Mediaquake 2009: Top 10 insights into the year’s media shakedown!

There's a clause in every blogger's contract which states that they must, at the end of each year, produce some kind of retrospective Top 10 list. Unfortunately for my part, instead of doing something useful like providing mp3s of the year's Top 50 hardhouse bangers, I've compiled a themed Top 10 list of posts about this year's mediaquake, as someone is bound to have called it. 1. The nature of the media crisis You've all read Tapscott and Shirky, but in case you needed a refresher on what's happening, then Advergirl concisely explains how and why 'big media' is struggling: The Media C...

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BBC shares video content with newspaper sites

The BBC has announced that it will share video content with news sites with over 1 million uniques per month (it will be available to everyone in mid-August.) The Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent and Daily Mail are the first on board, with video news content covering UK politics, science, business and health. The content will be geoblocked, and will appear in "a BBC branded player with clear on-screen branding, plus link-backs to BBC Online". There will be no white label option. The player will be available to all site owners from "mid-August 2009". Interested parties should apply ...

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Fantastic Scrabble videos

These videos are slightly outwith the purview, ambit or even aegis of this blog, however, I think they're so super-duper I feel the need to share them (and get rid of some of my vowels while doing so). via Crackunit

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Metacafe’s wiki strategy

Metacafe bets on the power of wikis. This is an interesting response to the increasing market dominance of YouTube, and though I hesitate to bringing up splogging, the cynic in me feels that Metacafe's move has quite a lot to do with boosting their results in Google.

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BBC announces next generation iPlayer

Newer, faster, better, etc. Interesting stats further down: There have been over 100 million requests to view programmes since BBC iPlayer launched. In May alone, there were 21.8 million requests to view, some 700,000 per day on average.

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Tubemogul – the top 40 online video producers

Tubemogul, an online video distribution and analytics company, has just released a list of the top 40 online video producers. And while it's early days for this particular medium, and this chart isn't definitive, I think that the fact Chris Pirillo ranks above CBS says some significant about how YouTube is changing the game.

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April’s video traffic figures

Compete's analysis of video traffic for April shows that Google (including both YouTube and the homegrown Google video) saw traffic jump 2.4 per cent over the month, giving them 50.4% of all video viewing sessions on the web. This is an incredible figure and makes the $1.5 billion in stock Google paid for YouTube, which was seen by many pundits as too much, look like the deal of the century.

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