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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound. “Television” may also refer specifically to a television set, television programming, or television transmission.
The etymology of the word has a mixed Latin and Greek origin, meaning “far sight”: Greek tele (τῆλε), far, and Latin visio, sight (from video, vis- to see, or to view i...

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix has had quite the year, haven't they?  In the midst of all the controversy over the price hike and the splitting of their DVD and streaming services into two separate entities (and fees), they have also been expanding the amount of content they will …

VidBlogger Nation Launches As First Of Its Kind Social TV Network On Comcast

VidBlogger Nation Launches As First Of Its Kind Social TV Network On Comcast

Marc Scarpa, veteran director and executive producer of live interactive media events, has launched the first of it's kind social TV network with Comcast Xfinity On Demand, called VidBlogger Nation, that brings popular local YouTube talent into the living room of millions. VidBlogger Nation is …

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 …

YouTube Scheduled Channels – Encouraging Partners To Develop Scheduled Content

YouTube Scheduled Channels   Encouraging Partners To Develop Scheduled Content

YouTube is about to look a lot more like traditional television. According to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube is hard at work on developing a group of scheduled channels. With top-quality content that adheres to a regular publishing schedule, YouTube hopes to grab larger chunks …

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix Hopes To Quell The Crowds With New Content Licensing Deals

Netflix's public apology, and ensuring announcement that the DVD service would be split off into its own service, called Quickster, have been met with a public reaction the company should be getting used to: disappointment, frustration, and scorn. But in the following days, the company …

Live From Daryl’s House To Hit Syndication On Broadcast TV

Live From Daryls House To Hit Syndication On Broadcast TV

Live From Daryl's House, an acclaimed music web series starring Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates and special guest musicians, is making its debut on television in 95 markets on September 24 in syndication.  The show, which shoots in Hall's home in upstate New York, …

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent-Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Increase YouTube Video Views Through Tent Pole Events: The YouTube Creator Playbook

The calendar is filled with a number of special events that get people excited: Halloween, Christmas, the Super Bowl, and those aren't nearly the only ones.  When it comes to online video, releasing content that capitalizes on the buzz surrounding those events can also mean …

Engagement & Time Spent With Video Ads On Connected TVs Is On The Rise

Engagement & Time Spent With Video Ads On Connected TVs Is On The Rise

Watching programming on tablets, Smartphones and connected TVs is growing quickly, and brands are eager to reach consumers on those devices. The effort is paying off: click-through rates for ads on connected TVs are in the 10 to 17% range to date, a healthy number, …

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Hulu Web Series The Confession To Go International With Sony

Back in May the popular Hulu web series The Confession, starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt, got picked up for a movie deal from Image Entertainment.  Now comes the announcement that the series is getting international distribution courtesy of Sony Pictures Television.  The Confession will …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Site Issues Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Site Issues Edition

Some weeks we are just on fire, and able to cover most of the important breaking stories in the world of online video. Other weeks, our site crashes and we spend entire days just trying to get it back up. This past week was one …

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