interactive video Articles

The term interactive video usually refers to a technique used to blend interaction and linear film or video.
Since 2005, interactive video has increased online as the result a number of factors including:
Because users are often reluctant to pay for online content, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the new online interactive videos (including all the examples given below) are either sponsored content or part of advertising campaigns. A number of these pieces of these have wo...

YouTube Shoppable Video Ads Spotted: Will They Sell Product or Just Annoy?

YouTube Shoppable Video Ads Spotted: Will They Sell Product or Just Annoy?

Shortly after the announcement that YouTube would be offering merch annotations and associated website annotations, another salvo was being fired for a test just in time for the holiday shopping season.  There are currently videos in which a viewer may click on a somewhat unobtrusive ...

YouTube Officially Launches Associated Website Link Annotations - Link Directly to Your Site

YouTube Officially Launches Associated Website Link Annotations   Link Directly to Your Site

Not long ago, YouTube announced they would be launching associated website annotations.  The program has only been in pilot mode for the last few weeks, but now it's totally here.  Partners in good standing who declare their YouTube channels the official representation of their brand ...

Online Video Weekly News Round up - Turkey Day Edition

Online Video Weekly News Round up   Turkey Day Edition

Gobble Gobble up that turkey and cranberry sauce. Give thanks for all the wonderful things we've all got because that's what kind of week it is in America. Meanwhile, I've gone and compiled the interesting news for the week so when you stumble out of ...

Mozilla Introduces Popcorn Maker, Interactive Web Video Remix Application Open to All

Mozilla Introduces Popcorn Maker, Interactive Web Video Remix Application Open to All

Well, it took a year after we first mentioned it, but Mozilla's Popcorn is now open to everyone.  Popcorn Maker 1.0 is a web app that allows video makers to make interactive video, and you can go to this page to download it and/or take ...

Teacher's Extra Credit - 10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

Teachers Extra Credit   10 Steps to Create Your Educational Channel on YouTube : The EDU Playbook

YouTube recently released a new playbook, the YouTube EDU Playbook Guide.  They are beginning to narrow down their playbooks into more specific areas.  The last one was for brands, and it was a sort of mini-Creator Playbook.  All playbooks are going to take pages from ...

Is 'Do Not Track' the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

Is Do Not Track the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

There is a war brewing up on Capitol Hill where the government is becoming increasingly impatient with Internet giants who have been dragging their feet on a "Do Not Track" option which would allow Internet users to take control of their personal data and offer ...

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Jivox is over at the  Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Marketplace - Mobile event and it just dropped into my inbox that they've announced the ability to insert their interactive video ads into live HTTP streams (using HLS). That's pretty big news for those of us that are ...

KnowledgeVision Turns YouTube Videos into Powerful Presentations [Exclusive]

KnowledgeVision Turns YouTube Videos into Powerful Presentations [Exclusive]

Tomorrow, KnowledgeVision Systems, a venture-backed company based in Lincoln, MA, will be announcing the capability to enhance any YouTube video with advanced interactive features, including synchronized presentation slides, clickable reference links, navigation, searchable transcripts, and social media widgets. This will enable KnowledgeVision subscribers to turn ...

The Ultimate Video Ad Campaign Will be Interactive and Run Everywhere in Real-Time

The Ultimate Video Ad Campaign Will be Interactive and Run Everywhere in Real Time

Some news came in today stating that TubeMogul has partnered with Innovid to bring a single login dashboard that offers both interactive online video advertising and real-time bidding and online video ad placement. I thought, 'this is the future of online video ads.'

Interactive Pre-roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Interactive Pre roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Jivox, who is in the business of multi-screen interactive video advertising technology, released a recent report that, no surprise, says their particular brand of online video pre-roll ads are way more effective than those sort of standard video pre-roll ads you're used to. You know, ...

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