Internet Regulation by ITU = death of internet freedom

What upcoming event has the potential for the greatest negative impact on the future of all digital media? The upcoming WCIT conference where the ITU (a UN agency) is going to attempt to take control of the internet and allow countries like Russia and China destroy internet freedom. Read more below--and to take action go to Take Action – Google: "A free and open world depends on a free and open web."

In advance of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), the European Parliament has issued a resolution stating that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) should not have control over the web. The ITU is a United Nations agency responsible for telecommunications. It works to establish worldwide standards, coordinate shared global use of the radio spectrum and improve telecommunications infrastructure. December's WCIT has been organised to bring together governments from all over the world to renegotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), first signed in 1988. Since 1988, communications have changed enormously, and the ITU wants to make sure that its regulations cover the internet effectively. As outlined in our guide, more than 100 organisations including Google, have raised concerns about the event, believing that the ITU should stick to covering telecommunications and not encroach on the web. However the ITU argues that telecommunications is defined as "any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wired, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems", which implies that the internet might also be covered.Source: The European Parliament opposes ITU control of web (Wired UK)

Euro MPs: Do not let the ITU take control of the internet | ZDNet: "The European Parliament warned the revisions would be a mistake and urged EU member states to reject changes to international telecommunications regulations (ITR) in place since 1988. "Some ITR reform proposals being presented by the ITU member states would negatively impact the internet, its architecture, operations, content and security, business relations, internet governance and the free flow of information online," Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake and other lawmakers said in the motion for resolution. In addition, "the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over either internet governance or internet traffic flows," lawmakers said. At the moment, . . . ICANN and IANA have oversight of parts of the internet."

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A new research report from online video advertising company Adap.tv has found that online videoad spending has rose 27 percent in 2012.
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Google TV Gets Some Much-Needed Improvements, Still Needs More
TIME
The update is rolling out this week to LG's Google TV hardware, such as the 47G2 television, and will come to other second-generation hardware such as Vizio's Co-Star in the coming months. Voice search allows users to change channels by saying ... All...

TIME

Hulu, The Morning After Give Shout Out to Jerry Lawler, WWE
Bleacher Report
As Hulu Plus battles with competitors like Netflix and Amazon Prime, their deal with WWE has the potential to give their product exposure to millions of WWE fans around the world. And to that end, it looks like Hulu Plus is trying to show WWE that they ...

Bleacher Report

CNET Exclusive: 50 percent off Roku Bundle
CNET
The Roku is a fantastic streaming media device that allows you watch content from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Pandora, and the list goes on and on. With an assortment of free and paid services, the Roku 2 XD is perfect for anyone without a ...

Netflix Under Attack: Why Carl Icahn Could Force a Sale
Hollywood Reporter
Could Netflix soon have a new owner? In the wake of the revelation Oct. 31 that Carl Icahn has purchased nearly a 10 percent stake in the video rental service, a showdown between the corporate raider and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings over the direction of ...

Hollywood Reporter

Google TV adds context-aware voice search
ITworld.com
November 15, 2012, 8:30 AM — If you're anything like me, your thoughts on Google TV generally run along the lines of "Oh, is that still around?" After a high profile launch the service just seemed to fade into the background and the only big news we ...

Netflix Original Series 'House of Cards' Trailer Permieres to Subscribers
Screen Rant
Today, a Netflix membership certainly has its privileges. The rental house and streaming service has released to its members the first trailer for House of Cards, the highly-anticipated collaboration between David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, which will ...

Screen Rant

Vimeo Movies Is Like A Digital Video Store Where The Filmmakers Name Their ...
Fast Company
Most of the initial movies are available through Netflix (but as DVDs, not streaming). Walmart, for instance, offers the LCD Soundsystem documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, through its VUDU movie streaming service for a $3.99, 48-hour rental. On ...

Fast Company

Netflix's 'House of Cards' trailer arrives, is true to Fincher's aesthetic
Variety (blog)
Netflix has released the first trailer for the streaming service's forthcoming original series "House of Cards." From Media Rights Capital, digital skein is toplined by Kevin Spacey with David Fincher bringing the iconic look of "Social Network" and ...

Google TV voice control: Now, yelling at your TV actually works
Christian Science Monitor
Two years after the debut of Google TV, Google HQ has issued an update meant to make the platform "faster and easier." Skip to next paragraph ... When it first launched, in October of 2010, Google TV was criticized for being far too complex for most ...

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TV Trailer: Netflix's 'House Of Cards' - Deadline.com
By NELLIE ANDREEVA
Netflix just released first trailer for its first original series, the big-budget David Fincher/Kevin Spacey political drama House Of Cards. Based on the British miniseries, the MRC-produced House Of Cards centers on the ruthless and cunning ...
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Cloud gaming system OnLive hits LG's Google TV sets in new ...
By Andy Boxall
In its latest update, LG has added the online cloud gaming system OnLive to its range of Smart TVs with Google TV installed. Following a tumultuous year, it looks like OnLive still has plenty of life left in it.

Google TV update adds voice search, PrimeTime and more [VIDEO]
By Quentyn Kennemer
Google is continuing to improve Google TV, a platform that needs as much tender, love and care as it can get as it struggles in retail. A new update has been announced for the platform that'll add a few key features to enhance the experience.
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Google TV adds voice controls and improved search
By Chris Marlowe
Google TV is rolling out simplifications and improvements that include voice search and an update to its TV & Movies guide app, which is now called PrimeTime.
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Google TV adds voice control
By Robert Briel
Google TV adds voice control. November 15, 2012 10.26 Europe/London By Robert Briel. WATCH VIDEO. LG is rolling out the second-generation hardware for Google TV, which includes voice control and a new guide. For the moment, the ...
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Vimeo now has movies! on Vimeo
Vimeo Basics Everything you need to know about this place. ... there is some heavy competition out there such as Lovefilm and Netflix in the UK at least :) ...
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Online Video Ad Spending Rose 27% in 2012

Online Video Ad Spending Rose 27% in 2012
ClickZ
Adap.tv says the increase in online video ad spending came with a push to bring broadcast TV andonline video advertising planning together. According to the firm's study, 58 percent of those surveyed said that they plan to bring online video and TV ad ...

Peter Chernin Buys Stake in U.K Online Video Firm Base79
Hollywood Reporter
LONDON - Peter Chernin is betting on continuing upside from YouTube's original content push, with his Chernin Group taking a nearly 30 percent stake in British online video company Base79. our editor recommends. Peter Chernin's Company Snags $100M ...

Hollywood Reporter

Google TV update adds voice control, taps into Knowledge Graph
GigaOM
Google TV is getting advanced voice control, and the technology behind it is being fed by the knowledge graph that also powers Google Now. Speaking of which: The mobile app will soon be much more closely connected to Google's TV platform. google tv ...

GigaOM

Online video stream quality affects viewer behaviour
Health24.com
It may seem like common sense that the quality of online video streaming affects how willing viewers are to watch videos at a website. But until computer science researcher Ramesh Sitaraman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and collaborators ...

Nielsen: Americans watching more online video
FierceOnlineVideo
Nielsen's latest Cross-Platform report has some interesting, albeit not unexpected, perspectives on Americans and their online viewing habits, starting with the fact that U.S. consumers are spending at least five more hours per week watching online ...

Online video monetisation motors on as ad viewing grows 49%
Rapid tv news
2102 may well end up being the year of online video and in particular the year of monetisable content, says the latest edition of The FreeWheel Video Monetisation Report. Basically, the Q3 version of the report - comprising almost 14 billion video ...

Digital media challenges in Western Europe
FierceOnlineVideo
The large and growing online population in Western European countries creates a significant audience for digital media services, albeit with many challenges for providers wanting to reach this audience. Several broadband markets throughout Western ...

Xiaomi Releases Internet TV STB
Marbridge Consulting
The STB will serve two primary features: broadcasting video content from tablets, smartphones, and PCs onto television screens, and streaming online video content from the Internet onto a television set. Xiaomi can currently stream content from Chinese ...

Programmatic Buying Key to Integrated TV and Online Video Ad Campaigns ...
ReelSEO Online Video News
TV and online video ad campaigns are now being aligned with each other? Yep, that seems to be the case as the majority of respondents said that online video should be more aligned with TV than with display advertising. It seems that the industry is ...

Google: We're making Google TV easier to use. Really!
CNET (blog)
The Google TV sitting in this user experience lab can access years worth of programming. In addition to everything on cable, it connects to the libraries of Netflix, YouTube, and 150,000 movies and television shows available on Google Play. "Great ...

Google TV Gets Voice Search For Speedy Navigation
Wired
Google's got more up its sleeve in the TV space than just letting you throw YouTube up onto the big screen. In its latest update, Google is rolling out voice navigation and a simpler, more streamlined content-discovery interface for its Google TV platform.

Wired

Vimeo demos upcoming "pay-to-view" option with six movies
TechSpot
Unwilling to rely on in-video ads for revenue like its competitors (namely YouTube),Vimeo announced plans in September to introduce two monetization schemes, including a paywall component that would provide content creators with flexible tools to...

TechSpot

Frustrated Video Viewers Often Don't Come Back, Finds Study
StreamingMedia.com
Thanks to a study conducted an the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, video professionals finally know how many viewers will stay away from a site after a poor video viewing experience. According to Ramesh K. Sitaraman, a computer science ...

Brands connect with connected TV
brand-e.biz
Close to three quarters of connected-TV owners say smart TV makes watching television more convenient, and almost two thirds say the technology makes the viewing experience more enjoyable, while half of connected-TV viewers say they depend on the ...

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Five questions with: Boxee VP Andrew Kippen - Digital Media Wire
By admin
Andrew Kippen, Vice President Marketing for Boxee, is driving the company's vision for households to have one single box through which they can enjoy broadcast TV channels, Internet video from services like Netflix, YouTube and Vudu, and ...
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The Battle To Control Online Video


Forbes.com - The Battle To Control Online Video. Nielsen President Steve Hasker explains how the web's major players are competing for video viewership and what this means for the future of TV.

How online video stream quality affects viewer behavior
Science Codex
They conducted the first large-scale study of its kind to quantitatively demonstrate how video stream quality causes changes in viewer behavior. "Video stream quality is a very big topic of interest," says Sitaraman. "Anyone who provides online video ...

Science Codex

Vimeo releases six videos for pay-to-view service preview
CNET
Vimeo, owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, is a video-sharing Web site that allows users to upload and stream video. It started out as a way for filmmakers to share their creative work and has evolved to reach a global audience of about 85 million people ...

YouTube Update Connects Android Devices, Google TV
PC Magazine
Truly putting the "tube" in YouTube, the Google-owned video service has updated its Android app to allow users to more easily send YouTube videos to Google TV. Announced today, the update for the Android and Google TV YouTube app automatically ...

Netflix Users Watch Less Regular TV: Nielsen
Multichannel News
Netflix subscribers watch 11% fewer minutes of television per day than nonsubscribers -- and their Internet video usage is a commensurately bigger chunk of their media diet, according to Nielsen. In the second quarter of 2012, Netflix users watched an ...

Multichannel News

Vimeo Bows Transactional VOD Film Slate
Home Media Magazine
Vimeo Nov. 13 launched a slate of six films on its nascent transactional video-on-demand platform that allows users to stream movies and documentaries via smart phones, tablets, and connected TVs with Vimeo's apps. Filmmakers upload content, set ...

Is Streaming Video Killing Filesharing?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The dominance of Netflix in the U.S. where it is the biggest source of peak Internet traffic, has attracted most attention for the latest survey from Canadian network hardware company Sandvine. But the report also has a European perspective. Wired ...

Google adds music and movies to Google TV in UK, France and Germany
San Francisco Luxury News
LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) with 5-mode G2 Magic Remote. Photo: AFP From Tuesday, viewers in Europe will be able to download and stream movies and music on their TVs from the Google Play Store. Google TV, accessed via a set-top box or ...

Should Carl Icahn Really Scare Netflix? Yep.
SlashGear
The drama surrounding Netflix is at a fever pitch. The company, despite stabilizing a bit and seeing its streaming grow, is trying to fend off Carl Icahn, one of the most tech-hungry activist investors out there. If you haven't been following the drama ...

YouTube Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality For Google TV With An ...
By Ryan Lawler
Online video site YouTube is huge online and in the browser, but not quite as big on the biggest screen in people's homes — the TV. Partly that's because the user experience isn't as good, as users are forced to navigate around billions of ...
TechCrunch

Vimeo Shows Off Upcoming Pay-To-View Service, Coming 2013
By Harrison Weber
Following the launch of tip jar, Vimeo is now demoing its upcoming pay-to-view service with select filmmakers before releasing the feature to PRO members in early 2013. As we explained in September when Vimeo first shared its plans to ...
The Next Web

Google Improves The YouTube/Google TV Experience | WebProNews
By Chris Crum
“With the updated YouTube app for Android and Google TV rolling out today, you can play any video from your phone or tablet YouTube app on your TV with just one button,” a YouTube spokesperson tells WebProNews. “The feature will be ...
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Dead Media Beat: Lev Manovich, "There Is No Digital Media, There Is Only Software" | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com: “It is important to make it clear that I am not saying that today all the differences between different media types – continuous tone images, vector images, simple text, formatted text, 3D models, animations, video, maps, music, etc. – are completely determined by application software. Obviously, these media types have different representational and expressive capabilities; they can produce different emotional effects; they are processed by different sensors and networks of neurons in the brain; . . .  Let’s go though one example in detail. “As the example of media type, we will use a photograph. In the analog era, once a photograph was printed, all the information was ‘fixed’. Looking at this photograph at home, in an exhibition, or in a book did not affect this information. Certainly, a photographer could produce a different print with a higher or a lower contrast or use a different paper – but this resulted in a physically different object, i.e., a new photographic print that contained different information. (For example, some details were lost if the contrast was increased.) “So what happens with a digital photograph? We can take a photo with a dedicated digital camera or capture it with a mobile phone, or scan it from an old book. In every case, we end with a file that contains an array of pixels which hold color values, and a file header that specifies image dimensions, color profile, information about the camera and shot conditions such as exposure, and other metadata. In other words, we end up with what is normally called ‘digital media’ – a file containing numbers which represent the details of some scene or an object."

Mozilla reinvents online video with Popcorn Maker 1.0
editorsweblog.org (blog)
Engaging with video journalism on the web is no longer about tilting your laptop screen just so, leaning back with a bowl of crunchy, salty kernels, and perhaps sharing the odd link. Now, with Popcorn Maker 1.0, anyone can remix and add context to ...

Online video revolution
Fin24
A POWERFUL clue has emerged that South Africans are finally beginning to get affordable broadband: one of the three most popular international websites in this country is YouTube – beaten only by Google and Facebook in amount of traffic from South ...

YouTube Lower Interest In Original Internet TV Channels
World Internet TV on PC (blog)
YouTube's initiative of funding original ad-supported content as a means of competing with 'traditional' TV methods is set to go downhill a little, as they revealed that a year on from the feature's initial launch date, the level of content will be cut ...

World Internet TV on PC (blog)

Techonomy: Nielsen Exec Mulls The Outlook For Online Video
Forbes
Amazon is making a play in both streaming and pay per view video; video has become a key part of the Facebook experience; and if you believe the rumors, Apple is getting ready to enter the television market, likely with access to plenty of online video.

Luxury car brands shifting gears, moving ads to online video
FierceOnlineVideo
Luxury automobile makers have put the pedal to the metal and veered off in the direction of online video advertising, making a beeline for affluent consumers and particularly men who are increasingly using online sites to define their buying behavior.

YouTube for Google TV gets AirPlay-like functionality
GigaOM
Google TV just got a little more Apple-like: Android users can now use AirPlay-like functionality to send videos from their mobile phones and tablets to their Google TV devices. Google has said that it wants to bring that functionality to other ...

GigaOM

Wikia adds online video library for wikis
Rapid tv news
Collaborative media wiki-hosting website Wikia has unveiled the Lightbox multimedia player to enable members to publish video content. The Wikia Lightbox will feature nearly 100,000 videos and 14 million photos, including content from premium partners ...

Online Video Matures, Joins Forces With TV | Digiday
By Digiday
Online video and television advertising are no longer vying for the same marketing dollars, according to a new survey. Instead, online video has matured into a complement for television, planned and bought in tandem with the old-school ...
Digiday

J2 Global Makes Digital Media Acquisition
Los Angeles Business Journal
Business communication company j2 Global Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired digital media company Ziff Davis Inc. J2 paid $167 million in cash for the New York company, which owns and operates news and product review websites such as ...

Superstorm Sandy a Watershed for Online News Coverage
StreamingMedia.com
"We saw several stations experience record growth in terms of various metrics -- page views, visits, streams -- both desktop and mobile," said Ron Stitt; vice president of digital media and internet operations with Fox. "End-user consumption of video ...

Digital media vets launch social family travel site MiniTime, backed by $1m in ...
The Next Web (blog)
A couple of experienced digital media entrepreneurs have teamed up to build a new social travel site catered to families called MiniTime. The venture is backed by $1 million in seed funding from investors like former Yahoo (Interim) CEO Ross Levinsohn...

The Next Web (blog)

Adap.TV: Tech Improvements Leading to Higher Video Ad Spending
StreamingMedia.com
Online video advertising company Adap.tv has released its 2012 fourth quarter state of the industry report, and the news this time is that video ad spending is way up and technology is driving it. Surveying agencies, brands, and trading desks, Adap.tv ...

LG adds HTML5 support for smart TV developer platform
Rapid tv news
LG adds HTML5 support for smart TV developer platform. Michelle Clancy | 13-11-2012. LG Electronics has added HTML5 support for its Pro:Centric IPTV platform for the hospitality industry. Many of the new applications developed using HTML5 leverage its ...

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