News Archive for: ‘Online video’

YouTube to Double Down on Its 'Channel' Experiment

By Amir Efrati for The Wall Street Journal  For Google Inc.’s YouTube it was a $150 million experiment: Seed dozens of new video “channels” on its Web service and see what works. So far, Google likes what it sees from

VIDCON Recap: It’s About More Than Just YouTube

By Ed Carrasco for New Media Rock Stars This year’s VidCon may have already come and gone, but here at NMR, what we’ve learned from the three-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center will stay forever. Vidcon was about having the biggest,

BroadbandTV Corp. Wins 2012 Top Innovator Award in B.C.

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2012  – BroadbandTV has been named Top Innovator in British Columbia, heading the list of the 20 most innovative companies in 2012 by BC Business Magazine. The company was recognized for “radically changing” the online media and technology industry

Angry Birds Animated TV Series to Premiere in Autumn 2012

By Stuart Dredge for The Guardian Rovio Mobile is launching a series of 52 shortform animations for its Angry Birds in Autumn, but has ruled out a movie until after 2014. “We’re going to roll out a weekly animation series later this year of

As YouTube Pours $100 Million Into Original Content, Some Top Tips On Making It Big

From The Associated Press YouTube has committed $100 million to 96 new video channels and has recruited top Hollywood talent to produce content. But the Google-owned site’s talent search is far from complete. Here are a few tips on how

A Bid To Get Film Lovers Not To Rent

An excerpt from an article by Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Hollywood has had enough of the sharp consumer shift toward renting movies through Netflix. Desperate to raise home entertainment profits, studios want people to start buying movies outright again,

Off Netflix? There Are Alternatives…

By Veena Bissram for On Monday, Netflix reported losing more than 800,000 subscribers since the company announced a 60% price increase, which went into effect in September. If you’re one of these Netflix customers who couldn’t seem to rationalize the hike, you’re probably exploring other

CRTC Rules Not To Regulate Netflix

From CBC News Canada’s telecommunications regulator has rebuffed calls from broadcasters to regulate online video services such as Netflix. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications released a report Wednesday detailing the results of fact-finding launched in May about mobile and internet

Yahoo! Dives Into Online Video Again With All New Original Content

By Christophor Rick for Yahoo! was in online video, then they were out, then they were in and then out…and now, starting in about a month’s time, they’re all in again? It would seem so. Aside from being named

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