Online Video

Performing in the Present Moment

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Suranga Chandratillake

So how do the most successful sports people ensure they stay in the present moment? Here are four key techniques elite athletes use...

WATCH: People Pay This Woman £6K A Month To Watch Her Eat Food Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sadly this isn't South Korea, because if it was, HuffPostUK Lifestyle would be millionaires. Over there, a new food trend kicking off, which invol...

Oatmeal Crunch Tops Off Year of Surrealist Advertising

Jonathan Heath | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Odd and outrageous humour has been around in advertising forever but it feels like ever since Cadbury went all post-modern with their gorilla and Old Spice began their irony laden assault on the world, that the type of 'knowing', 'Internet' humour present in both these ads has been the go-to style for many brands.

Leveraging the Video Gold Rush

Dominique Busso | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Dominique Busso

I was inspired to see that digital publishers are reporting a 14% lift in overall revenues after what has certainly been a challenging few years, with online video continuing to be the fastest growing advertising format for digital publishers, up 21% year on year.

Celebrating Google With Our Top Five Doodles

Detlev Weise | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

Friday 27th September marks 15 years since Google ran its first ever search through its world famous engine. Since then, the internet giant has come to be synonymous with web innovation and cool internet tricks...

Pitch Perfect: Using Video to Engage With Investors

Detlev Weise | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

In an age when the pitch-stage governs the start of most businesses, how can entrepreneurs make sure their ideas are quickly and clearly communicated? Start-ups need to attract new visitors to their website but, rather than encouraging people to simply purchase a product, they also need to engage with prospective investors.

The Future of Online Video: It's About More Than Video

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech
Suranga Chandratillake

teve Jobs famously said "You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology - not the other way round." Try doing this with Online Video. Sometimes you watch it because it's the best way to understand something (how to tie a bowtie), sometimes because it's the only option.

Online Video Ads Continue To Evolve Beyond Simple Reproductions Of TV Ads

Jonathan Heath | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

As advertisers and video marketing agencies become more emboldened with the creative for online advertising the approval ratings and the views have skyrocketed. By embracing the gifts of the YouTube interface and the myriad of options with HTML5 the bar is consistently being taken to new heights.

'Shopable' Content: The Next Big Thing for Online Video or a Flash in the Pan?

Adam Penny | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Tech
Adam Penny

We all love a good bit of video content. Whether in the office, on the move or at home with our family and friends, we enjoy being entertained and thi...

Kony Tops Viral Ad Shares For 2012

Jonathan Heath | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Unruly Media released their Global Viral Video Ads Chart for 2012 this week and it is a once little known Non Profit Organization called Invisible Children that has taken the top spot with over 10 million shares.

YouTube Plan a Second Round of Content Investment

Jonathan Heath | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

It's been a year since YouTube spent $100 million on original content channels in a bid to start television 2.0. The time has come for fresh investment in their plan but this time the gatekeepers of web video are going to be somewhat more surgical with their approach.

YouTube Changes Favour Creative and Engaging Videos

Jonathan Heath | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Once again its time for the YouTube overlords to move the goalposts ever so slightly just to keep us video creators on our toes. The latest algorithm change might not be popular at first but with time it should make the site a place for quality not quantity.

BBC iPlayer Introduces Mobile Downloads

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech

The BBC will allow mobile iPlayer users to download programs to mobile devices for the first time. From Tuesday, the mobile iPlayer app for the iPh...

(Video) BBC Registers 17 Million Viewers of London 2012 Olympics via Computer and Mobile in the U.K.

Andy Plesser | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Sport
Andy Plesser

LONDON - Cait O'Riordan, Head of Product for Sport and 2012 at the BBC, released the digital consumption numbers for the first week of the Olympic...

Beyond the Box: Thinking Through Next-Gen TV

Dean Donaldson | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Tech
Dean Donaldson

Television is often overlooked when we think of innovation, particularly in light of the rise of PCs, smartphones and the ubiquity of the internet. All this is changing our relationship with the box, and revolutionising television. Looking ahead over the next few years what are key developments that will shake things up?

How SOPA Will Affect the World of Web Video

Jonathan Heath | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Think of all the amazing things that web video can do whether it is making you laugh, keeping you informed, encouraging your opinion, testing your beliefs, making you listen, giving you advice and numerous others. These are now all under threat thanks to SOPA.

What Cameron's Change in British Film Funding Means for Online Video

Jonathan Heath | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

As it stands for now we are going to have to watch a public funded body blow millions on what will probably be commercial failures at the box office in order to fulfil some kind of colonialist ideology that we can impress the world with giant British productions that are purely made to stand up to whatever sequel or remake Hollywood has released that week.

Hipster 'Reality' Show Still Confusing People Who Don't Know If It's Fake

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Most so-called 'reality shows' are actually positioned somewhere between fiction and non-fiction. Even, it turned out this week, those featuring actua...

Interactive Web Series Calls for Your Content

Jonathan Heath | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

This recent development for Facebook is one of many that is turning the website into a real player in the entertainment world. The site recently began a movie rentals service and the latest deal with Spotify could turn Facebook into the online platform for streaming music.

Hollywood Gives In To On-Demand

Jonathan Heath | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

The problem for many consumers in buying movies online has been the storage aspect. The DVD being perfect for moving around at your leisure but for many, downloading a film means storing it on a single device.

Michael Rundle

Q&A: Mashup Kings Cassetteboy On Death Threats, Politics And Patience

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Comedy

In a world flooded by online videos, mashups, recut political speeches and have-a-go comedians, it takes something special to stand out. Whatever ...

Is Video the new Written Word

Emily Jenkinson | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK
Emily Jenkinson

The way in which we communicate and share information with one another is constantly evolving and, thanks to the internet, innovation and our ever-decreasing attention span, it is going at break-neck speed. But where does this leave the written word?