Verizon Wireless Plans 4G Rollout in 20-30 Markets Next Year as Video Moves to Mobile

CARLSBAD, Calif –  Wireless giant Verizon is preparing its network to launch 4G technology in 20 to 30 markets in 2010, the company’s spokesman John Johnson told Beet.TV at the D: All Things Digital conference. 

 

Fox’s Prison Break Finale Demonstrates the Power Social Media

Is "Prison Break's" Michael really dead? That's what Fox wanted viewers to wonder before the series finished its run on May 15.

 

Cisco Enters Media Services Sector with EOS

SAN JOSE —  Cisco has long been known as a business-to-business giant, but with several new initiatives on its docket the company is expanding into new business and consumer sectors.

 

Local Gets Hyper! NBC and Huffington Post to Launch New York Sites This Summer

NEW YORK  — NBC’s local media division plans to launch its local broadcast Web sites this summer, including one in New York.

 

Young Adult Book Authors Embrace Online Video

Publishers and authors are stepping up their game when it comes to online video and book promotion.

 

HealthiNation Finds Growing Adverting Revenue with Medical Videos

Manhattan-based health information network HealthiNation has quadrupled its ad revenue on a year-over-year basis and has seen its monthly traffic grow more than seven times in some cases.

 

YouTube’s Sells Exclusive “Click to Buy” Sponsorship to VISA

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — As it continues to mine new advertising models, YouTube said VISA has currently bought out the new “click to buy” ad option on YouTube.

 

Personalized Video Ads Ignite Click Throughs

By letting consumers personalize the ads they watch, marketers have increased the click through rates by 50% to 100% on some online campaigns.

 

Why Cisco “Flips” for Consumer Electronics

SAN JOSE — To mine the growing opportunity in consumer technology, Cisco is expanding its presence in the consumer market and moving more aggressively beyond its business-to-business roots, the company told Beet.TV during an interview at Cisco headquarters.

 

“Married on MySpace” Series Launches This Week

Hollywood production studio Endemol (producers of “Deal or No Deal”) has teamed up with MySpace to produce the online interactive reality series “Married on MySpace” kicking off this week on the site.

 

YouTube “Does Not Cannibalize” Television

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — You might think of YouTube as the site for viral videos and your cousin’s birthday clips, but the giant of the Web video world is on a mission to change that perception, YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale told Beet.TV in an interview at the corporate parent Google’s headquarters on Tuesday.

 

CBS Expanding Original Web Video for New Personal Finance Site

SAN FRANCISCO —   Launched last month, online personal finance destination CBSMoneyWatch.com is fast increasing its video in by creating original programming and integrating more financial-related content from the CBS News and its affiliate stations, network executives say. 

 

Truth in Tagging Works: Hot OVGuide.com Hits 16 Million Uniques

Tagging a video properly is an art form and it’s also one that can be abused by creators to generate search hits.

 

Tilzy.TV to Host First “Upfronts” for Web Video

Online video news and review site Tilzy.TV will hold an upfront showcase for Web shows and media buyers in early June and has landed former WB CEO Jordan Levin, now the CEO of production company Generate, as the keynote speaker for the event. The Web video upfront called “Onfronts” in New York is slated for […]

 

Showtime’s a Big Hit on YouTube…and “The L Word” Has a Life Online

Showtime is the third most viewed entertainment channel of all-time on YouTube and the premium network relies heavily on the viral video site as a marketing platform.

 

Soulja Boy’s “Crank Dat” Is Most Viewed Video Ever — but Susan Boyle is Catching Up, New Study

If you just go by YouTube’s all-time most watched videos list, you might think Evolution of Dance at 118 million views would win the most popular crown.

 
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