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Jumping On The Bandwagon: Amazon Wants To Make Shows Too

Jumping On The Bandwagon: Amazon Wants To Make Shows Too

Is Amazon trying to keep up with the Joneses? According to Forbes, Amazon may be turning a little green with envy watching Netflix, Hulu, & YouTube get into the premium original content creation game, because they're apparently gearing up for their own turn as a TV …

How MyPod Studios Is Building A Successful Online Video Platform Through Curation

How MyPod Studios Is Building A Successful Online Video Platform Through Curation

My Pod Studios is an online video platform you may or may not be familiar with. While they might not have the name recognition of some other platforms, myPodstudios.com was listed by Quantcast as the 191st most trafficked website in December of 2011–just five places …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – YouTube Channels Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Channels Edition

This week, you probably missed even more online video news stories than normal. But you'll be forgiven, since you were no doubt scrambling around getting all the details together for your killer Super Bowl party. And in just a few hours, that party will begin. …

Introducing The 6 New YouTube Educational Channels

Introducing The 6 New YouTube Educational Channels

YouTube is rolling out six new educational channels focusing on math, science, history, art/culture, and astronomy.  The new offerings are a part of their 100 original content initiative, but recently YouTube has made a lot of strides in being a go-to source for education, with …

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Danny Sullivan is a pretty smart dude. If you're not familiar with him, it probably means you haven't dabbled much in SEO. And when he wrote yesterday about paying Rupert Murdoch three times for the same piece of content, it really got me fired up. …

Look At Your Viral Video, Now Look Back At Mine – What Helps Old Spice Succeed?

Look At Your Viral Video, Now Look Back At Mine   What Helps Old Spice Succeed?

Christmas 2011 brought the welcomed return of the Old Spice Man, in his new re-incarnation as MANta Claus. MANta Claus, played once again by Isaiah Mustafa – the former NFL player turned actor – was on a holiday campaign to give a gift to every single person on the planet. All 7 billion of us. Now, that’s some mission.

So apart from the great content what has led to the success of Old Spice’s marketing plan?

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos – The Reel Web Episode 23

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos   The Reel Web Episode 23

This week on the Reel Web we cover a lot of new stories surrounding SOPA, PIPA, and especially Vimeo's stance on them. We also talk about the importance of having original content and why Hulu, Netflix, and others are pushing so hard to feature original content …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Future Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Future Edition

The future of online video sometimes feels like it's only a day away, as major advancements and changes take place every week. This week's online video news round up has all kinds of stories about the future: imminent moves from YouTube on subscriptions and a …

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 …

Zooey Deschanel’s HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Zooey Deschanels HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Last year, Dentyne Gum sponsored a scripted online dating web series called The Single Life.  Starring Taryn Southern (The Temp Life), Jeremy Searle, and "host" Leslie Miles (Final Destination 5, J Edgar), the show is a fictionalized how-to in online dating, complete with Blind Date-esque …

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