• HBO Launches Streaming Video Service In Scandinavia
    HBO on Thursday announced a new online service in Scandinavia that marks the first time the Time Warner company has taken its content directly to consumers.
  • Report: YouTube To Stop Funding Underperforming Original Content Channels
    Google's YouTube is getting ready to drop underperformers from its roster of 100+ professionally produced original content channels, according to a new report.
  • Report: 18 Percent of Consumers Watch Online Video Content on TVs Worldwide
    Some 18 percent of consumers worldwide are accessing online video through their TV sets on a daily basis, while 25 percent access online video content several times a week, according to a new study from NPD Group.
  • YouTube Offers Skippable Video Ads For Mobile Devices
    YouTube on Wednesday began offering its TrueView in-stream ad format -- which allows consumers to skip in-stream pre-roll ads and only charges advertisers for the ones that consumers actually watch -- to mobile devices.
  • Univision Partners With YouTube For Election Coverage
    Spanish-language broadcaster Univision on Wednesday said it was teaming up with Google's YouTube to provide coverage of the upcoming Democratic and Republican conventions and the U.S. Presidential Election via the YouTube Elections Hub.
  • Visible Measures Launches New Video Monetization Platform
    Boston-based Visible Measures, which just last week announced $21.5 million in new funding, on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising platform that pays publishers whenever a user watches an advertiser's video as content on their site.
  • China's Top Two Online Video Firms Merge
    Shareholders have approved a plan that will bring Chinese online video giants Youku and Tudou together in a deal estimated at more than $1 billion.
  • Report: Providence Equity Buyout To Trigger Uncertain Future For Hulu
    The next few weeks could see sweeping changes at Hulu triggered by the exit of co-owner Providence Equity Partners, according to an internal memo obtained by 'Variety.' Among other things, this event would make it possible for top Hulu executives whose shares have already vested to cash out and potentially leave the company.
  • Report: Apple In Talks With Cable Companies Over TV Partnership
    Apple Inc. has been talking with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, about teaming up for a new device for live television and online video content, according to a new report.
  • Netflix Expands To Scandinavia, Land Of Piracy
    Netflix on Wednesday announced plans to launch its streaming on-demand TV and movie service in Sweden, Norway and Finland by the end of 2012. The California-based company revealed the launch in a blog post. The move is particularly interesting given that Scandinavia -- most notably Sweden -- has been associated with online piracy for many years.
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