Beachfront Media just added the ability to build templated apps for Roku boxes, Google TVs and other connected devices. One of the first to take advantage of this seems to be College Humor.
MeFeedia has introduced a new iPad app that seeks to make it easier to find and share interesting videos online. Unlike other apps, MeFeedia hopes to surface popular and interesting videos based on user ratings and interests without hooking into social networks or anything like that.
MeFeedia CEO Frank Sinton blogs occasionally about his iPad and baseball. But for today’s Five Questions With…, he talks about the value of SEO in the digital landscape, the need for standardized metrics and how he’s been sharing videos with his kids recently.
According to new data from MeFeedia, viewers watched about 25 percent more HTML5 video than Flash-based video. More importantly, HTML5 video viewers were much less likely to abandon a video, with a 70 percent lower bounce rate when compared to video delivered in Adobe Flash.
MeFeedia is making an offer to publishers that want to track videos delivered via HTML5: let us handle your analytics for free. With the rollout of its new analytics suite for HTML5 video, MeFeedia customers can now track engagement metrics across a number of mobile devices.
Online video aggregator and search firm MeFeedia now has access to content from all four major broadcast networks, after striking a deal with CBS to add videos from CBS.com, CBS News, CBS Sports, The CW, Showtime, TV.com, The Insider and Chow.
A lot of our readers were skeptical when some very early — but very impressive — iPad video viewership data was released by MeFeedia. A little less than a week after the Apple (s AAPL) tablet device was released, MeFeedia reported that iPad users watched two and a half times as many videos as typical web users, and watched video three times longer than those users.
Well, it’s now a few weeks into the iPad’s existence, and it turns out that, as early adopters get used to the device and more mainstream users begin buying the tablet, they’re using it for video even more than originally thought. According to new data from MeFeedia, the iPad is now the fifth most popular mobile device for viewing video, surpassing BlackBerry (s rimm) devices. Now the iPad, nearly a million units of which have been sold in less than three weeks, according to some estimates, trails only the iPhone, iPod touch, SymbianOS (s NOK) and Android (s GOOG) devices in terms of videos viewed. Read More about Surprise! iPad Users Watch Even More Video Than We Thought
Long before the iPad was launched, we posited that it would change the way people consumed video. Well, based on some very (very!) early data from MeFeedia, Apple (s AAPL) tablet is already considered an ideal device for watching online video by its users.
Despite a limited number of iPads on the market, the device is already coming up big in MeFeedia’s internal stats. Less than a week after launch, the iPad ranks sixth among mobile devices for accessing video through the site and its search engine, behind the iPhone, iPod touch, SymbianOS, Android (s GOOG), and Blackberry (s RIMM). But the actual viewing numbers are the interesting part: according to MeFeedia, iPad users consume two and a half times as many videos as the typical web user and three times as many videos as iPhone users. More importantly, those users spend three times as much time watching video as the typical web user, lending credence to our theory that the device’s form factor hits a sweet spot for personal media consumption. Read More about iPad Users Watch 3 Times More Video Than Web Users
Hulu Goes to the Movies (That You’ve Never Heard Of); Yesterday marked the first time a “feature film” appeared on Hulu before running anywhere else, but only because In The Darkness is hardly a feature film. (MediaMemo)
Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content; a U.S. judge is ordering Isohunt to remove all infringing content, which could cause it to shut down. (Wired)
Next New Networks Acquires Seven Series in Revenue-Sharing Deal; the shows include the “Tamra Davis Cooking Show,” Rossella Rago’s “Cooking with Nonna,” Julian Jackson’s “JR SportBrief,” Brian Barcyk’s “Snake Bytes TV,” and a yet-to-be-named animated series from the makers of “Landline TV.” (ClickZ)
MeFeedia Adds HTML5 Ad Support; the All Player for HTML5 is designed to deliver consistent, high-quality video ads across any screen –- including Web, Internet-connected TV platforms and mobile devices. (MeFeedia blog)
EPIX Gains Traction With ‘TV Everywhere’ Model; with upcoming launches with Charter, Cox and Mediacom, new premium network EPIX has culled some early traction with its multi-platform distribution strategy. (Light Reading Cable)
BBC Online Video News Views Up 25 Percent in Four Months; the BBC has found a growing audience for online news in the U.K., with some 5 million unique visitors watching 28 million videos in January, according to the latest numbers from comScore. (Beet.TV)
SeaChange To Serve Up Web Video; SeaChange International has developed a video-on-demand server — dubbed the Universal Media Streamer — that serves traditional VOD as well as Web and mobile video formats. (Multichannel News)
U.S. Households Using PCs and Game Consoles to Extend Online Video to the TV; research firm Parks Associates found consumer interest in Web-on-TV applications is so strong that households are making their own connections via PCs and game consoles. (press release)
Video bloggers and other indie video producers turn to YouTube first to publish their work, according to a new State of the Vlogosphere report from Mefeedia. No big surprise here, but compare it to Mefeedia’s first report from early 2007, and you get a sense of how much things changed: Back in 2007, around 11 percent of the video bloggers tracked by Mefeedia uploaded their content to YouTube. Fast forward three years, and that number is up to 36 percent.
The biggest losers of this trend were not other video hosters, but the producers’ own websites. About 57 percent simply uploaded their clips onto their own sites in 2007. In 2010, that number has fallen to 18 percent. Blip actually grew from 11.6 percent to 14 percent, and Vimeo was able to capture a respectable 9 percent.
Mefeedia also gathered some interesting data about the consumption side of online video: The report identified the Playstation 3 as the most popular platform for TV viewing, followed by Nintendo’s Wii. On the PC side, 40 percent of all video viewers continue to watch on screens with a resolution of 1024×768 as the most popular screen resolution, with 20 percent having their screens set to 1280×800 and only 10 percent to 1280×1024.