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Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Scorched Earth Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Scorched Earth Edition

After a brief respite from triple digit temperatures up here in Milwaukee, they've returned. Blah! So what better reason to stay inside and watch online video or read about what's gone on in the industry this week, right? Well here's a quick look at some ...

DirecTV Viacom Dispute Creates New Opportunities for Online Video & More News [Reel Web #48]

DirecTV Viacom Dispute Creates New Opportunities for Online Video & More News [Reel Web #48]

On this week's Reel Web we take a look at the dispute between DirecTV and Viacom and what this could mean for online video.  Additionally we review some new educational features that YouTube is rolling out as well as an interesting advertising model that will ...

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Interactive Video Ad Insertion Arrives for Live HTTP Streams

Jivox is over at the  Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Marketplace - Mobile event and it just dropped into my inbox that they've announced the ability to insert their interactive video ads into live HTTP streams (using HLS). That's pretty big news for those of us that are ...

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

The Olympics are the latest victim of big money, well OK, maybe not the latest. There's been big money wrapped up in Olympic Games and their coverage for years. But this year, NBC has decided that, if you want to watch online, you need to ...

AMC Will Stream "Breaking Bad" Season 5 Premiere In Wake of Getting Dumped by DISH

AMC Will Stream Breaking Bad Season 5 Premiere In Wake of Getting Dumped by DISH

Hey, you know what might be one of the best television shows ever?  Breaking Bad.  You know what DISH customers will be unable to watch this Sunday, July 15?  The Breaking Bad Season 5 premiere.  Chris Rick discussed the whole carriage war thing yesterday, and ...

Could Online Video Viewers Benefit From TV's Carriage Fee Wars?

Could Online Video Viewers Benefit From TVs Carriage Fee Wars?

Did you know there's a carriage fee war going on? DirecTV dropped all of Viacom's channels and had a banner running on July 11th stating that Viacom wanted consumers to pay $1B more in fees to keep the channels. Viacom for their part said that ...

Why Adobe Really Dropped Their Mobile Flash Support

Why Adobe Really Dropped Their Mobile Flash Support

Many, especially the zealous Apple supporters, would have you believe that Apple killed Flash. In reality, it's HTML5 that might be the ultimate demise of Flash, but it won't be this year and probably not next year either. A recent article at TechCrunch took an ...

Brightcove Dual-Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi-Screen Future of Online Video?

Brightcove Dual Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi Screen Future of Online Video?

Two announcements from Brightcove today got me a thinking about the future. The first hooks TV up to a second screen for simultaneous, additional content display and the second allows you to publish content to that second screen. The bigger picture, no pun intended, is ...

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just ...

Feds Looking into Cable Company Anti-Trust Actions Toward Online Video

Feds Looking into Cable Company Anti Trust Actions Toward Online Video

Hell yeah! If you've been a long-time reader, you know I'm no fan of the cable companies. Their outdated, dinosaur-like companies are holding back video entertainment in a variety of ways if you ask me. Every once in awhile one will make some move that ...

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