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Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), short for “Video & Audio Communications”, is an American global mass media company with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television. As of 2010, it is the world’s fourth-largest media conglomerate, behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and News Corporation. Viacom is owned in majority by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theater company based in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA. National Amusements ...

Online Video Rebounds to Over 39 Billion Videos and 9.5 Billion Ads, Total Viewers Drop

Online Video Rebounds to Over 39 Billion Videos and 9.5 Billion Ads, Total Viewers Drop

I'm in LA this week for Streaming Media West and I haven't got my spreadsheets with me for the month to month numbers I've been keeping. I'll get them input when I get back to Milwaukee, if the 13,000 canceled flights don't stop me from …

Online Video Viewing in Latin America is Evolving, Rápidamente!

Online Video Viewing in Latin America is Evolving, Rápidamente!

comScore just put out some numbers for Latin America in regards to online video. I figured it's entirely possible that some of our readers have interest in the region and so I compiled a couple releases to take a look at how online video viewing …

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 …

Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and Viewing Time are Steady in August

Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and Viewing Time are Steady in August

More people watched video online in August than in any previous month, but they watched fewer videos and spent less time doing it according to the monthly comScore Video Metrix report. With the Olympics being available online for 12 days of that month, I find …

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

As the summer heat beats down upon us it seems that it's driven a lot of us indoors and into the cool embrace of online video. Over 180 million Americans tuned int to see 33 billion "videos" last month (June 2012) and a new record …

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 …

YouTube’s Spring Cleaning, Social TV Viewer Trends & More [Reel Web #40]

In this week's Reel Web, we discuss several online video trends and updates from the past week including: more updates and changes at YouTube, Comscore's most recent stats around online video consumption, Viacom's interest in social tv, and a look at some new studies that indicate …

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make …

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Video Ad Impressions Reach Record Numbers in March 2012

Toot the tooters and clink the clinkers, honk the honkers and hoot the hooters, it's comScore video metrix time again. OK, maybe skip the hooters. Did you know that 181 million Americans watched video online in March? Did you know that online video advertising impressions …

comScore Says Almost 22 Million Brits Touched By Video Ads In January

comScore Says Almost 22 Million Brits Touched By Video Ads In January

They always seem a bit behind, comScore, not the Brits. Considering that it's almost mid-March and we're just getting UK numbers for January. It's all part of their "one press release per day so as not to confuse journalists" mentality. No really, someone said that …

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