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Innocent founders join adland bosses backing tech pioneer Scoota

Scoota, the ad technology start-up, has raised £3.7m in growth capital from a consortium of heavyweight investors<p>Ad technology company Scoota has raised £3.7m from the founders of Innocent, alongside high-profile adland bosses, in a landmark deal that suggests advertisers are moving away from …

Amazon Launches Its Video Ad Business With Geico

Watch out, YouTube. Amazon is coming after your ad dollars.<p>The e-commerce giant has begun slotting preroll ads within the latest crop of Amazon …

Netflix and Comcast Reach Internet Connection Agreement

Comcast and Netflix announced a multiyear network-interconnection agreement, under which the Internet streaming company is paying for direct access …

Big YouTube Channels Join Forces to Help Drive Ads

The Web video world is getting its own trade organization: GOVA, the Global Online Video Association—a nonprofit group formed with the primary goal …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

Go ahead and share your HBO Go account, HBO doesn't mind

Go ahead, ask your roommate for their sibling's HBO Go password — as it turns out, HBO really doesn't mind. "It presents the brand to more and more people and gives them an opportunity, hopefully, to become addicted to it," HBO CEO Richard Plepler tells <i>BuzzFeed</i>. Plepler says that HBO is well aware …

Netflix neutrality: Court ruling won't boost your Netflix bill. Yet

"It would be easy to make [a network] bad. It's hard to guarantee it being good." <br ></span>--Don Bowman, the chief technology officer of Sandvine

PewDiePie was the king of YouTube with 1.3bn views in second half of 2013

Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – had the most-watched YouTube channel in the second half of 2013, racking up 1.28bn views on Google's video service.<p>Kjellberg ended the year with 19.9m subscribers on YouTube, but in the first three weeks of January 2014 that total has increased to …

Netflix releases 'House of Cards' season one director's commentary

The second season of <i>House of Cards</i> is nearly here, and Netflix just released a new feature to make the wait a little more bearable. Starting today you'll be able to check out director's commentary for the Emmy award-winning first season, which will include thoughts from all six directors, including …

The Complete List: All the New Netflix and Hulu Releases

It's an all too familiar situation: You went to the grocery store to make sure that your fridge was stocked for this snowstorm, but now you're stuck …

Video Syndication Startup Vidible Raises $3.35M Round Led By Greycroft

Vidible, a startup connecting buyers and sellers of video content, is confirming that it has raised a $3.35 million Series A led by Greycroft Partners.<p>The round was first revealed in a regulatory filing in late December, but the company is only confirming the news and sharing details now. In …

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Amélie and More to Stream on Netflix

Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection<p>New year, new Netflix. Perhaps you've heard that Netflix is purging a lot of its streaming titles? The Internets is very angry about it.Still, there's no need to get all riled up/spend the rest of 2013 binge watching those titles. A new slew of titles will be …

Xbox One exclusively debuts FX animated series 'Chozen' for some cable customers

Now that <i>Eastbound & Down</i> is over, the creative team behind that show is launching a new animated series on FX called <i>Chozen</i>. Microsoft has snagged an exclusive for the premiere episode, so owners of the Xbox One can load up their FXNow app January 6th and watch a week before it airs on TV. We don't …

Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

This week, Yahoo continued with its prolific acquisition strategy with a one-two punch picking up companies working on video — a sign that, while some of its acquisitions have been basic talent grabs, at least a few of them have a very specific focus to them, concentrating on fixing its …

Netflix Might Be Responsible for the Plateauing of DVR Growth - VideoInk

According to a study from Leichtman Research Group, Netflix may be partially responsible for reducing consumer interest in DVRs. The study, which was …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

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Sony's Video and Music Entertainment chief wants the PS4 to be your everything

The reviews are out, and the PlayStation 4 is, in fact, much of what we'd hoped it'd be: a fabulous gaming machine with a social personality. It has lived up to it's next-gen label, thus far. But there's another aspect to the PS4 that may prove to be equally as important to the console's long-term …

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

As <b>AllThingsD</b> had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie …

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Bill would give Netflix, Hulu and Aero same access to programs that cable firms have

By Cecilia Kang<p>Hayley Tsukayama<p>, Reporter<p>As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for their television, members of Congress are looking for ways to support the trend and encourage industry competition.<p>Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that could greatly expand …

Microsoft Is Finally Taking Aim At The Cable Box

Game consoles are in an enviable position: right under millions of televisions. The popular line is that the big three – Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony – are dinosaurs choking on the smoke of a red hot mobile gaming meteor. That’s not true. Nintendo has already sold 3.91 million units as of …

Instagram ads and the future of brand advertising

From the very day that Facebook(s fb) acquired Instagram, there has been an impending sense of doom that our beloved moment-sharing platform would be …

Netflix to Expand Into Original Movies, Will Double Spending on Originals in 2014

Netflix, pleased with how original series like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards” are boosting its business, expects to double its …

Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to shareholders this afternoon that the …

AOL dethrones Google at top of video-ad rankings

YouTube is still the king of Internet video, but AOL's takeover of Adap.tv last month is making it the richest in that kingdom.<p>In ComScore's Web video rankings for September, AOL topped Google as the property with the most video ads watched last month, with 3.7 billion views compared to the YouTube …

Alloy Digital and Break Media Announce "Merger of Equals," Forming Leading Multi-Platform Media Company Focused on 12-34 Consumers

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alloy Digital and Break Media today announced that the companies have merged, creating a …

34% of Millennials Watch More Online Video Than TV

A new survey by <i>The New York Times</i> shows that broadcast TV viewership appears to be waning generationally.<p>The study, released to <i>Mashable</i>, reports that …

After getting acquired for $200 million, Viki is plotting global growth

Viki, the global TV streaming platform that just got snapped up for a reported $200 million by the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, is launching …

All grown up: Maker Studios CEO reveals massive growth in viewers and revenue

Multi-channel networks may not be doomed after all. Despite the endless reports of the demise of the MCN business model, Maker Studios appears to be …