Premium And Long-Tail Video Are Blending: Brightcove’s Jain

AMSTERDAM — The highs and lows of video content production are colliding as amateur and pro-am producers start making output that looks increasingly good to broadcast execs. “One really interesting thing is the democratization of content,” Brightcove media SVP and GM Anil Jain tells Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at IBC Show. “Mostly, (with) ‘media’ […]

 

News Service ‘Storyful,’ Acquired by News Corp, is Driving 100 Million Monthly Video Views for Clients

Storyful, the social news verification company that identifies UGC content for many top news organizations,  which was recently acquired by News Corp for  $25 million, is verifying videos for media partners including the New York Times, the BBC and many others which are serving 100 million monthly views cleared by Storyful, says Mark Little, the […]

 

Dailymotion Won’t Ditch UGC For Premium Content

Skateboarding dogs may not command as many viewers as Breaking Bad – but that doesn’t mean Dailymotion is going to abandon user-generated content to pursue premium content rights. “If you look at the landscape, you have the program sites like the AOLs and Yahoos of the world and you have us and YouTube on the […]

 

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 […]

 

AP Targets More Live UGC Video Through Bambuser Investment

LONDON – The latest in a line of citizen-journalism contributor platforms embraced by big media, Sweden’s Bambuser is taking an equity investment from Associated Press. Bambuser members broadcast live mobile video of news events like the Syrian conflicts, Russia’s meteor sightings and a recent helicopter crash in London. AP has had exclusivity on the footage […]

 

Paul Verhoeven’s UGC Film Project Wins Digital Emmy at MIPTV

CANNES –  The “Entertainment Experience,” a film project lead by Dutch-born Hollywood actor Paul Verhoeven, consisting of user generated material, won an International Digital Emmy at MIPTV on Monday.  At the award gala, we spoke with  the project’s producer Rene Mioch. The UGC project has lead to the creation of theatrical film which will debut […]