• Publishers Mount Video Efforts
    The time has finally arrived for news publishers to mount serious video efforts, according to Poynter’s Rick Edmonds. “The time is right with audience moving from desktop to mobile, where video accounts for a much larger share of news consumption,” he writes. Moreover, “advertiser demand is robust and expanding, and the going rates ($25 per thousand impressions is typical) are multiples higher than what static banner ads command.”
  • Start-Up Video Site Viki Gets Strategic Investment from Sling's Krikorian, Survey Monkey's Goldberg
    Viki, a startup based out of Singapore that is vying to be the “Hulu for the rest of the world” with a combination of premium video supplemented by crowdsourced subtitles, has other impressive investors.
  • Hulu Ends Negotiations About Partnering With Time Warner Cable
    They couldn't agree on a price. That's a familiar last chapter for Hulu.
  • Citizen Video Conferencing Will Start Today at LA City Council Hearing
    A Los Angeles city councilman has arranged to allow technology that lets the public to use video conferencing software such as Skype or Microsoft Lync to give testimony at committee meetings. It will be sampled for the first time today.
  • Conde Nast Starts Teen Vogue Video Site
    Conde Nast has jumped feet first into online video. It previously launched video channels for Glamour, GQ, Wired, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Today it adds  the Teen Vogue channel, which starts with five original series aimed at young readers/viewers.
  • Ron Paul Starts An Online Video Channel
    You’ll soon be able to catch the libertarian and former Republican Presidential candidate on his newest venture, The Ron Paul Channel, this August.
  • The Second Screen, and the Third and Fourth
    Consumer usage patterns are evolving over time, but it seems clear that no one screen is replacing another: Instead, people are using multiple screens – as many as four or even more – for a number of purposes, says Yangbin Wang, founder and CEO of Vobile, in this opinion piece.
  • Netflix Originals Build on Success
    The first episode of "Arrested Development" did better than the first episode of "House of Cards", and the first episode of "Orange Is the New Black" did better than the first episode of "Arrested Development" and "House of Cards" despite less publicity and a lesser-known cast. 
  • FCC's Video Competition Report Notes Decline of Cable, Rise of Online Video
    The annual report usually doesn't draw conclusions. But this year's volume points to significant trends including "time-shifted and location-shifted viewing"  and "the progress of the online video industry."
  • Britain's Prime Minister Declares a War on Online Porn
    UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday a new plan to battle child pornography online. Internet service providers will start blocking access to all porn, and users will be required to opt in if they want to access adult content. Cameron also proposed a blacklist of certain terms and made the possession of violent porn, even if it’s staged, illegal.
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