Online Video

  • Yahoo in talks to buy online video service News Distribution Network for $300 million: Report 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    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,...
  • Wonder PL, a new video platform, wants to take on YouTube, Vimeo 18-03-2014 06:39 AM

    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...
  • YouTube to bring offline video viewing with 'Add to Device' feature 18-09-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • No surprise, Facebook rolls out video for Instagram to challenge Vine 20-06-2013 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: As speculated, Facebook is adding a video service to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter's growing video-sharing app, Vine. If users like it, Facebook's move could propel mobile video sharing into the mainstream. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said users will be able to...
  • New H.265 video format approved by UN 28-01-2013 06:34 AM

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  • Rebecca Black tops YouTube videos in 2011 21-12-2011 01:32 PM

    New York: Rebecca Black's infamous Friday video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The Google Inc. video-sharing site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday. The 14-year-old Black was turned into a viral video celebrity after her parents paid a production company to...
  • YouTube renovates website with a new look 02-12-2011 10:34 AM

    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...
  • Yahoo India launches free online video service 22-11-2011 03:35 PM

    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 high...
  • Vuclip launches mobile movie portal 17-11-2011 08:13 PM

    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,...
  • Google releases 'Life in a Day' movie on YouTube 01-11-2011 02:04 PM

    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...
  • Hulu sale called off after months of talks 14-10-2011 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Review: Software for recording now, playing later 30-09-2011 04:05 PM

    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...
  • Half of Netflix users watch via game console 28-07-2011 04:37 PM

    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...
  • Wal-Mart offers online video streaming 26-07-2011 04:39 PM

    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...
  • Amazon adds streaming video from CBS 21-07-2011 02:32 PM

    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 non-exclusive deal adds TV series that include Frasier and Cheers, along with the Star Trek franchise, to Amazon's video streaming...
  • Google among firms looking to buy Hulu 02-07-2011 09:27 AM

    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 15-06-2011 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: The night of June 15-16 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...
  • YouTube to live stream the total lunar eclipse 15-06-2011 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: The night of June 15-16 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...
  • YouTube BoxOffice premieres with 'Band Baaja...' 07-06-2011 03:08 PM

    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...
  • YouTube adds Hollywood movies for rental 10-05-2011 06:53 AM

    New York: YouTube is adding more than 3,000 mainstream movies for users to rent, along with the millions of free user-created videos the popular website is best known for. Google Inc-owned YouTube is offering a mix of recent Hollywood blockbusters, independent and foreign movies for 99 cents up to $3.99...
  • More Bollywood movies now on YouTube 04-05-2011 07:59 PM

    Kolkata: Shemaroo Entertainment released some of its old classics and latest releases for free online viewing on YouTube. Launching their own YouTube channel youtube.com/shemaroomovies, the entertainment company seeks to set a new trend in the industry's distribution strategy as films were released online as well as in the form of...
  • Czech president caught on video stealing pen 13-04-2011 12:08 PM

    Czech television aired a video showing the Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus slipping a ceremonial pen into his pocket during an official visit to Chile. The incident happened on April 4, 2011 when Klaus was addressing a press conference with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in La Moneda, Chile. The pen...
  • YouTube to get a $100 million overhaul 07-04-2011 11:38 AM

    Houston: Google's popular video sharing website YouTube will soon be overhauled and turned into a premium content competitor with organised channels and professionally produced video. YouTube is trying to position itself to better handle the age of Internet-connected televisions, a report said, citing people familiar with the matter. YouTube is...
  • Startup taps legal loophole to stream movies 17-03-2011 01:21 PM

    Sunnyvale: A California startup is making new hit movies such as "The Fighter" available for instant viewing online through a loophole: It lets customers rent a DVD and a player that are actually located in the Silicon Valley. By doing this, Zediva Inc. wants to circumvent the usual, sometimes lengthy...
  • Indians getting hooked to online video: comScore 10-03-2011 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: With Internet speeds improving across the country, Indians are fast consuming online video content. According to comScore, an online audience measurement company, 72 per cent of India's total online population watch videos on the Internet. The comScore report, based on data from its comScore Video Metrix service, which...
  • Warner Bros to offer movies through Facebook 09-03-2011 10:29 AM

    San Francisco: Warner Bros is making some of its films available on Facebook, opening up a new revenue source for the Internet social network and signaling new competition for online entertainment companies. Consumers can pay for the movies using Facebook Credits, a virtual currency so far used mainly in social...
  • Google in talks to buy video maker Next New 11-02-2011 11:51 AM

    New York: Google Inc's YouTube is in talks to buy video producer Next New Networks, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Privately held Next New Networks is best known as the producer of Web comedy shows like Barely Political and online cartoon network Channel Fredarator. YouTube is said...
  • Amazon to launch film streaming service 02-02-2011 04:08 PM

    Bangalore: US online retailer Amazon.com is developing a film streaming service, which would compete directly with Netflix Inc, the Financial Times said. Amazon is planning to bundle access to the streaming service with Amazon Prime, a scheme that guarantees Amazon customers unlimited free shipping of books and other items sold...
  • YouTube unveils 'Life in a Day' at Sundance 29-01-2011 09:35 AM

    Park City: If you can't beat 'em, YouTube, join 'em. Long since video-sharing website YouTube became an Internet sensation, media watchers have wondered how it can take users' appetite for two or three minute videos and transform it into a hunger for full-length film and TV-style content. On Thursday, Sundance...