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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 ...

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 ...

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]

YouTubes 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 ...

SOPA And PIPA Get A Beat-Down: An Online Video Series

SOPA And PIPA Get A Beat Down: An Online Video Series

Today the main sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill announced it is being shelved. The bill had triggered fierce nationwide protests, website blackouts, and the pullback of Congressional support. Here's a video series just from the past couple days of some of ...

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay has been the target of several reports claiming that it will be delayed. Few have said much outside of the fact that the whole cloud-based movie and TV streaming service seems to hinge on contracts with the six large Hollywood studios. Well, it ...

May 2011 Nielsen vs. ComScore Online Video Numbers

May 2011 Nielsen vs. ComScore Online Video Numbers

It's time once again to take a look at the previous month's online video viewing numbers and statistics. This time, I waited until I got them from both the two major statistics firms, comScore and Nielsen, before writing anything up. It gives a clearer picture ...

Online Video Numbers Hold Steady for April, Except at AOL

Online Video Numbers Hold Steady for April, Except at AOL

comScore released the Video Metrix a bit late this month and I've been quite busy of late so I missed it. Well I got a nudge from Mark about it and so here we are. If you've been following the saga you know that there ...

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