Seems like just a handful of major companies dominated the past week in online video. There were numerous stories and opinions about the public launch of Google Plus. Netflix prompted headlines galore with a huge announcement, and questions continued to surround the possible sale and future of streaming site, Hulu.
For all the major online video news stories from the past seven days, read on:
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- Netflix shocked the world with a public apology followed by yet another much-criticized business move.
- Google Plus made plenty of waves this week: they opened to the public, openly courted users frustrated by Facebook's new layout changes, and apparently grew by 30% in just a couple days.
- Chris continued his series on the YouTube Creator Playbook with a look at the importance of setting and sticking to a regular video publishing schedule.
- This week's The Reel Web had a focus on cloud-based video editing.
- Hulu considered not selling after all.
- YouTube added some new features for creators, including a 2D-to-3D conversion button.
- A ton of Netflix users are either leaving the service, or considering it.
Online Video News
- Netflix signed up Discovery this week, adding content from host of channels within Discovery's network. (TechCrunch)
- CBS says they don't need Hulu, at least not in the U.S. (Advertising Age)
- Vimeo is adding tools to help creators add music to their videos. (TechCrunch)
- A new startup aims to turn your text into video. (Beet.TV)
- Competitors are circling Netflix like sharks smelling blood in the water. (Yahoo News)
- Nearly 20% of U.S. broadband homes want "tv everywhere." (Home Media Magazine)
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- For retailers, product videos aren't enough anymore. (ReelSEO)
- Four common mistakes when using online video. (Media Post)
- Appetite for online video content may drive up prices on Hollywood films. (Fierce Online Video)
- Is Content syndication the new SEO? (Media Post)
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- Microsoft may be pinning their video hopes to the Xbox. (Digiday)
- Hulu Plus has rolled out wider to even more Android devices. (Home Media Magazine)
- DirecTV's Nomad will bring DVR content to mobile devices. (ReelSEO)
- Mobile video sharing apps continue to grow in number, like the new Klip. (GigaOm)
- Apple has apparently updated Final Cut Pro X. (Apple)
- Google TV apps for TNT & TBS leak early. (Engadget)
The Lighter Side Of Online Video
- The upcoming season of Top Chef will be augmented by a new online web series, featuring ousted chefs competing before the head judge in an attempt to get back into the main competition. (BroadcastingCable.com)
- YouTube sensation, Freddie Wong, is making an independent full-length feature film. (ReelSEO)
- YouTube one-hit wonders... where are they now? (ABC)