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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 ...

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore will never see eye-to-eye and that goes doubly for the numbers they report. While comScore said some 174 million Americans viewed online video last month, Nielsen states it's only 144.2 million, or billion if you were to take their chart at face ...

YouTube Gets Serious About Copyright Violation Education, Revamps Help Center

YouTube Gets Serious About Copyright Violation Education, Revamps Help Center

YouTube has been pretty good about fighting copyright violations. At least, I think so. They've worked hard to remove videos containing unauthorized clips, and they created ContentID to go an extra step in scoping out violations on behalf of certain partners. They even ban user ...

Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

Online Video Springs Back in March, 174M Viewers Watch 889 Minutes on Average

After the February fizzle in online video, March has seen the industry spring back to life with 174 million Americans raining down upon online video sites and viewing sessions blossoming to 5.7B while average viewing time saw a growth spurt to 889.1 minutes. Ahhh...spring is ...

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner Cable Seeks Judgment on TWCableTV iPad App Legality

Time Warner, who I wrote about earlier in the week when they hit a snag with their TWCableTV iPad App, has sought a legal judgment on the matter. The Southern District of New York was petitioned by the cable operator about the legality of the ...

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