Tag: streaming video

by Patricia Aufderheide

What kinds of opportunities are opening up for filmmakers and journalists in short-form video on news sites? The field is expanding rapidly, though most folks are still in experimental mode. At a panel at 100Reporters’ “Double Exposure” symposium in Washington, D.C., digital video programmers from several news media outlets explained how they’re building knowledge, brand […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

SXSW panels and events take the pulse of cutting—OK, bleeding—edge trends in tech for film. Seven takeaways from panels: #1: Streaming video Open and closed video streaming platforms are now mainstream, and funding programming. In fact, according to BuzzFeed’s Summer Anne Burton, YouTube (c. 160M monthly desktop viewers) is now a lean-back, longform(ish) medium—suitable for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter experiments with ‘TV Timelines’ (Lance Ulanoff / Mashable) 2. Access to blocked sites restored by Reporters Without Borders (via BBC News) 3. Snapchat’s Discover publishers are asking for big ad rates — and they’re getting them (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 4. Canadian TV regulators shake up system with new content rules (Jennie Punter […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

The TV ad market is still a $78 billion dollar industry, and the amount of ad dollars it commands has grown every year since 2009. But the growth of that spending is shrinking year-over-year, leaving some wondering if ad money is finally flowing away from TV and onto the internet. The sale price for a […] more »

by Angela Washeck

As digital video continues to disrupt the traditional TV world, there are complications beyond just those affecting the business model. The move of video to the Net also has caused problems for viewers who need captions. Whether deaf or hard of hearing, or speakers of an obscure language, it’s often difficult for these users to […] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs. It’s not drone delivery, but it does make the leap from offering streaming content with Amazon Prime to offering a piece of hardware that connects to the TV — putting Amazon […] more »

by Seth Shapiro

Note: This story has been corrected. See the bottom of the story for the correction. There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s “House Of Cards,” and how revolutionary it is. “House Of Cards“ is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? “House of Cards“ and Netflix […] more »

by Eric Elia

Binge viewing may transform more than our personal grooming habits, as Fred and Carrie discovered in a “Portlandia” episode when they plowed through a few seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” without leaving the house. More than anything, the debut — all 13 episodes — of Netflix’s “House of Cards” raises questions about what the binge viewing […] more »

by Staci D. Kramer

The quickest way to set off at least one media exec I know is to praise Jason Kilar for making Hulu work. I can almost set a timer for the refrain. Look at what he had to work with — content from equity partners NBC Universal, Fox, eventually joined by Disney, plus many other key […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

According to research produced by Nielsen, as of 2012 the majority of phone owners in the U.S. now operate smartphones. Accordingly, the growth in app markets for Apple and Android continues unabated, and 2012 brought users a strong list of powerful news and content browsing options. Click here to read the entire series Publishers, in […] more »