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MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As “Streaming Media Standard”

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As Streaming Media Standard

Well, it seems some companies, including Netflix and Microsoft, have got together behind a single format for media streaming. The format, MPEG DASH, now has its own Promoters Group. DASH, or dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, was just finalized in November and allows for, obviously, …

New YouTube App For Xbox Live Now Available For Some Xbox 360 Users

New YouTube App For Xbox Live Now Available For Some Xbox 360 Users

If you have an Xbox 360 and are in the Xbox Live preview program, you can now be a beta participant in YouTube's new app for the console.  Coming days after Microsoft introduced a new dashboard for the service, Xbox 360 officially becomes yet another …

New Xbox Dashboard Combines TV & Gaming Entertainment

New Xbox Dashboard Combines TV & Gaming Entertainment

I have been writing about all the big changes with the Xbox for some time now in regards to IPTV and this is the big day, the day when it all launches (though there does appear to be a slight delay in the launch). I have …

October 2011 Sets Video Viewing Record With 21.1 Hours Per Viewer

October 2011 Sets Video Viewing Record With 21.1 Hours Per Viewer

I pulled out the video advertising and put it into its own article but I still wanted to talk about the rest of the stats that came out of comScore for last month. Like the 21.1 hours per viewer and the 42.6 billion videos both …

YouTube Is Changing Journalism – The Reel Web #15

YouTube Is Changing Journalism   The Reel Web #15

On this week's episode of The Reel Web, we show you what's happening with Netflix after all their customers leaving them recently. Also, YouTube and online video is really changing the way we consume media–especially journalism. And Xbox has made an interesting purchase that we'll …

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft Beefing Up Online Video Discovery With Acquisition

Microsoft is making big moves in the online video world. We know they're working on Xbox LIVE TV already which sounds like we will see the tech giant using their game console as a TV tuner for cable and other premium content. They already have …

Sony Cutting The Cable For You? Aiming For A Sony Online TV Service?

Sony Cutting The Cable For You? Aiming For A Sony Online TV Service?

Remember when I was writing about Sony the other day, well really it was about Google TV and stuff, but I mentioned that Howard Stringer, the Sony CEO, was talking about big R&D in a new TV. Well, some speculation has launched into what that …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos – Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The Weeks Best Viral Videos   Parody Trailers & Music Videos

The single most-talked-about online video topic all week long was the capture and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In fact, if you merely browse YouTube by "most viewed this week," nearly every other video will be Gaddafi-related. I'm not interested in covering ground the major …

Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked – Channel Security Becoming A Problem?

Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked   Channel Security Becoming A Problem?

Last weekend someone hacked the Sesame Street YouTube channel, pulled down most of its videos, and uploaded pornography clips instead. And now one week later, another huge brand has been hit with a similar attack: Microsoft. The software giant's official YouTube channel was apparently compromised …

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Bloomberg wrote up some thoughts on where it looks like the new Microsoft Xbox TV initiative is headed and I have to admit, I like what it looks like. Basically, it could position the Xbox 360 as the single piece of tech you need for …

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