Three of America's most recognizable entertainers -- Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Hanks and Larry King -- have joined the wave of new online video series coming to market -- each with a different kind of show, and each utilizing a different distribution platform.
During a second quarter earnings call with reporters on Wednesday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong singled out video advertising as a growth driver for the company in the near-term.
Redbox and Verizon on Monday offered up some more details about their forthcoming Netflix competitor, Redbox Instant by Verizon, including the executive lineup, which will include former executives from both companies.
Google has started pushing Google+ integration with YouTube, urging its users to replace their old YouTube user names with their Google+ profiles when posting comments or videos on the video-sharing site.
YouTube and Unilever have teamed up to launch a dedicated channel to Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, on the video-sharing giant's site. The video hub will house more than 40 Arabic TV shows the same day they air during the month of Ramadan, at YouTube.com/Ramadan.
The Associated Press on Thursday launched a new Web video hub for local broadcasters called AP Video-US, a daily selection of the day's top news and other interesting videos picked by the AP's editorial department. All content will be delivered in HD and will be rights-cleared for usage across platforms. Stories could be regional, national or international, and could cover everything from entertainment to lifestyle news.
Comcast and Scripps Networks on Thursday reached a long-term content deal to bring Scripps' TV networks to Comcast's TV Everywhere products, which are available to subscribers of its Xfinity cable TV service.
Another week, another YouTube original channel launch. Uncommon Content on Thursday launched the Reserve Channel on YouTube, which is aimed at the upscale insider crowd that might want to better get to know the tastes and interests of, say, Mario Batali.
Larry King is back. The 78-year old former CNN host has launched 'Larry King Now,' a 30-minute streaming entertainment and news show that will run in the early evenings from Monday to Thursday on Hulu.com. The Web-only show debuted Tuesday with guest Seth MacFarlane.
Dailymotion, the Web's second-largest video site after Google's YouTube, is expanding beyond the realm of selling ads against online video content uploaded by its users. Today, the video-sharing site is launching a white-label distribution platform for publishers.