Friday, July 31, 2009

Online video viewing soars...

Interesting piece from Revolution Blog:

It's an epidemic! Online video viewing soars among young web surfers

Dan Leahul,, 30 July 2009, 3:20pm

LONDON - The number of young adults watching online video on sites like YouTube or video-on-demand is at "near-universal" levels, according to new research.

One third of young web users use sites like Hulu everyday

A study by Pew Research found that nine in every ten internet users between 18-29 years old watch content on video sharing sites, with one-third saying they do so everyday.

In fact, the number of people watching online video has nearly doubled since 2006, with 62% of adults saying they watched online video this year, up from just 33% three years ago.

The study said: "Over time, online video has become more deeply integrated into daily life, and has started move into the spaces that are typically reserved for traditional television viewing."

Overall, 19% of internet users say they use video sharing sites on a typical day. In comparison, just 8% of internet users reported use of the sites on a typical day in 2006.

While most of the content being watched is user-generated, there is also a growing archive of professional content available through YouTube and newer network-sponsored video portals like Hulu.

Efforts to lure viewers to these portals appear to be paying off, as more than a third of internet users (35%) now say they have viewed a television show or movie online.

In comparison, just 16% of internet users said they had watched or downloaded movies or TV shows when asked a similar question in 2007.

As internet users become accustomed to regular on-demand video viewing online, many are choosing to watch from the comfort of their couch.

Among those who watch TV shows or movies online, 23% say they have connected their computer to a television screen so they could view video from the internet on their TV. That amounts to roughly 8% of all internet users.

Watching online videos on sites like YouTube is more prevalent than the use of social networking sites - 46% of adult internet users are active on such sites, the study found.

This is great news for web video content creators (like us). :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sheree Wilson Interview

Check out this interview with "Pink" star Sheree Wilson. She talks "Pink", "Dallas", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Easy Rider" and even horses...

NEW Solo "Pink" Twitter Account

Okay, so we have Twitter accounts for the director of "Pink" (@blake_calhoun), our main production company Loud Pictures (@loudpics), and now we have a solo account for just "Pink" (@pinktheseries).

Catch all that?

We used to simply run "Pink" and all things "Loud Pictures" through the one @loudpics account, but we think that FANS of "Pink" might be interested in a fan-centric Twitter feed instead of a tech/filmmaking/production feed that we've been doing. We'll still do some of that in the new account too though...

So, long story short, if you're on Twitter please follow "Pink" @pinktheseries. :)


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