Online Video

In June, cable giant Comcast paid a reported $80 million for thePlatform, an online media publishing system. Then in July, EchoStar, owner of the nation’s second largest satellite TV service (the DISH Network), made a sizable investment in CinemaNow, the popular movies-on-demand portal. Add to these big high-profile investment deals the smaller content-sharing deals recently struck between NBC and YouTube and between Viacom and Google, and the picture of a trend comes into focus.

Posted Oct 03, 2006

Blish.com, a digital download marketplace, has announced its launch out of beta by offering more than 80,000 immediately downloadable digital products including, software, games, stock photography, chapter based ebooks, digital maps, royalty-free music, legal forms, and video.

Posted Sep 22, 2006

iStockphoto, a provider of royalty free stock photography, pioneered a micropayment model to bring affordable stock photographs to the masses and shook up the stock photo industry in the process. Now, following its acquisition by Getty Images earlier this year, iStockphoto is leveraging its parent company’s expertise to add video clips and broaden the site’s international appeal.

Posted Sep 20, 2006

iStockphoto, a community-powered marketplace for stock photography, illustrations, and videos, has launched localized versions of the site in French, German, and Spanish and will offer search and keyword entry in 12 languages.

Posted Sep 19, 2006

CSTV Networks, Inc., a digital sports media company, and Broadband Enterprises, which specialize in broadband video sales, syndication, and original production, have announced a syndication partnership agreement.

Posted Sep 15, 2006

ClipBlast! has introduced an online video search toolbar and formally emerged from its 18-month beta period.

Posted Sep 15, 2006

Forbidden Technologies has announced that BBC News 24 is using FORscene to stream the channel to its network of field reporters across the world and to store footage for training purposes.

Posted Sep 05, 2006

Pixsy Corporation has announced the launch of StarHabit.com, a photo and video search engine focused on celebrity content aggregated from RSS feeds.

Posted Sep 05, 2006

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation products, and Mobix Interactive, a provider of mobile video, have announced new products for the mobile marketplace.

Posted Sep 05, 2006

LYCOS, Inc., an entertainment destination for creators and consumers of content, and blinkx, a video search engine, have announced the launch of the new LYCOS broadband search experience.

Posted Sep 01, 2006

NetShelter, Inc., a site representation company for premium content technology websites, has announced the launch of a new rich media platform designed to simplify the campaign process from proposal demo, ad creation, execution, to tracking and optimization of any rich media ad and will eliminate premium pricing on all rich media units run on sites in its Branded Network (NSBN).

Posted Aug 29, 2006

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired Grouper, a user-generated video site on the internet.

Posted Aug 29, 2006

GUBA, a video entertainment site, has announced that it has lowered prices for its library of movies and TV programs on the Guba website.

Posted Aug 22, 2006

Interactive Video Network (IVN), an Interep Interactive company, an independent online ad sales company in the United States, will launch a new video network called the Viral Video Network that will enable advertisers to place marketing-related video in front of an audience with a single point of contact.

Posted Aug 22, 2006

MeeVee, a Silicon Valley company that lets users search for TV programs and other video programming online, and then lets them organize it in a personal planner, has raised $8 million in a third round of funding.

Posted Aug 18, 2006

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Atom Entertainment, Inc., a portfolio of four online destinations for casual games, short films, and video, for $200 million.

Posted Aug 11, 2006

PodZinger, an audio and video search engine company, has closed on $5 million in financing from parent company BBN Technologies Inc.

Posted Aug 11, 2006

Blip.tv, an internet media company that hosts and distributes web-based TV shows and videoblogs, has announced that CNN has licensed its software to enable people around the world to send CNN newsworthy footage shot on a cell phone, camcorder, or digital camera.

Posted Aug 08, 2006

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS platform company, has announced a new RSS plug-in for the Yahoo! Messenger with Voice real-time communications suite.

Posted Aug 04, 2006

Rogue Amoeba has announced the release of Audio Hijack Pro 2.7.

Posted Aug 01, 2006

KickApps Corporation, a provider of user-generated content and social networking solution to media, content, and corporate websites, has released user-generated video and social networking functionality on its web pages.

Posted Jul 14, 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and GUBA, an online multimedia entertainment site, have announced the immediate availability of more than 100 feature-length movies from Sony Pictures on the GUBA Premium online video service.

Posted Jul 14, 2006

Metacafe, a video entertainment site, has secured $15 million in its completion of venture capital funding.

Posted Jul 07, 2006

GUBA, an online multimedia entertainment site, has announced its new video service featuring Warner Bros. Entertainment content.

Posted Jun 30, 2006

TalkShoe has developed a website for user-generated live and recorded voice.

Posted Jun 27, 2006

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