Brightcove, Delve See Fast Growth and Profitability From Non-Media Clients

For both Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company and Delve Networks, a competing start-up player in Seattle, the fastest growth in their business is coming from non-media customers such as businesses and universities who want to use video for marketing and other purposes.  


Market7 Integrates with Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere

LAS VEGAS — We have heard really good things about Market7, a new San Francisco-based start-up that provides video collaboration and project management services via the Web.


ScanScout Raises $5.1 Million Venture Round

ScanScout, the Boston-based online video advertising network, has raised a third venture round of $5.1 million, according to a report in Mass High Tech, citing financial filings.


Intel’s R&D Aims to Bring Internet to TV…. “Pretty Radical Innovation in the Next Five Years”

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel is committing nearly 20 percent of its annual R&D budget, to "growth segments" including bringing Internet content to televisions and other consumer devices. Other growth segments include mobile Internet devices and WiMax


Gates Foundation Has 20 Percent Loss but Accelerates Spending, Bill and Melinda Tell the BBC

The BBC sat down with Bill and Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for a 14-minute video interview today, during which the couple discussed foreign aid and the economy.


Verizon Could Get Major Tax Credits for Broadband Buildout

A Senate provision helping subsidize high-speed Internet could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits for Verizon, Saul Hansell reports in Bits today.


Flash 10 Now Pervasive, Adobe Announces…as Software Maker Looks to Acquisitions

Adobe announced early today that Flash 10, the newest version of its ubiquitous Flash web plug-in which drives a vast majority of video consumption, has reached an installed base of 55 percent of global users of Flash.


YouTube Wins Award for Best HD Video Web Service

YouTube came out the victor today in the comparison of best HD video sites by's Webware, impressive for a site so new to HD. Webware's Josh Lowensohn writes that "YouTube was the runt of the litter last year, and one of the reasons we put together the initial comparison."


EdgeCast, Disney-backed Global Computer Network, Lands Deutsche Telekom

Big win for the Los Angeles-based EdgeCast Network, a new content delivery network (CDN) backed by Disney's Steamboat Ventures, has backbone deal with Deutsche Telekom.  Om Malik at NewTeeVee broke the story earlier today. 


The New York Times Finds Traction with News Video — 544,000 Unique Viewers in December, Nielsen

The New York Times has been providing resources and visibility around its online video, and the audience appears to be substantial, with  some 544,000 unique visitors in December, according to numbers provided to Beet.TV by Nielsen Online.


Ovewhelmed by Demand for Live Inauguration Views, Puts “Overflow” Visitors in a “Waiting Room”

Driven by unprecedented demand for live online video of the Inauguration of Barack Obama, was forced to limit the number of viewers of its online stream during the speech.  Some visitors who logged-on during the speech saw a message, explaining that they would be put in a "queue" and provided the stream when available.  […]


Panache has Deal with MTV for Instream Video Ad Serving

In what might be the biggest breakthrough for Panache, a Los Angeles-based video ad insertion company,  MTV has agreed to deploy its program across its sites.  I interviewed Panache CEO Steve Robinson at Streaming Media East this past May in New York.  I've republished the interview here.


Adobe’s Flash Dominates the Online Video Ecosystem with Big Wins in Q4

Adobe's Flash platform continues to expand its domination of the world of online video distribution.  Industry researchers say that Flash is on 99 percent of Internet connected desktops in "mature markets."  Since September, some major video publishers moved to Flash including, MySpace Music, DirecTV and Sunday Night Football/NBC Sports. At the Beet.TV Online Video […]


Hey Now! Akamai, World’s Largest Computer Network, Sponsors Beet.TV

Akamai, the world’s largest content delivery network, a giant network of servers around the globe which streams video for Reuters, MySpace, Metacafe NBC, CBS, CNN, the BBC and many others, is sponsoring Beet.TV for the next 30 days with an exclusive in-stream advertising message running in our 800 clips.  The overlay links to a marketing […]


Verizon FiOS Starts Massive New York City Buildout, Has Beachhead in Staten Island

Verizon plans to expand its FiOS and broadband service, which began the first year of its local franchise agreement with New York City in July, to over three million residential units in the city over the next five or six years, Executive Director of Network Operations Chris Levendos says in this interview. Andy was among […]


Brightcove Announces Broad Adoption of Video Publishing Platform

Brightcove, the Cambridge-based video publishing platform innovator, has moved to a leadership position among Web video distributors with the creation of a network of companies using its API’s as part of their distribution platforms.  This includes, AOL, Yahoo!, Slide, Veoh, Meebo, Metacafe and others.  Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch reports on the announcement of the industry […]


Report: Romania Soars Past U.S. in High-Speed Internet Connectivity

The United States is lagging behind many nations in high-speed Internet connectivity, coming in at eighth place with 26 percent of broadband of users on connections greater than 5 Mbps, Akamai’s "State of the Internet" report shows. South Korea has maintained its top position with 58 percent of broadband users surfing on fast connections, and […]


Breaking: Major League Baseball Signs Adobe for Streaming, Microsoft’s Silverlight has Setback

Adobe has landed a two-year agreement with to stream its 2,500-plus spring training, regular season and post-season games live to’s 1.5 million subscribers.  Games were previously streamed on Microsoft Silverlight, an arrangement announced in August of 2007.  In the rich media platform game, Adobe has a home run here.  Details were released a […]


Obama Victory Creates Historic Global Demand for Web Content

As the world watched the U.S. campaign coverage and the Obama victory speech on computers seven hours ago, demand for news content hit a historic record, according to data from Akamai, the Cambridge, Massachusetts provider of global web content distribution for CNN, NBC, the BBC, Reuters and many others others. has New Measurement Tool for Quicktime Downloads

Video downloading via iTunes is a massive platform for video producers.  For publishers and advertisers, there are problems:  Although publishers know who subscribes or downloads videos via iTunes, they don’t know much more.  Moreover, advertising served into videos are “baked-in” to files., the New York online video publishing site, has a solution, according to […]

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