Internet TV

This channel is focused on Internet TV (AKA Internet Television, Web TV, Online TV, etc…). Internet TV is essentially television content streamed and distributed via the Internet. Here we will cover news, trends, and general information about Internet TV technology. Stay informed with the latest in Internet television – including up-to-date news information on Google TV, Apple TV, Roku, Boxee, Netflix, Hulu and other emerging alternatives to traditional cable & broadcast television.

The New Digital Video Landscape - Streamed Netflix as a Cable Service?

The New Digital Video Landscape   Streamed Netflix as a Cable Service?

Netflix and Cablevision announced a deal at CES this week that could have far-reaching repercussions for online video giants. Basically, Cablevision has signed on with Netflix's Open Connect program and that could mark a drastic change in the relationship between MSO's and the streaming video ...

Simultaneous Second Screen Experience Needs to be Open and Standardized

Simultaneous Second Screen Experience Needs to be Open and Standardized

A couple things have come across my desk this week pertaining to almost the same thing. So I let them percolate in my brain for a bit until I was ready to tell you about it. Essentially, it's sending content to a TV and a ...

Time Warner Says Streaming Video Services are Stabilizing Their Industry

Time Warner Says Streaming Video Services are Stabilizing Their Industry

Time Warner has been one of the more forward-thinking companies in the cable TV space as far as I'm concerned, at least when talking about streaming video. Now, in a recent financial meeting, the CEO, Jeff Bewkes, seems to have completely embraced streaming video.

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

What Are the Best Smart TV Options for the UK?

As the integration of web and TV gathers pace, and the profile of online video continues its meteoric rise, what is the best choice for smart TV viewers in the UK? I've been looking at some of the Smart TV devices on the market and ...

New Original Web Series Round Up - New Content to Advertise Against

New Original Web Series Round Up   New Content to Advertise Against

I get a lot of emails about new web series and I've been sitting on them trying to figure out how to spin an article out of them. With online video continuing to soar in terms of advertising and marketing I think that we, here ...

Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and Viewing Time are Steady in August

Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and Viewing Time are Steady in August

More people watched video online in August than in any previous month, but they watched fewer videos and spent less time doing it according to the monthly comScore Video Metrix report. With the Olympics being available online for 12 days of that month, I find ...

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

YuMe teamed with IPG Media Lab to do an extremely interesting study on ad effectiveness which included biometric tracking for emotional response, attention. With bio-feedback and eye-tracking, I do believe it might be a one of a kind study for online advertising, plus, I'm a ...

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series ...

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I ...

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

I think I predicted this some time back but I can't find that article. That happens quite often to me as I like to prognosticate rather frequently. Anyway, it's been reported that YouTube will open movie and TV video-on-demand for connected TVs by the end ...

Multi-Screen Becoming the Standard Instead of the Exception for Many Activities

Multi Screen Becoming the Standard Instead of the Exception for Many Activities

Google just put out some fairly interesting research about how we've become a predominantly multi-screen society. It looks at how we surf, shop and consume media, including TV, across a variety of screens both sequentially (start on one screen, pause then finish on another) and ...

Streaming Video Gaining Ground on Broadcast TV for Connected TV Users

Streaming Video Gaining Ground on Broadcast TV for Connected TV Users

Following up on my previous article from the YuMe Connected TV White Paper which focused on advertising and ad-supported content, I also wanted to take a look at the content itself including what people are watching, when they watch it and, rather importantly, how they ...

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for ...

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad-Supported Content Preferred [Study]

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad Supported Content Preferred [Study]

YuMe has got some new research showing that online video viewers prefer ad-supported content over actually paying for content in a pay-per-view or subscription-based model while using their connected TVs along with a lot of other good information in The Who, What, When, Where, Why and ...

Online Video Viewing Numbers Grow in July with Record Viewers

Online Video Viewing Numbers Grow in July with Record Viewers

It's the middle of the month and that means it's time once again for the comScore analysis of online video for the previous month. July saw, according to comScore (which we know won't mesh with Nielsen), 184 million viewers, which is a new record in ...