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A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Hard-Pressed for Time Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Hard Pressed for Time Edition

So, while you are reading this, I'm probably speeding across the country at some 700mph on my way to Los Angeles for E3 - the world's largest video game show. Still, I made some time to get this compiled so that you would have something ...

Google, YouTube Continue Betting Big On Machinima, And With Good Reason

Google, YouTube Continue Betting Big On Machinima, And With Good Reason

A funding round of $35 million went to Machinima, one of YouTube's most visited sites, to the tune of 1.6 billion views last April, and a lion's share of the funding came from Google.  Already-invested Redpoint Ventures and MK Capital also joined in.  All of ...

April is Another Record-Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

April is Another Record Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

Holy mackerel! That's a whole lotta online video ads man! In fact, it's actually 20% of all videos viewed online roughly. That is if you remember that those ads are actually intersecting pieces of video content which then gets tallied as multiple videos by comScore. ...

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Comscore just released a study of online video engagement in Germany, and the results are a continuing testament to the growth of online video outside of the United States.  46.9 million German Internet users went to online video in March, a 2.3% increase from last ...

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Another interesting piece of the Recent FreeWheel Video Monetization Report for Q1 2012 was the number of ads viewed in the quarter. Generally, after the major shopping season (read the holidays) winds down a lot of industries will move toward a slump of inactivity. But ...

Crowdfunding Comes to Social Video Through Flattr Deal with Dailymotion

Crowdfunding Comes to Social Video Through Flattr Deal with Dailymotion

Dailymotion is teaming up with Flattr to create an end-to-end crowdfunded social video network meaning everyone who creates online video content could get compensated by the audience. Personally, I think it's brilliant and could revolutionize the TV and web series pilot workflow.

Microsoft Expands Video Ad Offerings on Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps

Microsoft Expands Video Ad Offerings on Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps

Microsoft is looking to expand the amount of video advertising on its Xbox 360 console and its video entertainment partner apps including ESPN, CBS, Gamespot, Last.fm, Manga Entertainment and MUZU.TV who all joined the new Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps program. The ads are ...

YouTube Let's Creators Fundraise Through Annotation Links to Kickstarter & IndieGoGo

YouTube Lets Creators Fundraise Through Annotation Links to Kickstarter & IndieGoGo

Andy Stack, a YouTube product manager, today announced on The Official YouTube Partners & Creators Blog that YouTube has teamed up with Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to enable users to link directly to project pages on these platforms through annotations. Kickstarter is a crowd funding website for ...

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

Connected TVs in more than 1/3 US Homes, Get Moving on Your Strategy!

The new Emerging Video Service VI report from Leichtman Research Group shows that around 38% of US Homes now have a connected TV in them. I've been telling everyone for about a year that this was going to play a major role in online video ...

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