Report: Ads Mustn’t Undermine Internet Video

U.S. broadband households watch an average of 3.8 hours of Internet video on TV screens per week — 20% of all video seen on these devices. This represents a tremendous opportunity for advertisers, according to a new report, Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement, by industry research firm Park Associates. Park Associates forecasts total digital … Read more

Dems’ Protest: Potent Publicity for Live Streaming

Twitter and Facebook’s live streaming capabilities have come to the fore thanks to the Democrats’ historic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. After the House leadership cut off the body’s official TV feed, the Dems turned to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live to bring their marathon protest to the world. Twitter is … Read more

JungoTV Readies for Fall Launch

JungoTV, scheduled to launch this fall in the US and Canada with more than 30,000 hours of Internet-delivered, on-demand international programming, has announced it will power its service with Crunch Gallery’s video optimizer. The OTT (Over-The-Top) platform, co-founded by television personality and surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, will offer foreign-language TV and film content in Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, … Read more

‘Pets’ and ‘People’ On Xumo

In a deal with Jukin Media, a curator of user-generated video, Xumo, an aggregator of ad-supported Internet video for smart TV and mobile devices, will debut two more channels — The Pet Collective and People Are Awesome. The Pet Collective, which gathers top trending video clips and memes featuring animals, claims to have topped 3 million … Read more

Flix Premiere Offers Indie Movie Rentals

Now that most streaming choices are either monthly subscription services or free ad-supported channels, the brand-new Flix Premiere returns to cable’s pay-per-view rental model: each film costs $4.99 and must be watched within 24 hours. Indie film buffs can also rent five films for the price of four. Following an earlier launch in the UK, … Read more

Hulu and Netflix Expand Kids’ Libraries

Streaming video competitors Hulu and Netflix have announced content licensing deals that considerably expand their libraries of children’s programming. In an agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hulu acquired streaming rights for full prior seasons of kids’ titles from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The deal will add more than 500 episodes and more … Read more

Vidgo Releases More Details About New Streaming Service

Vidgo, which announced beta testing for a new Internet television streaming service at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has released more details about programming and device compatibility. Subscribers will be able to stream programming,with no annual contracts to devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android, as well as … Read more

Reuters TV Adds ‘Featured’ and ‘Live’ sections

Worldwide news provider Reuters has launched what it’s calling version 2.0 of its year-old Reuters TV, which is available over the web, on Apple platforms and via an Android app. The redesigned site now includes three main sections: “Featured,” consisting of thematic programs curated and hosted by Reuters journalists. The current feature, for example, is … Read more

Ellation to Unveil VRV, a Multichannel Video Platform

New platform to cater to fans of anime, animation, gaming, comedy and technology Ellation has announced that later this year it will introduce VRV, a multichannel video platform providing what it describes as the best of anime, animation, gaming, comedy, fantasy, and technology. Channels will include Ellation’s own Crunchyroll, along with partner channels Rooster Teeth, … Read more