Obama to Use Online Video Arsenal — Success with Mass Governor’s Deval Patrick Led to Brighcove Link-up with Obama

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Online video will be an increasingly important platform in the presidential elections.  Candidates are making announcements and policy statements on their own video clips,  And, the public will be uploading all sort of videos.  We reported a few weeks back that the Barack Obama campaign is […]


New York Times to Publish First User-Generated Videos with “How We Met” Wedding Announcements

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview The New York Times, which has been producing original videos for the past three years, has taken the bold step of inviting its readers to submit videos for publication on the paper’s site.   This will mark the first time The Times has published user-generated video. The […]


Timesman David Carr is Online Video Celeb, New York magazine Raves…..

David Carr has been one of the pioneering print reporters who has taken to video reporting very successfully. We are big fans of his Carpetbagger blog which includes about one video segment a week. Media columnist Kurt Anderson raves about Carr in the new issue of New York magazine: Carr (whom I employed six years […]


Washington Post Set to Grow Online Business with “Hyperlocal” Publishing, Community Generated Content and through Acquisitions — 21 State Attorneys General Foaming over Over Bud.TV, Ad Age Reports

View a transcript of this interview Here is the second part of our interview with award-winning magazine editor Mark Whitaker.  He had been editor in chief of Newsweek for eight years before recently being named to an executive position at the Washington Newsweek Interactive division, the unit that runs online operations for The Post, Newsweek […]


Steve Rubel on Technorati Rankings: Bloggers, Don’t Let it Get You Down, Just Stay Focused on Quality

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Beet.TV was launched in April.  Its Technorati Influence Rank is somewhere above 9,000 this morning, out of 55 million blogs.  In the Technorati game, rankings are based largely on incoming links.  If other bloggers think you are important and link to a post or the blog, […]


Ford Models with Camcorders Are Absolutely Fabulous on YouTube — World’s Top Modeling Agency is Creating a New “Media Company”

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Beet.TV goes behind the scenes at Ford Models, the world’s largest modeling agency!  Ford has just launched an ambitious program to create and syndicate online video shot by dozens of models.  The company is providing its models with camcorders and is handling simple editing and file […]


The New York Times Has Gritty Online Video Hit with Oscar Nominated Actors — Cate and Leonardo Loved Horror Flicks as Kids….

The New York Times has created a unique and compelling 9-minute original video comprised of brief interviews with seven Oscar-nominated actors. Shot in low light on 16mm b&w film, the seemingly unrehearsed sessions are gritty, refreshingly honest and open.  The actors seem a little on edge.  We get a glimpse of superstars so often hidden […]


Podcasts Up Tenfold in 2006, Forrester Reports….BBC Report: MTV To Allow Video Clips to Be Shared…..

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Podcasts are up tenfold in 2006 over 2005, according to a new research report from Forester Research’s Brian Haven.    The new report finds that 10 percent of individuals online in North American download a podcast at least once a month. That’s up from 1 percent […]


Adobe’s Flash Video to Play on Mobile Phones, New Transcoding System to be Unveiled This Week at 3GSM in Barcelona

View a transcript of this interview The Flash video ecosystem has has become the most widely deployed platform for streaming video on the Web.  Video sharing sites, news organizations, governments, institutions and many others use the platform.  Most of Adobe’s installed base, some 80 percent, are using Flash 8 and/or 9.  Beginning this year, Flash […]


Mainstream Media Must go Multimedia or Perish, says Tony Perkins of AlwaysOn — “Startup.com,” Documentary about the Dotcom Boom is On Google Video

View a transcript of this interview Tony Perkins is a pioneering publisher from Silicon Valley who launched Upside, then Red Herring magazine.  I met Tony in 1999 when my firm handled PR for Red Herring.     We also handled his 1999 book about the looming dot-com collapse, "The Internet Bubble." You should read Tony’s column […]


Obama Beats Brownback 450,000 to 8,000 in First Viral Video Foray: Joe Trippi Explains New Media Strategies of Democrats and Republicans

View a transcript of this interview Both Senators Barack Obama and Sam Brownback announced their candidacies for President last month using a web video clip.  Both used a Flash video player that can be shared on different sites. This utility allows any Web site or blog to display the video. Views of the Obama clips, […]


News Alert: Walt Mossberg, New Face on Beet.TV (Well, Sort of) — Wall Street Journal Unlocks Videos for the Blogosphere…….

Beet.TV has discovered that Dow Jones, the publishers of The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch and Barron’s, has provided the public with the ability to take the embedded code from video clips on the Wall Street Journal site.  To view the videos, you don’t need to subscribe to the WSJ.  You can grab this code by […]


Washington Post Co’s Mark Whitaker Says “Video is the Next Great Frontier” in Journalism — Beet.TV Goes To MIT Tomorrow: Chillin’ by the Charles with Henry Jenkins…….

View a transcript of this interview Mark Whitaker is one of our most celebrated journalists. Having lead Newsweek as its award-winning editor in chief for eight years, he was recently tapped by the Washington Post Company (parent of Newsweek) to head new initiatives for the Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive.  The online division also includes Slate. I […]


Bud.TV Blocks Hollywood Reporter Blogger…But He Sneaks In By Using His Dad’s ID!

Bud.TV, the $30 million online video channel produced by Anheuser Busch, launched today. Although the channel is not completely beer-focused, the company has implemented a rigorous registration process to keep visitors under 18 out of the site.  The system cross-references zip codes and driver license registrations.  Steve Bryant, 29, blogger of the Hollywood Reporter’s "RealPop" […]


Veoh Founder Declares: Future of Video on the Web is “Internet Television”

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Here the second interview with Dmitry Shapiro, the founder and CEO of Veoh, a popular video sharing site. The site provides both streaming Flash video and large downloadable files distributed via a peer-to-peer network. One major differentiator of Veoh is that it provides a downloadable application […]


Bud.TV’s Monday Launch is Emblematic of Big Advertising Switch Online, Declares AdAge Editor-in-Chief Scott Donaton — New York Times Magazine Features “BrewTube” this Sunday….

View a transcript of this interview Scott Donaton has been at AdvertisingAge for nearly 20  years — starting out as the magazine beat reporter and now editor in chief.  He’s seen the gradual migration of advertising from traditional media to online and anticipates a big acceleration this year. Scott told me that the Bud.TV online […]


Online Video Sharing Sites Battling Various Lawsuits, Hollywood Reporter’s RealPop Finds

Google,  YouTube, Grouper, Veoh and MySpace are facing several copyright infringement cases, according to a report by Steve Bryant, who authors the essential ReelPop, the blog about the online video business published by the Hollywood Reporter. Steve did a bunch of research and has published information about several pending cases.  Of course we at Beet.TV […]


Jarvis Goes Deep with Clue Train Manifesto’s David Weinberger on Folksonomies, Tag Clouds and Blogging Ethics….

  Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Jeff Jarvis the vlogger! With his great video coverage of Davos under his belt, I asked him to handle some interviews for Beet.TV at the AlwaysOn conference in Manhattan this week. Here Jeff has a talk with Harvard’s David Weinberger, one of the co-authors of […]


Microsoft Set to Take On Flash in Online Video with New Player Code Name “WPF/E” — New Player will Be Viral with Embed Code

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the introduction of Microsoft’s Expression — the new suite of multimedia authoring tools.  Some industry observers see this as frontal assault on Adobe’s popular software.  Here at Beet.TV we have been quite interested in video aspects of Expression and […]

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