Video

IMAG Report: A Quick Reality Check on Video Revenue
May 26, 2017 at 12:17 pm

There was a time, and it doesn't seem like it was that long ago, when no matter where your company was in the hierarchy of publishing, the most common denominator of magazine franchises was that we all published printed magazines. That is no longer the case. For 600 years we thoughtfully put ink on paper…

Exclusive: Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others for Original Video Shows
May 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation. Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment:…

Press Release: Trusted Media Brands Unveils New Digital Video Study at 2017 NewFronts
May 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

NEW YORK, NY – (May 8, 2017) – At today’s NewFronts presentation, Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (TMBI) unveiled results from its newest study exploring the future of digital video. The study found that 68% of participants (a 12% increase from TMBI’s previous digital video survey conducted in June 2016) feel social platforms (e.g. Facebook, Snapchat,…

Twitter Teams Up With Bloomberg for Streaming News
May 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Twitter Inc. TWTR +5.30% has found its first partner for its push into round-the-clock streaming television: Bloomberg. The social-media company is joining forces with the global financial news outlet to create a service that will stream news produced solely for Twitter 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “It is going to be focused…

The NYT Brings Its News – And a Mini-Crossword – to Snapchat Discover
April 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm

The New York Times announced today it’s joining Snapchat Discover – the feature in Snapchat which includes updates and news from a variety of media publications. The paper’s “daily edition” on Snapchat will include a handful of The NYT’s stories, distilled down to the quick, more consumable format that’s common on the medium, and will heavily…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Video But Were Afraid to Ask
April 19, 2017 at 9:46 am

Video is well on the way down its path toward total domination of the digital landscape. Cisco estimates that by 2020 a million minutes of video content will cross global IP networks every second. And there’s good reason for the massive increase in video traffic: people like to watch. We’re wired to. We process visuals…

The Race for Video Scale Comes at a Steep Cost to Quality
April 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Many publishers are turning to video to make up for the cratering display advertising market. The challenge is how publishers with limited resources drastically increase video output while maintaining content quality. It’s a nearly impossible task. Take Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg & co. paid celebrities and media companies more than $50 million last year to…

Press Release: Cox Enterprises Launches COMET (Cox Media Technology), a Unified Programmatic Platform
April 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm

San Francisco, CA, April 5, 2017 – Cox Enterprises Inc. today announced the launch of its latest technology investment, COMET (Cox Media Technology). COMET is a unified programmatic platform that connects buyers and sellers across all advertising channels, including desktop, mobile, video, and TV. The platform brings value and efficiency to the transaction of media,…

In Facebook’s Shadow, Twitter Cozies Up to Video Publishers With Reliable Cash
April 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

In a sea of social frenemies, some publishers are seeing Twitter as a friend — especially as the platform aggressively pushes into video. Multiple publishers said Twitter has been promoting their videos through its Amplify program, which allows media companies and other content owners to run pre-rolls in front of their videos. More broadly, Amplify…

How to Best Engage Audiences With 360-Degree Video
March 31, 2017 at 2:53 pm

I won’t bore you with statistics about video content dominating the internet, or stories of social networks moving towards a video-first future. I’m sure you’ve heard them all before, and are well-versed in the idea that video is vital for brands looking to get noticed in the digital age of superfast broadband and 4G mobile.…