Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Recently, The Nielsen Company reported that 143.9 million unique viewers in the U.S. had streamed online video in January 2011. A few days later, comScore Video Metrix reported that 171.2 million unique viewers in the U.S. had watched online video content that month….

This afternoon, comScore announced the introduction of Video Metrix 2.0, the next generation of comScore’s online video measurement service. The new service offers several enhancements – including reporting of online video ad impressions – designed to better align with the today’s evolving online video landscape….

Okay, so this seems more like a continuing trend than breaking news. But the comScore Video Metrix service today reported that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during May 2010. But the new news is that YouTube.com achieved record levels of viewing activity during the month with an all-time high of 14.6 billion videos viewed and surpassing the threshold of 100 videos per viewer for the first time….

comScore Video Metrix today announced that 178 million American Internet users watched online video during April 2010. In other words, 83.5 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video that month….

A new research report by Brightcove and TubeMogul on Online Video & The Media Industry has found that Google generates the highest volume of referral traffic to online video content, followed by Yahoo!, Bing and Facebook….

According to new research from GigaOM Pro, online video viewers tend to be young, rich early adopters. Written by TDG analyst Michael Greeson, the report surveyed a cross-section of 2,000 consumers to determine who’s watching online video and how….

On Friday, Episodic announced that has been acquired by Google. According to Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, Co-Founders of Episodic, “The Episodic team will join Google and continue its work to bring a great video experience to the Web, mobile phones and IPTV devices.”…

Chinese search engine Baidu is planning to launch a Hulu-like site. The site will offer licensed online video content and be supported with advertising. The site will be set up as an independent company. Providence Equity Partners, an investor in Hulu, is teaming up with Baidu for the venture. Yu Gong has been named CEO. Gong was formerly CEO of China Mobile’s 12580 business. Baidu stock is traded on NASDAQ in the US, who was happy with the news, boosting shares by 1.48% at the time of this post. via Reuters…

YouTube is introducing machine-generated automatic captioning to YouTube. The captions can also be translated. This obviously has incredible implications for the hearing-impaired and language translation. But it also has great implications for search. Automatic captions will be generated using Google’s automated speech recognition (ASR) technology and the same voice recognition algorithms used in Google Voice. Additionally, auto-timing is being introduced. If you provide all the words in the video, Google will automatically time the captioning for you. Of course, having what essentially amounts to transcripts for online video means that the text can be crawled and indexed and then yes…

YouTube is introducing machine-generated automatic captioning to YouTube. The captions can also be translated. This obviously has incredible implications for the hearing-impaired and language translation. But it also has great implications for search. Automatic captions will be generated using Google’s automated speech recognition (ASR) technology and the same voice recognition algorithms used in Google Voice. Additionally, auto-timing is being introduced. If you provide all the words in the video, Google will automatically time the captioning for you. Of course, having what essentially amounts to transcripts for online video means that the text can be crawled and indexed and then yes…