VideoDaily Roundup: Most Publishers Still Face Scale Problems

Today's Roundup starts off with a scary proposition for all video publishers not named YouTube or Hulu: that video ad sales growth for many of them is modest, flat, or declining. Over in the music biz, brand collaborations and product placements in music videos have become a boon for brands and bands alike. Next we look at one columnist's personal experience with cord-cutting. Then another columnist maps out Netflix's tough road ahead, and finally: Hulu earns some kudos. ...More

  • TV By The Byte: Monty Python Repackages Sketches For iPhone

    A new app from Monty Python and Heuristic Media parses the comedy troupe's TV series into mobile-friendly moments. The project suggests the ways in which TV programmers can re-imagine their content by blending DVD extras with app economics. ...More

  • What Revision3's Sale Means for the Online Video Industry

    In the mid-2000s, Kevin Rose helped launch two companies, Digg and Revision3, with the former being the quintessential web 2.0 aggregator, and the latter being a more traditional content producer, albeit intent on disrupting the cable industry. As Digg earned the headlines, Revision3 -- like all content companies, ahem -- remained off-the-radar, building distribution, good will and revenues. Last week, the Washington Post acq-hired the Digg team, while Discovery Communication acquired Revision3 for $30 million. ...More