Kyte Powers Huffington Post, 50 Cent and other big brands….

Kyte has substantially transformed from being a video camera phone sharing site, to a full-blown online video delivery tool for big brands.  It is much more akin these days to the Platform or BrightCove, than Flixwagon or Qik. Uploads from mobile phones are a small part of the content on the Kyte platform.  It’s really […]

 

Online Video Comedy is Serious Business in JibJab

JibJab today debuted its McCain/Obama comedy video. Just got a huge debut on the Today Show.  JibJab has created a business around comedy video and has gotten some serious funding from Polaris Ventures. Last month in Hollywood, I interviewed founder and CEO Gregg Spiridellis.  I’ve reposted the interview today tied the campaign video debut. — […]

 

Netflix Could Use Microsoft Silverlight as “Platform of Choice” — DRM could be Key, Report

Microsoft Silverlight, the new rich media Web plug-in, "could become the platform of choice" for Netflix according to a report by Ryan Lawler tonight on Contentinople. Ryan attributes the story to a Netflix executive.

 

Jaman Makes Deal with Paramount, Heads Mainstream

When I first blogged about film distribution site Jaman, I noted that the company had carved out a niche for itself in a crowded market by focusing on independent and international films. Jaman’s deal with Paramount means the site will host mainstream content–and that it will now have to compete heavyweights like Apple, Wal-Mart, Netflix, […]

 

USC Lab Will Speed Progress Toward Content Transportability

Consumers want access to digital content anytime, anywhere, but it’s going to take a unified commitment from Hollywood and the consumer electronics industry to make that happen. To move this ambitious agenda along, David Wertheimer, director of the University of Southern California’s Entertainment and Technology Center, established the Anytime, Anywhere Content Lab to bring innovators […]

 

Mochila Enjoys Growth in Digital News Syndication Marketplace

Mochila, an online marketplace for syndicated news and feature content, has increased distribution of its media by 35 times since late last year, according to a spokesperson for the company. Mochila currently offers rights-managed content from 360 top content brands to its 3,800 members and is adding half a million new content assets each month. […]

 

VideoEgg Now Powers Video Player with Links to Local Merchants

VideoEgg Ad Network introduces five new features today, including zip-code specific messaging that provides hyperlinks from an embeddable player to stores in a viewer’s  area. Using consumers’ IP data to localize ads isn’t new, but generating it from a video player, with link to an interactive map, is pretty cool.

 

Beet.TV Launches on Bebo….Videos Appear in Native Players on Fast-Growing Social Network

Today we launched on Bebo, the fast-growing social network purchased this year by AOL.  We are not sure how quickly we can build a community there, but for a video producer, we believe it can be a powerful tool.

 

BitGravity Has CDN Solution for Live Streaming and Revision3 ‘diggs” It

LOS ANGELES — BitGravity, the new Burlingame-based content delivery network, has a focus on the quality live video streaming market.  The company has signed some impressive companies including Revision3 which uses the solution to stream diggnation and other programming. I interviewed company president Perry Wu at the AlwaysOn conference earlier this month. For more information […]

 
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