YouTube debuted its bilingual channel UnoDosTres on Friday, officially premiering the channel with a documentary series profiling the private life of popular Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes, which includes some concert footage and impromptu performances in smaller venues, like local bars.
Speaking at the Hadoop Summit on Wednesday, Netflix Senior Data Scientist Mohammad Sabah revealed that the streaming media giant is gathering and analyzing an incredible amount of data to power its recommendation system. Sabah says that 75 percent of users select movies based on the company's recommendations.
News of Metacafe's imminent acquisition by The Collective means it's time to say goodbye to one of the last independent would-be YouTube-killers. With that in mind, GigaOm's Janko Roettgers takes a stroll down memory lane, serving up a "Where Are They Now?" of online video sites of the past.
It seems that YouTube is testing a new home page that integrates features from Google+, according to Engadget, which received a screenshot from one of its readers that features a list of channels and friends to the side.
Amazon is adding hundreds of films and TV shows owned by MGM, including "The Terminator," "Rain Man" and "The Silence of the Lambs," to its online movie subscription and rental service, Amazon Prime, the "LA Times" reports.
Online video ads and TV commercials will one day be fused together -- but we will not reach that day in the near future, according to eMarketer analyst David Hallerman.
Netflix announced another multi-year content licensing deal on Tuesday that will bring such films as "The Hunger Games," "The Artist," and "Midnight in Paris" to its subscribers in Latin America and Brazil, according to 'Variety.'
Netflix has licensed previous seasons of ABC Family's "The Lying Game" and "Pretty Little Liars" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
In the UK, online video advertising was worth $158 million in 2011, and $147 million in Germany, according to IAB Europe's annual AdEx Benchmark survey of 14 markets in the region.
Popcornflix, the ad-supported, free streaming movie service, announced that its app has been downloaded 400,000 times on Roku, whose viewers streamed 350,000 movies in May.