Exclusive: Microsoft and the Associated Press Teaming with Thousands of Newspapers and Broadcasters in New Online Video Network

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview The Associated Press, the world’s largest news organization, and Microsoft have developed an online video platform for thousands of U.S. newspapers, television and radio stations to upload, publish and monetize locally-created video. The new system is in beta tests with some 30 newspaper publishers and broadcasters […]


YouTube’s Success is its “Pass Along” Power, Declare MIT’s Henry Jenkins and Forrester’s Brian Haven

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview The success of YouTube has come largely from the site’s utility to "pass along" video clips to blogs and social networking sites, according to two of our most astute observers of the Internet media scene, Henry Jenkins of MIT and online video analyst Brian Haven of […]


The Wall Street Journal is Advertising on YouTube (sort of): Paper is Making its Videos Free and Sharable to Bloggers — Could the WSJ.com Be a Cool Online Media Brand? Beet.TV Interviews Bill Grueskin, Managing Editor

The Wall Street Journal Online has banner advertising running on YouTube to promote subscriptions.  I found one of the first ads earlier today rotating through on the new Beet.TV channel on YouTube.  Here’s a screen shot. Our new channel has just been designed and we’ll be moving our 230 clips to the channel over the […]


Ford Models is Now a “Media Company”…..And You Can Be One Too!

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Here’s my second interview with John Caplan, President of Ford Modeling, the world largest and best known modeling agency. As we discussed in the first post, Ford is providing scores of models with camcorders and handling uploading to YouTube, Revver and other video sharing sites.  Ford’s […]


MIT’s Henry Jenkins: New Users will Render MySpace “So Twenty Minutes Ago:” New Report Finds 10 Percent Drop in MySpace Video Sessions since December

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview MIT’s Henry Jenkins says that the success of YouTube is from the creation of content around communities of interest. It’s not about individual voyeurism. It’s a social media phenomenon driven by the viewers organized around content that matters to them.  Henry says that social networks have […]


Google Launches Contextual Video Syndication Business with Dow Jones and Conde Nast, New York Times Reports

Click To Play View a transcript of this interview Louise Story of The New York Times has a story in today’s paper about a new form of video syndication from Google.  The company has expanded its Adsense program to include video from Google content partners including Dow Jones and CondeNet. It’s a new kind of […]


Blinkx has Video Search Deal with The New York Times

Blinkx, the video search technology that is featured in today’s New York Times in an article by Jason Pontin, has an agreement to search and index videos published by The New York Times. The company has agreements with a number of publishers and content developers to index video, including Dow Jones, the publisher of The […]


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 […]

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