YouTube getting ready for live-streaming

October 2, 2021

On November 22 2008 YouTube will host a live streaming event as advertised below:

A comment by Steve Chen about YouTube working on a live-streaming product to be released this year was reported back in February.

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Veoh getting $30 million investment from Intel and Adobe

June 3, 2021

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NewTeeVee is reporting that someone new has stepped up to pay Veoh’s bandwidth bills as it figures out its business. The Internet video portal and software maker is announcing today it has raised $30 million from Intel Capital, Adobe Systems Inc., and Gordon Crawford, senior vice president of Capital Research Global Investors.

Veoh now has $69.5 million in total investment from these three plus previous investors Shelter Capital, Spark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Time Warner Investments and Jonathan Dolgen. The Los Angeles-based company reports 28 million viewers per month, spending an average of more than 100 minutes per month.

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JVC YouTube Camera

May 19, 2021

JVC is entering the YouTube space with the introduction of the “YouTube camcorder”. JVC is targeting the space firmly occupied by Pure Digital’s Flip Ultra video camera.

Pure Digital managed to get 17-percent of the digital camcorder marketplace with its low-quality, easily uploaded videos.

The camcorder connects directly to the user’s PC, via USB. Clicking the camera’s built-in Upload button will send videos directly to YouTube. The JVC GZ-MS100 features a 2.7-inch LCD, 35x optical zoom, auto backlight control, Cyberlink software, and a battery that should give you two hours of recording time on a charge. Also, interestingly enough, the camcorder will only recorder videos up to 10 minutes, matching YouTube’s upload limits.

The JVC GZ-MS100 is set to be released in June for $349.99.

Source: gearlog

Guinness World Records(TM)TV Increases Online Video Presence

March 26, 2021

LONDON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ — Guinness World Records TV has this week announced an increase in the line up of portals on which its multi-language original TV programming may now be viewed. Building on existing successes with the likes of YouTube and Joost, new channels have now been added on Dailymotion and Veoh.

Over 50 clips ranging from 2 to 5 minutes are already available on YouTube with a total of over 7m views and an average viewing rate of 146k views per clip! The content is taken from official licensed GWR TV shows from all over the globe including those from RTL, France Television and Seven Australia.

Guinness World Records TV channel has been available on the Joost platform since launch and has consistently rated in the top 20 most viewed channels worldwide. The content ranges from shortform clips of 2-5 minutes right up to full 30 minute episodes from Ultimate Guinness World Records, a hosted clipshow which has been sold into over 30 territories around the world.

New plans on and Dailymotion include language specific channels to tie in with those territories in which the Guinness World Records brand is best known.

In addition to the mainstream Guinness World Records channel on YouTube, a new channel to specifically support the launch of its Gamer’s Edition book was launched in January 2008.

Rob Molloy, Director of Television at Guinness World Records, said ‘”Our growth in online video presence and plans to grow this exponentially in 2008 show our desire to communicate with our consumers through as many media as possible. We want them to be able to consume our content however they want and wherever they want.”

Guinness World Records TV will be exhibiting at MIP 2008

About Guinness World Records TV

Guinness World Records TV (GWR TV) produces primetime factual entertainment TV programmes in partnership with broadcasters or producers. Developing TV formats in a variety of genres which are flexible and custom-made for each client, it offers access to its entire TV archive of more than 400 hours of broadcast programming and the information featured in the Guinness World Records book.

For further information please contact Amarilis Espinoza at +44(0)2078914516 or

Matsushita’s Panasonic, Google to launch Internet TVs

January 8, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) - Web giant Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is developing televisions that display Internet content such as photos and videos together with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd’s (6752.T: Quote, Profile, Research) Panasonic unit.

The TVs, to be launched this spring, will allow users to directly browse and access videos from YouTube, a video-sharing Web site owned by Google, and view Picasa Web Albums, a free online photo-sharing service from Google, Panasonic said in a statement on Monday.

“Panasonic’s cooperation with YouTube and Google’s Picasa Web Albums exemplifies our commitment to leading the natural evolution of the Internet and extending it to the High Definition television,” Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company’s Vice President Merwan Mereby said in the statement.

The news sent the shares of Matsushita higher right after the market open, but they shed 1.8 percent to 2,150 yen by 0108 GMT to underperform a 0.7 percent fall in the benchmark Nikkei average .N225.

Late last year, Matsushita, the world’s top plasma TV maker, said it would take control of a liquid crystal display joint venture and may build a new factory, marking a major shift in its strategy for the flat panel TV market.

Matsushita has until now invested aggressively in plasma displays in the belief that it was the most cost-effective technology for flat TVs bigger than 37-inches, while procuring LCD panels to make TVs for the smaller sets.

NBC Pull YouTube Content in Preparation for Hulu

October 22, 2021

A representative from NBC Universal called NewTeeVee today and let them know that the network did indeed remove its channel from YouTube over the weekend in preparation for the launch of its own online video portal, Hulu. The spokesperson also de-emphasized the YouTube channel, calling it “promotional.”

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TBS Europe joins forces with Joost, YouTube

October 10, 2021

MIPCOM: Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe has closed two significant content deals with internet TV service Joost and social networking and file-sharing site YouTube in Cannes.

The deals cover shortform content from TBS brands including CNN International, Adult Swim, Nuts TV and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

The partnerships with Joost and YouTube are the latest steps in Turner’s strategy to complement its existing linear distribution with an aggressive expansion of its digital presence across emerging platforms, the company said.

Joost will make CNN and edgy entertainment brand Adult Swim available in Europe from this month. As well as on-demand access to CNN’s shortform news and features, the deal also signals CNN’s first major step into shortform content provision in Europe.

Turner programming, including CNN and Adult Swim, has been on Joost in the US since May. Joost was previously only available by invitation, but since October 1 has been opened up to the general public.

Adult Swim is being made available for the first time and on a free-to-air basis to a pan-European audience. It is already Joost’s highest trafficked show on its US service. In Europe, Adult Swim will be available in weekly two-hour blocks of eight full-length episodes.

“Joost is an indicator of how the next generation will access and view television in the digital space,” said Casey Harwood, TBS Europe’s senior VP for digital media.

The deal with YouTube, meanwhile, involves short-clip content from Turner’s news and entertainment portfolio launching this month to users across Europe. YouTube will house specially branded channels with content from CNN International, Adult Swim, TCM and the recently launched men’s interest channel Nuts TV. A number of free video clips from Turner will be uploaded to YouTube each week.

“We’re unlocking the value of our online libraries to engage consumers across a wider spectrum and we’ve invested in our channels, websites and mobile offering, so this is the logical next step in how we engage our users,” said Harwood of the two deals.

Source: C21Media

Microsoft going after YouTube, Apple and Joost

September 27, 2021

If Internet-based video is the wave of the future, many of us are already drenched with options including such as YouTube, Joost and Apple’s iTunes. But today, Microsoft is making a play to have its own video download service added to the mix.

During his keynote speech at the DigitalLife show here in New York, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore will pitch Microsoft’s new, free streaming video service, called Internet TV.

Going into beta on Sept. 28, Microsoft’s Internet TV service will enable users to stream content from MSN Video. It will also offer more than 100 hours of additional, ad-supported content, including television shows like “Arrested Development,” full-length music concerts, movie trailers, news from MSNBC and sports from FOX Sports.

YuMe, a broadband video advertising network, is handling the ad delivery for Microsoft.

Microsoft Internet TV is designed for both the TV and PC screen, the company said in a statement. The service’s video is optimized for broadband, and will be compatible with Microsoft and third-party “media extenders” devices for Windows Media Center.

These devices — a new crop of which Belfiore will highlight during the show — wirelessly connect a TV with a PC, delivering TV, PVR, movies, pictures, music and online services to any television set in a home. The products support connections to PCs running Windows Media Center in Windows Vista and generally, Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Media extenders to date include the Xbox 360 console as well as third-party products by a number of networking and storage companies. At the show, Microsoft is expected to showcase new media extenders from Cisco’s Linksys unit, D-Link, and Hewlett-Packard, which all unveiled their products today.

Belfiore said in a statement that the devices are “designed to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience to every TV set in your home.”

Microsoft has long been supportive of efforts to extend Internet-based multimedia throughout the home. The company’s chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates last publicly touted extender devices in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

It’s also a hot category for other major players in the PC space. Apple Inc. announced its own $299 PC-to-TV device, Apple TV, only a few months before.

Apple’s offering is designed to let consumers play their movie and TV downloads on the living room TV, and is compatible with the company’s iTunes download service. In May, Apple partnered with Google’s YouTube video streaming service to provide additional, specially formatted content for the device.

When Apple launched Apple TV last year, Phil Leigh, analyst with Inside Digital Media, said at the time that such products answered a consumer desire to not just download Internet video, but to watch in on their televisions.

Today, however, Leigh described the Microsoft effort as, “an incremental step in the right direction, I don’t see it as much more than that.”

Yet a number of Microsoft partners are still banking that consumers’ desire remains for watching streaming video on their TVs.

Linksys today announced two Media Center Extender products — one with a DVD player, and one without — for estimated street prices of $349.99 and $299.99, respectively.

From D-Link comes the DSM-750 MediaLounge HD Media Center Extender, which supports HD video resolutions of up to 1080i and Windows Media Video (WMV), DivX, and XVid formats. It includes a USB 2.0 port for access to music, photos and videos on removable Flash drives or external hard drives. It’s estimated price is also $349.99.

The HP MediaSmart LCD HDTV — a television with built-in Media Center Extender capability and 802.11n wireless — will be available in Best Buy stores for an as-of-yet undetermined price.

Source: InternetNews

LiveStation multi-channel demo

September 25, 2021

Here is a small YouTube video recorded at IBC 2007 about LiveStation. The video show the multi channel version of the client in action.

The multi-channel version will be released to beta testers within the next 3 months.

Via techcrunch

YouTube Pens Deal with UK Music Royalties Alliance

August 29, 2021

YouTube has signed a deal with the MCPS-PRS Alliance, which is a music collection society in the UK. This is the first deal of its kind for the video-sharing network, in regards to a music royalties organization.

The deal entails the licensing of 10 million pieces of music to YouTube. In exchange, YouTube will pay a flat fee. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. What this means is that YouTube mavens no longer have to fear being sued for music being played in the background of their videos, or worry about their content being removed. At least for labels and artists by the MCPS-PRS Alliance. Based on the music played on YouTube and in what amount will determine how royalties are distributed to artists and labels.

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