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AOL Partners with Taboola for More Video Views

AOL recently carried a report about Taboola being enlisted by Hearst and TIME to try and help those media companies generate more video-view revenue. They must have liked what they heard, because now AOL has partnered directly with the same company.

Per Peter Kafka of All Things Digital, the AOL move will layer in Taboola’s video recommendations widget in place of a previous deal with Outbrain. From Kafka’s item:

Video used to be a small business for AOL but has grown dramatically, primarily via its acquisition of video syndicator 5Min, which AOL bought in 2010. That year AOL did about $10 million in video revenue; last year [CEO Tim] Armstrong said the company was going to do $100 million in video.

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Did Mark Sanchez Get Caught with His Pants Down?

Thanks to a jaw-dropping 20-second video grabbed by LA sports site terezowens.com, that seems to be the case.

We’re not sure what to call the pants-down, rear-exposed moves being pinned to the Jets quarterback. The New York Post has opted for  ”buttfumble,” while Deadspin goes for “grand old time.” According to Yahoo’s The Post Game, we all have some San Diego woman to thank for the footage of Sanchez allegedly dirty dancing with a pair of women at a house party:

The woman who posted it on Vine and tweeted it out is Alana Kari, who was featured in this blog about San Diego nightlife talking about her job at the Voyeur nightclub… She took it down from Vine hours after posting it.

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AP-Bambuser Deal Caters to New Paradigm of ‘Eyewitness News’

As far as FishbowlNY is concerned, the key portion of today’s AP press release about the wire service’s strengthening of its relationship with Stockholm-based live video App Bambuser comes towards the very end.

In the form of this quote from AP director of global video news Sandy MacIntyre, who as part of the minority-stake deal will get a non-executive seat on the Bambuser board:

“Nearly a fifth of the world’s population has a Smartphone and that is a phenomenal eyewitness resource that Bambuser makes technologically possible. It means that anyone can be one button click away from generating live news that will change the way the world receives the “first word” of a story.”

So true. It’s easy sometimes to take for granted the social media technology whirlwind that we get our breaking news from, but here, the old guard (AP) and new guard (Bambuser, founded in 2007) are further cementing the shift from “film at 11″ to UCG (user-generated content).

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(Video) Mike Francesa On-Air Nap Becomes Viral Sensation

Fear not if you haven’t seen Mike Francesa dozing off during his WFAN afternoon show this week, we have it after the jump. It was unbeknownst to his radio followers as the veteran host nodded while Yankee beat reporter Sweeny Murti had a live segment on the phone.

But for those who tuned into Francesa’s YES Network simulcast, they witnessed the nap in its entirety–less than 50 seconds.

During that time, Francesa (shown on the larger split screen with a still shot of Murti) appears to be reading something. Then his head drifts lower. Ultimately, he catches himself and awakes with a look for the ages. It’s not certain if Francesa bounced back on his own, if the producer was screaming in his ear, or if Murti startled Francesa. To his credit, Francesa didn’t miss a step. Not sounding groggy, he promptly resumed his professional give and take with Murti.

Along with a You Tube clip generating more than 200,000 views, All Access says the story was been reported as far away as Australia and Britain.

In July, as part of WFAN’s 25th anniversary, Francesa, 58, admitted that he was 50-50 on retiring after his contract expires in 2014.

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(VIDEO) Stability for Wayne Cabot and Steve Scott as WCBS 880 Afternoon Anchors

Keeping the news flowing, WCBS 880 afternoon anchors Wayne Cabot (r) and Steve Scott

It’s only been a six-year partnership, but WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchors Wayne Cabot and Steve Scott can already be considered a classic radio team. The duo compliment each other perfectly in style and substance.

On the ear, their voices are the right blend to give the listener a smooth transition from story-to-story.

FishbowlNY recently visited the two men at their new Hudson Street studios. WCBS-AM was the final holdout from the New York CBS Radio cluster to head downtown in December.

While on the air, the anchor team took a few moments to speak about what makes its chemistry terrific.

“It’s easy to work with a good partner,” Cabot says. “I have a good partner. It’s easier to work with a good partner because they have your back, because while they’re doing one thing you can focus on something else.”

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The Daily Meal Launches Video Network

The Daily Meal is the newest publication to launch an online video network.

The platform, which will be available across the publication’s multiple channels, will offer step-by-step recipe guides, behind-the-scenes at eateries and discussions with chefs. It debuts with more than 300 originally produced segments.  Bells and whistles include an HD player and a site-wide program guide.

“Food is a multisensory experience and the web is a multimedia platform, this provides the perfect complement to our already appealing content,” said Jim Spanfeller, president and CEO of Spanfeller Media Group. “The video network will allow us to better engage our community, putting them in the heart of the action, while providing new real estate for advertisers.”

Speaking of which, the network wants to work with advertisers to create custom content in addition to more traditional promotional placements.

Wall Street Journal Launches YouTube Channel and New Lifestyle Show ‘Off Duty’

The Wall Street Journal joins a growing list of publications that are launching dedicated YouTube channels.

The channel will feature on-demand content from WSJ’s growing video programming. In conjunction with the launch, the channel will showcase, “Off Duty,” a daily lifestyle show based on the eponymous section of WSJ Weekend. The show, hosted by WSJ reporter Wendy Bounds, will air each business day at 6 p.m. ET on WSJ.com and WSJ Live, the paper’s video app, followed immediately by on-demand availability on YouTube and additional channels. Live episodes begin Monday, February 6.

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App Advice from Time.com’s General Manager

At Mediabistro’s Publishing App Expo, we interviewed Craig Ettinger, the general manager at Time.com.

In the video clip embedded above, he shared tips for publishers looking to put their content on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Here’s more about his career: “Ettinger was named General Manager for TIME.com in October 2010, overseeing site strategy, business development and product development, including all mobile initiatives. Ettinger previously worked as V.P. of Marketing & Operations for TIME.com. He joined TIME’s finance team in 1999. Before joining TIME, Ettinger worked at Salomon Smith Barney focusing on media and telecommunications.”

Number One Ranking for Online Sports Video Service, CineSport

CineSport provides video highlights and other features to more than 70 top websites, including the New York Post.

CineSport, already the number one online sports programming service, was named tops in the comScore Video Matrix Sports category for May, its second consecutive monthly victory.

The number one position places CineSport ahead of Yahoo! Sports and ESPN for total unique video views. 

“CineSport’s goal is to create quality and contextually relevant video programming with and for our partners,” said Gregg Winik, CEO and founder, CineSport. “Our comScore ranking is a direct result of the content we create, our publisher partnerships and the distribution network that we’ve built.”

The company’s sports content includes local and national sports highlights, features, and in-depth local sports reports produced in association with its media partners.

College Humor Co-Founder On Condom Ads, BustedTees and Google Copyrights

In part 3 of our Media Beat interview with College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, we discuss how to monetize web video.  It used to be “don’t mess with the video”, but these days there can be good ads that complement the video.  Ricky discusses further.

Ricky reveals that they’re focused on content, but have an eye for emerging types of advertising and even areas like virtual goods. Check out part 1 here!

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