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Facebook: "We are a Massive Distribution Mechanism for Video on the Web"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- With the recent introduction of the Open Graph Platform, Facebook has become a "massive distribution mechanism for video on the Web," sa...

YouTube Has 200K Advertisers, Targeting 7 Million More

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

MONACO - YouTube has 200,000 advertisers on the site per quarter and is hoping to have 6-7 million in the future, says Lucas Watson, VP for Global...

Bahrainian Blogger Wins Monaco Media Prize

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- Bahrainian blogger Esra’a Al Shafei, a key figure in the social media activity around the Arab Spring, has been awarded the Monaco...

Madison Avenue Seeking the "Holy Grail" in Addressable TV, Partners with MSO's

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

MONACO, Cote d'Azur -- Television broadcasting is slowly but inevitably moving to a unicast model, where consumers get the programming they want.&...

Tremor Video Claims "Dramatic Success" with Cost-Per-Engagement Model

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The industry's largest video advertising network has shifted its emphasis from a cost-per-view formula to cost-per-engagement and has found "drama...

HealthiNation Finds Success in Targeted Syndication

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

HealthiNation, a New York-based producer and syndicator of original health and medical videos for the Web, is the most widely viewed producer in i...

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 ...

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 ...

CBS News Launches "TV-Like" Web Experience with Chrome App for "60 Minutes"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CBS News has introduced a Chrome App for its "60 Minutes" program, the network announced today. The App has launched with Sunday's exclusive video of Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson.

Taboola Signs Reuters and the Washington Post to its Video Recommendation Platform

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Taboola, the video recommendation platform which generates related thumbnail images on the pages of major news sites, including Bloomberg, CNN, Gannett and The New York Times, now has agreements with Reuters and the Washington Post.

YouTube Has New Channel for Teachers

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Andy Plesser

The new channel provides teachers with instructions on how to make and upload videos and how to incorporate existing videos in their classroom instruction.

Exploring the Video Revolution in Monaco With Prince Albert and Others Next Month

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Titled "Screen Wars," the three-day, invitation-only digital media summit will be held November 9, 2011 -- the overarching theme of the event will be the convergence of broadcast television, Hollywood and the digital world.

Hollywood Execs: Quality Is Key for Web Originals and Brands Need to Be Discreet

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

There is an emerging upside for Web original video content, but it has to be good and the role of sponsoring brands needs to be discreet, says these Web studio executives from AOL, Blip.tv, Disney, Indelible and The Collective in this 45-minute session.

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.

Veteran Television Writer Jane Espenson Producing Gay Marriage Sitcom

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.03.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Jane Espenson, veteran television writer of "Buffy" and "Battleship Galactica," has a new online video series about gay marriage called "Husbands."

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.

Digitas' Sarofian: "Audience Design" is Key to Branded Entertainment

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

"Audience and data is sexy" and is key to the success of branded content, says Stephanie Sarofian, Managing Director of Brand Content and EVP at Digitas, in this interview with

Hollywood Meets the Web: The Outlook for Video Branded Entertainment (A Recorded Webcast)

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Live from the AOL Studio in New York today, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, tune-in to the Beet.TV Leadership event.

AOL Finds Growing Business Around Branded Video Programs

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

AOL Video has found a growing business around original Web programming, meaning shows which are sponsored by a specific brand, says Karen Cahn, VP for Branded Partnerships.

Yahoo! Taps Top Hollywood Talent for Web Original Series

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Yahoo! has green-lighted eight new, short-form Web original video programs, producing them both in-house and with leading Hollywood shops.

The Beet Leadership Webcast on Original Web Content, Live From AOL Studio in LA Today at 11 PDT/2 EDT (Recorded Earlier)

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

We have an outstanding group of panelists to discuss the economics, social strategies and creativity around original entertainment video for the Web.

Media Curation Platform "Storify" Tapped by the Weather Channel

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Storify, the social media curation tool, was used by the Weather Channel during Hurricane Irene, says Cameron Clayton, EVP for Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.

Program Alert: The Beet Leadership Webcast on Original Web Content, Live from AOL in LA on Tuesday

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.19.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

We have an outstanding group of panelists to discuss the economics, social strategies and creativity around original entertainment video for the Web. There's a lot happening and we're going to go deep.

The Weather Channel Moves to Brightcove's HTML 5 Player

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The Weather Channel, which claims the second most downloaded iPad App, has moved from a Flash player to an HTML 5 player from Brightcove, enabling consumers to watch video regardless of their device, said Cameron Clayton, EVP for Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.

PlayLater, a "DVR" for Premium, Online Video Launches

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

PlayLater, a program which allows consumers to save most premium online video programming to their PC, has launched today from PlayOn.