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December 12, 2011

Online Video News

Online Video Traffic Will Be Higher than Expected, Says Skytide

Strong online video demand will lead to a capacity crunch in 2012, predicts report.

BitTorrent Releases µTorrent Plus, First Paid Version of Client

Subscription client solves the problem of transcoding files for use on mobile devices.

TV Service FreeCast Offers Facebook App

FreeCast directs viewers to streaming video and music, and it's now onboard with the largest social network.

Original Branded Content Gives Best Ad Value, Says Study

Specific Media tested ad performance on four types of online videos, and one winner emerged.

Featured Articles

Celebs on the Web: Hollywood Discovers Streaming Video

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

WeVideo Review: The Top Browser-Based Editor, but Still Limited

We take a hands-on look at the online editor WeVideo and find it the closest thing to a desktop application, but hardly fully-featured.

Review: NewTek TriCaster TCXD850 Extreme

Does this all-in-one video mixer have what it takes to stream your next event? We put the robust TriCaster TCXD850 Extreme to the test in this exhaustive review.

Cord-Cutting Easier Said Than Done: Commentary

What happens when over-the-top technology meets the average living room? A confusing combination of remotes, wires, and devices. When will that cordless future actually arrive?

Editor's Note

MPEG DASH's Future: Unified Format or DASHed Hopes?

MPEG DASH is a hot topic for the online video industry right now, but will it actually lead to a single format future?

Industry News

Forbes Magazine Names Elemental One of America’s Most Promising Companies

Mississippi DOT Uses Wowza to Simplify and Improve Live, Multi-Screen Video Streaming From 400 Traffic Cameras

Agency Reaches More People More Cost-Effectively With Video Distribution From Wowza Media Server Software

Virgin Games select vzaar as their online video hosting provider

Vzaar (, one of the leading online video hosting platforms, today announced that it has been selected by Virgin Games to serve the video content on their casino, bingo, poker, and mobile sites.

Zencoder Launches Highly-Optimized HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Video Preparation for iPhone and iPads

Results in Most Efficient Segmenting for HLS; Lower Video Storage and Delivery Costs for Content Providers

Netflix Unveils New Xbox 360 Experience, Expands Xbox Support to Latin America

Netflix Members Can Now Browse TV Shows and Movies More Easily On Xbox - Even using Kinect for Xbox 360 Voice and Gesture Capabilities

Streamworks Concludes Major League Gaming Season With Fifth Consecutive Record-Breaking Live Stream for MLG's National Championship in Providence

Streamworks delivers more than 3.5 million unique stream viewers for MLG events between June and November 2011 Powers Video for GLEE “Give a Note” Campaign by Creative Asylum, Fox, GLEE and NAfME

Over 1.7 million votes for $1,000,000 support to at-risk music programs in the U.S.