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James Careless

James Careless is a freelance technology writer whose work has appeared in RadioWorld, TVTechnology, and elsewhere.

Articles for James Careless

Online Video Advertising: What Works and What Fails

2013 looks to be a strong year in online video advertising, with interactivity and targeting as the keys to success. But be careful, because one size does not fit all.

Case Study: Bringing Passion 2013 to the Faithful Took an Army

Live streaming an event of biblical proportions -- Passion 2013, a four-day Christian conference and concert -- took massive preparation.

The State of Enterprise Video 2013

Video is transforming the enterprise, with ease of production, distribution, and access making it an ideal form of communication.

The State of Online Video Advertising 2013

Online video advertising is taking in more money, but isn't growing as a percentage of total online advertising. What will it take for video ads to break out?

Livestream to Bring Times Square New Year’s Eve to the World

Offering over six hours of live coverage, Livestream promises behind-the-scenes access that the networks don't offer.

Home Streaming Devices Buying Guide (and Gift Guide!)

Heading out to the mall one last time? Before you go, learn which devices people do and definitely don't want to find under the tree.

Streaming Media Predictions: What's in Store for 2013

To find out what's in, what's out, and what's new for the year ahead, we surveyed 11 industry leaders. Here's what they told us.

Canada's Bell Media Revamping Dated Sympatico.ca

Get ready for TheLoop.ca, a personality-driven lifestyle site targeted to a younger female reader.

Superstorm Sandy a Watershed for Online News Coverage

When the storm hit and the power went out, broadcast and online news organizations took their cues from connected viewers.

Total Webcasting: An Up-and-Comer Whose Time Has Come

After a slow start, business is booming at Total Webcasting, which delivers multi-camera live streams of major events.

HuffPost Live: Will it Succeed?

Huffington Post launched its live video service to much fanfare last week, but will it have staying power? We ask streaming producers and analysts for their take.

CNN, NBC and PBS Have Big Online Plans for Party Conventions

The games of summer continue. With the London Olympics now over, the streaming world turns its eyes to the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions.

The Fall TV Launch: Time for OTT to Join In?

The big networks generate buzz each year with their fall TV season announcements. Online video publishers like Streamin' Garage and MyDamnChannel are of two minds as to whether it's time for OTT to do the same.

NASA Safety Center Slashes Training Costs with Streaming: Case Study

Video capture provides a 40-to-1 return on investment for NASA's Safety and Mission Assurance courses

Streaming Poised to Overtake DVD and Blu-ray Rentals

Viewers will rent a billion more streaming movies and TV shows than DVDs or Blu-rays this year, a rise of 135% over 2011

Break Media Finds Big Bucks in Buffoons and Babes

The Break Media websites — including Break.com — attract 120 million visitors each month by aggressively courting a young male demographic.

Olympic Video Online: Cord-Cutters are Out of Luck

NBCUniversal will stream every event in every sport of the 2012 London Olympics. But if you want to watch online, you'd better be a cable, satellite, or telco subscriber.

Cloud Video Encoding: When to Go Online and When to Stay In-House

The experts weigh in on when companies should encode and transcode their own content, and when it makes sense to move to the cloud.

Thomas Dolby Streams Video Messages Back to the Future

The musician and internet-pioneer is traveling the United States, Canada, and Europe, asking people to record messages for an online video time capsule.

Streaming to All Devices: Is it Worth the Expense?

With the number of video formats and video-enabled devices growing, content providers are stuck with the extra cost and effort. Is being on every platform worth it?

Buyer's Guide: Microphones

Top-notch audio is at least as important as quality video, and it all starts with the mic. Read on to find out what features to look for when making your microphone purchases.

The State of the Connected Home 2012

Too many devices and problematic connectivity will continue to hold back connected TV from reaching its full potential—for now.

Buyer's Guide: Cameras

When it comes to choosing the right equipment for producing online video, it all starts with the camera. DSLR or Camcorder? We help you decide.

Buyer's Guide: Transport Protocols

Comparing HTTP, RTSP, and RTMP, with a dash of MPEG DASH thrown in.

The State of Mobile Video 2012

The 2012 Olympics and U.S. presidential election will join advancing technology to create a perfect storm for mobile video consumption

The State of Online Video Advertising 2012

The online video advertising market has been slow to take off, but with the growth in tablet usage and social media—not to mention real-time bidding and other innovations in advertising networks and formats—it's finally moving toward maturity.

Buyer's Guide: Media Servers

Your streaming server is the lifeblood of your business. Make sure you pick the right one for your needs.

Buyer's Guide: Video Editing Software

From format compatibility to storage integration, here are the issues you need to consider when choosing a video editor.

Future-Proofing Content: The Key to Maximizing ROI

How can companies that create video content make sure it remains salable for many years to come? By future-proofing it. Read on to learn how to keep your content fresh and your files accessible.

Mobivivo Wants to Create an App for Every TV Show and Movie

Mobovivo has changed its business to create mobile apps that deliver premium content access from pre-production to home entertainment distribution.

2012: The Year Ahead for Online Video

2011 marked an inflection point for online video, and 2012 promises to be even bigger and better. We consult with experts to learn what's next.

Celebs on the Web: Hollywood Discovers Streaming Video

More and more stars are bypassing the traditional Hollywood system and going straight to the web.

Online Video: To 3D or Not to 3D?

Does the wow-factor of 3D extend to online video? In this drama in five acts, we talk to the people working to make 3D streaming an attractive option for consumers.

How KIT Digital Will Conquer the World

KIT Digital has just finished a massive three-year buying spree. So what comes next? Here's a hint: It's thinking big. Really big.

Rating Online Video: How Major Corporations See the Industry

What do major corporations think of online video? How do they rate its performance, and what more would they like to see it deliver? To find out, we spoke with employees from Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.

Making Money from Streaming Video: Here's How

Four content providers — blip.tv, Funny or Die, St. John's University, and Streamin' Garage --offer lessons they've learned for not just surviving on the web, but thriving.

MyVideoRights Thinks Big as it Expands Into the U.S.

After great success in the U.K., MyVideoRights is working to manage usage of major content libraries in the U.S., with clients including the Reda Archives

How to Get Your Video on As Many Devices as Possible

OK, so you can't get your content on every device that's out there. But by following some simple rules, you can make sure your video or app finds maximum reach.

Ten Tips for Getting Your Video Content on as Many Devices as Possible

Here are ten quick suggestions to help make sure your video content plays on (almost) every device

NAB 2011 Sneak Peeks

From AmberFin to VBrick, here's a sampling of some of the new products you can expect to hear about at next week's NAB show in Las Vegas.

The State of Streaming Media and Entertainment 2011

The future looks bright for streaming media content providers in their fight for consumers' attention.

The State of the Connected Living Room 2011

From Apple TV to Roku, there's no shortage of connected devices on the market. But will the lack of standardization doom them all to failure?