Video Platforms & Solutions

Information about online video hosting platforms and video streaming platforms (OVP) and online video companies. Coverage of the business of online video, video platform startups, and other internet video platforms. Ongoing industry coverage of the video hosing providers, video CMS platforms, video advertising platforms, internet sharing platforms and other video platforms dedicated to publishing and monetizing web video.

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Facebook Raises its Video Game with Revenue Share for Brand Creators

There were 56.4 Billion video views on Facebook in June 2015, compared to 34.8 Billion views for YouTube. Now, some creators and brands will get the chance to monetize their video content on Facebook as part of an ad revenue scheme. But don't get too excited yet, as you'll need to become an official Facebook partner first.
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YouTube Influencer Marketing is NOW Open to All Brands

Up until recently, brands could only really connect with YouTube Influencers by reaching out directly, or by negotiating via an MCN. But virtual marketplace FameBit offers a new solution that allows brands to connect directly with YouTubers to create promotional videos for a reasonable budget.
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TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

On this week's ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we discuss the type of ad formats for AdWords for Video, also known as TrueView advertising. We also tell you how you can get an email notification when a YouTube channel releases a new video, and we contemplate the pros and cons of YouTube vs Vimeo for business videos.
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Video Wars: YouTube Versus the Rest of the World

YouTube is, and has been for much of the past decade, the single most dominant force in on-line video. But it's becoming less relevant for video creators as options amass. Now that companies like YouTube, and Netflix, have all contributed in lowering bandwidth costs, the market is ripe for opportunity and change.
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Animoto Helps Small Businesses Harness the Power of Video

Many small businesses shy away from producing marketing videos, worried that they don’t have the time, money or expertise to create them, let alone make them look professional. However, these businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity as 73% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching videos explaining products or services. Luckily, there's a new product on the market that can help.
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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.
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How to Fix a 'Green' YouTube or Vimeo Video [Tip]

Sick of watching YouTube or Vimeo and getting a green screen in the video player, with audio but no picture? The ReelSEO virtual mailbag has been hit with the following question for some time, So how do you fix it? Well Reel Readers, the answer lies within.
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Private Video Messaging Now Coming to a Vine App Near You

If you are a Vine user who can't live without the ability to send private video and text messages to other Vine and even non-Vine users a day longer, then do a happy dance as the video platform has just introduced that very thing. For iOS and Android users only. Sorry Windows Phone people.
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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!
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New Yahoo Video Platform Aims to Take on YouTube, AOL [Rumor]

Yahoo has big plans for online video, and after the failed attempt to buy Dailymotion last year, reports now claim that the company is launching its own brand new video platform to rival YouTube. Video creators shouldn't get too excited though, it's invite only for the big video rock stars for now.
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Vimeo Buys Start-up 'Shoot 'n Edit' iPhone App 'Cameo'

Vimeo is moving into the mobile video app market space with its acquisition of Cameo, a 'shoot and edit' app for the iPhone. But even with its attractive themes and cloud-powered features, Cameo's success ultimately depends on users wanting to both make, and edit, movies on a regular basis.
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Vimeo-on-Demand Turns One, Company Shines Spotlight on its Employees

Vimeo-on-Demand, one of the best places to find truly indie filmmakers and their works, turns one year old. To celebrate, Vimeo tossed in a few more features to help you out. Plus, they've decided to shine some light on the employees that don't get a lot of face time but without whom, Vimeo wouldn't exist, or have such cool new features. Well done Vimeo and Happy Birthday Vimeo-on-Demand!
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JW Player Partners With Vid.ly To Simplify Video Across All Devices

Online video service Vid.ly has teamed up with JW Player and that means the guesswork will been taken out of encoding profiles for HTML5 browsers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. The new partnership will ensure that publishers can keep up with the latest mobile devices and browsers on the market.
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Can New CEO Susan Wojcicki Fix YouTube's Broken Business Model?

Susan Wojcicki has been confirmed as the new CEO of YouTube, but can this veteran of Google successfully turn the site's business model around in its efforts to attract more advertising revenue? Millions of creators will certainly be hoping so.