It's been a busy day for Xbox announcements with the news that Microsoft is not only ramping up production on a number of original series, but it has partnered with UK’s Channel 4, GoPro and even has a new upload feature as part of its latest YouTube app.
A massive DDoS attack is raging across the net and an equally massive video-centric site may be the source of it according to a web security report from Incapsula. We throw on our deerstalker and follow the clues to find out who left the door open to such exploitation. You might not like what we find, or you might find some sweet, sweet irony in it all.
The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.
It may be out of the reach of many, but a spot for the new Maserati Ghibli topped the most watched video ad on YouTube last month, followed closely by the 2014 Super Bowl ad from Chrysler, which featured everyone's favorite folkie Bob Dylan.
January didn't quite compare to December in the comScore Video Metrix numbers, but it was still a good start to the new year. One thing to always keep in mind here is how comScore defines a video and the fact that Netflix isn't included in these reports. Still, SpotXchange did themselves proud and topped the video ad property list clearing AOL and the rest by a good margin. Google remained top site overall and MCN VEVO reigned in the YouTube Partner Channels area.
Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn't on any of their lists.
Price changes may be coming to Netflix, there could be a new Apple TV on the way soon, and a wireless 4K TV is being developed. Catch up on the latest news snippets from the world of online video, cable, technology, advertising, and marketing in the past few days.
A leaked report suggests that Microsoft struck a deal with gaming MCN Machinima to promote the Xbox on YouTube with the proviso that creators did not disclose details of any payments received. That potentially violates FTC rules for the companies involved.
2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that's nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.
User-generated content delivers 26 times more views for Microsoft on YouTube than their own videos do. With the release of the Xbox One, fan uploads of the unboxing and set up of the console are a huge contributory factor to the brand's visibility online.