From: Beet.TV on Thu, Jun 30 2011 7:47 AM
The free ESPN App for live sports on the iPad was released in April. When combined with the downloads on the Android platform, the ESPN App has had in excess of 2 million downloads, says Tim Connolly, VP of Digital at Disney/ESPN in this interview with Beet.TV. The App has been widely used this ...
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From: Beet.TV on Fri, Jun 10 2011 11:03 PM
Having launched just over two years ago as a hub for colleges' and universities' YouTube channels, YouTube EDU has become a destination for education, providing an index for a broad range of topics and campus activities, says Angela Lin who manages the education program at YouTube. The...
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From: Beet.TV on Mon, May 16 2011 11:53 PM
French Maid TV, one of the Web’s first and most successful entertainment series, is coming back after a two-year haitus and will be featured on YouTube, part of the YouTube partnership program.  The show is expected to re-launch this summer, says Tim Street, founder and director. We caught up wi...
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From: Beet.TV on Tue, Dec 07 2010 10:33 PM
Despite the plethora of streaming video and over-the-top options, the vast majority of TV viewers are keeping their cable. In a recent study, the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing found that 84% of Internet video viewers still watch as much TV as they did before, suggesting ...
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From: Beet.TV on Fri, Nov 19 2010 3:05 PM
MONACO - Distributing video content via Apps has "real advantages," says David Kenny president of Akamai in this interview with Beet.TV He says the new technology represents a "convergence with television." He explains the efficiency of the delivery Apps in terms of bandwidth, security and say...
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From: Beet.TV on Mon, Nov 08 2010 6:59 AM
LOS ANGELES — The talk of platform wars between Flash and HTML5 has apparently ended, at least publicly from Adobe’s side. Adobe's Kevin Towes tells Beet.TV that "the Web is ready for HTML5" and Adobe is supporting its development through its popular authoring tool Dreamweav...
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From: Beet.TV on Wed, Oct 27 2010 6:24 AM
NEW YORK - In a significant development around online video viewership metrics for marketers and publishers,  Kantar Video has launched its new "Videolytics" platform in pubic beta today. Based in London, Kantar is the big global market research unit of WPP.  Kantar Video is a new operation dedi...
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From: Beet.TV on Mon, Sep 20 2010 11:18 AM
Watch live streaming video from beet_tv at Here is our 30-minute conversation with NPD lead tech analyst Ross Rubin. This is the first of what will be a series of live program on Beet.TV.  The show originated live earlier from  the Livestream studios in Manhattan. Andy Plesser
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From: Beet.TV on Mon, Aug 23 2010 6:13 PM
Earlier this year at the Streaming Media East Conference, I was interviewed by videoblogger/online video evangelist Larry Kless. I spoke about the origins of Beet.TV, its editorial focus and where things are going. I’m not crazy about being on camera, but I'm glad I had the opport...
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From: Beet.TV on Fri, Aug 20 2010 11:00 PM
While much of buzz about video streaming has been about Netflix, Amazon has around four times as many videos available — and provides TV shows the next day and movies the day a DVD is shipped. While Netflix streaming is a monthly subscription, the Amazon service costs per program/...
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From: Beet.TV on Tue, Aug 17 2010 9:19 AM
Vimeo, the online video site, a unit of IAC, will now provide video distribution to the television set via Roku, the companies announced today. This is an expansion in the offering of Web original video programming for Roku, which presently distributes content and others. The ...
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From: Beet.TV on Wed, Aug 11 2010 5:50 PM
Brightcove, the big online video platform has switched to Akamai as its primary content delivery network, both companies have announced. We caught up earlier today with Brightcove SVP Jeff Whatcott via a video Skype for this interview.  The new alliance with Akamai will provide functio...
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From: Beet.TV on Tue, Aug 10 2010 10:45 AM
EPIX, the premium cable and online video distribution company, has inked a deal with Netflix to bring feature films to the Web far sooner, as soon as three months from theatrical release.   The story was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.Earlier this year in Las Vegas at NAB, Beet.TV spok...
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From: Beet.TV on Tue, Aug 03 2010 2:05 PM
New York-based online video platform company Twistage has been gaining traction in addressing the needs of companies' internal "enterprise" needs for online video management. One of  the company’s fastest growing customers is Sequoia-backed Jive Software, where its video solution i...
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From: Beet.TV on Mon, May 31 2010 11:20 PM
RAMP,  a white label video search engine for a number of leading publishers, has a system to allow publishers to post rich metadata in the form of text on customers'  Facebook walls. For an explanation, we spoke with RAMP CEO Tom Wilde at the Streaming Media East conference. The F...
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From: Beet.TV on Tue, May 25 2010 7:49 AM
Metacafe, one of the earliest UGC video sites, has expanded its operations to premium content with the launch of a movie channel.   Earlier this month at Streaming Media East, I interviewed Jack Rotherham about the evolution of the Palo Alto-based company.Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
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From: Beet.TV on Sun, May 23 2010 11:43 PM
Ooyala, the Mountain View-based online video services company founded by several ex-Googlers, is providing customers the ability to publish YouTube clips into the publishing system and on an Ooyala player. By using the Ooyala player, publishers can track metrics of how the clip perform...
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From: Beet.TV on Wed, May 19 2010 9:37 PM
Kyte, the San Francisco-based online video services provider, announced today an Android application framework and SDK allowing publishers to easily create custom apps for the Android. Last week at Streaming Media East, I spoke with Kyte CEO Daniel Graf about the emerging popularity of ...
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From: Beet.TV on Sun, May 16 2010 11:16 PM
With the imminent launch of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe will provide publishers with tools to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs with a new peer-to-peer system, explains Kevin Towes, Product Manager of Adobe Flash Media Server, in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV. The new player incl...
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From: Beet.TV on Fri, May 14 2010 10:00 AM
As video platform companies and publishers scramble to make video run properly and to insert advertising into the Apple iPad, Kyte is integrated with several ad networks, as well its own ad sever, to manage ads onto the emerging format. For an update on how Kyte is functioning with the...
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