Hulu unveiled some new features today that could help users discover more content on the TV- and movie-watching site, as well as make it a little more social.
Hulu chief executive Jason Kilar shared some numbers today to show where the online TV service stood at the end of October.
Online video publisher Brightcove is preparing for an IPO next year after it named Phase Forward’s Chris Menard as the company’s chief financial officer today, according to a report by Reuters.
Nintendo announced today that Wii owners can now watch Netflix streaming video without the need for a Watch Instantly disc.
Lovefilm, the “NetFlix of Europe”, has just announced that its streaming video subscription service will now be available on Sony’s PlayStation 3 video-game consoles in the UK. Lovefilm currently has 1.4 million subscribers in Europe. More than 3 million households in the UK own a PS3.
Dyyno is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Bitbop is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.
Brightcove, maker of an online video platform, and TubeMogul, an online video analytics and advertising startup, just published a report on online video usage in the second quarter of 2010.
Online video platform Ooyala announced today that it has snagged $22 million in funding from new and existing investors. The round was over-subscribed, and the company expects to land another funding slice within 60 days from over-eager investors.
YouTube remains one of the big question marks in Google’s finances. Every time the Google-owned video supersite comes up, executives make vague statements about how it’s not profitable yet, but could be soon. But it looks like that could change in 2010. Analysts predict YouTube will earn $450 million and finally turn a profit this year, according to The New York Times.
The Internet is continuing its march into TV’s backyard, this time taking charge at live TV broadcasting as use of live streaming sites exploded in 2010, according to data from comScore.
Cisco Systems will expand its professional video services with the acquisition of video content-management provider ExtendMedia on Thursday. The move readies the Internet-infastructure giant for the day when online video streams come to a number of screens — and providers of those streams gird for battle, hopefully with Cisco equipment and services.
Clicker, a television guide for the Web, announced today at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco the launch of Clicker.tv, a Web-based application that gives users a way to more easily find and watch the videos they are looking for on the Internet.
Blip.tv, a startup that lets independent producers create their own Web TV shows, just announced a $10.1 million third round of funding.
Just two years after its founding, online video delivery startup Ankeena Networks is selling to Juniper Networks for a little less than $100 million, generating big returns for its top investors, Mayfield Fund and Clearstone Venture Partners.
Finally, April Fool’s Day is over and we can get back to real news. While Google may have pulled a few pranks yesterday, today it’s all business. Episodic, an online-video hosting company based in San Francisco, today announced that is has been aquired by Google, according to the company’s blog. No financial information was disclosed.
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Online video discovery and sharing site Vodpod has announced a new “Groups” feature that will help you collect videos around a specific topic, and easily share them with others.
Kyte, which provides a video publishing platform to media companies and brands, has overhauled its management tools so publishers can better control playlists and editorial workflow for their content.