It's a crazy, fast-paced world. At least... it is for everyone that I know. We have work, family obligations, errands, emails, church, grocery shopping, little league, and... well, you get the idea. Everyone's busy. And when that happens, it can be easy for a piece of news to slip through the cracks without our noticing. Luckily for you, however, we provide this weekly online video news round up every weekend to serve as a one-stop shop for any video professionals who need to get caught up on the stories they might have missed this week.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- In YouTube News: The company added a Google Hangouts button as a share option below video players, and they also completely overhauled their Music page.
- Vid.ly went Pro.
- We covered Videmeup, which helps companies set up customized video sites for free.
- Daisy Whitney's New Media Minute discussed some ways to promote engagement with video ads.
- We looked at various ways to market a new web series.
- We also offered some tips for using copyrighted music in professional videos and slideshows.
Online Video News
- Nielsen has a new tool designed to help them compare TV viewership to online viewership.
- The Netflix 'Just For Kids' section they were testing last week is now live for everyone.
- Ooyala landed a pretty big new client in ESPN.
- Apparently, ABC is ready to follow Fox's lead and pull next-day access to their shows on Hulu and other streaming sites.
- Amazon now has 100,000 on-demand titles.
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- All Things Digital thinks the Google/Motorola deal means Google is very unlikely to buy Hulu.
- More evidence that the living room is going online..
- Which brands are spending the most in online video?
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- Did Apple lose the professional video editors with Final Cut Pro X.
- DirecTV offers NFL Live package to Playstation owners.
- Break's mobile app is doing very well.
The Lighter Side Of Online Video
- Actress Anne Hatheway studied for her role as Catwoman in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises film by watching online videos of cats.
- Another wave of silly pirates are putting their bootleg films on YouTube.
- Teens in trouble for faking armed robberies to create elaborate online videos.