NBC will not be offering live online feeds of any events that will be broadcast on TV. The ones broadcast on TV will, of course, include the … Read more
While it is not immediately clear whether or not YouTube will be pursuing longer subject films in addition to short subject ones, it is safe to assume … Read more
For those of you who have tuned out the golf world, the most prestigious tournament in golf, The Masters, is this weekend.
To mark its 72nd year, Augusta is turning up the heat on its online presence. With partner IBM, Augusta National is offering a rich online experience for golf lovers. While the online coverage still does not rival what is offered currently on broadcast TV, it's great for the times in which national TV is not covering the event, or for sneaking a peek at work.
This is not the first year for online coverage of The Masters. … Read more
My name is Gary and I have recently been brought on board here at Cnet to share my enthusiasm for cars with you. To give you a little background about myself, I am originally from Dayton, Ohio. I have a father who really knows his cars. He's the kind of guy who can see a vintage car and tell me it's year, make and model - and nine times out of 10 he'd be right. Being in an automotive town (Dayton was home to a GM plant for decades), I grew up around a lot of people … Read more
YouTube claims that this new service will allow you to determine trends in how long it takes for a video to become popular as well as what happens when they do become popular. Advantages vary for the different groups that will be using Insights. Creators will benefit from looking at viewing trends, partners can use the data … Read more
When Hulu launched a couple of weeks ago, one of their big promises was to give users choice about how they want their advertising. While this was not available immediately on launch, Hulu is rolling out this capability now on certain content.
Giving users a choice in how they view ads makes for a really great experience. Many people come from the philosophy that ads spliced into a movie ruin the flow, so they would rather watch the pre-roll trailer. Others don't mind the break that the short advertisements provide when scattered throughout the movie. I personally really like … Read more
This central location for all things South Park is host to every single full episode of the show and around 3,000 embeddable video clips. It's not really clear why you are not able to embed the full episodes as of right now and their reach may suffer as a result. I'm not going to knock South Park Studios too hard for this since it is offering up its whole catalog for viewing, which is a major step. But embeddable full episodes seems like a logical feature and one that would be easy to implement since you can already embed clips.
South Park Studios is doing a lot of things right, like offering up its entire catalog for viewing, unlike some of the other big names (Heroes, The Office), who only offer a few of their most recent episodes. This is bad news for less-than-legal sites, like Alluc, which lists South Park as its most-viewed TV show.
This is a really exciting time for Web video and, with more big names like South Park embracing it, we are really moving toward a world where it's not frustrating to get your entertainment.
Check out one of my favorite South Park clips after the jump.… Read more
The selection of video sites that Mefeedia indexes is extremely impressive. Right now, they are claiming 15,000 video sources in their index. They put together the following sampling of offerings on their blog.
* Major Video Sharing sites (YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Blip, Veoh, and many more. * Web Series Sites (AllorNots, Quarterlife, BoingBoing TV, 60 Frames series, Next New Networks series, etc.) * Video Blogs (Steve Garfield, Ryan … Read more
We are living in the era of crappy live TV and people are noticing at last. The impending launch of Hulu has me thinking about what exactly it is that makes watching broadcast TV almost unbearable. First, let me clarify that I don't think that the content sucks, just the way that it is served up. I think that I have broken the problem down into three major points: ads, schedule, and attention.Ads
Commercials have long been a point of pain in any TV watcher's experience. They are a necessary evil. Without the commercials, there is no … Read more