Digital the “new normal” for media firms

Digital the “new normal” for media firms
South Africa's entertainment and media companies have reached the “end of the digital beginning”, with digital activities now becoming the “new normal” for traditional media companies, according to a report by professional services firm, PwC.


Online video news 'bullish'
China Daily
Other major Chinese portals experienced single digit growth over the same period, according to iResearch Consulting Group, a Beijing-based Internet research company. The rate of increase was the highest among all online video platforms, according to Li.

China Daily

How to Insert Online Video and Images Into PowerPoint 2013 Presentations
LAPTOP Magazine (blog)
Another new feature of Microsoft's new PowerPoint 2013 is the ability to pull photos or videos directly from the Web. When you initially make a new slide, you're given the option to insert a table, chart, Small Art graphic, pictures, online pictures ...

Exclusive: Anime video site Crunchyroll reaches 100000 paying subscribers
Access to four out of five Anime shows that air on TV in Japan, in HD, and on the same day they're available to Japanese audiences: These kinds of perks have helped Crunchyroll to get to 100,000 paying subscribers. Now it's looking to expand its focus.


From a founder of The Huffington Post, an online video-news platform with ...
Capital New York
After months of developing in stealth mode, Lerer Ventures' forthcoming video-news startup has announced its name and executive team. Previously code-named Planet Daily, the official title is NowThis News. The general manager is former CNN executive ...

Internet TV comes to Israel, courtesy of Samsung
The Times of Israel
For the first time, Israelis will be able to subscribe to online video on demand (VOD) services via their televisions, similar to Apple TV. But the new service is being brought to Israel not by Apple but by its rival Samsung, which will begin ...

The Times of Israel

China's Advertising Sweet Spot: Online Video and the Rising Middle Class
Tech in Asia
China's online consumers are predominantly young – mostly under 30. Over time, as the population ages, so will the country's online userbase. In a recent report I wrote with the Multimedia Research Group, titled China's Advertising Sweet Spot ...

Tech in Asia

High school football video broadcasts face opposition
Gaston Gazette
Athletic directors and coaches who oppose live online video of their games say the coverage gives future opponents an unfair scouting advantage and could hurt athletic budgets if fans choose to stay at home and watch the games online rather than pay ...

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How 1 and 1 makes 3 and more lessons in storytelling from Ken Burns
By Adam Westbrook
Adam Westbrook :: online video & entrepreneurial journalism. How 1 and 1 makes 3 and more lessons in storytelling from Ken Burns. Posted in Online Video by Adam Westbrook on September 10, 2012. Tumblr followers might have seen this ...
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Inview signs German Smart TV deal
Connected TV technology specialist Inview has signed an exclusive deal with consumer electronics distributor, Altech SetOne to deploy its Smart TV platform across German-speaking markets. Inview will supply Altech SetOne with an IP platform that will ...

The Guardian appoints Michael Bloom as CEO of Guardian US
The Guardian
The Guardian has today announced the appointment of internet entrepreneur and digital mediaveteran Michael Bloom as CEO of its US operations. Bloom has built and run tech startup companies and held senior operating roles at large media and internet ...

Why Asians Rule YouTube
By Fruzsina Eördögh
YouTube even has a Korean equivalent of TV's Jersey Shore called K-Town, broadcast on Kevin Smith's LOUD channel. Last June, in a panel celebrating diversity at Vidcon, the unofficial YouTubers conference, rapper Timothy DeLaGhetto ...

How to get your YouTube video to go viral
Financial Post
... to a series of instructional dance videos that gained huge traction. He hit it big with an a cappella parody of the Star Wars theme song and has gone on to use hisYouTube appeal to launch ApprenticeA Productions, a business with a staff of 15 ...

Can Amazon Topple Netflix's Streaming Empire?
When Netflix launched an instant streaming service for its movies and TV shows at the start of 2007, it was a minor perk for the company's subscribers who were used to getting DVDs in the mail. Fast forward half a decade and Netflix streaming ...


The Hulu Of Russia,, Raises $40M To Fight Off The Threat Of Hulu ...
Oleg Tumanov, founder and CEO, tells TechCrunch that the funds will be used to build out the company's technology, as well as its content catalog, amid rumors that ivi's inspiration — Hulu itself — and Netflix are eyeing a move into the ...

BCE Plans Online Movie Service in Canada to Compete With Netflix
BCE Inc. (BCE), Canada's largest telecommunications company, plans to use programming gained in its $3 billion acquisition of Astral Media Inc. (ACM/A) to create an online movie service that can challenge Netflix Inc. (NFLX). The service will showcase ...

'Once Upon a Time,' 'Revenge' and 'Scandal' to Debut on Netflix
Hollywood Reporter
The news comes as networks are relying on online streaming services like Hulu andNetflix to increase awareness and sampling for new and returning shows. Most recently, the pilots of The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate debuted on Hulu nearly a month ...

Martha Stewart Network Launching on Hulu
Broadcasting & Cable
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is launching full episodes of its programming on Hulu and HuluPlus starting Monday, making its how-to videos with Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and Lucinda Scala Quinn available to an online audience. From Martha's ...

Study: Netflix may increase, not cannibalize, TV viewing
Digital Media Wire
Singling out first-run dramas, for example, reveals 22 percent of respondents said they watch more new episodes of dramas on scheduled TV than they did before gettingNetflix, with 10 percent who said they watch less. Theatrical movies – titles that ...

NY Tech Meetup will now livestream all events thanks to a deal with ...
By Harrison Weber
We've written quite a bit about NY Tech Meetup, the massive monthly gathering that comes together to watch approximately 10 companies demo their work to the tech community for 3-5 minutes each. Now a new announcement will make the ...
The Next Web

Report: Netflix Usage Holding Steady At Around 2,000 Minutes Per ...
if not driving outright Netflix churn at some point. While Amazon may be competing to offer the same content, there are of course other providers with content different from Netflix (e.g. network TV, cable TV, Hulu, YouTube, Vudu, HBO GO, etc.).
VideoNuze Analysis

BCE to launch rival to Netflix in English and French - Financial Post
BCE Inc. said Monday it will introduce a “made-in-Canada” service akin to Netflix Inc. that would sell the company's TV programs over the Internet following the approval of its proposed acquisition of Astral Media Inc. “We will launch a service ...
FP Top Stories List

Livestream Our Panel This Afternoon: Power Tools to Build a Better ...
By David Moore
I'm pleased to be presenting our work on OpenCongress at a panel discussion this afternoon at Philanthropy New York: The 2012 Election with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: Power Tools to Build a Better Democracy Tune in to the livestream ...
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