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Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!

Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith’s Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a “what does it do for online video and video viewers” as opposed to a “how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?” See, why I took the other approach?

Netflix Top of SVOD List, RedBox Leads in Pay-Per-Rental Category [Report]

Netflix Top of SVOD List, RedBox Leads in Pay Per Rental Category [Report]

Digitalsmith’s Q3 2013 Video Discovery Trends Report confirms that Netflix holds the lion’s share of the Subscription Video on Demand market with 41% – no surprise there. Redbox Kiosks have the largest share of the Pay-per-Rent services market at 16.5%.

Vimeo Redesigns On Demand Page for Better Monetized Video Discovery

Vimeo Redesigns On Demand Page for Better Monetized Video Discovery

Vimeo has changed their On Demand page to make it easier to find works that are monetized. They are sorted by a curation process called “Vimeo Selects,” and also by genre, including spotlights and other fun categories.

YouTube Mix Suggestion Attempts to Get You Hooked Even More on YouTube

YouTube Mix Suggestion Attempts to Get You Hooked Even More on YouTube

YouTube Mix is a new experimental video discovery option on YouTube that shows up on the right-side suggestion box column. Now, YouTube is generating playlists of all those videos you click through one-by-one and streamlining the process.

Viral Video Prediction Made Fun with TubeRank

Viral Video Prediction Made Fun with TubeRank

TubeRank allows you to enter in a bunch of triggers and community interests into a database in order to find out what videos best exemplify the content you are trying to make. Having examples handy, with all their views and social stats, can give you a guide to what kind of viral video you’re trying to make. Even if you don’t use it for that, it makes for a great video discovery tool.

Video is Key to Monetizing Mobile Publishing Says Hearst

Video is Key to Monetizing Mobile Publishing Says Hearst

We've all heard about how ridiculously fast the mobile video experience has been chugging along, with seemingly everyone having smartphones and other mobile devices at their fingertips.  One thing though: the mobile experience is a lot different from the desktop experience.  You see, when people …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Final Cut Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Final Cut Edition

This week I've got to get the final cut of the pilot episode over to the contest people. But, as always, I've been keeping an eye on the industry to see how things are going and this week there's some interesting stuff from the likes …

Chill Direct to Sell DRM-Free Content, Discovery Rules Are Still the Same

Chill Direct to Sell DRM Free Content, Discovery Rules Are Still the Same

We spoke to Chill recently at Vidcon.  Chill is a social video-discovery site where people share videos, and as a user you can "follow" someone who shares particularly good videos.  It all comes down to who you trust, as you are more likely to watch …

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