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Video Traffic Driver Jun Group Raises Venture Funding To Promote Mobile Business

| | AdExchanger - David Kaplan
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The Jun Group has received 2.5 million in venture funding to enable the video ad platform company to focus on the mobile ad-serving business. Mobile traffic now consumes 30 percent of the Jun Group's overall business portfolio. Mobile video ads traffic across the Jun Group's video ad platform 35 percent in 2012 and 70 percent in 2013. Read the full article »

Agency to Stream a Daily Show About the Sundance Festival

| | The New York Times - Stuart Elliott
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Public relations agencies are offering video content and video communications development services to clients. Weber Shandwick is the latest PR agency to create video content on behalf of clients. The Interpublic Group of Companies agency will produce video content for "Live@Sundance," a YouTube channel for the Sundance Film Festival. Read the full article »

Online Video Could Get a Boost From Proposed Laws

| | The Wall Street Journal - Gautham Nagesh
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There are three different legislative bills that could change the online video market place for consumer audiences. Congress is responding to the rapidly growing popularity of digital video streaming services combined with the rising cost of cable and satellite TV subscriptions. While the vast majority of Americans still subscribe to cable or other services, 5 percent of the paid TV audience now falls under the "cord cutting" category. Read the full article »

The Second Screen Becomes The First Screen: Hulu Says 50% Of Its 5M Subscribers Use Devices Exclusively

| | TechCrunch - Matthew Panzarino
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During 2013, 50 percent of video programming served by Hulu was viewed on second screen devices, including mobile phones and tablets. Hulu is expected to reach $1 billion in revenue before the end of the year. Last year, the video service generated $695 million. Fifty percent of Hulu shows watched on second screen devices are within a user's living room / home setting. Read the full article »

Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million

| | All Things D - Peter Kafka
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Back-end video services company Ooyala has raised $43 million in funding from Australian telco Telstra. Telstra is an Ooyla customer and also resells the video company's services. Ooyla provides a variety of services, including video distribution and ad serving. However, its main service is the selling of analytics about web video usage. Read the full article »

Same Sh*t, Different Screen: The Disruption Myth and Digital TV

| | All Things D - Jay Fulcher
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Regardless of how a viewer accesses content, consumers are still paying for television programming. Digital video has been a game changer in how viewers consume content. Instead of solely relying on television sets, viewers can now consume video across connected devices including desktop computers and mobile devices. Read the full article »

Videology 'solves' data scarcity problem

| | Newsline - Ellen Hammett
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Video company Videology has entered into a partnership with AddThis. Videology's new relationship with AddThis will enable the video advertising platform to find audiences at scale. Videology will be creating audience profiles based on viewer interests and demographics. This will offer online video advertisers a better ability to target different viewer groups. Read the full article »

ViralGains surges with tech for turning YouTube ads viral

| | Boston Business Journal - Kyle Alspach
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Boston-based ViralGains is a video company that helps advertisers maximize the distribution of video content to reach an audience via viral methods. Video content is able to go viral due to the way ViralGains system which uses data blended with programmatic ad technology. Read the full article »

Viddiverse Is Designed to Be a YouTube/Vine for Kids

| | Adweek - Mike Shields
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Viddiverse is a video company start-up that created for children ages 8 to 13. Created by Malcolm Bird, a former Nickelodeon UK executive, the video platform / social media site will feature a mix of syndicated children's programming and kid-produced videos. A blend of Facebook, Instagram and Vine social media elements will also be accessible. Read the full article »

AOL Pauses to Rethink Live Video Programming

| | Ad Age | Digital - Tim Peterson
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The launch of the second AOL live-streaming channel has been postponed. AOL announced plans last year to expand its original video programming into more live-stream formats. This new programming, called AOL Live, had a test-run around Halloween 2013. Since the test, AOL Live has aired syndicated HuffPost Live programming. Read the full article »

The Long Road to Streaming Sports Content

| | eMarketer
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"Sports Video Streaming: More Like a Marathon than a Sprint," a new report from eMarketer, found mixed results for the selling of sports-related video streams along with online video advertising that can run with online sports programs. As more sports-related content becomes available to digital viewers, the cost to access the professional streams should decrease. Read the full article »

Yahoo, Starcom Ink Video Series Partnership

| | Adweek - Mike Shields
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Yahoo and Starcom have entered into a new partnership that will create original web video content. According to industry analysts, the new relationship will combine Yahoo's viewership data with Starcom's brand audience data to create personalized web video content and data-driven video ads. Read the full article »

Need More Video Content? Try Stealing Some

| | Digiday - Jack Marshall
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Video content creators are accusing website publishers of using video content without permission. The content is being used within web publishers' proprietary video players. Publishers are selling video ad content, hosted with the illegally acquired video content, directly to major advertisers. Read the full article »

Three things to know about Brightcove's Zencoder

| | Boston Business Journal TechFlash - Kyle Alspach
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Zencoder, acquired by Brightcove in 2012, converts videos into interoperable formats. These formats enable publishers to distribute video content across various web-enabled devices. The rapid growth of mobile video viewing has driven the need for video content to render across different devices. Read the full article »

Video editing startup Magisto closes $13M from Qualcomm & Sandisk

| | VentureBeat - Tom Cheredar
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Magisto, a video editing tool, has closed a $13 million round of funding. Magisto's technology enables users to take 10 minutes of video footage shot from a mobile device, along with five photos and an audio track and edit the content into a one-minute video clip. With newly added features, Magisto is morphing from a video editing tool into a social video company. Read the full article »