Brightcove Targets non-Media Businesses as Profit, Revenue Grow

Online video platform company Brightcove turned a profit for the first time earlier this year and is growing revenue 50% each year thanks in part to an expansion strategy that reaches past the media industry.

 

Web Celeb Hayden Black Pitching Advertisers for Sci-Fi Musical Comedy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif — After inking a deal with portal DailyMotion to fund the pilot for his latest online series, Web star Hayden Black tells Beet.TV the site is now pitching potential sponsors for the show.

 

EyeWonder Pushes Standards Efforts for Web Video

Interactive agencies and publishers still haven’t cracked the code on standards for the Web video business, but vested parties like EyeWonder are continuing to push efforts toward this supposed promised land for the emerging ad medium.

 

Online Video Needs More Long-Form Shows to Win Ad Dollars, eMarketer

Online video advertising is on the rise, but the medium will grow rise faster as consumers watch more long-form programs online, eMarketer Senior Analyst David Hallerman says.

 

AOL Video Expanding Use of 16X9 Format

AOL Video includes scores of brands in many countries. Over the past several months, much of the video publishing operations has switched to the Brightcove platform.

 

Seattle’s Delve Makes Video Metadata Available to Publishers Big and Small

I interviewed Alex Castro, founder and CEO of Delve Media, at the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable earlier this month.  Alex explains the value of Delve in a field filled with big, established competitors. 

 

Bebo Uses Motionbox to Host User-Generated Videos on Site

Social networking site Bebo, which AOL purchased for $850 million last year, is now hosting video on its site, the company announced today.

 

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 MLB.com, MySpace Music, DirecTV and Sunday Night Football/NBC Sports. At the Beet.TV Online Video […]

 

CNET: Joost Still Has a Pulse

Joost, which Portfolio previously described as going “from superhero from life support,” is attempting a comeback, CNET’s Caroline McCarthy writes today. Part of its revamping includes its new iPhone application, which I interviewed CEO Mike Volpi about from his London office via Skype earlier this month. I republished the interview here. —Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer

 

Joost Launches Video iPhone App on WiFi; 3G Capacity Coming Soon

On-demand web video service Joost’s new (and free) iPhone application, launched Monday, streams its entire online library of 45,000-plus videos to users on WiFi networks, according to CEO Mike Volpi. A large portion of the library will be available on 3G within a month: “The technology is basically ready,” he says. Volpi spoke to me […]

 

Adobe Picks YuMe as an Ad Delivery Platform

Adobe has selected video at network YuMe to help serve advertising into its streaming and downloaded content, YuMe announced today. Andy interviewed Adobe’s Craig Barberich last summer, when the Adobe Media Player originally launched, about inserting adveritising into the Adobe Media Player’s downloadable video. I republished the interview above.

 

Should Online Video Advertising Matter to Publishers? Brightcove’s Adam Berrey Sees A Bigger Picture

As video integration into newspaper and magazine Web sites accelerates, many wonder if in-stream advertising will prove to be profitable.  We know that many of the big newspaper publishers are expanding video offerings but most are not yet successful in selling ads in or around their clips. But are in-stream ads the total value proposition […]

 

CNN Promotes CNN.com Live on NYTimes.com

CNN has stepped up advertising of its live coverage this year, and is promoting CNN.com Live’s election night coverage on The New York Times homepage today as part of that effort.

 

AOL Chooses Brightcove to Publish Video Content

AOL has selected online video platform Brightcove to begin delivering its video content across the AOL Network in early 2009, the company announced today. This will be the first implementation of Brightcove 3 by a major search portal. This is another big get for the company; last week, The New York Times announced that it […]

 

Microsoft Teams up with Akamai for High-Def Video Solution

Microsoft and Akamai Technologies will release a beta version of a high-definition video solution for PCs in early 2009, the companies announced today. Both companies are introducing new streaming technologies to make the new service possible.  More details will be discussed later this morning when Microsoft Director of Media and Advertising Evangelism Eric Schmidt speaks […]

 

Blip.tv Closes New Round of Funding Led by Bain

Video publishing platform Blip.tv has closed its second round of funding, led by Bain Capital Ventures, the company announced today. Blip focuses on independent niche publishers and has seen rapid expansion, serving over 51 million video views in September–250 percent more than September of 2007, the company said.

 

Adobe Flash Player 10 Has 3D Transformation, Dynamic Streaming

Adobe Flash Player 10 is now available for free download, the company announced today. Andy interviewed Jim Guerard, VP of Adobe Dynamic Media, in Palo Alto this summer about the second beta version of the player; I republished the interview above.

 

DigiMeld To Broadcast Feature Film Online Simultaneously with Theatrical Release

Video streaming solution DigiMeld will broadcast PublicScope Film’s “The Third Jihad” online at 2 p.m. today, at the same time as the film’s theatrical release, the company announced. I interviewed DigiMeld Executive Chairman Alex Mashisky last week about how the company’s recent launch of SuperStream grid streaming technology, which allows online video to reach large […]

 

The New York Times Launches New Video Player Powered by Brightcove3

The New York Times announced today that it has launched a new widescreen video player, a redesigned video library and a “most viewed” feature. Brightcove 3, the new Brightcove technology, powers the player.

 

New Video Platform Ved.io Enables Interactive Debate Coverage

The new interactive video platform Ved.io, which allows users to annotate video with links, pictures, and commentary, opened to the public yesterday. Ved.io’s coverage of Friday’s debate brings information from the web–like voting records, news, analysis, and quotes–to a screen adjacent to the streaming video.

 
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