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.

Brightcove 5 Enhancements Create More Robust and Efficient Platform

Brightcove 5 Enhancements Create More Robust and Efficient Platform

Brightcove put out the newest major release of their online video platform. As I've been immersed in several different OVPs of late I was looking forward to all of the new features that they've got going here and I'm going to try and get in, ...

Kantar Videolytics - Track, Syndicate, Optimize - An In-depth Review

Kantar Videolytics   Track, Syndicate, Optimize   An In depth Review

Kantar Videolytics recently trotted out a long list of premier partners which included some of the major players in online video (Brightcove, Brightroll, Adap.tv, LiveRail, Tremor, ScanScout, you get the picture) for their new Videolytics (video analytics) offering. So what better reason to get on ...

Vimeo Now Has Couch-Mode for Google TV and Home Theater PCs

Vimeo Now Has Couch Mode for Google TV and Home Theater PCs

As Google TV continues its rollout, several top websites are hurrying to ensure that their content looks great on the device.  And just like YouTube's Leanback, Vimeo has now unveiled its own Google-TV-friendly interface, called "couch mode.”

Google Releases Improved YouTube App for Android

Google Releases Improved YouTube App for Android

If you have an Android phone, it probably came with a native YouTube app pre-installed.  Mine did.  And using it has been a strangely average experience.  It isn't bad, but it isn't great either.  But now that may be changing. Specifically, Google has released a ...

How To Use Video To Engage Your Ministry and Your Business

How To Use Video To Engage Your Ministry and Your Business

Whether you work for a business or a non-profit organization, you have a message you need to communicate. Finding ways for people to hear to your message isn't really that difficult. With enough money, you can buy plenty of ads that will raise awareness about ...

Dovie.tv Beta: Video Platform Review - Crash and Burn Baby!

Dovie.tv Beta: Video Platform Review   Crash and Burn Baby!

This service looks to do a fly-by but can't manage to get off the ground. The Dovie.tv service has so many limitations that it simply can't fly under its own weight. Before I was even able to taxi to the runway my experience was grounded ...

Ooyala Gives Video Publishers Integrated Paypal Payment System

Ooyala Gives Video Publishers Integrated Paypal Payment System

Ooyala, a provider of video monetization products and services, has introduced a new product called Ooyala Paywall.  Typically the word "paywall," in Internet terms, refers to a blockade between users and a portion of the content they're after, and that's exactly what this product is.  ...

Blip HTML5 Player 5 Times Faster, Full Switchover Soon

Blip HTML5 Player 5 Times Faster, Full Switchover Soon

I am going to refrain from using all manner of cliche here and simply say, Blip is ready to take its whole site to the next level. Damn, that's a cliche too, isn't it? Hey everyone, Blip.tv says they're going to go full HTMl5 as ...

Howcast Knows How To Build A Next-Generation Media Company

Howcast Knows How To Build A Next Generation Media Company

Learning how to do things can be challenging and complicated, but with the rise of online and mobile video, it's become easier to learn by watching instructional video content. The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words," holds true for videos, which can ...

Video Distribution: Where Should You Upload Your Videos? Online Video Marketing Basics Part 5

Video Distribution: Where Should You Upload Your Videos? Online Video Marketing Basics Part 5

This is Part Five of our ongoing series of Online Video Marketing Basics, and it's long overdue.  This series is intended for the novices among us, businesses and individuals who have only recently decided to take the plunge into online video.  And for that decision, ...

Relive Your Favorite Year Through Video With YouTube Time Machine

Relive Your Favorite Year Through Video With YouTube Time Machine

Sometimes on Monday we need to ease back into the work week.  Perhaps you spent the weekend gorging on college football and the NFL.  Or maybe you lost a few hours last night on an MTV award show.  But regardless… the transition from leisure to ...

YouTube Running Live-Streaming Service Trial Today and Tomorrow

YouTube is running a live-streaming test today and tomorrow, in the biggest step yet toward the video portal offering a full streaming service.  The test started this morning at 11:00a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and continues through tomorrow evening.

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt Says YouTube Profitability Is Near

Googles CEO Eric Schmidt Says YouTube Profitability Is Near

Exactly a week ago, The New York Times made a splash with an article about YouTube's ad revenues, suggesting the video portal was going to start making a profit sometime this year.  I remember thinking at the time that it was just another pundit's prediction—after ...

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLAN’s VLC Player App To Show Up On iPad? It Depends On Apple’s Approval

VideoLan (makers of the popular VLC media player) has been ported by Applidium and the the makers of the software are pleased. It's been submitted to Apple, but the question remains, will they [Apple] allow a video player that's not directly tied to their software, shopping ...

Google Makes A Push for Pay-Per-View Movie Streaming Service

Google Makes A Push for Pay Per View Movie Streaming Service

According to the Financial Times (free registration required), officials from Google and YouTube are in active negotiations with the major movie studios in Hollywood to develop a pay-per-view streaming movie service with a worldwide focus.  The films would be streaming—and not available for download—and would ...