Category Archives: Video

Three signs Aardman for ad-supported videos

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Share this post UK mobile network Three has signed Aardman Animations, creators of the Wallace and Gromit series of animations, to supply video “snack” content. Has the Aardman’s ‘Angry Kid’ series of video shorts which are paid downloads, but this … Continue reading

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Joost hunts down talent, avoids UGC

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Share this post Joost is hiring talent scouts Creative Artists Agency to get Hollywood programming onto its service. Along with well known programming and a clutch of top advertisers Joost wants to offer shows from independent professional video makers rather … Continue reading

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Virgin Media starts its marketing

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Share this postSo I got my Virgin Media customer pack today. They must be sending it to everyone who has ever touched Virgin (I had a Virgin mobile number once, plus I was on Telewest at one time). Clearly they … Continue reading

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What is Joost capable of?

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Share this post In a great article about Joost, The Guardian’s Owen Gibson looks at the main points behind the services. Jost will “split” the signal so it cannot be pirated, and there will be no user content until copyright … Continue reading

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Advertising to shun user-generated video

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Share this post The FT reports that social media sites with video, like YouTube and MySpace, will not earn as much in advertising as professional video sites. According to Screen Digest, the media analysis company, ad revenues on UGC sites … Continue reading

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BT’s IPTV strategy could improve ARPU

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Share this post Andrew Burke, CEO, BT Entertainment Division spoke convincingly about BT’s approach to IPTV. He noted that there is 5% growth on voice calls, but it’s swamped by what’s going on online. 60bn emails a day, 10bn SMS, … Continue reading

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