Items tagged with Online Video

Michael Jackson's funeral is predicted to be the biggest event in entertainment history. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to show up around the memorial service in the Staples Center, Los Angeles to pay their respects to the late, great King of Pop.  Such a rare and emotional event demonstrates how people have adopted new technologies to bring them closer to a landmark in history. Online Viewing - The majority of fans and mourners won't be able to make it to the funeral service in person and will watch a live broadcast of the event. With online video now being incredibly popular... Read more...
These days, it's all about social networking. If your app doesn't integrate "friends" in one way or another, chances are it won't last long in today's hyper-connected universe. Thus, it makes perfect sense to see Hulu adding a splash of friendship on its very first birthday. Believe it or not, the online video portal -- which has been under fire of late for its deliberate attempts to block the Boxee application from accessing Hulu content -- has just turned one year old, and there are certainly no signs of it slowing down on the way to birthday number two. The firm, which is co-owned by News Corp.,... Read more...
It's no shock to anyone even remotely up to speed on popular culture that YouTube is big. Really big, in fact. But even big can get bigger, as evidenced by a recent press release pushed out by comScore. For the first time in a single month, YouTube had over 100 million US viewers, with the online video portal securing a staggering 91 percent share of all videos watched online during the month of January 2009. More specifically, some 14.8 billion online videos were watched by Americans, which was up 4 percent from December 2008. Potentially more baffling was this little diddy: over 147 million US... Read more...
In the latest results from market research company, Ipsos's quarterly study of the U.S. online video market, Ipsos found that most users are willing to accept advertising within free, online video content. The percentage of folks who find the inclusion of advertising in their free streaming or downloaded videos acceptable, however, depends significantly on the type and length of the content. Of the different video types included in the study, full-length TV shows had the highest acceptance rate of people who felt that it is at least somewhat reasonable to expect advertising, such as commercials,... Read more...
For the month of May, comScore reports that U.S. users watched over 12 billion videos over the Internet--a 45 percent increase in the number of videos viewed online a year ago. Not surprisingly, YouTube garnered the lion's share with almost 35 percent of May's videos viewed online--that's roughly 4.1 billion YouTube videos watched just in the month of May."Nearly 142 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 85 videos per viewer in May. Google Sites [mostly from YouTube] also attracted the most viewers (83.8 million), who watched an average of 50 videos per person. Fox Interactive attracted... Read more...
Online video sites such as YouTube, Google Video, and SoapBox, with their seemingly endless supply of free videos to download, have exploded in popularity since their creation. Like the rest of the internet though, there's plenty of questionable content that's been appearing on those sites, sparking debate as to whether or not the site owners should be responsible for the content. At the moment, Google is facing numerous lawsuits in Europe over its service, and Reuters is reporting on an Italian investigation over one particular video. "In the US, sites like Google Video, SoapBox, and YouTube... Read more...