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.

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 ...

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco Buying ExtendMedia, Three Screen Content Platform + Networking

Cisco knows the future of the Internet. They should, they build a lot of its infrastructure with super fast networking appliances. So it should be no surprise that they know the future of the Internet is video and are making moves to be there in ...

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

Vimeo SEO: How To Get Embedded Vimeo Videos Into Google

As I mentioned previously, Google is pushing hard to let people know that video sitemaps are the way to go when looking to get video into Google's search results.  And I am happy to report to you that video sitemaps DO work for Vimeo videos.

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

YouTube Testing New Video Player, AJAX Editing and Suggestions?

One of the ways that major websites test possible new layouts and features is through random select live testing--where only a handful of users are shown the new look while the rest of the public sees the familiar one.  And I think that may be ...

ReelSEO Behind-the-Scenes: MDialog’s HTML5 Streaming and Dynamic Ad Insertion Service

ReelSEO Behind the Scenes: MDialog’s HTML5 Streaming and Dynamic Ad Insertion Service

mDialog recently announced their ability to deliver both streaming video as well as advertising to the Apple platforms (iPad and iPhone specifically). So I sat down with them for a long chat about how they are doing that and to check it out for myself.

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

Mark and I are still putting the finishing touches on a video interview we hope to share very soon, and he noticed something interesting when uploading a test version to YouTube:  The time limit has been increased.  He was able to easily upload a 13-minute ...

In-Depth Review of InPlay Video Analytics

It's not quite Google Analytics, yet. But it is certainly a step in the right direction. While we originally had some implementation problems over at Gamers Daily News, TubeMogul was more than helpful in getting everything working properly with us.

Blip.tv Pre-Roll Video Ads Offer Downloads On Xbox 360

Blip.tv Pre Roll Video Ads Offer Downloads On Xbox 360

Blip.tv have taken interactive pre-roll ads to a whole new level in their bid to help Wieden & Kennedy get NCAA Football 11 in the public gamer consciousness. They created a click-to-download pre-roll mechanism that set the demo to download on the Xbox 360 console.

Hulu Plus Preview Hits US Sony Playstation 3, Users Must Pay Twice To View

In a glorious and unabashed cash grab, Sony and Hulu have teamed up to yank a lot of your hard earned cash out of your wallets and into their overflowing vaults thanks to the Hulu Plus preview that became available to some US Playstation 3 ...

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing - But Are Users' Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

TwitVid Launches Mysterious Social Video Ad Platform

TwitVid Launches Mysterious Social Video Ad Platform

You want to know what I love?  When companies announce new video-related products or services.  Seriously… I'm a video nut, and I get excited about new things.  Want to know what I hate?  When new products or services are announced, but not remotely explained.  Such ...

YouTube's 6 Reasons Why HTML5 Won't Replace Flash, Yet

YouTubes 6 Reasons Why HTML5 Wont Replace Flash, Yet

YouTube agreed with us on several points lately. We're not sure if they knew they were doing it or not but they have. The main point is that while HTML 5 is cool and has a lot of potential, it's not going to replace Flash ...

UStream Not Worried By Prospect of YouTube Live Video Service

UStream Not Worried By Prospect of YouTube Live Video Service

UStream co-founder and CEO, John Ham, sat down and talked with TechCrunch's Jason Kinkaid recently to discuss the future of live streaming video on the web—and the looming prospect of YouTube jumping into that arena.  It's a pretty interesting read, and I suggest you check ...

Brightcove Now Serving Video To Android Mobile Devices

If you create video and put it online, then the chances are good that you'd actually like people to be able to see it.  And as more and more web users go mobile--using smart phones and other mobile devices for their browsing, discovering, and sharing ...

Video Chat Platforms - Choosing The One That’s Right for You

Video Chat Platforms   Choosing The One That’s Right for You

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell talks with author and popular video expert Steve Garfield about choosing the best video chat solutions for your online marketing and business needs, including getting best production quality, and what he sees as the “next big thing” with web video chat technology in online marketing.