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Last month’s launch of the iPad marked a period of excitement in which seemingly every online video vendor announced its support for the Apple tablet. And just as there were a string of vendor announcements around the iPad launch, as companies like Brightcove, Encoding.com, mDialog and […] Read more »

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Thomson Reuters is coming out with a new on-demand video site as a companion to its wire news service, enabling subscribers to access video reports from its reporters, as well as a number of media partners and financial analysts. The new service, called Reuters Insider, will […] Read more »

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VMIX, a provider of white-label video management services, has added new features to its analytics suite that provide to its customers more granular and real-time data about the videos they’re distributing. The new tools include the ability to track multiple metrics in a graphic or table […] Read more »

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Viacom vs. YouTube Is a Microcosm of the Entertainment Industry; even as thousands of artists and labels are embracing the internet, the top management at the big labels are behind laws that could give their companies the power to shut down any tech firm that attempts […] Read more »

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Harmonic announced today that it has agreed to acquire video server and storage infrastructure company Omneon in a stock-and-cash deal worth $274 million, in a bid to boost its product portfolio for the production, management and distribution of digital media. The acquisition, which is subject to […] Read more »

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Online video viewers are tuning in to more broadcast content, driving increases in the number of views and the amount of time spent watching traditional TV fare through the web, according to new data from Brightcove and TubeMogul. The Online Video & the Media Industry quarterly […] Read more »

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RCN to Expand TiVo ‘Premiere’ Rollout; RCN is beginning to market TiVo’s new Premiere box as its primary DVR in and around Washington, D.C., and it plans to expand the rollout to New York and other cities soon. (Light Reading Cable) Half of Flat Panel TVs […] Read more »

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It was just a few years ago that Adobe’s Flash revolutionized video publishing by enabling media companies to reach a vast number of consumers with a plugin that ensured a consistent rich media experience across multiple operating systems and browsers. Now, Brightcove might be at the […] Read more »

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Video conferencing firm Skype is readying a new feature that will allow up to five users to video chat at the same time, according to a report by the Associated Press. For years, group conferencing has been one of the most sought-after new features for the […] Read more »

Avatar Gives News Corp. a Big Bump; the film’s performance helped push News Corp.’s quarterly earnings above Wall Street’s expectations, generating revenue of $8.8 billion and earnings of 32 cents per share. (MediaMemo) Sky Planning iPad TV Service In Germany; Sky Deutschland, News Corp.‘s German pay-TV […] Read more »

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Multisource video news analyzer Newsy announced this morning that it has raised $2 million in a second round of funding from undisclosed angel investors. Newsy president Jim Spencer said in a statement that the funding will be used to build revenue, distribution and marketing partnerships, as […] Read more »

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Interactive TV startup ActiveVideo Networks is boosting the availability of on-demand gaming through set-top boxes by buying TAG Networks. With the acquisition, ActiveVideo will add TAG’s gaming capabilities to its CloudTV interactive streaming platform, enabling developers to create games that can be accessed directly through their […] Read more »

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Google is putting more money behind its TV ads, with a strategic investment in TV ad targeting startup Invidi. The search giant is leading a $23 million Series D financing round, which also includes existing investors such as WPP’s GroupM, Motorola,Menlo Ventures, InterWest Partners, EnerTech Capital, […] Read more »

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ABC released one of the first major video applications available on the iPad, but the recent release of the 3G version of the Apple tablet unearthed a flaw in the app — namely, that it wouldn’t stream video over AT&T’s mobile network. That has since been […] Read more »

Time Warner Cable Taps Microsoft Mediaroom for IPTV Test; it’s still unknown when the MSO will launch the test (possibly later this year) or how many homes will be involved, but people familiar with the project say TWC plans to apply what it learns in that […] Read more »

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Clicker has added live streams to its online video programming guide, enabling users to now easily search for and find online programming as it happens. Clicker Live, which is launching today, aims to catalog all the premium live shows that are being broadcast for free on […] Read more »

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Nielsen is further extending its online reach with the acquisition of online video measurement firm GlanceGuide, which it will use to provide advanced analytics for video served over the web. GlanceGuide’s technology is designed to measure viewer engagement, and as such will offer a new metric […] Read more »

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Cotendo has raised a $12 million Series C financing round to bolster its growing business for dynamic site acceleration and small object delivery. The funding round, which was led by Tenaya Capital and includes existing investors Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital, will enable the content delivery […] Read more »

YouTube Developing Self-serve Rental Model; YouTube engineers are working on a self-service method that will give moviemakers the ability to upload and provide their streaming content for rent. (MediaPost) Hollywood Video Closes Doors; the movie-rental chain, which filed for bankruptcy in February for the second time […] Read more »

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Dish Network will be joining Comcast, Time Warner Cable and others in offering online video services along with its pay TV packages. But with the launch of its new TV Everywhere initiative, the satellite TV provider could add a component that others haven’t yet enabled, allowing its subscribers to access on-demand video on multiple devices. Read more »

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After posting record box office sales in the U.S. and worldwide, James Cameron’s Avatar can add another record to its trophy case after being tops in first-week Blu-ray disc sales. According to sales data from Nielsen, the sci-fi action flick sold more Blu-ray discs in its […] Read more »

Broadcast Networks Set for 20% Gain in Upfront Market; ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox should net approximately $8.26 billion in prime-time advertising commitments, up 20% from the $6.88 billion in 2009, according to research from Barclays. (AdAge) Howcast Is Now Available on BlackBerry; the DIY video […] Read more »

Carbon pricing will become an important part of corporate accounting. But pricing aside, executives at today’s Green:Net conference said that carbon software can give companies a view into other inefficiencies in their operations. Read more »

Microsoft and Google are both working on applications for monitoring and controlling energy usage in the home. At Green:Net, the Internet giants laid out their strategies for enabling consumers and utilities to keep track of their power consumption. Read more »

Molly Webb, head of strategic engagement at The Climate Group, said that applying Information and Communication Technology could be applied across transport, buildings, power and industrial building to reduce CO2 emissions by 7.8 gigatons by 2020. Read more »

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Kyte is pushing the social aspect of video distribution even further with the launch of a new framework for building applications that integrate with Facebook. The video distribution firm says the new Kyte Facebook Application Framework will allow its media customers to create interactive video experiences […] Read more »

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Atlanta-based TV startup Clearleap is showing off a new programming guide application that was developed to enable end users to easily search and navigate short-form content on cable TV. The company’s new MyPlaylistTV application is being targeted at cable providers and other video distribution companies as […] Read more »

Pirate Bay Says Acquisition Claims Are a ‘Fraud’; operators of The Pirate Bay have denied claims that the BitTorrent search engine has been sold to Swedish businessman Hans Pandeya for $10 million. (CNET) ImageSpan Hires New CEO, Raises New Round; Kurt Garbe, former CEO of Solution […] Read more »

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Ooyala has rolled out the first known test of its micropayment capabilities, with a system that allows media companies to charge viewers who wish to pay for the latest episodes of certain shows. As pointed out on TechCrunch yesterday, ABC Family is testing out a pay-per-view […] Read more »

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Netflix may finally be readying itself for foreign markets, as it is looking to hire someone to head up the development of an international service. According to a job listing on the Netflix website, the subscription rental firm is seeking a Director of Product Management to […] Read more »

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Online ad startup Tremor Media announced today that it has raised a $40 million financing round led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund, with participation from DFJ, Triangle Peak Partners and other existing investors. Tremor had previously raised a total of $40 million over three rounds […] Read more »

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