Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weekly Review: Online Video News 2/8/09 - 2/13/09

Here's another round up of news from the online video space in this installment of the weekly review.

February 8, 2009

February 9, 2009
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February 10, 2009

NYCC 09: Marvel To Sell Digital Comics Through iTunes
February 11, 2009 co-founders Dina Kaplan, back left, Jared Klett, Justin Day and Charles Hope, with Mike Hudack in front. gives videomakers a chance to be a star -

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February 12, 2009

Bruce, Britney, BeyoncĂ© Staying on YouTube: Sony Music Re-Signs | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD - YouTube and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a deal that will keep the music label’s videos and music on the site. The contract accomplishes what YouTube and Warner Music Group have been unable to do–figure out a way to keep the label’s music on the world’s biggest video site while sharing revenue with both sides.

Top 10 Online Video Properties Among US Internet Users, Ranked by Unique Viewers, December 2008 (millions and average videos per viewer)

  • Eyeballs Are Great, but Revenues Would Be Better - eMarketer - Online video sites rack up traffic numbers. Google sites enjoyed more than 100 million unique online video viewers in December 2008, according to comScore Video Metrix. Google’s closest competitor in the online video arms race is Fox Interactive Media, which owns properties such as MySpace and Photobucket, the online photo- and video-sharing site. Some 5.9 billion videos were viewed on Google sites, with its YouTube property accounting for nearly 100% of the total, according to comScore. Nice traffic. But marketers want to know how online video hubs can generate revenues from all the engagement they are receiving.


eCommerce Video Comes Alive with Ooyala’s Backlot Platform - ReelSEO - At ReelSEO, I’ve often post about our friends at t Ooyala we proudly utilize Ooyala for the majority of videos that we release on our site . Ooyala, Inc. is an online video CMS and monetization solutions provider founded by Bismarck Lepe, Belsasar Lepe, and Sean Knapp who left Google, Inc. in early 2007 to start Ooyala. With regard to ecommerce, a number of well-known eCommerce clients are using Ooyala’s Backlot product to promote, sell, and support commercial products or services. Some of these clients include Betty Mills, Pinewood Studios, Edelbrock, and Armani.

  • Making History One Webcast at a Time - The New York Philharmonic’s historic concert in North Korea’s capital city of Pyongyang, during which music director Lorin Maazel led the orchestra, was transmitted from the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre in HD via satellite on Feb. 26, 2008, at 4:00 a.m. EDT. Permission was granted to tape the concert and to rebroadcast it, but nothing was permitted to be broadcast live in the U.S.

VatorNews - Entrepreneur expands Vator video presence

February 13, 2009

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MediaPost Publications 'Lost' Tops For Online TV, Viewership On Upswing 02/13/2009

  • YouTube Kills Our Video Download Tool

    - For the last few years we’ve offered a very basic tool for downloading YouTube videos that allowed users to enter the URL of any video to immediately get a link to a downloadable file. The tool does exactly the same thing as dozens of other sites and plugins, which have emerged because YouTube has long refused to offer similar functionality through its own site. Now, in light of yesterday’s news that the site is going to begin supporting downloads for a small number of videos, YouTube has apparently decided to crack down on these tools - and it looks like they’re making an example out of us.
Updated links: 2/17/09