January 12, 2009
- Streamingmedia.com: Temple University’s Fox School of Business Selects Mediasite for Groundbreaking Lecture Capture Initiative
Mediasite installed in every learning environment, including 30 state-of-the-art classrooms, within Alter Hall
Madison, WI (January 12, 2009) - , a market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced the Fox School of Business at Temple University has selected Mediasite as the class capture platform for the newly constructed Alter Hall (http://www.fox.temple.edu/alter), its $80 million business school facility opening January 20.
- Boxee: WebTV That Makes Sense. Is That Good or Bad for Big Cable? | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD
January 13, 2009
- Tilzy.TV » Blog Archive » What Wallstrip’s Failure Says About Niche Video
- Is WallStrip’s Cancellation an Omen for Original Online Video?
- New CDN Vendors Still Launching: Updated List Of Content Delivery Networks | The Business Of Online Video
- The Internet as News Central - eMarketer
Only TV is a more popular source. In yet another sign that news readers are dropping print for digital, the Internet has now surpassed all media except television as a news source, according to consumers surveyed in December 2008 by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
In December 2008, 40% of respondents said they got most of their news about national and international issues from the Internet, up from just 24% in September 2007. Pew said it was the first time since it started surveying that consumers relied more on the Internet for news than on newspapers. Television was still the main source for national and international news, at 70%.
- New CDN Vendors Still Launching: Updated List Of Content Delivery Networks | The Business Of Online Video
Flashcomguru.com: Flash Media Server 3.5 And Flash Media Live Encoder 3.0 Released
January 14, 2009
- Official Google Video Blog: Turning Down Uploads at Google Video
At Google, we like to launch early, launch often, and to iterate our products. Occasionally, this means we have to re-evaluate our efforts and make difficult decisions to be sure we focus on products that make the most sense for our users. In a few months, we will discontinue support for uploads to Google Video. Don't worry, we're not removing any content hosted on Google Video -- this just means you will no longer be able to upload new content to the service....There are still great options for people who want to upload content to Google, and we invite them to explore YouTube's dynamic global community or Picasa Web Albums. If you have questions or need more information please read our FAQ page. We're confident this decision is the right one for our users, and we're looking forward to making Google Video an even better place for you to search and find videos from all over the web.
- YouTube Now Mutes Videos With Unauthorized Copyrighted Music
You can see some examples here, here and here.
- Web-Based Screencasting Service Integrates High-Quality Screen Recording And Online Video Distribution: ScreenToaster Is Here - Robin Good's Latest New
- SEO and Video Top Retailer’s Priorities for 2009 - ReelSEO
According to Internet Retailer’s latest monthly survey, online merchants are making search engine optimization and video their top web site design priorities for 2009. The survey also reports that “usability testing can also help retailers do a better job of deploying video” to which ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell makes his suggestions for e-retailers to improve the website video usability experience for shoppers.
- Next New Networks: 300M Views in ‘08 « NewTeeVee
Online video studio Next New Networks says that it tripled views of its programming in 2008, breaking 300 million total video plays, up from 100 million in its first year. Barely Political’s Obama Girl (which NNN acquired) is still the company’s biggest traffic generator, but other properties like Fast Lane Daily have built up significant audiences and communities. The company said 11 of its networks get more than 1 million views per month, and that across all its networks it has nearly 400,000 subscribers.
- Next New Network Views Tripled in 2008 - TVWeek - News
- Blockbuster To Offer Content On More Devices | WebProNews
- Playing catch up, Blockbuster partners with CinemaNow | last100
- Revision3 Gets Optimized with EveryZing SEO Solution - ReelSEO
- Revision3 Employs EveryZing’s Search Tools - TVWeek - News
January 15, 2009
- RIP Google Video Uploads - Get Your Sitemaps Ready - ReelSEO
Yesterday, Google finally announced that they are shutting down the ability for users to upload videos to Google Video “in a few months”. I say finally because many of us expected this to happen for some time and given the efforts spent on enhancements to YouTube, it only makes sense that Google keeps Youtube as the source for uploading video.
- YouTube Comes To The Wii And PS3, But Not Xbox
- Will the Wiimote finally bring a good YouTube living room experience? » VentureBeat
- Rob Pegoraro - TV Over the Web: Still a Fuzzy Picture - washingtonpost.com
- YouTube Introduces “TV Website” For Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 « NewTeeVee - YouTube just announced the beta launch of a “TV Website” that will be rolled out initially with the Internet channels on the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 video game consoles. (If you have either game system, type in www.youtube.com/tv on your console’s web browser to check it out.) Google says it aims to offer a version of YouTube for TV owners with an Internet hookup, transforming the service into a “lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience.” Internet-enabled videogame consoles have become pervasive (41 million households have them already, according to a recent Diffusion Group report, and 148 million households are forecast to have them by 2012), so we can expect to see way more services like this for console owners.
- Are Consumer Electronics Makers the New Content Gatekeepers? « NewTeeVee
- Video Ad CPMs Fell 25 Percent in Q3 2008 According to Brightroll - ReelSEO
- BrightRoll Data Shows Video Ad Rates Came Down 25 Percent In The Fourth Quarter
- Streamingmedia.com: Online Video Funding Should Continue 2009
Despite the downturn, and the increasing cost of capital, online video funding appears to be moving forward, even if the days of experimental capital are over.
January 16, 2008
- Really great news from YouTube (Lessig Blog)
- YouTube Tests Video Downloads
I've been saying that IP based video conferencing will be taking off in 2009 and it looks like I'm right with that prediction. NASA and Verizon have reworked their agreements and now will have IP based video and web conferencing supplied by the Baby Bell. At the same time, Forbes is reporting how well the giants in video conferencing are doing. Polycom was able to maintain their growth. Cisco keeps building Telepresence Suites, while HP's Halo seems to be just getting their sea legs.If any company is vulnerable to a better product at a lower price, it would be the HP Halo property in my view. Others offer similar quality (i.e. Lifesize for one) and at better prices. At the end of the day, price will still be in the determination equation. HP will likely have to come down in price and that will start the ball really rolling, even in a down economy.
- Betting On Telepresence - Forbes.com
Polycom, HP and Cisco hope video conferencing sales will soar in the down economy. Last week, Polycom--best known for its ubiquitous triangle-shaped conference room speaker phones--said it would likely have fourth-quarter net revenues of $263 million to $265 million, about equal with last year's number. Not great, at first pass. But the video end of the business--in particular, higher-end custom conference rooms--grew modestly. At the low end, the videoconference business can be as simple as a $70 Webcam on an Internet connection. What is really moving the industry, however, are high-definition "telepresense" suites, which are installed inside businesses to look like one-half of a conference room, with big screens on one wall. They connect to a similar room inside the network, completing the room. Sound and light are tweaked for maximum effect and the high-def and plasma screens offer remarkable detail.
- Tilzy.TV » Blog Archive » How Do Web Video Creators Talk to Advertisers?
Internet video advertising was all the rage until nobody, including Google, could quite figure it out. The theoretical, and now demonstrated, value of online video advertising precedes our collective ability to effectively monetize it, but strides are being made. Dan Beltramo, CEO of Vizu, an online market research and opinion polling firm, recently articulated “across-the-board” impact of online video, particularly preroll advertising which, he says, outperforms dynamic display ads by as much as six times. That’s strong justification for a premium price per impression for video ads. Luckily, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with many of the industry professionals innovating in this arena. I asked people working across the internet video industry the following or some version of it:
A standard metric for video will likely emerge.
- Survey: Web Video Beats TV Among Respondents Ages 18-24 - VideoNuze (News)
- BrightRoll: Video Ad Rates Fell 25% In Q4 - VideoNuze (News)
- Obama Inauguration to Get Massive Web Coverage - VideoNuze (News)
- Video CDN Pricing Stable In Q4: Discounts Given For Lower Bandwidth Tiers | The Business Of Online Video
- Streamingmedia.com: Microsoft Silverlight Selected by Presidential Inaugural Committee to Enable Online Video Streaming of Inauguration Events
- Online video CPMs off 14% in 2008 - FierceOnlineVideo
A report released Thursday by online video ad network BrightRoll showed significant declines in CPMs for online video ads. Pre-roll CPM rates for 2008 were down 14.2 percent on average from 2007, and Q4 rates were down 25 percent year-over-year, according to the report. See the MediaPost article here
- Boxee, Used to View Web on TV, Generates Buzz - NYTimes.com
Piping Internet video into a television seems as if it should be simple — after all, a screen is a screen. But consumer electronics and media companies have been moving toward that combination with painstaking caution, both because of technical limitations and to protect their existing business models. Now, with an Internet start-up’s hubris and whimsical name, an 11-employee New York company called Boxee is barging into the fray. It is treading over the carefully negotiated business arrangements of much larger companies and garnering accolades from tech-heads for doing what the big guys have failed to do. Boxee bills its software as a simple way to access multiple Internet video and music sites, and to bring them to a large monitor or television that one might be watching from a sofa across the room. Some of Boxee’s fans also think it is much more: a way to euthanize that costly $100-a-month cable or satellite connection.