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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…

Wearables, 4K and Original Content: New Video Technology at CES 2014

Wearables, 4K and Original Content: New Video Technology at CES 2014

Industry techfest CES 2014 kicks off in Las Vegas this week and we bring you a selection of some of the big themes of the show, from the latest in wearables to the launch of cheaper 4K TVs. It’s a taste of the latest technology and innovation in online video for video producers and consumers alike.

An In-Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

An In Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

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.

Tubestart Offers Crowdfunding Opportunities To One Million YouTubers

Tubestart Offers Crowdfunding Opportunities To One Million YouTubers

Crowdfunding is nothing new, but Tubestart hopes to offer something that’s exclusively for the YouTube community only. Launched this week, the platform provides video creators the chance to reach out to sponsors and grow revenue via monthly subscriptions. In return, benefactors get perks such as exclusive content.

YouTube vs. Creators: The Battle of Ownership

YouTube vs. Creators: The Battle of Ownership

Who owns the relationship? That seems to be the broad question that has erupted during the latest string of back-and-forth accusations over YouTube’s partnership with creators. So is putting your content on YouTube a good or bad thing, anyway?

Fullscreen Making Strides Towards Original Programming with Latest Funding

Fullscreen Making Strides Towards Original Programming with Latest Funding

Fullscreen’s latest Series A funding paves the way for the multi-channel network to start investing original programming. They already announced an original series with Devin Super Tramp awhile back, as well as Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Netflix Looks to Dreamworks Animation for More Original Content

Netflix Looks to Dreamworks Animation for More Original Content

Netflix continues their run on original content, as they strike a deal with Dreamworks Animation, the guys behind Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, to be the exclusive provider of TV-like episodes of Dreamworks Animation originals.

Blip Studios & The Movement Towards Original Video Content Programming: Interview with Steve Woolf

Blip Studios & The Movement Towards Original Video Content Programming: Interview with Steve Woolf

Back in June, Blip.tv launched Blip Studios, getting into the original video content game and positioning themselves to work with brands, talent, and independent producers, where before, they only served as a video hosting and destination site.  With the new launch, they promoted VP of …

Original Video Content Impacts Technology Purchasing (REPORT ANALYSIS)

Original Video Content Impacts Technology Purchasing (REPORT ANALYSIS)

A recent consumer survey by IDGTechNetwork showed that video plays a vital role in the purchasing decisions of today's electronics and technology consumers. But it's not just standard video advertising that we are talking about. They look for a variety of content that will help …

YouTube Unleashes Original Channels Initiative in Japan

YouTube Unleashes Original Channels Initiative in Japan

YouTube has launched original channels in Japan, according to the YouTube Japan Blog (you'll need Google Translate, and then you'll need to sort of be able to translate what Google translate says).  Apparently, YouTube has struck a deal with 13 different producers, including established channels …

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