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In mechanical or automotive engineering, a freewheel or overrunning clutch is a device in a transmission that disengages the driveshaft from the driven shaft when the driven shaft rotates faster than the driveshaft. An overdrive is sometimes mistakenly called a freewheel, but is otherwise unrelated.
The condition of a driven shaft spinning faster than its driveshaft exists in most bicycles when the rider holds his or her feet still, no longer pushing the pedals. In a fixed-gear bicycle,...

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast is reportedly on the verge of buying online video ad platform FreeWheel for $320 million. The acquisition will give Comcast another platform to deliver video ads, not only to its own customers, but to viewers of other broadcast networks.

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world’s largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year-To-Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year To Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That’s around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry.

TV Everywhere Mobile Ad Viewing Rockets into Orbit with 200% Growth [Report]

TV Everywhere Mobile Ad Viewing Rockets into Orbit with 200% Growth [Report]

TV Everywhere, which gives the viewer the option to watch online video on demand content wherever they want, whenever they want, is a goldmine for video advertising ROI. We take a look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the industry.

Brightcove Enhances HTML5 Monetization Across Multiple Platforms

Brightcove Enhances HTML5 Monetization Across Multiple Platforms

Trying to get ads to play across a variety of platforms: desktop, mobile, tablet, etc. can be a headache. Everything uses a different browser or operating system, and ad networks need something that can help bridge the gap so that their ads play cleanly across all devices. Brightcove is announcing an advancement in HTML5 video monetization.

Online Video Ad Views Skyrocket In Q3 2011

Online Video Ad Views Skyrocket In Q3 2011

Online video advertising is finally catching up to consumer viewing habits. The growth rate of video ad views in the third quarter outpaced the growth rate for video views for the first time, according to new data from video technology company Freewheel. Freewheel also found …

Content Length Directly Impacts Video Advertising Completion Rates

Content Length Directly Impacts Video Advertising Completion Rates

eMarketer has some interesting data up today, pulled from both Limelight Networks and Freewheel, showing that shorter online video ads are watched to completion more often than longer video ads. And that seems totally logical. However, the data also reveals that viewers are much more willing …

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 …

Online Video Advertising Is Starting To Look A Lot Like TV

Online Video Advertising Is Starting To Look A Lot Like TV

Online video ad management firm Freewheel has found that the number of ads that run in the middle of online video shows has increased by 8 times from the start of the year. This is the latest evidence that Internet TV is going to be …

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