Maker Studios get a new chief content officer who comes fresh from heading up the video division at Yahoo, PS4 launch a killer unboxing video and an anti-YouTube video is going viral on YouTube. These stories and more from the day in online video from ReelSEO.
A Californian police officer has booked a driver for wearing Google Glass whilst behind the wheel, citing ‘Driving with Monitor visible to Driver’ as the reason. The law is still unclear on the subject of the wearable device and driving so we can expect more confusion to come.
Our daily news round up includes the announcement by Comcast that they are bundling in HBO and HBO GO with their new broadband and internet package for customers. Amazon also confirmed they are going to produce more original content with an L.A. based drama. Catch up with the headlines of the day.
ComScore’s Online Video Rankings are out for September 2013 and there’s little change from last month although AOL have overtaken Google as the top video ad property in the U.S. Google remain king of content videos though and Vevo are the still the top YouTube channel.
Google Helpouts are live video calls that put those looking for advice in touch with experts and consultants who are offering, for free or for a fee, their skill and time in a particular area. It’s still invite only at the moment but it could prove to be a very useful service for those who want to pass on their expertise and for those who need answers.
Google introduced a new algorithm last week and it is expected to affect up to 90% of global search results. We take a look at the implications for video marketing and how user intent behind a search is now far more important that the actual keywords used.
YouTube has confirmed that they are currently testing the ability to watch videos on the Chromecast HDMI dongle that are embedded on third party sites outside of YouTube. Support for such a feature would mean videos curated on other sites, such as blogs, would be just as accessible for viewers.
Nike’s ‘Just Do It – Possibilities’ was the runaway leader for the most watched video ad of August 2013. Other sports related campaigns like the NBC Premier League trailer, Madden NFL 25 and Jordan’s jumpman23 all made an appearance as did CollegeHumor’s ‘Panhandler Prank’.
As ever, it’s been a news packed week in the world of video. There’s the first crowdsourced full length Vine movie in the works, the NFL Sunday Ticket might just be coming to YouTube in 2014 and Kevin Spacey thinks the television industry should raise its game to compete with VOD content.
TrueView’s skippable in-stream video ads are now very much part of the YouTube experience and they have worked so well that Google are offering online gaming sites the opportunity to benefit from the revenue generator.