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Is YouTube’s Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

Is YouTubes Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

The latest rumors coming out of The Wrap suggest that YouTube's new movie rental service (one of the worst-kept secrets of the web) is being held up by two or three Hollywood studios that have yet to ink a deal with the video giant. The …

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Video On Demand Throw Down: DiSH vs. DirecTV vs. Netflix

Netflix just got poked recently by Michael Pachter at Wedbush Securities who said that investors should be wary as the company's costs will continue to climb, but he's failed to grasp their plan I think. DiSH just hooked a really big, 1,800-title fish and DirecTV …

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore will never see eye-to-eye and that goes doubly for the numbers they report. While comScore said some 174 million Americans viewed online video last month, Nielsen states it's only 144.2 million, or billion if you were to take their chart at face …

YouTube Will Fund Their Own Original Content Channels With $100 Million

YouTube Will Fund Their Own Original Content Channels With $100 Million

According to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube is in the midst of a major overhaul that is aimed at positioning the site as a leading content provider for the Internet television age. The company will dramatically alter their home page to feature professional content–and will …

Fox Is Going To Kill The Flash Mob With New Reality Show

Fox Is Going To Kill The Flash Mob With New Reality Show

How do you know an online trend is possible reaching its apex? When network television creates a summertime reality show around it. Enter Fox's "Mobbed," which airs tonight, March 31, 2011. It's hosted by Howie Mandel, and will showcase various elaborate song and dance routines …

Is Online Video Dying? Comscore’s Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

Is Online Video Dying? Comscores Video Metrix Says Fizzle in Feb

This doesn't make much sense to me, but it seems like less people in the US (170M vs. 171M) started more video sessions (5B vs. 4.8B) in February than in January, and then watched for less time (816 vs 870 minutes) each. So it seems …

AT&T DSL, U-Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T DSL, U Verse Bandwidth Cap Detrimental to Online Video?

AT&T has announced that they will begin capping the bandwidth on DSL and U-Verse accounts starting in May. The limits will be 150GB (landline DSL) and 250GB (U-Verse), per month. Considering they claim download speeds of up to 24Mbps that's a reduction in bandwidth of …

YouTube Getting Into The Live Sports Streaming Game

YouTube Getting Into The Live Sports Streaming Game

YouTube is actively pursuing deals with professional sporting leagues around the world in a bid to bring more live streaming sporting events to the video site. A Bloomberg report yesterday claims Google is in talks with "most sports leagues," including the NBA, the NHL, and …

Professional Web Video Consumption Up Almost 50% In 2010 Says Accustream

Professional Web Video Consumption Up Almost 50% In 2010 Says Accustream

Accustream just recently published, Pro Online Video 1999 – 2014: Consumption and Category Share Analytics. I'm guessing that they're doing an extrapolation to the future based on trends that were ongoing so far in the industry. In their report they state "Professional video produced, published …

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

VEVO Jumps Yahoo! Takes Second Place Behind Google in Video Viewers

comScore put out their January Video Metrix late on the 15th, after I had already compared the Nielsen January numbers to their December ones. Go figure. Anyway, looking at the report there's not a major difference so instead of going and editing that or re-comparing …

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