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Turmoil in the Middle East and the Ascension of YouTube News, Olivia Ma has the Backstory

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

With dramatic footage published today from violent demonstrations in Syria, YouTube is again displaying its role in giving the world a view of breaking news which is largely unseen by the cameras of mainstream news organizations.

YouTube Cultivating New Talent With Scholarships at Top Films Schools and Direct Grants

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN BRUNO, CA -- YouTube is cultivating a new crop of promising video creators with top-tier film school education scholarships and direct grants....

The Digital Revolution Is Here and Content Reigns Supreme, Says MTV Digital Chief: "Snooki Is Snooki"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

While new technology increasingly levels the playing field for content creators, making a compelling product is still essential for success, says Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media for MTV Music and Logo Group.

Exclusive: YouTube's Tom Pickett and Lance Podell on YT's Fast Expanding Creator Network

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

With the acquisition of Next New Networks, YouTube aims to expand its legion of independent content creators by many thousands, creating both short and long form programming in various verticals.

The Word from Our Video Summit: The Revolution Is Now

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Half of buyers of Internet-ready TVs are connecting to the Internet, video consumption on mobile devices for big publishers like iVillage is quickl...

ABC News Reports "Limitless Demand" for Video News -- But the Challenge Is How to Scale Content

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Video news is being consumed by more people than ever before. The challenge, says Paul Slavin, is to create more video that is inexpensive, economical and high quality.

Ooyala is Powering Bloomberg's Online and Mobile Video Distribution

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Yesterday, we spoke with Ooyala co-founder Bismarck Lepe about developments with Ooyala and its work with the technology blogs it powers, including TechCrunch, GigaOM and Business Insider.

CBS News Grows Online Audience With Distributed, Live Streaming Strategy (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

CBSNews.com has been building a growing audience, passing ABC News and Fox News in online traffic late last year. And part of the success has been by streaming programming on popular live portals.

As Many U.S. Newspapers Retrench From Online Video, New Opportunities Should Not Be Missed

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

For video to be effective, Kevin Roach, Director of U.S. Broadcast News, suggests papers publish breaking news of local interest and get it up quickly.

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Advice to Journos: Serve a Bounty of Content, Like a Late Night Las Vegas Buffet

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

WASHINGTON -- The days of newspapers serving up just "meat and potatoes" are over and it is essential for journalists to serve a "buffet" of content, ...

The AP has 652 Million YouTube Views; MSNBC.com Has Record 158 Million Views in Jan: The Golden Age of Video News is Now

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

While audiences for the networks news nightly newscasts have vastly shrunk and cable news nets have maintained which might called a niche audience, ...

Financial Times Ramps Up Online Video Efforts with London Studio, Expanded Staffing in New York and Hong Kong

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The Financial Times is expanding its efforts around online video with a new television studio in its London headquarters, new video staffers in it...

iPad Drives 10 Percent of New Digital Subscriptions for the Financial Times

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The Financial Times is enjoying a big rise in digital revenue, the publisher, and as much as 10 percent of new digital subscriptions are coming from iPad users alone.

BitTorrent Claims 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Pioneering P2P file sharing platform BitTorrent has 100 million active users, the company announced on Monday. In November at the NewTeeVee Live ...

100K Hungry iPhone Users Uploading Food Dishes to Foodspotting -- Android Users Joining Feast

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Foodspotting, the fast-growing, San Francisco-based social platform for sharing favorite food dishes has 100,000 iPhone registered users who have ...

Video Start-up 'Big Think' Finds Profitability and Expands Business Model

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

New York-based Big Think, which launched in early 2008 with seed capital from Lawrence  Summers*, President Obama's Director of the National ...

The New Sports Journalism: SB Nation Claims 100 Million Monthly Views -- Going Global with Soccer Coverage

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

SB Nation, a network of nearly 300 micro blogs about professional sports teams in the U.S. and Canada, has reached 100 million page views per mon...

Livestream Claims Average Video Viewing Time of Sixteen Minutes

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Livestream, the New York-based live webcast platform, had 2.9 million unique viewers in the United States in October, consuming 137 million video views, according to comScore.

Video: YouTube Music Sensation "Merton" Tapped by T-Mobile for U.K. Airport Tour

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Merton, the American singer/piano player, whose videos on YouTube have garnered over 20 million views, has found a way to par...

VIDEO: BBC Developing "Richer" Content Verticals

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- The digital properties of the BBC Worldwide have been quickly growing, up 18 percent over the past twelve months to 65 million unique vi...

VivaKi Launches Innovative Video Ad Platform in China With Top Sites Onboard

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

VivaKi, the umbrella for the digital agencies of the Publicis Groupe, has been rapidly expanding the implementation of its online video advertising platform globally.

VIDEO: Apps Will "Reshape Paid Content," Top Media Consultant

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- Apps will "reshape paid content" in a "profound way," says Thomas Kunstner, partner at Booz and the leader of the firm's European media...

VIDEO: No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to Universally Accessed, paidContent's Staci Kramer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- For publishers to succeed in the fast changing media environment, digital content must be universally accessed, irrespective of the dev...

Video: Visible Measures Has New Tool to Measure Impact of Branded Videos

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daisy Whitney

NAPA, Calif -- Visible Measures just introduced a new tool for brands and agencies to measure how much "share of choice" their branded videos are ea...

VIDEO: The British are Coming: BBC Readies Global Launch of the iPlayer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- With the approval of its governing body, the BBC is readying the global introduction of the iPlayer, the highly successful video on-dema...