Online video service Blip is trying to scale down from 900,000 publishers to just a few thousand serialized shows. That process is anything but painless.
It’s official: Maker is buying Blip, and wants to keep the site alive, in part to make use of its distribution partnerships.
Blip Networks, which transformed itself from a generic YouTube alternative to a platform for serialized online video, is being bought by one of YouTube’s biggest networks of publishers.
This week, famous faces, new shows and pleas for advertising dollars brought many web video companies to web video’s version of TV’s upfronts. Here are just a few of the biggest stories to emerge.
Yahoo is passing on the opportunity to buy a stake in the video site Dailymotion after regulators stepped in to alter the deal. So which company should the internet giant buy instead?
Blip used to be just another video hosting site trying to compete with YouTube. These days, it’s looking very different – and it’s getting ready to take on cable TV.
Video site Blip is looking to increase the ad load on the content it’s hosting by making advertising mandatory. The changes are going in effect early next month.
Thanks to public access television, comedian Chris Gethard has found a way to bring the New York alt comedy scene to the web with The Chris Gethard Show, one of the strangest and funniest interactive talk shows you’ll ever see.
The web’s most popular Jane Austin adaptation gets a big deal. The value of mainstream celebrities might not measure up to web celebrities. Some people actually miss Myspace. And other things learned from the New York Television Festival.
Short list of links this morning because I’m traveling, but lots happening in the video space. Blip.tv raises money for web video distribution, porn distributors are embracing HTML5, which will definitely accelerate the format’s adoption and Google gets ready to open-source VP8 and lines up its first hardware partners for the codec.