Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Netflix, Warner Bros. Strike TV Deal

    Netflix's video-on-demand service has struck an eight-TV show deal with Warner Bros., including current first-year highly rated NBC show "Revolution," as well as SVOD rights to new USA Network show "Political Animals." ...Read the whole story

  • Dish Network Puts Second-Screen App In 'Hopper's' Pouch

    Dish Network today launches its own 'second screen' iPad app that leverages social networks to help users discover new TV content and converse about what they are watching. ...Read the whole story

  • Names Morse CFO

    Aided by the promise of online video advertising, just scored a major financial player to grow its business: Tim Morse was named its first CFO. He believes his new employer is nicely positioned to take advantage of online video's top trends. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • What About Short Mobile Video Clips For Content Marketers?eMarketer

      Most consumers visit a brand's Web site first when looking for information about a product or service, but do you know that short and funny video clips are the most shared type of mobile content? Some 66% of respondents cited in an eMarketer survey said they share this type of video, followed by 52% of music videos and 35% of movie trailers. Personal content also plays a major role in sharing habits, with 31% saying they share content created by themselves or someone known to them. Interestingly, 16% share mobile video content every day, and another 33% do so weekly. ... ...Read the whole story

    • Search Engine For Video

      Publishers seeking news footage might find it helpful to know that a new search engine from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau has developed a piece of software called "NewsHistory" that will search and identify specific footage and individual sequences in video. Researchers will present a demonstration of the smart video search engine at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover in March. Search engines can identify meta tags to pinpoint a video topic, but the researchers of this search engine claim the technology can identify the exact point of a specific topic. ...Read the whole story

    • Ad-Blocking Services Gain SteamThe New York Times

      Consumer-approved services that block online advertising are gaining steam, and putting ad firms on high alert. Take Free, a telecom with an estimated 5.2 million Internet-access users in France, which just began letting customers block ads online. “That move has raised alarm among companies that, like Google, have based their entire business models on providing free content to consumers by festooning Web pages with paid advertisements,” The New York Times reports.  ...Read the whole story

    • Pizza Hut's Super Bowl Ads USA Today

      Pizza Hut today launches a social media contest whose winners will star in a commercial that will run before the Super Bowl kickoff. In the contest, of which there could be as many as five winners, the company asks fans to submit very short videos of their best, silliest or most creative recitation of the words every quarterback shouts - "Hut. Hut. Hut." In other words, simulate the start of a football play, but with creative zeal. ...Read the whole story

    Will FOX Group Acquire 100% Of Hulu In 2013?

    With Hulu's founding CEO Jason Kilar resigning and planning to leave the company in the next three months, rumors abound about his and the company's future. ...More

    • Happy TV Executives Seek Halfway Digital Advertising Goal Line

      A happy 50-50 advertising scenario is the near-term goal of what some old-line media-centric companies are seeking. Wired magazine, for example, says over 50% (59% to be exact) of all its ad dollars now come from ...More

    • Experts Mull The TV Of Tomorrow

      For my first column of the new year, I always like to look back in order to look ahead. What do media executives -- those on the front lines -- see as the future of televis ...More