Vid-Biz: YouTube, Hollywood Video, iPad 3G


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 in just over two years, had already commenced plans to close more than half its 2,415 U.S. outlets. (Wall Street Journal)

iPad 3G Video Downscaled, Blocked Over AT&T Network; some video delivery applications act differently over the 3G network than they do on Wi-Fi. (iLounge)

iTunes Movies Come to France, Ireland; movies from Hollywood studios, as well as those in Europe, will now be available for rent and sale in France and Ireland. (Broadband TV News)

Finding the Right Bitrate for the iPad Just Got a Bit More Complex; while video applications over stable Wi-Fi connections look terrific on the iPad, some video applications, including the popular ABC Television, don’t run on the iPad. (Beet.TV)

Audiences, and Hollywood, Flock to Smartphones; as Hollywood shrinks its films and television shows for the small screens of cell phones, its assumptions about mobile viewing are being upended by surprisingly patient consumers. (NY Times)

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