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.

You Want To Host Your Own Live Online Video Show?

Who doesn't have dreams of creating their own video show and pushing it out to the masses, getting it picked up by a major media outlet and having it turn into their 15 minutes of fame? Heck, even I do!

A New Era In Video Metrics Has Arrived - Tubemogul 2.0

A New Era In Video Metrics Has Arrived   Tubemogul 2.0

Tubemogul partners and the online video industry in general can rejoice! The dawn of a new era in video ad metrics has arrived. The new free metrics tools promise to delve into the depths of video metrics and pull forth more useful statistics as well ...

YouTube XL Review - Calling All Couch Potatoes

YouTube has finally released their YouTube XL app. For those unfamiliar with XL, it's an optimized version of the site aimed at television viewing. I don't really know how that's all that different from their original version of the site, just a bit simplified with ...

Mogulus Is Dead (figuratively), Long Live Livestream

Mogulus Is Dead (figuratively), Long Live Livestream

Mogulus, which always sounded to me like a beast from the Jabberwocky along with the jub-jub bird and the Bandersnatch, is no longer. Well it is, however it has been slain through and through and risen up from its own ashes, a la the Phoenix, ...

Dailymotion Supports Open Video Formats

Dailymotion, you know, the video entertainment site where you can share your videos on pretty much almost any topic, is now accepting Open Video formats and HTML tags. Thanks to Mozilla the site will now support Ogg video files and is the first major video ...

Video Blogging Gets Easy - WordPress Steps Up With VideoPress

Video Blogging Gets Easy   Wordpress Steps Up With VideoPress

A picture is worth a thousand words. According to Grant a video is worth millions. So when the content management system (CMS) that is used in millions of websites around the planet switches over to video you can expect billions of words to be transformed ...

Books To Web Video

Books to TV/Film, sure no problem. Books to Web video series? I can't see why not. That's exactly what Alloy Media and Marketing are working on at this very moment. If you don't know who they are it's no surprise, but they're the force that ...

Hulu Does Not Want You To Watch Their Stuff

Hulu does not want you to watch their stuff. At least that's how it feels sometimes doesn't it? If you live outside of the US you simply cannot watch their content. Well, you could by using a proxy service which caused some lag and slow ...

AditAll's Self-Service Video Production Platform Review – Interview

AditAlls Self Service Video Production Platform Review – Interview

I recently interviewed Arthur McKinley, VP of Marketing and Business Development for web-based self-service video creation platform AditAll. AditAll is promoting its video platform as directly suited online publishers and advertisers looking to produce short-form video and video ads quickly and affordably, saving the time ...

Clickable Video Monetization – VideoClix Interview

Clickable Video Monetization – VideoClix Interview

I recently interviewed VideoClix's CEO and "creator," Babak Maghfourian on the expo floor of adtech San Francisco, CA at the Moscone center, sharing with us about their video delivery platform for clickable revenue for both advertisers and video content publishers - a video distribution platform ...

Hulu Is A Mouseketeer

In case you haven't managed to read any of half a dozen places today. Disney has invested in Hulu. No big surprise really, someone was bound to do it sooner or later. Hulu, that wunderkind of premium video sharing spaces, is now a three-way love ...

IAB VPaid Guidelines - Video Player–Ad Interface Definition Guidelines

Recently the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has been working hard to set some guidelines for all sorts of online advertising, including now, video advertising and players. Last week they released their Video Player–Ad Interface Definition Guidelines (VPAID) which looks at simplifying the buying and selling ...

Video Syndication & Licensing Strategies – Digitalsmiths Interview

Video Syndication & Licensing Strategies – Digitalsmiths Interview

Grant Crowell back from the adtech conference in San Francisco. I recently did a video interview with Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-Founder of the digital video content publishing and indexing technology provider, Digitalsmiths. I talk with Ben about the panel he moderated, Digital Distribution Strategies: ...

Image and Speech Recognition In Video SEO: The Digitalsmith Interview

Image and Speech Recognition In Video SEO: The Digitalsmith Interview

I interviewed Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the video publishing platform and indexing solutions provider Digitalsmiths, Ben Weinberger, on how their combination of  image interpretation and speech recognition tools can enhance search results and SEO campaigns for businesses of all sizes.

YouTube Announces Collaborative Annotations

Last June YouTube launched Annotations, a feature that makes YouTube videos more interactive by enabling content creators to add speech bubbles,notes, and highlight boxes to their videos. People found several creative uses for Annotations, pushing the limits of information sharing, interactive games and storytelling. Last ...