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Exclusive: Hollywood Studios Readying Common File Format for Digital Distribution (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - The industry consortium of five of the the major Hollywood studios, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), is readying a comm...

The Pros & Cons of Hiring Third-Party Vendors

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Rarely does a startup have all the tools in its toolbox when starting out. Sometimes you have to engage a third-party vendor.

Newspapers Becoming Video-Centric as Visitors Learn to Watch

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are becoming increasingly video-centric as visitors become more familiar with watching clips -- and as...

4 Tips for Finding the Right Web Developer

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.21.2012 | Small Business
Tom Grasty

Finding the right developer is often seen as a daunting, potentially overwhelming process. But it doesn't have to be that way, especially if you approach the process of hiring a developer like you're hiring a member of the team.

Lessons for Digital Entrepreneurs from the Entertainment Industry

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

There's an old adage in Hollywood that "ideas are a dime a dozen." To a large extent, I think that applies to entrepreneurship as well.

Gannett Making "Significant Investment in Video"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper group, is making a "significant investment in video" through site redesign, content acquisition, training of s...

The New York Times is Embracing Video as a Primary Reporting Tool

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

While video has been published by the New York Times for several years, it is now becoming a primary reporting tool, not just an adjunct to print stor...

Yahoo! News Chief: "Video Is Central to Our Interface"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

"Video could not be more important to our future, and is a personal mission of mine," says Rob Barrett, VP for News and Finance at Yahoo!, in this interview with Beet.TV.

YouTube Brings Stabilization to Wobbly Videos With New Editing Tool

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While videos uploaded by camera phones to YouTube can be entertaining and authoritative, they can be awfully wobbly. A new tool from the YouTube allows video producers to smooth out the shakiness.

Jumping Through Hoops With Hulu: Will Hollywood Studios Kill Their Offspring Again?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Congratulations to News Corp., Disney, and NBC Universal for creating an online company so successful that tech industry giants may stumble over each other to acquire it. Does Hulu or its buyer get the short stick?

Exclusive Video: comScore Now Ranking All YouTube Partner Channels

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

comScore, which first broke out metrics around the top 50 YouTube partner channels for the month of July, is publishing analytics for all YouTube partner channels, which is many thousands.

Video: Adobe's Ashley Still: HTML 5 is Just a Piece of the Puzzle, a "Video Tag"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

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VIDEO: Advertising on Hulu Is Twice as Effective As Television, Kevin McGurn

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Hulu, the entertainment portal which is also the biggest online video advertising platform, having served nearly one billion ads last month, provides double the return to advertisers, compared to television.

VIDEO: NBC News to Expand Microsites, Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

NBC News, which has registered success in creating microsites around specific shows including the Today Show, will be expanding the number of microsites, says Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer.

Lucas Kavner

The Secret Wizard Of Online Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

A few years ago, the Internet seemed like the true beacon of hope for any young sketch comedian with a camera and a dream. Video-makers like The Lonel...

"ONLINE VIDEO GOES PRIMETIME" Beet.TV Leadership Webcast Live, August 23 at 3:00 P.M. EDT

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Watch live streaming video from beet_tv at livestream.com Please check back to this page on Tuesday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for a two-anda-half ho...

Kara Swisher on Beet.TV and the "Next Era of Journalism"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

"I really like to see a lot of small media companies like Andy's just take the diversity that is really encouraging and move it into the next era of journalism," Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All Things Digital, tells Alison Kitchens of the American Journalism Review.

Digitas' Jordan Bitterman: ROI for Online Video Advertising Is Double Television's

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

2011-08-03-Screenshot20110803at11.13.34AM.jpg While advertisers and ad networks are driving online video ad rates "to the floor," the lower prices are making the media more efficient.

Using a Mac or PC to Bring Internet Video to a TV

Larry Magid | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

There are plenty of ways to bring Internet content to a TV set, but with the exception of PCs and Macs they all have their limitations.

AOL HD Launches on Boxee, Roku, Yahoo Connected TV and Divx

Rob Delacruz | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology
Rob Delacruz

Today, we are pleased to introduce AOL HD. AOL HD offers a broad array of video and audio content in a single app and is currently available on Boxee, Roku, Yahoo Connected TV and Divx.

Live From New York! the Beet.TV Video Leadership Series (Recorded Earlier)

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

2011-07-26-Screenshot20110726at11.31.11AM.jpg Please check back for our live stream on Tuesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

The New News Paradigm: 'Pivot or Perish'

Tom Grasty | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Tom Grasty

At the recent MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, I had the pleasure of speaking to 16 of the most promising thinkers in the area of digital news. Cull...

Short-Form Video Is a Great Way to Launch a Concept

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Five minutes is the perfect amount of time for introducing an idea before it becomes something longer and more in depth.

WATCH: 'Mini Warbler' Performs 'Teenage Dream'

Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy

This little guy's got everything -- the dancing, the singing and, of course, the suit. A video of a tot dressed to the nines performing Katy Perry'...

Ad For Canadian Camera Store Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

An advertisement for a Canadian camera store depicting a fierce machine gun, er, camera battle is going viral. "Battle at F-Stop Ridge," a promotio...