Vimeo, the fast-growing IAC unit, is throwing a two-day online video festival

Vimeo, the fast-growing IAC unit, is throwing a two-day online video festival and awards program to celebrate the community of video creators.


Nets Up Ad Loads on Online Video Offerings

Following ABC's lead, Fox and NBC are also upping the ad load in their online shows, and that's because most advertisers aren't willing to pay a huge premium for online video ads. 


TechCrunch, GigaOM Ramping up Video — TechCrunch Goes with Brightcove, GigaOM with Ooyala

Two tech blog powerhouses, TechCrunch and GigaOM, are readying ambitious original online video programming.


Writers Guild Explores Rules for Uncharted Online Video World

SAN FRANCISCO — The Writers Guild of America, the big trade union representing film and television writers, is developing rules around writing original online video content. 


Levi Strauss’ CMO Download on Online Video Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO — Advertising dollars are the foundation of the Web video business, and those coveted bucks are highly sought after by networks, programmers, and independent producers alike.


The New York Times Videos Now Sharable via Embed Code

The New York Times, long an innovator in creating unique news video for the Web, is now allowing anyone to copy videos from the site and embed them onto blogs, social media, and Web sites.


Brightcove Bringing HTML5 to The New York Times, Time Inc., and others for iPad

The imminent introduction of the iPad, which does not use Adobe's Flash to play video, has accelerated the the creation of HTLM5 solutions by video services companies and sharing sites, including Ooyala, YouTube, Vimeo, and now Brightcove.


YouTube Expanding Partner Program for Musicians

AUSTIN — YouTube is making a big push to pull musicians to YouTube to help them build audiences and monetize their videos.  


YouTube Testing Pay Scenario for Niche Content

AUSTIN — YouTube Rental, the video sharing site's nascent pay-per-view service that launched in January with a handful of independent films, is becoming a paid platform for creators of education, travel, and entertainment programming, according to YouTube's Sara Pollack.


Facebook is the “Ultimate” Viral Video Tool, Ethan Beard

PALO ALTO, CA — Facebook has become the “ultimate tool for achieving viral distribution,”  says Ethan Beard, the director of the Facebook developer network in this interview with Beet.TV.


Fast-Growing DailyMotion Seeks to Double its U.S. Market Share this Year

DailyMotion, the Paris-based video sharing site which enjoys considerable popularity in Europe, has been making progress in the United States, registering at number 17 in comScore's ranking of U.S. video sites in December.


Three Key Video Trends to Watch This Year, According to Online Video Analyst Will Richmond

Keep an eye on how the growth in online video will shift this year into the mobile world via smartphones like Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone, said Will Richmond, the publisher of daily news site VideoNuze.


Brightcove Has “TV Everywhere” Initiative

Brightcove, the big online video services company, has announced an initiative to enable its customers to participate in the much anticipated initiative known as "TV Everywhere."


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.


“YouTube Direct” Could be Useful Reporting Tool for Mainstream Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Whether user generated  video from the new YouTube Direct will create valuable content for its launch partners including the Washington Post, NPR, Politico and the Huffington Post is too early to say.


Republicans Embracing YouTube with “Tons and Tons” of Uploads…but No One Beats Nancy Pelosi’s Cat Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Stung from  the 2008 election losses, Republican members of Congress are uploading videos to YouTube in much greater numbers than Democrats.


Intel Using Online Video for Corporate Communications

SAN JOSE, CA — Some of the most innovative uses of online video have been pioneered by technology companies, notably Microsoft’s Channel 9,  the videoblog for customers and developers.  


Twistage Plans to Double Staff and Turn Profit in 2010

SAN JOSE, CA — After earning praise in Forrester’s recent report on online video platforms, the New York-based video services firm Twistage is gearing up to double its staff, increase its marketing, and turn a profit by the end of 2010. Targets Facebook, Blogs, Launches New Emeddable Player — Could Have Giant Hit with WH “Crashers” on Today Show today introduced a new embeddable player in a move to increase consumption of news video to other locations, notably on Facebook. 


News Alert: YouTube’s Olivia Ma, Others to Speak at Beet.TV Roundtable Today at 4:00 ET

WASHINGTON, DC — Olivia Ma, news manager at YouTube, will be one of the media luminaries to speak at today's Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable here in Washington, D.C.  See the list below:

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