BBC Set to Go All Digital with Youth Network “BBC Three,” Ralph Rivera Explains

LONDON — The BBC’s proposal to close its linear youth TV channel BBC Three in the UK but to go on publishing its shows online under the same brand will have little impact for a service already heavily consumed online, says the corporation’s future media director. “The BBC is the first broadcaster to go online-only […]


BBC Taps Adobe for Digital Delivery of London 2012 Olympic Games, Streamed in the U.K.

SAN FRANCISCO – (Via Skype Video) Adobe will power live streaming and on-demand delivery to digital devices of the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC, says Ashley Still, Director of Video Solutions at Adobe Systems in this interview with Beet.TV. The BBC will use Adobe's Project Primetime video technology platform to reach viewers in the United […]


Discovery’s Digital Chief: Online To Shape TV Content

Discovery Communications’ burgeoning digital content will soon shape some of the organization’s TV franchises, in terms of content, says its Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette, in this video interview with Beet.TV


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


“The Third Wave” of The Video Revolution: “It is Acceptable to Pay for Content”

LAS VEGAS – Thanks in part to the wide-spread use of paid services for video on demand including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, it is now "acceptable to pay for content," says Brightcove's Eric Elia in this interview from the NAB Show.


Verizon’s “Flex View” Will Download Premium Video to Apple Devices in “Early” 2011

Subscribers to Verizon FiOS TV now have the ability to download a range of premium video to rent or buy onto several devices including Windows PC's, the Blackberry Storm2, HTC HD2, Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X.


Online Video News Consumption Doubles in 12 Months, comScore…The AP Nearing Half a Billion Views on YouTube

The consumption of online video news and information clips in the U.S. has doubled over the past 12 months, to 565 million video views in May up from 277 million last May, according to comScore.


Blue Flick Goes 3-D: Hustler Readies XXX Avatar Knockoff

LOS ANGELES — The adult entertainment biz, long on the leading edge of cable and Web pay-per-view, is entering the world of 3-D video with Hustler's release of "This Ain't Avatar XXX," the company's biggest budget film to date.


Cisco Has “Cached” Solution for Looming Demand for Internet Video

SAN JOSE, California –Exploding bandwidth consumption resulting from HD and 3-D video, gaming, and teleconferencing will create unprecedented demands on Internet services providers.


Kit Digital Ramps up Video Services with 1100 Customers As Revenue Doubles in 2009

Kit Digital, the Prague-based video services company, has over 1100 customers around the world. It recently reported $47 million in annual revenue and is growing organically and through acquisitions including the Feedroom and last month’s $18 million purchase of Multicast.


Fox Readying “Hulu-Like” Mobile Video Site Called Bitbot

Today, Fox is expected to announce a Hulu-like service for mobile devices that will offer a range of content from Fox, NBC Universal, and Discovery, according to a report in GigaOM


CBS Interactive’s CHOW Finds Appetite for 30 Second Food Videos

SAN FRANCISCO – Jane Goldman, editor in chief of CHOW, the CBS Interactive food site, is finding success with instructional videos as short as 30 seconds.


Digital Comics and the iPad Opportunity

The comic business is estimated to be a $1 billion business annually, but it’s one of the few media forms that hasn’t yet fully transitioned to the digital world. That may change with the coming influx of Apple iPads and sexy new eReaders.


Viral Video is Dead According to Kevin Nalty in New Media Minute

Brands making videos for YouTube don't need to spend a lot of money because there's no correlation between production values and views, the online video strategist Kevin Nalty told me in this week's New Media Minute.


While pay-per-view for fights have long been the stable of cable operators and satellite networks, it is very new for online publishers. In what we understand to b

NEW YORK — While pay-per-view for fights have long been a staple of cable operators and satellite networks, it is very new for online publishers. Provides API for Developers

Overlay TV, the one-year-old start-up that allows users to overlay any links, images, text bubbles, and widgets into their videos, is opening its API to software developers, the company announced yesterday.


Next New Networks Has 300 Million Views in 2008, Plans To Announce More New Shows This Year

Next New Networks received 300 million video views in 2008–three times more than in 2007, CEO Lance Podell told me at the AlwaysOn conference last week. We're betting Obama Girl helped boost those numbers quite a bit,


Boxee Opens Alpha to non-Windows Users, Adds Joost to Library

Boxee, the social media center that brings online video to the living room TV, has opened its alpha to all Mac, Ubuntu, and Apple TV users and added the BBC iPlayer and Joost to its library, the company announced from CES today. It has moved its Windows version into private alpha and will be releasing […]


For Your Imagination Dreams up Two New Networks for 2009

Leading online media studio For Your Imagination introduced two new networks in 2009: personal finance network GEQ and fashion network Glampede, CEO Paul Kontonis told me at the Mogulus studio in SoHo last month. Video social entertainment platform Joost will begin distributing the new shows, as well as shows from existing FYI networks The Green […]


Exclusive: 5min Makes Syndication Platform Free for Site Publishers

How-to video site 5min has made its VideoSeed distribution platform, launched last month, a free service for site publishers, Beet.TV has learned. We are the first to break this news. The move is win-win: site publishers can add related video content to their sites for free, and 5min expands the number of monthly uniques its […]

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