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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...

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 …

Weekly Online Video News Roundup – Post Birthday Blues Edition

Weekly Online Video News Roundup   Post Birthday Blues Edition

We weep for the numbers tacked onto our ages this past week. Well, I don't actually. But I know many do. At least it's National left-handed day this week so we can stick it to the righties! On the online video front, the week started …

5 Elemental Lessons Learned in Sports Video Streaming For The 2012 Summer Olympics

5 Elemental Lessons Learned in Sports Video Streaming For The 2012 Summer Olympics

Over the last several weeks, as the world tuned in to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, more than 20,000 broadcasters aimed to reach a global audience of 4 billion viewers with more than 4,000 hours of coverage. According to Sam Blackman, CEO and Co-founder …

You Talkin’ to ME? Why Some TV Personalities FAIL on YouTube [Creator's Tip #51]

You Talkin to ME? Why Some TV Personalities FAIL on YouTube [Creators Tip #51]

Why is it that some television personalities can capture the attention of millions of TV viewers, but when they transition online or create unique online video content for a place like YouTube, they have a harder time attracting viewers and capturing a sustainable audience? For this week's Creator's Tip …

Data-Driven Video Ads, Face Blur Privacy, and Better YouTube Searching [Reel Web #49]

Data Driven Video Ads, Face Blur Privacy, and Better YouTube Searching [Reel Web #49]

This week on the Reel Web we discuss another new feature launched by YouTube, review some great ways to limit the amount of filtering you have to do when doing YouTube searches and talk about changes in how news is being spread and commercials are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Online Video Weekly News Roundup – The Wow I’m Tired Edition

The Online Video Weekly News Roundup   The Wow Im Tired Edition

Wow, E3 week in LA was fantastic. Loads of awesome games, lots of hot babes and tons of great acquaintances new and old. Now it's time to get back into the work flow of a more stable and regular office hour deal. I need to …

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