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YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.

Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a "what does it do for online video and video viewers" as opposed to a "how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?" See, why I took the other approach?

Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO's lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that's only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so...

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre-roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013: 4K, Net Neutrality, Pre roll Ads, Original Content

Netflix Q4 2013 results are just in and the company discuss net neutrality, 4K streaming, pricing structures, and the probability of pre-roll ads. Find out what else CEO Reed Hastings and the Netflix crew had to say.

How Web Publishers Can Get Started With Video Advertising

How Web Publishers Can Get Started With Video Advertising

The advertising industry has finally embraced the power of online video and will be investing heavily in 2014, but what does that mean for web publishers? We give you the insights into three different approaches to video advertising and what it takes to win with each

LicenceID Aims To Solve YouTube, Vimeo Copyright Issues For Good

LicenceID Aims To Solve YouTube, Vimeo Copyright Issues For Good

Copyright issues on YouTube can be a messy affair, particularly if the person being accused of infringement has permission to use the content being contested. New software called LicenceID hopes to end the confusion for all parties involved.

How to License Music for Your Videos

How to License Music for Your Videos

You want to use a copyrighted song in your video. When do you need permission to use a song? How do you go about doing getting a license to use it? Luckily, there is a process you can go through and it doesn't have to be painful.

Online Video Weekly News Round Up - New Year's 2013 Edition

Online Video Weekly News Round Up   New Years 2013 Edition

Happy 2013! If 2012 was any indication on where online video is going, then 2013 is set to be a major year again for several parts of the industry. As we watch it unfold it's always nice to see what's going on in areas that ...

Time Warner Says Streaming Video Services are Stabilizing Their Industry

Time Warner Says Streaming Video Services are Stabilizing Their Industry

Time Warner has been one of the more forward-thinking companies in the cable TV space as far as I'm concerned, at least when talking about streaming video. Now, in a recent financial meeting, the CEO, Jeff Bewkes, seems to have completely embraced streaming video.

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