This week's news shows just how far online and mobile video have come. Let's face it - when CNN decides to specialize in it and MIPTV devotes a screening session to it - digital video, you've come a long way baby.
CNN, the TV channel that changed the face of TV news in the 1980s and 90s, wants to do the same for mobile news. This week, it launched “CNN Digital Studios” an online video channel of 15-second news videos developed for social sites such as Twitter and longer original video more suited to Facebook. (Lost Remote, Mashable)
Online video earned its first-ever international screening at Marché International des Programmes de Télévision (MIPTV) in Cannes, France. The MIP Digital Fronts debuted Wednesday with original programming from distributors including Youtube, Cineflix, and VEVO. (miptv.com)
In 2013 U.S. interactive advertising revenues reached an all-time high of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast television (national network, syndication, and spot TV) advertising revenues ($40.1 billion) for the first time, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau's "2013 Internet Advertising Revenue Report." Mobile ads rose to $7.1 billion for 2013, a 110 percent increase from 2012's $3.4 billion take.
In other news, Amazon became the number three online video service, surpassing Hulu and Apple, according to Qwilt's March analytics report. Amazon's seen a traffic increase of 94 percent since the same time last year. Look out Netflix and YouTube (numbers one and two, respectively). (CBS News)
Writer: Carlie Lawson covers online and mobile video and gaming for Movitly, and business development for Keysian. She received her BAs in Journalism, and Film & Video Studies from the University of Oklahoma.