Online Video

OverDrive, a provider of digital media content distribution for libraries, has announced it will add download digital games and interactive software to its Digital Library Reserve service offering.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

CBS Corporation and Sling Media, Inc. have announced a beta test of a new technology designed to help audiences share short segments of programming.

Posted Jan 12, 2007

Sonic Solutions, a provider of digital media software, has launched Qflix, a licensing and certification program to enable the legal, secure, and reliable burning of video content to DVDs playable on standard and high-definition players.

Posted Jan 05, 2007

VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure for the networked world, has announced that AxiomTV will be the first movie download service launched on the new VeriSign Intelligent Content Delivery Network (CDN), distributing secure, family-friendly films.

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Digg has announced the addition of several new features, changes to the site interface/design, and the addition of a new content area--Digg Podcasts (launching in beta).

Posted Dec 19, 2006

Annual U.S. revenues from internet video services--spanning user-generated content to television shows and movies--will exceed $7 billion by 2010, according to Parks Associates' report, "Internet Video: Direct-to-Consumer Services."

Posted Dec 08, 2006

Pluggd, founded earlier this year to help consumers discover and enjoy audio and video content on the internet, has now disclosed the investors who have backed the company since its inception, along with announcing the addition of Intel Capital as an investor.

Posted Dec 08, 2006

Telestream, a provider of multi-format media encoding and delivery solutions, has released FlipFactory Version 5.1 software.

Posted Dec 01, 2006

Reality Digital, a provider of user-generated content (UGC) and video sharing for businesses, has announced partnerships with international technology resellers, Germany’s ISC Opcorner AG and Italy’s Bitage.

Posted Nov 28, 2006

Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Nine Systems Corp., Inc. have announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Nine Systems in a merger transaction.

Posted Nov 21, 2006

etribes has launched the latest in a suite of new features with the introduction of its mobile video-sharing service through which etribes members can send (MMS) mobile video clips to their own free personal website.

Posted Nov 17, 2006

For marketers, one of the coolest things about the web is that when an idea takes off, it can propel a brand or company to fame and fortune. For free. Whatever you call it—viral, buzz, or word-of-blog marketing—having other people tell your story drives action.

Posted Nov 17, 2006

A plane hit a building in New York. I saw it on the evening news. The evening news saw it on YouTube. Right in the middle of the broadcast, the anchors cut to a YouTube video of the tragic event. The audience is making the news these days.

Posted Nov 15, 2006

Digital media vendor OverDrive, Inc. has announced that Magnolia Pictures, HDNet, Weston Woods, Nano Network, Music Sales Group, Naxos, Hart Sharp Video, Davenport Films, Mill Creek Entertainment, Magic Lamp Productions, Associated Television International, MPS Multimedia, Sounds True, Tai Seng Entertainment, and Venevision International have entered into distribution agreements with OverDrive to download film and video titles through public library websites.

Posted Nov 14, 2006

LYCOS, Inc., a community destination for broadband entertainment content, has launched LYCOS Cinema, a web watch and chat video experience.

Posted Nov 14, 2006

Nine Systems, a provider of solutions for rich media production, publishing, and distribution, has introduced the Nine Systems Channel Sales Program.

Posted Nov 07, 2006

YouTube’s tagline, “Broadcast Yourself,” signals the beginning of a new era in digital content, though the necessary production technologies and distribution infrastructure may still be a few years off. The wide acceptance of blogging as a means of self-expression was the first wave of personal content. The second wave, riding on the phenomenon of iPod and iTunes, is personal podcasting. The third wave, which will dwarf the others in gigabytes of content transferred, is personal video or individual television. Variously called vlogging, vidcasting, or vodcasting (the marriage of video on demand and podcasting), I’ll simply call it iTV.

Posted Nov 07, 2006

GoFish Corporation, an online video destination for user-generated video, formerly Unibio, Inc., has announced the closing of a stock-for-stock merger with GoFish Technologies, Inc.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

MobiTV, Inc., a provider of mobile and broadband television and music services, has announced the second close of its Series C Funding with an additional $30 million investment and two new investors, Adobe Systems Incorporated and Hearst Corporation, bringing the total round to more than $100 million.

Posted Nov 03, 2006

Brad Greenspan, the founder of MySpace, has acquired a majority stake in Flurl.com, an independent video search website, which indexes over 1000 online video sites.

Posted Oct 31, 2006

Entertainment content creators today must focus on creating content strategies that can evolve along with consumers' perceptions. This content-flexibility conundrum is one that Hollywood and her siblings are rallying to confront.

Posted Oct 31, 2006

Exclaim, a branded platform provider of wireless and web applications, has launched Pictavision 6.0, a photo-sharing application for mobile phones.

Posted Oct 27, 2006

Sony Pictures’ acquisition of video sharing site Grouper Networks in August 2006 marked another significant move in the shakeout of the social media market. The acquisition, valued at $65 million, gives Sony a powerful Web 2.0 marketing and distribution platform for its media properties and offers Grouper’s consumer creators direct access to a major media distributor. Of course it remains to be seen how Sony will cope with the digital-rights-management conundrum presented in its ownership of a site where copyright policing is almost entirely performed by users themselves.

Posted Oct 26, 2006

K-AMP Audio Services has renamed and improved its audiocasting service K-AMP Player, now known as Blogamp.

Posted Oct 24, 2006

OverDrive, Inc., a digital media distributor, has announced the release of Version 2.1 of OverDrive Media Console, free PC desktop software that enables download, management, and playback of digital audiobooks, music, and video.

Posted Oct 20, 2006

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