Industry/Sector: Media & Entertainment

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailers and Teasers Generate 223M Views

To date, official teasers and trailers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have generated a staggering 223 million views on YouTube and Facebook - and that's just for the official Star Wars accounts. But is the film generating the same interest across the rest of the Internet? ...

Ad Blocking: The Real Economic Impact on Small Video Publishers

Ad blocking software is causing real harm to small video creators who rely on the revenue generated by carrying advertising. With 34% of U.S. adults actively using apps to block ads, we look at the effect on video publishers of losing out on this vital revenue scheme....

Comic Con and Film Trailers = Video Marketing Win for Warner Bros

Warner Brothers released trailers for two highly anticipated new comic-book based movies at last week's San Diego Comic Con. The buzz around the films, plus the timing of the new teasers created a viral frenzy for both 'Suicide Squad', and 'Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice'. ...

Top Ten Letterman Late Show Clips on YouTube (But Good Luck Seeing Them All)

David Letterman's legendary 'Late Show' residency ends tonight, and we take a look at 10 of the most viewed Letterman clips on YouTube. His innovative approach to the genre not only blazed a trail for other 'traditional' broadcasters, but gave the viewing public an appetite for compelling content which millions of online video creators are fulfilling....

Discovery Digital Networks and The Success of Original Programming

As a leading media source for today's online audiences, Discovery Digital Networks is home to Animalist, TestTube, Revision3, SourceFed and the DeFranco Network. With more than 110 shows anchored by the web's leading personalities, DDN covers original topics ranging from internet cats, science, current events, and tech. We talk to GM Jim Louderback about the network....

AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie Streaming

Miramax 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....

FremantleMedia Opts for Monetization Over Elimination Policy on YouTube

While many content owners throw piles of take down notices at YouTube users who upload clips of their content, FremantleMedia takes a different tact and sees a monetization opportunity instead. So they leave the clips up, for the most part, and use it all to generate revenue. It makes sense given that their parent company also owns a massive YouTube MCN....