Online Video

  • Facebook bolsters video content, challenges YouTube September 12, 2014

    Facebook has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook seems to be taking on Google's video site by trying to lure its biggest content producers to...
  • Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet has crowned a new hero this week Tim Howard July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week that's US goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35yearold player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the US team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup continued to play...
  • Twitter buys SnappyTV to beef up video sharing on social media June 20, 2014

    New York: Twitter said Thursday it has bought SnappyTV, a California firm that lets people edit and share clips from TV broadcasts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SnappyTV, launched in 2010, has been collaborating with Twitter to "inject the best video content into Twitter's realtime conversation, straight from the TV...
  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc is in preliminary talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. The deal could further Yahoo's efforts to bolster its online video programming and video advertising revenue, according to the report, which...
  • Wonder PL, a new video platform, wants to take on YouTube, Vimeo March 18, 2014

    Wonder PL, a new video platform for lifestyle content that launched on March 13, is taking direct aim at YouTube and Vimeo while hoping to capitalise on the soaring popularity of online video. Backed by Universal Music Group, Qualcomm Ventures, former Apple executive Pascal Cagni and a personal investment by Vice...
  • YouTube to bring offline video viewing with 'Add to Device' feature September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: YouTube is introducing a new feature in the YouTube app this November that will allow users to watch video content for a short period of time, even when an Internet connection is unavailable. With the Add to Device feature users, even when they are not connected to the Internet,...
  • No surprise, Facebook rolls out video for Instagram to challenge Vine June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: As speculated, Facebook is adding a video service to its popular photosharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter's growing videosharing app, Vine. If users like it, Facebook's move could propel mobile video sharing into the mainstream. Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom said users will be able to record...
  • Google opens up YouTube video rental and purchase for Indian users March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: In sync with making Google Play Movies available in India, Google has also introduced YouTube video rentals and purchases for Indian users. YouTube Rentals is a paytoview model on YouTube. This model allows content owners to generate revenue tapping into the world's largest online video community. The YouTube Rentals...
  • New H.265 video format approved by UN January 28, 2013

    Geneva: The UN telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files. The International Telecommunication Union says the format, or codec, known as H.265 would require just half the amount of data needed by...
  • Soon, jail term for sharing porn online, MMS October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Sharing porn or obscene videos online or through multimedia messaging services (MMS) may soon attract a prison term up to seven years and a maximum fine of Rs 5, 00,000, the government proposed Thursday. These stringent punishments are part of the amendments proposed in the Indecent Representation of...
  • YouTube alienates amateur users by courting pros October 5, 2012

    San Francisco: After struggling for years, in late 2010, Driving Sports TV, a scrappy, twoperson video production outfit led by Ryan Douthit, finally began supporting itself with advertising income from YouTube. It didn't matter that the channel's production set was simply a green screen in Douthit's cramped garage in a leafy...
  • Apple drops builtin YouTube app from iOS 6 August 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple's new version of its iPhone and iPad software iOS 6 will not include a preloaded app for Google Inc's popular video website, YouTube, Apple said on Monday. It was the latest sign of the growing rivalry between the technology companies the once were closely aligned but...
  • iStream.com bags Web rights for IndiaSL Series July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Online video service, iStream.com, has acquired the live streaming and video on demand rights for the IndiaSri Lanka limitedovers series starting on Saturday. The series comprises five ODIs and a Twenty20 match. The deal was signed with Sporty Solutionz, which has got exclusive Internet and mobile rights for this series...
  • China wants to censor online video content July 11, 2012

    Beijing: China's broadcasting and Internet regulators have told Internet video providers that they must prescreen all programs before making them available, tightening state censorship of increasingly popular online drama series and minimovies. The new rule was issued jointly by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the State...
  • US shuts 16 sports streaming websites February 3, 2012

    New York: Three days before Super Bowl XLVI, US prosecutors said they seized 16 websites that illegally streamed live sports and payperview events over the Internet, and charged a Michigan man with running nine of those websites. According to the government, the 16 websites provided links to give viewers easy access...
  • Hulu to launch first original scripted show January 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hulu will broadcast its first original scripted series next month, a political comedy that will debut during the reallife Republican presidential primary. The online video service is ramping up its rivalry with Netflix Inc. Aimed squarely at an audience loyal to cutting edge comedy such as "The Office" and...
  • Rebecca Black tops YouTube videos in 2011 December 21, 2011

    New York: Rebecca Black's infamous Friday video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The Google Inc. videosharing site announced its mostviewed clips of the year Tuesday. The 14yearold Black was turned into a viral video celebrity after her parents paid a production company to make the...
  • YouTube renovates website with a new look December 2, 2011

    San Francisco: YouTube has reprogrammed its website to make it easier for viewers to find and watch their favourite channels. The facelift, unveiled Thursday, is the latest step in YouTube's attempt to make the Internet's most popular video site as easy to navigate and as compelling to watch as cable TV....
  • Yahoo India launches free online video service November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet major Yahoo India today announced the launch of a free online service, 'Yahoo! Video', in partnership with TV channels and film production houses. "Online video consumption is growing at a rapid pace. However, what the Indian market lacked was a safe and piracy free destination delivering...
  • Vuclip launches mobile movie portal November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Mobile video service Vuclip has announced an independent mobile movie portal for Indian films. Called Starlight Cinema, the portal offers more than 9000 movie clips in 13 Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Oriya, Rajasthani, Kashmiri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Starlight Cinema includes clips, trailers...
  • Google releases 'Life in a Day' movie on YouTube November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: One of the most unusual movies of recent times is now available on a computer screen near you. Google has announced that Life in a Day is now available on YouTube. "On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world recorded videos of their lives to take part...
  • Hulu sale called off after months of talks October 14, 2011

    Los Angeles: An attempted sale of online video website Hulu has fallen through after months of difficult and complex negotiations between owners such as Walt Disney Co and potential buyers. Hulu's owners, which also include News Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC Universal and Providence Equity, said in a statement on Thursday they...
  • Review: Software for recording now, playing later September 30, 2011

    San Francisco: If the idea of being stuck on a plane for hours without access to the movies in your Netflix queue fills you with dread, software that lets you record streaming videos from the Web and watch them later on your laptop may be an appealing solution. That's the idea...
  • Half of Netflix users watch via game console July 28, 2011

    New York: A new Nielsen survey finds that in the battle between screens, Netflix users are opting for TVs and Hulu users are siding with computers. Video game consoles have a lot to do with the discrepancy: Half of all Netflix users connect to its streaming service through their Nintendo Wii,...
  • WalMart offers online video streaming July 26, 2011

    New York: Now playing: Movies at Walmart.com. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc.'s business and just two weeks after Netflix announced new price...
  • Amazon adds streaming video from CBS July 21, 2011

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc has licensed thousands of television shows from CBS Corp to help the largest Internet retailer compete with DVD rental and video streaming company Netflix Inc. The nonexclusive deal adds TV series that include Frasier and Cheers, along with the Star Trek franchise, to Amazon's video streaming service. Terms...
  • Google among firms looking to buy Hulu July 2, 2011

    Los Angeles: Search giant Google Inc. is one of about a dozen companies involved in talks to potentially buy online video site Hulu, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. As the owner of YouTube, it would be a strategic buy for the Silicon Valley technology company, which has...
  • Watch live: The total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The night of June 1516 witnesses the longest and darkest lunar eclipse of the century and you can watch it live here. The total lunar eclipse begins at 00:52:30 IST and will end at 02:32:42 IST. While the partial eclipse will begin at 23:52:56 IST and end at 03:32:15...
  • YouTube to live stream the total lunar eclipse June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The night of June 1516 will witness the longest and darkest lunar eclipse of the century and Google will bring it live to your browser via YouTube. Google's official YouTube channel will live webcast the celestial event from 11:30 PM (IST) June 15 to 3:30 AM (IST) June 16....
  • YouTube BoxOffice premieres with 'Band Baaja...' June 7, 2011

    New Delhi: YouTube brings the big screen to the browser with it's new offering for the Bollywood loving audience YouTube BoxOffice. www.youtube.com/BoxOffice is an ad supported channel on the video sharing website that will screen a blockbuster movie every month. Yash Raj Film's Band Baaja Baaraat is the opening film...