Brightcove Lands Viacom, Discovery International as Customers

In a conference call on Q3 earnings, Brightcove, the big Boston-based video services company, said that both Viacom and Discovery International have become new customers.

 

Digitas’ Eric Korsh: Geotargeting Is Shaping Digital Content

Mobile devices and the geographical location of its user, will start to shape digital advertising, says Digitas' VP and Group Director of Brand Content, Eric Korsh in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Most Americans Multitask on Other Screens When Watching TV, Industry Study

Nearly two-thirds of media-savvy U.S. consumers say they used an Internet-connected device for at least a few minutes the last time they watched TV, underscoring that TV viewers are multitasking on other screens, according to Anna Bager, VP and GM, Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

 

Revision3 To Be Acquired by Discovery Communications

Revision3, the popular technology and geek lifestyle original video network will be acquired by Discovery Communications, the company announced today.  Terms were not disclosed.

 

The “Addressable” Electorate: Microsoft Xbox LIVE and 2012 Presidential Election

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE, the fast growing gaming console, which has become a primary video consumption platform for some 40 million users around the globe, allows advertisers to reach highly specific audiences according to interests, gender, location and other factors. 

 

MIT’s Jason Pontin: Tablets Must be Based on Open Standards to Succeed

The "feckless infatuation" of magazine publishers in creating closed-garden Apps to replicate their publications has proven to be a disappointment, says Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT's Technology Review in this 10-minute video.

 

Digital Video Growth on Devices to Outpace PC Video Consumption, Videoplaza’s Tavakoli

Digital video traffic is steadily shifting from PC-only to include mobile and other devices, says Sorosh Tavakoli, CEO of ad management platform Videoplaza, in this session from the Beet.TV Executive Retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

 

London’s Videoplaza Intro’s Video Ad Solution for 7,000 Devices

VIEQUES, PR — With the proliferation of digital devices for consuming digital video, advertisers and publishers are faced with an enormous task of serving the appropriate file for the specific device.  

 

Forrester Revises Up Tablet Projection to 112.5 Million Adults; Effect on Online Video

Forrester expects that 112.5 million adults, or one-third of the adult population, will own a tablet by 2016, a revision of its previous forecast of 82.1 million.

 

Elemental Technologies Powers Video Compression for Comcast, HBO, ESPN, others

LAS VEGAS — Portland, Oregon-based Elemental Technologies is finding an expanding customer base for its video compression solution with Comcast, HBO Go and ESPN on Demand.  

 

Connected TV’s, Online Video a Big Focus at CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Shows kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and already manufacturers such as Panasonic and Samsung have struck deals to include more online video ads in their connected TVs, the latest sign that the Internet TV market is poised for rapid growth.

 

Digitas’ Ashley Swartz: Cord-Cutting, Connected TV’s Loom Large at CES

While industry titan Microsoft's swan song at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has grabbed headlines, the annual convention will be a major showcase for convergence and connected TVs.

 

Hipsters with Rabbit Ears? Boxee to Deliver Broadcast TV in HD via USB Dongle

In January, owners of the Boxee Box can expand their viewing to include local HD broadcast channels with the purchase of a $49 dollar USB dongle which connects to the Box. The dongle is called Boxee Live TV.

 

Ooyala Has One Billion Monthly Views, CTO and Co-Founder Sean Knapp

MONACO, Cote d'Azur — Ooyala, the big video digital services company, is serving in excess of one billion monthly video streams, says Sean Knapp in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

Yahoo’s Launches Companion Viewing App for Television

MONACO — Yahoo! seeks to expand the footprint of its video programming through Apps on connected TV, on tablets and viewing on a new "second screen" companion viewing App, says Rich Riley, EVP and Managing Director at Yahoo! EMEA.

 

Monetizing Ads Across Multiple Screens is Essential for Programmers, Nielsen’s Turrill

SAN FRANCISCO – As consumers watch video across devices such as a computer, mobile phone, or tablet, it's important for programmers to continue monetizing the content across those screens, said Dounia Turrill, SVP Client Insights at Nielsen, during a recent interview with Beet.TV at the OMMA Video conference.

 

YouTube Aims to “Remove Barriers to 3-D Adoption”

SAN BRUNO, Calif — YouTube has introduced a new editing functionality which allows content creators to convert conventional video files to 3-D. YouTube also supports the upload and publication of content shot with 3-D equipment.

 

Break Media has 1.5 Million Downloads of its Video App

Break Media, the Los Angeles-based video producer of original video for young men, has 1.5 million downloads of its App for Apple iOS and Android, says Andy Tu, VP of Marketing.

 

YouTube Brings Stabilization to Wobbly Videos With New Editing Tool

SAN BRUNO, Calif — While videos uploaded by camera phones to YouTube can be entertaining and authoritative, they can be awfully wobbly. A new tool from the YouTube allows video producers to smooth out the shakiness.

 

YouTube Superstar Freddie Wong Reaches 5 Million Views with New Video Shot on Samsung Galaxy S II

Since the Los Angeles-based filmmaker/gamer  Freddie "W" Wong released "Gamer Commute" on YouTube this past Saturday, the two-minute clip has garnered nearly 5 million views and 18,000 comments.

 
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