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Amazon is promoting its Video on Demand streaming service with Twitter, offering $10 discounts to users who start following its @AmazonVideo account. The discount can be applied to streaming shows from NBC, Fox, USA and SyFy, including House, The Office, 30 Rock and Battlestar Galactica. Read more »

Today on the Net: CBS is testing out HTML5 video on the iPad with old episodes of Star Trek Enterprise, Ustream is making it easier for its professional users to build custom iPhone apps and Rovi is introducing ads into its interactive programming guide. Read more »

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Using a flexible API, has introduced the ability for allow online video platforms to offer its cloud encoding services as a white-label solution. A couple of major customers have already signed up for the white-label service, including Cisco Eos, Giant Realm, Kaltura and Vzaar. Read more »


In the past, if YouTube users wanted their clips to be perfect, they had to use offline video editing tools. But now, the video share site has rolled out cloud-based video editing tools, giving users a whole new way to remix their existing video assets online. Read more »

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Boxee is expanding the premium content it has available with a deal that will enable users to purchase feature films. By teaming up with Sonic Solutions, Boxee users could soon have access to a wide range of film titles, including new releases and Hollywood hits. Read more » logo has grown tremendously over the past year and is now looking to capitalize on that growth with new funding. The $9 million financing round, led by Redpoint Ventures, will be used to expand the scale of its operations and improve marketing around new game releases. Read more »

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Ooyala is rolling out new reporting and analytics features aimed at helping publishers to determine where and how users are viewing their videos online. The new platform provides more than 500 reports, including local reporting, page-level reports, designated marketing area (DMA) reports and social sharing reports. Read more »

Today on the Net: ABC and Univision rake in millions of World Cup viewers, but online and mobile viewing was also strong; Hulu loses its founding CTO, Eric Feng, to Kleiner Perkins; and AOL teams with the Jonas Brothers for a new video network. Read more »

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Video analytics firm TubeMogul is adding a whole new layer to its reporting suite, giving its users the ability to drill down to a city-level view of how videos are performing across their sites. Even better — the new reporting features will be free. Read more »

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Are you a hardcore gamer that wasn’t able to make it out to Los Angeles for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo? Well have no fear, because IGN has teamed up with YouTube to stream live coverage of all the major happenings at the show. Read more »


DumbDumb, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman’s new branded content production house, launched its first online video campaign in conjunction with IAC’s Electus yesterday, a series of videos for Orbit gum. With the launch, Bateman says DumbDumb is looking to go head-to-head with other content on YouTube. Read more »


Maybe online video viewing isn’t growing as quickly as we thought. In fact, it might be declining, if you believe stats from Nielsen. In its Three Screen Report, Nielsen reports the amount of time people spent watching video online dropped from the end of last year. Read more »


Akamai, in a move aimed at helping it better deliver customer websites to a wider range of mobile devices, has acquired mobile services company Velocitude to dynamically transform customer websites to fit all the different screen sizes and form factors of mobile devices. Read more »

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The new Glee Superfan player incorporates a number of social features that aren’t included in the normal Fox video player, including the ability to check out character bio pages, connect to your Facebook and Twitter profiles and view a stream of Twitter chat about the show. Read more »


mDialog is offering video publishers a new content security feature for HTML5 video delivery that could convince hold-outs to embrace video publishing on the iPad. The new feature works by leveraging Apple’s HTTP adaptive bit rate streaming, applying AES-128 encryption to individual video segments. Read more »


For years online video has been seen as complementary to broadcast TV, but now there are signs that video on the web could be displacing traditional TV viewing during the prime-time hours. So is web video finally starting to replace broadcast TV viewing? Read more »

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While shows like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and NCIS top Nielsen ratings week after week, viewers watching TV content online tune into a different type of fare, with Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries topping viewership on video search site SideReel. Read more »

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Facebook is seeing more of its users upload and watch videos on its social network, as it increasingly becomes a hub for online video viewing. The social network says its users upload more than 20 million videos and watch more than 2 billion videos per month. Read more »

Today on the Net: as traffic at Facebook has grown, so too has the number of unique visitors viewing video on the site; Vevo passes Hulu for unique users in April; and Metacafe raises $5 million in debt to help fund its expansion into new verticals. Read more »


Tremor Media has struck a deal to begin offering Innovid‘s interactive pre-roll ads across its video ad network. The strategic partnership, terms of which weren’t disclosed, will result in a co-branded, co-marketed form of pre-roll ads available to more than 1,700 video publishers that use Tremor’s […] Read more »


Driven by ubiquitous broadband, increasingly smart devices and free, easy-to-use video chat services, the number of video calls consumers make could increase nearly ten-fold over the next five years, leading to mobile video chat revenues reaching $3.4 billion by 2015, according to research from GigaOM Pro. Read more »

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