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Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner – Help Us Decide What to Report On

Streaming Media West 2012, A Quick Guide and Planner   Help Us Decide What to Report On

I have done it! I have convinced Mark to unchain me from the desk and get me to an upcoming show. The show is, obviously, Streaming Media West 2012 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. October 30-31. Oh, Halloween in …

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I …

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood-Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

This week on the Reel Web we look at the updates YouTube has made in the past week including the roll-out (finally) of custom thumbnails for all monetized users, some experimenting with mood-based video recommendations, their new politics destination channel and more.  Additionally, we cover …

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for …

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad-Supported Content Preferred [Study]

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad Supported Content Preferred [Study]

YuMe has got some new research showing that online video viewers prefer ad-supported content over actually paying for content in a pay-per-view or subscription-based model while using their connected TVs along with a lot of other good information in The Who, What, When, Where, Why and …

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi-Screen TV Series

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi Screen TV Series

Samsung is holding their third annual Free the TV Challenge and the theme this year is Second Screen Storytellers which means they're looking for a full package production that will couple TV viewing with additional content meant to be viewed on another screen but tie …

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why It’s Such a Squiggly Mess

Roku CEO on the Future of Television & Why Its Such a Squiggly Mess

The future of television, as Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood sees it, is not as futuristic as you'd think, where we'll be able to watch every movie ever made, in any language, day or night. Wood says the future is getting close. I caught …

LG and Philips Work Toward Universal Smart TV App Platform with Smart TV Alliance

LG and Philips Work Toward Universal Smart TV App Platform with Smart TV Alliance

This is particularly of interest to me since I just finished the round up of connected TV advertising services and offerings. LG and Philips have created a Smart TV Alliance and are working toward a universal app platform. For advertisers and publishers alike, this is …

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