DEMO: Screenreach takes interaction from small screens to big ones

Screenreach is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

YouTube wants to stream live NHL and NBA games

After a successful experiment with broadcasting cricket’s Indian Premier League last year, Google-owned YouTube wants to stream more sports events online.

Rejoice: Stewart, Colbert back on Hulu

When I saw the headline last night that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had returned to Hulu, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was trying to watch The Daily Show at Comedy Central’s site and had just refreshed the page again after the video had failed some five times. The people at Comedy Central have proved themselves utterly, hopelessly incompetent at running a video site, where Hulu knows what it’s doing.

Hulu gets more YouTube-like with playlists

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 CEO: We’ll make $240M in 2010

Hulu chief executive Jason Kilar shared some numbers today to show where the online TV service stood at the end of October.

“European Netflix” Lovefilm comes to the Playstation 3

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.

DEMO: Dyyno makes capturing and streaming video easy, profitable

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.

DEMO: Fox-backed Bitbop brings mobile TV streaming to Android

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.

Ooyala lands $22M to extend its online video platform

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.

Analysts: YouTube will finally reach the promised land of profitability

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.

Live streaming video use jumps about 650 percent

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 buys ExtendMedia for multi-screen video mayhem

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 launches Internet video guide based on HTML5 at Google I/O

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.

Web TV network Blip.tv raises $10.1M

Blip.tv, a startup that lets independent producers create their own Web TV shows, just announced a $10.1 million third round of funding.

Ankeena sale foreshadows online video gold rush

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.

Google’s Episodic buy could make YouTube ready for its closeup

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.

Kyte overhauls its video tools to entice brands, publishers

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.