pair of them got off track for a bit on a …

Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft Moves To HTML5 Video for ESPN Xbox 360 Application

Microsoft has switched up its game or at least the technology you'll be using to watch the big game thanks to their ESPN3 video application on the Xbox 360. It's an interesting decision I think. It seems that they've nixed anything related to their own …

Advertising Opportunities Abound In Hyper-Local News and Video

Advertising Opportunities Abound In Hyper Local News and Video

As journalism changes and newspapers undergo seismic shifts, big media companies are setting up local shops, and they're hoping to win local online ad dollars as a result. AOL, ESPN, New York Times and NPR are all expanding quickly in the hyperlocal online business. Local …

PlayOn Brings Hulu, Netflix To IPhone Via Safari, or Does It?

PlayOn Brings Hulu, Netflix To IPhone Via Safari, or Does It?

I found this to be rather interesting, PlayOn if offering a free software update to its Premium subscribers that will work on the iPhone and iPod touch via Safari. That means video from places like Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central and more can be had on …

Online Video Impacts Top 50 Web Properties During June 2010

comScore has released the monthly report on who does what, where on the web, commonly referred to as the comScore Media Metrix. The report, as usual, looks at top web properties, ad networks and the changes in the traffic on those properties.

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