Cross-Channel Video Retargeting on the Rise, VivaKi Says

LONDON – Retargeting opportunities across video and other channels are growing due in part to technology from Google’s DoubleClick and Videology, says Geoff Smith, Head of Activation at VivaKi, during an interview with Beet.TV at the recent FT Digital Media Conference in London.

 

DATELINE LONDON: We Will Cover FT Media Summit This Week

LONDON – We delighted to be in town to cover the FT Digital Media Conference this week. Media luminaries to speak include Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner; WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell; Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann and several top media industry innovators. For an overview on the conference, we spoke with FT’s Media Editor […]

 

News will Become Video “Game-Like” Soon, CNN’s Peter Bale

LONDON — Within the next 18 months or so, video on the Web and on digital devices via Apps will become more video "game-like," says Peter Bale, General Manager for Digital of CNN International, in this segment from the Beet.TV Video Journalism Summit.

 

BBC World News Head: IP-Delivered Video News to Best Cable/Satellite

LONDON — With video consumption booming via mobile devices in emerging regions, including Africa and Indonesia, along with adoption of IP-connected TV’s in mature markets, video is moving inexorably to Internet-based delivery and will be far more pervasive than cable and satellite in ten years, says Andrew Roy, Head of News, BBC World News in […]

 

Behind-the-Scenes News Video Rising in Popularity, BBC News Heads Says

LONDON — Online news consumers often watch timeline videos, raw videos and analysis of breaking news, but by and large it’s still hard to predict which types of news videos will do well, says Andrew Roy, Head of News at BBC News during a Beet.TV panel at the Beet.TV Video News Summit at the Financial […]

 

Publishers Becoming Content Hubs, Says Taboola CEO

LONDON – Online video viewers are increasingly “stumbling across” videos rather than searching them out, a habit that puts a greater premium for tech companies on surfacing videos for those consumers, says Adam Singolda, CEO of video discovery and distribution service Taboola, during a Beet.TV panel at the Beet.TV Video News Summit at the Financial Times this […]

 

Webcasting Graphic, War Video from Syria, Bambuser Plans Product Offering for Broadcasters, Marketers

LONDON – Stockholm-based Bambuser, the creator of a mobile video App and distribution platform, which has become widely used by activists in the Arab Spring, and today is streaming (graphic) videos of the conflict in Syria, hopes to grow its business by providing a "white label solution" to broadcasters and other enterprises says Hans Eriksson, […]

 

“Apple is Lining Up a Sneak Attack” on Television, Brightcove’s Whatcott

LONDON – Apple is preparing a "sneak attack," a profound change to television consumption with the introduction of a "dual app" scenario. These new apps, on the iPad or iPhone, will run the entire television experience, says Jeff Whatcott, Chief Marketing Officer of Brightcove, the big, Boston-based video services company.

 

Open Data is Essential to the Video News Business, CNN’s Peter Bale

LONDON – Open data around video news is essential to the growth of the digital news business, says Peter Bale, General Manager of CNN International Digital, in this segment from the recent Beet.TV video journalism summit in London held at the offices of the Financial Times.

 

Britain’s Sky News Introduces Timeshifting via the iPad

LONDON – Sky News, a unit of the highly profitable satellite channel in Great Britain, has introduced the functionality for viewers to timeshift live programming via its iPad app, says Rob Owers, Producer/Team Leader for the iPad at Sky, in this segment from our recent video journalism summit at the offices of the Financial Times.

 

Financial Times Gaining Traction with Long-Form Videos

LONDON – The Financial Times, which has produces primarily talking heads videos from its studios in London, New York and Hong Kong, is gaining attention for its longer-form, feature stories says Josh de la Mare, Global Editor of Financial Times Video, in this segment from our recent video journalism summt at the FT’s headquarters.

 

Dublin’s “Storyful,” Curating Crowd-Sourced News from Damascus to Aurora for The New York Times, Bloomberg, YouTube and others

LONDON –   Dublin-based Storyful, a new  sort of “wire service” which authenticates and curates “crowd-sourced” journalism for big media customers including The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and YouTube, quickly identified authoritative “citizen” journalists and local news sources in the aftermath of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

 

Iranian and Russian 24-Hour English-Language News Channels Gaining Traction via the Web, Russia is Huge on YouTube

LONDON – State-supported, English-language  Russia Today (RT) and Iran’s Press TV are building a “loyal following” via the live news aggregator Livestation, says the company’s CEO Lippe Oosterhof in this segement from the recent Beet.TV video journalism summit at the Financial Times.

 

CNN is Expanding Web Original Programming

LONDON — Seeking more commercial opportunities and an audience not necessarily driven by breaking news, CNN has been producing a range of Web original programming from branded, advertiser-centric content to editorial projects, says Pete Bale, GM of CNN Digital International, in this segment from our recent video journalism summit at the headquarters of the Financial […]

 

The Guardian Nears 10 Million Monthly Video Views

LONDON – The Guardian has been serviing 5-10 million monthly video views, says Stephen Folwell Director, Business Development and Brand Extensions for Guardian News & Media, in this segment from the recent Beet.TV video journalism summit at the Financial Times.

 

Reuters’ Beitchman: The Next Big Marketplace for News Video is Corporate Sites

LONDON — As brands are increasingly becoming publishers, the marketplace for video news on corporate sites is growing quickly, says Greg Beitchman, Head of Multimedia for Thomson Reuters , in this segment from our recent video journalism summit at headquarters of the Financial Times.

 

The AP Has a Billion Views on YouTube, “Seven Figures” in Revenue, Surfing Goats Could Be Big

LONDON — YouTube has become a “seven figure” business for the Associated Press says Sandy MacIntyre, Vice President and Director of International Video News, in this segment from our recent video journalism summit at the headquarters of the Financial Times.

 

BBC Expanding Web Video News Operations in London and Washington to Meet Surging Advertiser Demand

LONDON – Demand from advertisers to run pre-roll ads on BBC News online video far outpaces editorial inventory by a four-to-one ratio, says Andrew Roy, Head of News, BBC World News, in this segment from our recent video journalism event at the headquarters of the Financial Times.

 

Video Content Delivery via Multi-Screen Drives Consumption, Brightcove’s Whatcott

LONDON – Giving customers more screen time by driving content through apps, mobile devices and smart TV platforms, will grow news organizations' video consumption in the future, says Brightcove's Marketing Chief Officer, Jeff Whatcott in this video segment from the recent Beet.TV journalism summit.

 

The AP Has New Syndication Video Platform for Smaller Publishers

LONDON – Seeking to moneitze its vast video news operation beyond its traditional television “agency” business, the AP has launched digital distribtion plaform for publishers of various sizes to use AP news videos.

 
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