Video Search at a Crossroads with Increased Adoption of ‘Schema’

BOSTON – Effective video search has been limited, largely because search engines don’t index images. But things are changing with the implementation of Schema, a technology which allows video producers to “wrap” a transcript as an “object” into a video. The Schema initiative is an industry collaboration of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.  It was […]


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.


3Play Media’s Interactive Video Transcripts Increases SEO

BOSTON- Video company, 3Play Media's interactive transcripts linking text to a video's audio/visual content, is helping firms make their video more accessible, searchable and engaging says its Co-Founder, Josh Miller, in this video interview with Beet.TV


Ooyala Raises $35 Million Investment for Global Expansion

PARIS – Ooyala, the U.S. based provider of digital video services, has raised $35 million in a new investment round, the company's biggest single raise.  


Hearst CTO: Metadata Increases Audience Access To Online Video

Standardizing metadata and leveraging it across each aspect of the work flow, will increase the visibility of online video, says Michael Dunn, CTO of Hearst Interactive, in this interview with Beet.TV Customized Web Video via Social Networks, the web/APP video platform, gathers and streams video from different social networks to create a customized one-stop-shop for online video, says Chris Kurdziel, Director for Business Development in this interview with Beet TV


Start-up Vodio Aims To Improve Personalized Video Recommendations

Tel Aviv — Vodio, a video discovery iPad application developed by Israel-based start-up Vodio Labs, is solving the longstanding problem of personalized video recommendations.


Target for VC Investment: Video Search and Discovery

VIEQUES, PR — A critical component for the success of online video is effective search and discovery, but it doesn’t yet exist says Joy Marcus, venture partner at DFJ Gotham Venture in this video. She says that her firm is seeing interesting start-ups with new audio and video recognition technology — several from out of […]


Synacor is Powering Deep Television Search with Programming Metadata

Synacor, a Buffalo-based company which manages the portals of 45 cable and telcos in the United States, is integrating programming metadata to make video search more comprehensive, says Ron Frankel, CEO of Synacor. 


The Secret Sauce of Video Search Optimization, Video Site Maps from Google

LAS VEGAS — One of the most under-utilized tactics to building audiences for online video is search. Best practices like proper metadata and tags can make a huge difference in views.


Video Search Engine RAMP Integrates with Facebook

RAMP,  a white label video search engine for a number of leading publishers, has a system to allow publishers to post rich metadata in the form of text on customers'  Facebook walls.


Blinkx Shares Surge 52 Percent in London on Rosy Earnings Report

Reporting a narrowing loss and a substantial gain in revenue, up 140 percent to $33.7 million, shares of Blinkx, the video search portal, rose 52 percent on the London Stock Exchange today (5/19), making it one of the market's biggest gainers for the day.


New Video Guide “Clicker” Indexes the 75K People You Want to Watch

Clicker, the new online video directory and guide, now indexes video references for 75,000 individuals and entities, meaning shows and series titles.


Thought Equity Motion Inks Deals with NCAA and BBC

Veteran rights management technology firm Thought Equity Motion has been busy this year, signing deals with both the NCAA and the BBC.


Blinkx and Facebook Fastest Growing Video Sites in the U.K., comScore

Blinkx, the London/San Francisco-based video search engine and destination site had a jump of 204 percent in video views in the U.K. over the past 12 months, just behind the torrid 205 percent increase of video views on Facebook, just announced by ComScore.


Online Video Search is “Next Wave” for Madison Avenue, says Amanda Richman

Video search will become increasingly important as publishers and advertisers seek to draw viewers to content, says Amanda Richman, managing director of digital at MediaVest, the giant media buying company.


Digitalsmiths Teams with Microsoft, Readies News and Sports Deals

Digital media and metadata company Digitalsmiths paired up with Microsoft to demonstrate a technology partnership between the two companies, Digitalsmiths CEO Ben Weinberger told me at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Google Serves up Real-Time Results on PC’s, iPhones, and Android Phones

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Google recently introduced real-time search functionality to Google searches on PC's, the iPhone, and Android devices.  


New YouTube Auto Captioning Aids Search, Usability, and the Hearing Impaired

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — YouTube recently added automatic captioning to its videos, in a move that has far-reaching implications for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, international users, and publishers who seek increase search optimization.


Loomia’s Recommendation Engine Boosts Visitor Video Viewing by 24%

SAN JOSE, CA — Loomia provides recommended links and videos to visitors of big publishing sites for text content as well as links to video.  The company claims its recommendation engine boosts consumption by 24 percent for video publishers. 

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