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The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They’re Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in …

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Zediva had an interesting business model, buy a bunch of DVD players and get a bunch of DVDs for rental. Give users access to a DVD and a player and stream the video to them. Unfortunately, the big bad movie studios didn't like that and …

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

YouTube seems to have adopted Google's talent for slipping in quirky new ad placement algorithms with barely a note on the fridge about what's going on. In my job with an online competitive intelligence (SpyFu) company, I often hear about the sudden changes on the …

ivi TV Continues Its Fight For The Future Of Internet TV

ivi TV Continues Its Fight For The Future Of Internet TV

One of the biggest stories of 2011 is what the future of television will look like as service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and content aggregators all jockey for the prime position in your living room. One company seeking to help consumers "cut the cord" is …

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow – Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow   Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

One of the headaches that YouTube has been having is keeping music copyright holders happy when someone posts a video of a song cover or has a song playing in the background.  It must seem like a music free-for-all for those who created songs and …

You’ll Be Able To Get Disney Movies On YouTube, Just Not For 99 Cents

Youll Be Able To Get Disney Movies On YouTube, Just Not For 99 Cents

About a week ago we talked about how Disney movies were going to be available for rent on YouTube, and everyone rejoiced at the affordable ease-of-access of Disney's library that the deal would bring.  But, it won't be as low as a 99-cent rental, because …

Vimeo Music Store Launches To Help Easily Add Music To Your Videos

Vimeo Music Store Launches To Help Easily Add Music To Your Videos

It's been a busy couple of weeks for online video platform Vimeo. They launched Vimeo Perks–an online marketplace for video creators to get deals on great production gear, and they also launched the Vimeo Music Store. The Vimeo Music Store is intended to provide a place …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – The Future Of Online Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The Future Of Online Video Edition

There's a lot of speculation on the future of online video in this week's round up, on everything from cable to Hollywood to advertising to TV. We also recap all the rest of the week's biggest stories in the world of online video, including news …

The CW On Netflix: Deal With Time Warner Brings Network’s Shows To Streaming Service

The CW On Netflix: Deal With Time Warner Brings Networks Shows To Streaming Service

I keep telling you, whether or not you believe me, that Netflix is doing a lot of things right lately. Namely: continuing to sign new licensing deals that bring great shows and movies to the streaming service. The latest addition comes courtesy of a new …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Web TV Content Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Web TV Content Edition

This was one of the biggest weeks in history for technology-related news, as the world mourned the passing of Steve Jobs. There were also a huge number of stories with a direct impact on the Internet TV wars, as streaming services added new content and …

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