Thomas Carpenter on Epix HD Movie Channel's Offerings Epix, the premium HD movie channel co-owned by Viacom and Lion's Gate, announced a big distribution deal today with Dish Networks.Last week at NAB, Daisy interviewed Thomas Carpenter, VP of Operations, about the new movie channel which launched last year on Verizon FiOS.
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Jim Lanzone on Clicker Online TV Guide The online television listing serving Clicker launched last week, entering the crowded business of online television listings. We caught up with the Los Angeles based company's CEO Jim Lanzone at NewTeeVee Live last week and asked him about the service and how it stands out in a competitive space. "Clicker is the complete programming guide for Internet television," Lanzone said. The service catalogs 400,000 full episodes across thousands of distribution points online.
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BrightRoll's Tod Sacerdoti on Video Advertising BrigthRoll, one of the biggest of the video ad networks has raised $10 million in new funding, hit profitability and its reaches over 53 million viewers monthly , according to a story by Paul Boutin in Venture Beat.Last year I spoke with BrightRoll CEO Tod Sacerdoti about his company and the market place.
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How to Colorize Your Facebook Pages Facebook is clean and simple, but what if you want to spice it up a bit? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how Auto-Colorizer can make your Facebook browsing more pleasing to the eye.
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Kevin Nalty Viral Video and Brand Marketing Brands making videos for YouTube don't need to spend a lot of money because there's no correlation between production values and views, the online video strategist Kevin Nalty told me in this week's New Media Minute. I interviewed him after his iMedia Summit talk on "Seven Strategies for YouTube Success" and he shared some of his tips. Brands shouldn't go for the big viral hit, but they should affiliate with popular YouTube stars.
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Chloe Sladden on Twitter's Media Partnerships Twitter has a deep integration with NBC Sports Olympics coverage on the "Olympics Pulse" page. This is the most significant media integration for Twitter to date But, is just one of many to come, according to ChloeSladden who heads up media alliances for Twitter. Our Daisy Whitney caught up her in Las Vegas last month at the NATPE convention. Chloe talks about the development of media alliances and plans for media "developer" kit and the introduction of measurement tools for Twitter.
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Suranga Chandratillake on Blinkx UK Penetration Blinkx, the London/San Francisco-based video search engine and destination has has 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, comScore has just announced.While both have grown to 43 million views per month for Facebook and 29 million for Blinkx, they are far behind YouTube which had nearly 2.4 billion views but up at a slower rate of 17 percent for the year.
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Jason Glickman Says Tremor Serves 1 Billion Online Video Ads Per Month This year will be a transformative for online video as advertisers are routinely buying seven-figure campaigns, says Jason Glickman, CEO of Tremor Media, the big New York-based video ad network. He says that an "up front" marketplace for online video is emerging as significant dollars are moving from television to online. He says that his company is streaming one billion videos per month on 1400 publisher sites. I caught up with him earlier this month at the OnMedia conference.
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RAMP Powers Video Discovery for CNBC and Thomson Reuters
The effective transcription of video clips, coupled with contextual tagging, is essential to the discovery of videos material, says Tom Wilde, CEO of the Boston-based RAMP, formerly known as EveryZing. The company announced its name change today at the Streaming Media West show in San Jose along with the launch of "content optimization" platform for media publishers.The service is currently implement with media giants including Thomson Reuters for its Reuters Insider program.
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France's DailyMotion Seeks to Double Its U.S. Market Share DailyMotion, the Paris-based video sharing site which enjoys considerable popularity in Europe, has been making progress in the United States, ranking number 17 in comScore's ranking of U.S. video sites in December. In 2009, the site enjoyed a seventy percent jump in traffic in the U.S. with 12 million monthly unique visitors consuming some 130 million videos per month. Earlier this week, I spoke with Joy Marcus, head of DailyMotion's operations in the U.S. and Canada.
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Chris Anderson on How Tablets Will Change Print Media The tablet computers, which provide a more engaging, extended interaction with content, akin to reading a book or magazine, could be a big boon to publishers, says Chris Anderson, editor in chief of WIRED and noted author.In this interview with Daisy Whitney, Beet.TV Senior Producer, he says that the high engagement and the opportunity for detailed user reader metrics, could price advertising on tablets on par with display ads in print publications.
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Sam Blackman on Elemental Technologies Video Transcoding Capacity At the NewTeeVee conference this month , we caught up with Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies which has launched a new server appliance for transcoding live HD video at very fast rates. New York Times reporter Ashlee Vance wrote last week that Elemental Technologies, which uses Nvidia chips for its processessing....."can encode video streams in record time and do it with less hardware."
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Bryan Perez on NBA Video Streaming Across Platforms BryanNBA Digital reports that it had 4.95 million video streams of the All-Star game on Sunday, February 15, with a total of 17 million views, which is 20% more than last year. Andy met up earlier this month with Bryan Perez, Senior VP & GM of NBA Digital to discuss the developments in the NBA's online and mobile viewing platforms. Perez told Andy that NBA League Pass, the out of market subscription to all NBA games on TV or Broadband, has expanded to mobile.
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Streaming Media West's Dan Rayburn on Broadband-Enabled Devices Streaming Media West, the annual industry gathering of broadband executives, drew a bigger crowd this year then last and the focus has changed from delivery and distribution to devices and content, says Dan Rayburn, head of the show.We caught up with Dan on Wednesday afternoon for a rundown on the show and industry trends. We were on the scene yesterday and have extensive coverage of the show. Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
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Adobe's Flash 10.1 Coming to Smart Phones Adobe's Flash 10.1, which has been in Beta on some smart phones since October, will get a big push into the mobile ecosystem next week when Adobe and many industry partners are expected to to announce key partnership at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While Adobe's thinner application for mobile, Flash Lite, has been deployed on some phones, the deployment of Flash 10.1 means that many of the most sophisticated Flash applications will run on a range of smart phones.
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Marc Whitten on Microsoft Xbox as a Broadband Video Platform Introduced as videogame console, the Xbox from Microsoft is fast becoming powerful video viewing device. The device connects to the Internet and streams high quality video. It has a number of offerings including Netflix, Last.fm and integration with social networks.A number of the enhanced services are available via a $50, annual subscription to Xbox Live Gold. This weekend, Microsoft is offering free sign-ups for the service as a promotion. We caught up with Xbox General Manager Marc Wh
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Steven Kydd on Demand Media's 7,000 Freelancers Demand Media, the fast growing creator of instructional content, has huge backlog of assignments, some 150,000 assignments waiting for a network of 7,000 freelance writers, editors and videographers to undertake, according to Steven Kydd, exec VP of Demand Studios. I interviewed Kydd last week at the AlwaysOn OnMedia conference her in Manhattan. In a story in Monday's New York Times, David Carr says that Demand pays as little as $30 for an original video clip.
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Style Guru Constance White Says eBay Is a Style Barometer eBay has the pulse of the fashion market because, "It's probably the only place that a person could come to and really see the breadth and depth of style at their fingertips," says Constance White, Style Director for eBay. This past week, Andy met up with White, who explained that eBay is a reflection of real-time fashion trends. The top trend of the moment according to traffic on eBay plaid, leather jackets, and the rocker-chic look.
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Roku Claims Two-Hour Daily Consumption for Device Users Roku, the little black box that connects the Internet to the television set, has sold over 500,000 units and its owners use it over two hours a sitting, Roku spokesman Brian Jaquet told Beet.TV in this interview. Today, the company announced it has added the UFC network to its menu of sports and entertainment programming.
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Gabe Rivera on Techmeme's Media News Site Techmeme, considered by many as the most authoritative tech news aggregator, spun off a media news site called Mediagazer in early March.
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Ethan Beard on Big Media Integration with Facebook With more than 400 million worldwide users, Facebook has become a critical partnership platform for media companies including all of the major television networks. I traveled to Facebook's Palo Alto offices to sit down with Ethan Beard, the director of the Facebook Developer Network, to discuss how Facebook Connect works with broadcasters like ABC, CNN and Showtime, and the traffic jumps some of the partners have seen after integrating with Facebook Connect.
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Cox Has a New Integrated Program Guide Cable operator Cox announced is rolling out a new program guide for its customers that integrates linear channels, video-on-demand and digital video recorder viewing, the company said during an interview at the recent Cable Show. The new guide allows for searching through TV content and will also show viewers recommended and related programming, explained Lisa Pickelsimer.
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Online Video Advertising to Increase 35 Percent in 2010 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif -- Online video is the fastest growing sectors in advertising, with spending expected to be up nearly 35 percent this year, says Geoff Ramsey, CEO of market research firm eMarketer. Despite its rapid rise, he adds that the medium faces challenges in technology and content quality.
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