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Hulu Sales Sands Shifting, Microsoft Out, Apple Stepping In?

Hulu Sales Sands Shifting, Microsoft Out, Apple Stepping In?

Microsoft has bowed out stating they would not enter into the second round of bidding for Hulu. Apparently, they didn't like what they saw and chose not to whip out a cool $2B for the video service. Meanwhile, Yahoo! has upped the stakes and Apple …

Online Video Weekly News Reel – B-Easter Boys Edition

Online Video Weekly News Reel   B Easter Boys Edition

For the Catholics in the audience, Happy Easter, for the zombie lovers, Happy Zombie Jesus Day, for everyone else Happy Oestre, Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos. It was a slow week in some parts of the world as Friday …

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web-TV

Open Web TV Standard in the Works: A Foundation for Web TV

This week marks the deadline for Open Connected TV standard proposals. The goal: created an open source specification for software and standards for Internet-connected, Web-ready televisions. The driving force behind the specification for OCTV is the Digital Media Project. According to their website they want …

Web Video Advertising To Grow 55% Annually – Faster Than Any Other Ad Format Online

Web Video Advertising To Grow 55% Annually   Faster Than Any Other Ad Format Online

Online-video advertising spending looks to be growing again in 2011, even after an impressive 40% growth from 2009 to 2010. Media buyers surveyed by Deutsche Bank "Internet Industry Outlook" report (Jan. 18, 2010, see PDF). To fund online-video spending, many predict to cannibalize display advertising and …

Online Video Predictions for 2011: Are You Ready for The Storm?

Online Video Predictions for 2011: Are You Ready for The Storm?

Friends, online-video is going to be a fun storm in 2011 as the drama has just begun. It's the first official business day of 2011, and that prompted me to awaken at 3:00 a.m. with great curiosity. I spent 4-plus hours diving into dozens of …

Study: Online Users Willing To Pay for Digital Video Content

Study: Online Users Willing To Pay for Digital Video Content

There's a new study out from Pew Internet & American Life Project, and the overall theme seems to be that digital content purchases are on the rise.  In fact, they've pulled even with traditional e-commerce purchases.  66% of Internet users purchase traditional goods and services …

Web Video Audience Development Strategies With Jim Louderback CEO of Revision3

Web Video Audience Development Strategies With Jim Louderback CEO of Revision3

Revision3 is one of the most well-known Internet television networks, and it's run by a very energetic guy named Jim Louderback.  As part of our chat with him back in October, we asked him to talk a bit about what Revision3 is doing differently, in …

Google TV Stumbles, But Will it Fall?

Google TV Stumbles, But Will it Fall?

I know that CES is still a week away, but there have been some big news surrounding Google TV of late that I thought we might compile to demonstrate the hazards of reaching into the unknown and attempting to carve out a niche for a …

Online Video Moves: iAd Goes International, Youngsters Lead WebTV Revolution, Beyonce Banned

Online Video Moves:  iAd Goes International, Youngsters Lead WebTV Revolution, Beyonce Banned

Ha ha suckers! We get iAd here…no wait, why is that cool? More ads is not what I need in my life. Steve Jobs announced that the UK and France will get iAd in December and then Ze Germans will get it in January. Whew, …

Original Web Video Series More Engaging Than Standard TV

Original Web Video Series More Engaging Than Standard TV

New research shows that online video series have a higher audience engagement level than that of standard TV programming. The research was done by Web TV network creator Next New Networks and YouTube, and research/consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates.

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