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Xbox Live Gets Original Content, GoPro Channel, Direct Uploads

Xbox Live Gets Original Content, GoPro Channel, Direct Uploads

It’s been a busy day for Xbox announcements with the news that Microsoft is not only ramping up production on a number of original series, but it has partnered with UK’s Channel 4, GoPro and even has a new upload feature as part of its latest YouTube app.

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

A leaked report suggests that Microsoft struck a deal with gaming MCN Machinima to promote the Xbox on YouTube with the proviso that creators did not disclose details of any payments received. That potentially violates FTC rules for the companies involved.

An In-Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

An In Depth Look At OTT And Live TV For 2014

2013 was a huge year for OTT (Over The Top) devices and content providers, but that’s nothing compared to the growth of original content that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are promising for 2014, alongside some exciting developments in OTT technology.

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%.

Xbox One: Are UnBoxing Videos The Best Kind Of Earned Media?

Xbox One: Are UnBoxing Videos The Best Kind Of Earned Media?

User-generated content delivers 26 times more views for Microsoft on YouTube than their own videos do. With the release of the Xbox One, fan uploads of the unboxing and set up of the console are a huge contributory factor to the brand’s visibility online.

A Perfect Day For Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For October 2013

A Perfect Day For Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For October 2013

Dodge, Xbox, Pepsi and Virgin America all made the YouTube ads leaderboard for October 2013 for the most watched video ads of last month. Samsung appear twice in the top 5 with trailers for their Galaxy Gear product.

Throwback Thursday: Join Us In Unboxing The Past

Throwback Thursday: Join Us In Unboxing The Past

Sometimes, the unboxing of a brand new shiny gadget is as much a part of the experience as the purchase and use of it, so it’s no wonder that unboxing videos are so popular. On this Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the first unwrapping of some of the gadgets we know and love.

Apple Lose Out To Samsung, Xbox to PS4 in Video Ad Battle [Report]

Apple Lose Out To Samsung, Xbox to PS4 in Video Ad Battle [Report]

Significant video shares across social media networks can increase brand awareness by 55% and increase the ‘likelihood to purchase’ by 103% but who are the real winners in the technology sector when it comes to video ad shares? A new report from Unruly takes us through the data.

YouTube Wishlist – Who Else Wants YouTube to Launch These New Features? [Reel Web #55]

YouTube Wishlist   Who Else Wants YouTube to Launch These New Features? [Reel Web #55]

This week on the Reel Web, we once again give a quick update on some of the new features launched in the past week at YouTube.  We also discuss some recent chatter around whether or not video creators should jump ship from YouTube. Finally, we discuss several …

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