This week's online video news was dominated by web series talk. For instance, we have a retrospective on the BMW web series, The Hire, which was way ahead of its time. We also have some articles about a new Tom Hanks web series, the future of branded video content from Coke, and a story about a YouTube star signing a big new deal.
For those articles and all the rest of the week's biggest online video stories, read on...
Reel News You Might Have Missed
- A look back at the BMW web series, The Hire, which preceded YouTube by several years.
- Even Tom Hanks is getting in on the web series thing.
- We announced the winners of our Sucky Video Awards.
- Soon, 90% of all web traffic will be video.
- Coke's secret marketing formula.
- YouTube star Philip DeFranco has signed with Revision 3.
- Cord cutting is real.
Online Video News
- Is there a new thumbnail-preview feature coming to the YouTube video player timeline? (Digital Inspiration TV)
- LG & Google TV? (Fierce Online Video)
- What are Sony's online video plans? (All Things D)
- The Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest is back. (Ad Age)
- Netflix heads to the UK & Ireland. (Web TV Wire)
- Music publishers have only one more day to sign up for YouTube's new system for monetizing their catalog. (YouTube Blog)
- Hulu had a pretty good year. (Social Times)
- Funny Or Die - How they make their money. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- Some more thoughts on how video ads might evolve in 2012. (Media Post)
- Every brand is going to be their own studio. (ReelSEO)
- If you pay for cable, you're a hostage of sports. (NPR)
- 2012 video advertising forecast. (ReelSEO)
Tools, Tips, Software, & Gadgets
- More Fox content headed to Xbox Live. (Fierce Online Video)
- Use annotations to make your YouTube videos interactive. (ReelSEO)
- Boxee now has Facebook integration. (The Verge)
- Google TV Marketplace turns YouTube into TV. (ReelSEO)