Archive for the ‘Amazon’ Category

How The Enthusiast Network Became the Top Auto-related Video Content Brand in the US

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
How The Enthusiast Network Became the Top Auto-related Video Content Brand in the USThe Enthusiast Network (TEN) routinely pulls in over three billion monthly video views from more than 160 million fans across all its platforms. Find out the strategy behind the #1 auto-related video content brand in the U.S.

#Oscars 2017: Which Best Picture Nominated Movie Trailers Generated the Most Engagement?

Friday, February 24th, 2017
#Oscars 2017: Which Best Picture Nominated Movie Trailers Generated the Most Engagement?'La La Land' looks set to pick up a truckload of trophies at the Academy Awards, but which Best Picture nominated movie trailers for the 2017 Oscars found the most engagement with viewers online? We take a look, and join YouTube movie experts CinemaSins as they provide some commentary on the trailers themselves.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for the Video Enthusiast

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Last Minute Holiday Gifts for the Video EnthusiastIt's never too late to buy that last minute holiday gift for the video enthusiast in your life - we have a few ideas for little, and not so little stocking fillers that will make any video creator, or watcher, smile.

Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]The dreaded dead battery is the bane of on location shooting with DSLRs that run in the 2-3 hour battery life range. But with this simple hack, you can have nigh infinite video shooting with 10 minutes of time and minimal expense. Plus, there is no actual modification to the camera itself. Now, get out there and shoot without boundary.

AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie Streaming

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie StreamingMiramax is sorting out a deal with AOL to run ad-supported full-length films on the latter's On network. This is the first foray into long-form for AOL, so many eyes will be watching, from both a technical aspect (can they pull it off) and from a consumer aspect (I can watch Pulp Fiction without a subscription?). It also could become the case study on how to fully monetize a massive movie library since Miramax already has multiple SVOD deals.

Amazon Nets Old HBO Shows for Prime Members

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Amazon Nets Old HBO Shows for Prime MembersIs the Amazon Prime/HBO deal really the big win that some say it is for Amazon? Or is it just HBO beginning to expand their digital footprint and monetize some old content they have had laying around for years?

Cord Cutting Most Common in Young Adult Households with Netflix, Hulu

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Cord Cutting Most Common in Young Adult Households with Netflix, HuluLots of things are influencing cord cutting. In this recent Experian report we find out that we can start putting together a profile of the cord cutter household and it includes young adults and a subscription to Hulu Plus or Netflix. Find out what other details have emerged on this all important video consuming crowd within!

Google’s Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Google's Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living RoomBecause there aren't enough set-top boxes on the market already, Google is reported to have its own new version in the works, just a few years after Google TV failed to gain much traction with consumers. Hot on the heels of Amazon Fire TV, Google's Android TV is said to be already in development.

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TVAmazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still DominatesPay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?