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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 ...

The Week In Video: Handbags At Dawn For Microsoft And Google

The Week In Video: Handbags At Dawn For Microsoft And Google

Google and Microsoft have been facing up to each other all week over the Windows YouTube app which has yet to be settled – although Google’s ‘Cease & Desist’ letter might hasten Microsoft’s decision about whether to allow ads and prevent downloads. In other news, YouTube’s ‘Comedy Week’ starts tonight – we can’t wait!

Viacom Comes Up Short Against Google/YouTube In Court Once More

Viacom Comes Up Short Against Google/YouTube In Court Once More

YouTube-Viacom: Round II went to YouTube thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Because YouTube has policies in place that take down copyrighted material when they are told about it, a Federal Court has denied Viacom’s appeal.

Twitter Also Looking Up More Video Ads, Not A Shock

Twitter Also Looking Up More Video Ads, Not A Shock

It seems like everyone is getting into the video ad game, and news keeps pouring out this week. Twitter is looking to add more video ad dollars to their platform, as they “secretly” talked to Comcast and Viacom about possibly setting up some network TV ads on the site.

Even Hulu and Comedy Central Have a YouTube Channel: Here’s Why

Even Hulu and Comedy Central Have a YouTube Channel: Heres Why

I’ve been teaching YouTube training courses and workshops since April 2007. In the early days, I was frequently asked by internet marketers and video content producers, “How do I convince my CMO that we need to create a YouTube channel?” Many of these people were …

Online Video Viewers Mostly Steady While Viewing Dips in October

Online Video Viewers Mostly Steady While Viewing Dips in October

comScore released the Video Metrix late last week but I didn't have time to get it as I was deep in post production on something. From looking at the numbers a lot of people were online watching video last month but it didn't translate into …

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 …

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