Is QPlay The Latest Casualty In the Online Video Wars?

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It looks like the online video wars have claimed another victim. QPlay, the video curation service launched in 2012 by TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, has announced that it will cease to operate entirely on Friday, July 25. The announcement came via a short post on the company’s blog expressing regret, but few […]

Amazon Video Will Make New Show ‘Transparent’ Bingeable


Everyone in digital television is trying to get the release formula right. Netflix has had a lot of luck dropping full seasons of their hotly anticipated shows all at once, a practice that has given widespread cultural relevance to the term “binge watching.” Recently, Crackle has decided to tweak the formula by dropping their new […]

Crackle Tries Something New With the Release of its Summer Thriller ‘Sequestered”


“Sequestered,” the latest release from digital network Crackle, is a real summer thriller. That is what is known in the business as a double entendre because not only is “Sequestered” being released in the summertime, but it also stars actress Summer Glau. Seriously though, the show is a summer thriller that follows several members of […]

YouTube Killer?: Former Hulu Boss Announces New Video Start-Up, Vessel


Jason Kilar, former CEO of streaming platform Hulu, is back with a new video focused start-up. The details are still a little vague but the project does have a name: Vessel. The name, announced today, will replace the equally vague codename “The Fremont Project,” by which the project has been known since Kilar left Hulu […]

Viral Spiral and Getty Images Enter Licensing Deal to Distribute Online Videos


Mega photo agency Getty Images has caught the viral video bug, freshly penning a licensing deal with UK-based management company Viral Spiral. Specializing in the management and monetization of viral videos, Viral Spiral has acquired a network of thousands of online videos in categories such as comedy, animals, lifestyle, and sports. This partnership gives Getty free […]

Digg Unveils Curated Section for the Most Popular Videos of the Moment


Digg, the Reddit before Reddit, unveiled their new video service, Digg Video, yesterday. Digg Video will be an aggregate of the most popular video content from Facebook, Twitter and its own site, making it a curator of the most viral videos of the moment. Digg editors will be doing all the work, however, by actively […]

Content Creators’ Newest Tool TouchCast Brings The Video Studio to iPads


TouchCast co-founders Edo Segal, Erick Schonfeld and Charley Miller claim they have a way to improve the quality of video production using the power of the iPad. Going live today on iTunes, their TouchCast app allows creators to produce content and enhance videos with embeddable features like live Twitter feeds, live blogs and other content. […]

Mister Rogers Back From The Dead Again In New PBS Remix ‘Sing Along’ [VIDEO]


Alright. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. You and I both know that it was kind of creepy that Mr. Rogers was an adult man who clearly had an affinity for small children and would bring them into his home every day with the lure of puppets and a miniature motorized trolley. Dude had […]

NewFronts Takeaway: The Year Digital Video Became a Legitimate Industry


Pinpointing the official moment the digital video industry “arrived” at last week’s NewFront may be difficult; was it when “Hangover” and American “The Office” star Ed Helms announced his new web show, or was it Sarah Jessica Parker of “Sex and the City” fame?  Did indie band The Lumineers’ or Carly Rae Jepsen’s musical set […]

Machinima Prime General Manager Ian Moffit Talks The New Age Of Web TV [INTERVIEW]


With YouTube ever expanding into an entertainment goliath, web shows are quickly becoming the new standard for young creators looking to put out their artistic endeavors. With this, however, web content on YouTube has suffered an oversaturation of scripted content, much of it not very good at all. While YouTube has had its share of […]

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