Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Hulu Posts Big Revenue In 2012

    In 2012, Hulu grew revenue 65% to reach approximately $695 million, the premium streamer said Monday. Among other factors, CEO Jason Kilar attributed the site's success to better content and more ad partners. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL App Open To Xbox Subscribers

    Continuing to grow its footprint, the AOL On Network this week is making its app available to some 40 million Xbox Live subscribers. Advertisers can reach more users on Xbox360's platforms, including Sony, Roku and Samsung. ...Read the whole story

  • Nielsen: Online Company Most Liked TV Ad

    The integration of online and television occur in more than numbers from organizations like the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). An ad from the online site Ancestry.com took the No. 1 spot in Nielsen's ranking for the most-liked new commercial in 2012. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • 'Boston Globe,' WBZ-TV Partner To Swap ContentBoston Globe

    The Boston Globe will begin swapping content with Boston-based station WBZ-TV on Monday, "for the first time regularly broadcast[ing] videos produced by the newspaper’s staff on a major market television station," writes Callum Borchers. Besides airing videos that will include footage of breaking news events, the station will also interview Globe reporters and preview "notable" upcoming articles. What content will the station give the paper?  So far, just "weather forecasts by WBZ meteorologists [which] will be ­updated on Boston.com’s home page five times each day," according to Borchers. ...Read the whole story

  • Forecast: Streaming Video Home Shopping Network To ComeGigaom

    Next year in streaming video? "There will be significant progress made towards a new monetization model beyond the traditional ad-supported and subscription service ones," such as "a next-generation Home Shopping Network" that realizes "the full potential of combining streaming video and e-commerce." That's one of four  predictions made by Kun Gao, CEO of global video network Crunchyroll, Inc., in this post. Gao also forecasts more "globalization of professional content." ...Read the whole story

The Other Reason Why Music Startups Have Crappy Business Models

Last.fm is going pay-only. Spotify loses more money the more it scales. Pandora is a hot mess. The overriding reason, of course, is that digital music startups face horrible economics -- and no matter how much ...More