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Turner Laing: ‘Collaboration the new world order’

Turner Laing: ‘Collaboration the new world order’

Seasoned TV executive Sophie Turner Laing has declared a ‘Golden Age’ of television, suggesting that technology, rather than threatening the content industry, is enabling more to be seen by more…

‘Dancing baby’ wins copyright case

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in…

Analyst: MCNs attractive to traditional media groups

Research by Ampere Analysis into Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) has found that the business model of MCNs is a good fit for many traditional media companies, which understand advertising business models.…

YouTube 8K video crashes computers

YouTube has launched support for 8K video, allowing users to watch videos in such high resolutions that it reportedly crashes their computer. The first 8K film, entitled Ghost Towns, is…

TV, movies still drive online video

User-generated content (UGC) or more broadly speaking, short-form video (from services such as YouTube and Dailymotion), has become far more than cats playing the piano, according to ABI Research. The…

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form…

Live video broadcasting becoming the new ‘selfie’

Video and visual technologies are becoming increasingly important for interacting with customers and each other, according to information technology research and advisory specialist Gartner. The firm predicts that by 2017,…

Verizon speed boost for content sharing

Recognising that people are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, with the trend expected to continue, US telco Verizon has confirmed that its FiOS residential customers will receive…

Twitter acquires SnappyTV

Twitter is boosting its video capabilities by acquiring Twitter, a cloud-based, live video platform that makes TV and live web streams social, mobile and viral. Terms of the transaction weren’t…

Vine TV Mode on web

Vine, Twitter’s video-sharing service, has enhanced its functionality by adding web availability. Writing in the Vine blog, Janessa Det, Engineer, says: “Today, we’re introducing a new way to experience Vine:…

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