With Mobile Video Consumption Boom, ABC News Launches New App

Once upon a time, people poo-pooed the idea that consumers would watch news video on their mobile phones. But data shows otherwise – and consumption isn’t always as “mobile” as you’d think. “We’re up to tens of millions of users a month on mobile,” ABC News’ head of mobile product development Peter Roybal tells Beet.TV […]

 

Livestation Tries Brand Videos, Mid-Rolls To Make Live News Pay

SAN FRANCISCO — Live TV news rebroadcaster Livestation has spent the last few years building up its portfolio of 49 partner channels. Now it is trying to strike a balance between those conventional linear news sources and a new line-up of ad formats. “We have pre-roll advertising, we also have display advertising,” CEO Lippe Oosterhof […]

 

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 […]

 

Data-Hungry Mail Online Mulls Original-Video Move

CANNES – Look out, world. Having quickly become the planet’s most-visited newspaper website, Mail Online plans to ramp up its digital video offering beyond its core categories of entertainment, lifestyle and breaking world news. “We’ll continue to expand the types of video programming we’re deploying,” the title’s global chief marketing officer Sean O’Neal told Beet.TV […]

 

VICE Readies Global Video News Operation in “Biggest Commitment”

CANNES – VICE, the fast-growing, New York-based video programmer of edgy lifestyle and entertainment, is readying the launch of a global news organization this year in the company’s “biggest commitment” says Andrew Creighton, president, in this interview with Beet.TV.  The project involves the opening of bureaus around the world with a big expansion of staffers […]