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How Innovation, Editorial Expansion is Driving Success at the Washington Post, Jeff Burkett explains
MIAMI — What has Jeff Bezos ever done for print? Transformed the fortunes of the Washington Post, for one. Since acquiring the paper in 2013, the Amazon CEO has put money in to journalists, video and new technologies, with the result that the paper overtook The New York Times for unique users last December, according to comScore. Now […]
Gannett Aims To Scale Local Branded Content Nationwide
LAS VEGAS — These days, the Consumer Electronics Show is about more than just electronics. Marketers and ad agencies also flocked to Vegas to find out about new opportunities to reach consumers. But what was a newspaper publisher doing amongst the tech crowd? USA Today publisher Gannett was in town to unveil its latest branded content offering, […]
The New York Times Will Make Money with Virtual Reality in 2016, Mark Thompson
LAS VEGAS — It’s no Oculus Rift, and it costs about 40 times less – but Google’s cardboard virtual reality headset has given The New York Times a runway to a VR future. Now the publisher plans to put branded content, as well as high-impact editorial, inside this new world. For its new NYT VR app, the […]
New York Times to Expand Syndication for Videos as Monthly Views Double to 12 Million
Videos on The New York Times have been watched a record 12 million times by some three million “unique” viewers in October, according to data provided to Beet.TV by comScore, denoting a 12 month rise of nearly 100 percent. Seeking to increase that number, both on the site and off , by scaling production and […]
Bloomberg’s Online Video Investment Shows Promise
When Beet.TV filmed this video interview with Bloomberg’s video development head Chris Berend in April, he gave an insight in to how the financial news publisher was producing a whopping 200 online clips a day. Now Berend’s strategy seems to be paying off. DigiDay reports Bloomberg surpassed rival Dow Jones for global unique visitors and streams […]
HUGE Day for Web Video as VICE Gets Valued at $1.4 Billion, Report
VICE, the fast-growing edgy news/entertainment/lifestyle video producer and syndicator of Web original video has taken a $70 million investment from 20th Century Fox which puts the valuation of the Brooklyn-based company at a whopping $1.4 billion, according to a report in the Financial Times. The FT expects a deal to be announced today, Monday. In […]
The New York Times Hopes More Video Can Fast-Forward Falling Digital Ad Sales
The New York Times, which recently put all of its news videos outside of its metered payment package, plans to make “significantly more” video to boost advertising income – after both digital and print revenue fell during Q2. “The appetite, specifically from advertisers, for opportunities to do video advertising on The New York Times is […]
Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ Monetizing News Clips for Citizen Video Journalists
Having built a business verifying newsworthy amateur video for YouTube and several professional news organizations, Storyful now wants to have uploaders profit from their work as well as properly control their rights. In this video interview, executive editor David Clinch tells Beet.TV the Dublin-based start-up recently introduced features to help users manage the rights for their […]
Financial Times Video Chief: Short-Form Video to Expand
LONDON – The Financial Times is using video to increase its profile, says Josh de la Mare, global editor for Financial Times Video. Beet.TV spoke with him in this video interview at the Financial Times headquarters. FT Video is beginning to use journalists who have typically focused on writing, but have some video experience, to […]
With 10 Million Live Streams on Election NIght. ABC News Digital Chief: “We’re Rivaling Cable News”
One year into an alliance with Yahoo! to stream live news events, and to produce original programming for digital devices, ABC News is “rivaling” the reach of cable networks around big events including this Election Night, says Joe Ruffolo, SVP for Digital at ABC News in this interview with Beet.TV
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.
News Execs: Publishers To Create More SEO Friendly Video Content
Increasing discoverabilty for online video, using metadata, will increase traffic and drive business opportunities forward say news publishers at Beet.TV’s recent video news strategy session.
Video News Panel: Online Shows More “Dressed Down” Than TV
Online video news does not need to meet the manicured production demands of television, says video news panel at Beet.TV’s video news strategy session.
WSJ And Reuters: Online Video Content To Increase Brand Awareness
The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are leveraging mobile devices and reformating online video content to create a more streamlined brand of video journalism that audiences can identify with, says WSJ's Video Director, Rahul Chopra and Reuters' Head of Global Programming, Dan Colarusso, at Beet.TV's video news strategy session.
Newspapers, Wires and Cable Nets: Seeking an Editorial Niche and Business Around Online Video News
Online video broadens audience engagement and establishes print news organizations as a stronger competitor in local markets, but it requires a significant investment of time for consumers says a panel of news executives at Beet.TV's video news strategy session.
WSJ Digital Network GM: Syndication Generates Half of Video Views
Half of The Wall Street Journal’s video views are coming sites other than its own says Alisa Bowen, General Manager for the paper’s digital network, in this interview with Beet.TV
WSJ Social Media Editor: Structured Use Of Twitter Puts Him One Step Ahead
Using Twitter in a structured way, puts him one step ahead of the game says The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) new Social Media Editor Neal Mann, in this video interview with Beet.TV
Reuters TV Shows Lead With Personality Driven Content
Reuters' TV shows will be more personality driven says Dan Colarusso, Head of Global Programming in this video interview with Beet.TV
MSNBC.com’s Exec Producer: Xbox LIVE Users Are Voracious News Consumers
Xbox LIVE users are more engaged with video news than MSNBC.com’s desktop audience says Executive Producer, Stokes Young, in this video interview with Beet.TV
Interactive TV Platform ‘Snooozy’ Engages Audiences In Real Time
Snooozy, the startup company specializing in audience engagement, launched new software to help television stations interact in real time with its audiences. It is a format similar to American Idol and the X Factor, which can be deployed across local and national stations, says Belal Hummadi, Co-Founder and CEO, in this interview with Beet TV